Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Temporary Special Collections Librarian

Description: Temporary Special Collections Librarian: Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Library Services invites applications for a full-time temporary librarian for the 2010-2011 Academic Year. This faculty position is a 9-month appointment with some evening and weekend hours required. Duties include: managing the Special Collections of West Chester University Libraries and assuming an equitable share of the general responsibilities of all Public Services librarians, including working at the F. H. Green Library Reference Desk, information literacy instruction, collection development and serving as liaison to the History Department.

Required qualifications: ALA-accredited MLS or its equivalent; experience or training in special collections or archives; demonstrated effective communication skills; ability to work independently and collegially in a changing environment; and successful completion of an on-site interview and presentation.

Preferred qualifications: experience in an academic library; experience with digital collections and technology; background in American history; reference and instructional experience; grant-writing experience; 2nd Master’s degree or Ph. D.

Rank and salary: Instructor, minimum salary $44,795.24 for nine months. Actual starting salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Includes generous faculty benefits package.

West Chester University is located in the historic town of West Chester, Pennsylvania, less than one hour from Philadelphia. The University’s web site address is: . West Chester University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Review of applications begins immediately; position open until filled. Send letter, resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses, if available, of three professional references to Rachel McMullin, Chair, Temporary Special Collections Librarian Search Committee, Francis Harvey Green Library, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, West Chester, PA 19383, email:

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