Thursday, February 7, 2008

Reference and Instruction Librarian July 2008 – June 2009

Grinnell College Libraries seek a librarian to fill a temporary appointment with rank as Assistant Professor. The appointee will work assigned hours at a reference desk (the schedule may include day, evening, and weekend hours), provide Library Lab and other by-appointment consultations, teach basic-level information literacy classes, and fulfill other responsibilities depending on library needs and the appointee’s interests and skills. Requires: a graduate degree in librarianship from an American Library Association-accredited institution, excellent oral and written communication skills, self-motivation, ability to be effective and tactful in working with a diverse campus community that makes heavy demands on library services, and a preference for working in a collaborative environment. Preferred: background and interests in the humanities or history. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Salary range of $45,000 or higher, depending on qualifications.

The position will be available in July 2008, with the appointment extending through about June 30, 2009.

In their letters of application candidates should address their interest in working and developing as a teacher-librarian in an undergraduate liberal-arts environment that emphasizes close faculty-student interaction and values diversity. Letters of application, with a current vitae and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references, should be sent to: Richard Fyffe, Librarian of the College, Burling Library, 1111 Sixth Avenue, Grinnell, IA 50112-1690; telephone: (641) 269-3351. Electronic applications may be submitted to To be assured of full consideration, applications should be received not later than March 14, 2008.

Grinnell College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified individuals who collectively reflect the diversity of the nation. No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, creed or disability.

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