Reporting directly to the Head of Reader Services, the Research, Instruction and Outreach Librarian will play a critical teaching role in an expanded “course integrated” library instructional program on campus by assisting in the design, promotion, assessment, evaluation, marketing and implementation of the Library instructional program. Working with other members of the Research and Instructional Team, the Research, Instruction and Outreach Librarian participates in all aspects of a user centered Research setting that includes rotating reference desk coverage; individualized and group research consultations; chat, text, phone, and virtual reference services; development of informational and instructional online (LibGuides) and traditional tools; and liaison activities to selected departments which may include affiliation with a Montserrat cluster. Additionally, this person will also play a prominent role in developing a marketing strategy to promote the library in a variety of outreach activities including: presentations, speakers, public events, brochures, displays, library websites and communications within and outside the library.
An ALA (American Library Association) accredited MLS (Masters Library Science) or equivalent. Second Master’s degree preferred.
Two to three years of increasingly responsible experience in public service, research instruction, and outreach. Experience promoting Library services. Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal skills, and ability to work with diverse constituencies. Demonstrated pedagogical skills. Web editing and writing skills.
This is a full time, Exempt position.
The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.
A member of the Colleges of Worcester Consortium.
A cover letter is required.
College of the Holy Cross - 19 months ago