The Instruction and Student Engagement Librarian will provide leadership and management of the development of innovative and responsive user-focused services that support student learning, success and retention through collaboration with colleagues within the library and across the college. These services include reference and information services, information literacy instruction, and outreach programs to support student, staff, and faculty excellence in teaching, learning, and research.
Duties and Responsibilities
Creates, defines, and leads an innovative information literacy program to support and enhance the College’s learning outcomes.
Manages the library’s instructionand reference services.
Ensures quality and consistency of online resources that support information literacy, including research guides.
Assesses and evaluates information literacy and reference services and resources.
Plans and implements relationships and activities that promote library collections and services and contribute to the intellectual climate on campus.
Cultivates relationships and serves as liaison to other departments and committees on campus to create and participate in initiatives that support student recruitment, academic preparedness, and retention.
Participates in the data analysis of internal and external statistical reports to improve and document work outcomes and project management.
Serves as a liaison to academic departments and assesses and develops the collection in those areas.
Provides reference assistance during assigned days, evening and weekend hours.
ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science to be awarded by June 2022
Demonstrated understanding of the concepts, goals and methods of information literacy instruction.
Experience in teaching, preference given to teaching undergraduate students.
Strong customer service orientation
Ability to work flexibly and creatively in a demanding environment
Effective communication, interpersonal, organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills
Demonstrated understanding of trends and issues in enrollment, support, and retention of college students.
Experience with outreach and marketing services to students, especially experience with social media marketing
Familiarity with a liberal arts environment
Interest and participation in relevant professional organizations
The above declarations are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the position described, nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the position.
Job Description Status The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description are illustrative ones anticipated for this position. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as required. Washington & Jefferson College reserves the right to amend or change this job description to meet the needs of its programs. This job description and any attachments do not constitute or represent a contract.
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Washington & Jefferson College offers a comprehensive benefit package for benefit eligible employees; including health, vision, and dental coverage, group life insurance, AD&D and LTD coverage, retirement plan, generous leave time, and the tuition benefit programs. These benefits add significantly to the employee’s total compensation package.
Getting to Know W&J
Washington & Jefferson College is the best of both worlds: a small-town college setting in historic Washington, Pa., with easy access to the bustling business and cultural districts of nearby Pittsburgh, Pa. just 30 miles to the north. Founded in 1781, W&J College is a private, residential liberal arts college that is focused on student success. Our dedicated, experienced professors are passionate about teaching and work closely with our students to ensure that they receive a quality, comprehensive education. For more than 200 years, our alumni have influenced change in business, politics, medicine, and the arts and sciences as CEOs, lawyers, doctors, researchers, writers, teachers, and in many other equally worthy professions.
Washington & Jefferson College welcomes people of all backgrounds and beliefs who wish to participate in a diverse educational community. The College strives to be a place where all students, faculty, administrators and employees are able to live, study and work in an atmosphere free from bias and harassment. The College encourages civil debate and lively exchange of ideas in the belief that such exchanges promote understanding that will grow beyond simple tolerance of difference to embracing and celebrating the richness of diversity. Our graduates acquire knowledge and learn skills that help them thrive in a culturally diverse world.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, W&J College complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, gender identity, or national origin.
Washington & Jefferson is a private liberal arts and sciences college located 30 miles south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Our dedicated, experienced professors are passionate about teaching and work closely with our students to ensure that they receive a quality, comprehensive education. Our entire community is focused on student success. To that end we offer an On-Time Graduation Guarantee, opportunities to study all over the world through our Magellan Project and a committed staff of career counseling experts. For more than 200 years, our alumni have been influencing change in business, politics, the arts and sciences as CEOs, lawyers, state representatives, doctors, researchers, writers and teachers, and in many other equally worthy professions.