Friday, March 18, 2011

Temporary Instruction and Reference Librarian

Colby College Libraries – Temporary Instruction and Reference Librarian, 9 month academic year 

Colby College Libraries invites applications for a temporary instruction and reference librarian.  This is a 9 month faculty librarian position for the 2011-2012 academic year.  Preferred start date is August 15, 2011.  Primary duties include information literacy instruction and providing reference assistance and consultation.  Other duties include liaison to departments in the social sciences and humanities. Some weekend and evening shifts are required. 

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy and library service, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation electronically in PDF format to Lorie McLeod Garnett (

An ALA-accredited master’s degree (by 9/2011).
Evidence of a commitment to information literacy and library instruction.
Evidence of a broad knowledge of information resources

Teaching experience
Reference experience in an academic library
Knowledge of and interest in exploring emerging technologies to advance and improve reference and instruction services

Colby is a highly selective, liberal arts college located in central Maine. The college is approximately three hours north of Boston and has easy access to lakes, skiing, the ocean and other recreational and cultural activities. For more information about the libraries, visit

Colby is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and strongly encourages applications and nominations of persons of color, women, and members of other under-represented groups. For more information about the College, please visit the Colby Web site:

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