Saturday, October 24, 2009

Research & Instruction Librarian

Wellesley College Library
Research and Instruction Librarian
Information Services/Research, Instruction, and Computing Support


The successful Research and Instruction Librarian is a creative, energetic, service-oriented professional who welcomes the opportunity to engage in a broad range of activities, including reference service, library instruction, individual research consultations, web development, reference collection development, outreach to student groups, and liaison partnerships with faculty and colleagues within Information Services. The librarian in this position works individually and collaboratively with colleagues in planning for reference and instruction needs, and in building relationships with faculty and students in the Humanities to ensure their needs for library and technology services are met.


ALA-accredited MLS; 3-5 years relevant experience in a public service or academic setting; academic background in the humanities; demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment; experience in and enthusiasm for teaching; awareness of new technologies and trends and their application in meeting patrons’ information needs; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; and strong group and analytical skills. Applicants must be able to work effectively in a culturally diverse environment.

Desired: Demonstrated interest in developing innovative, user-centered forms of service delivery; experience working with instructional technology tools; skill in web development and technical troubleshooting; experience working with targeted student groups (e.g. first year, international, or non-traditional students); and foreign language skills, particularly Chinese, Japanese, and/or Korean.

Applications should be submitted electronically at Preference will be given to candidates whose applications are received by Nov. 30, 2009.

No comments: