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Instruction and Outreach Librarian

Company: University of Saint Mary
Location: Leavenworth
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionThe University of Saint Mary is a Roman Catholic, liberal arts university located in Leavenworth, Kansas, just 25 minutes away from Kansas City. For over 90 years, the University of Saint Mary has helped students find their way to meaningful lives and careers through an education that blends the liberal arts and a focus on critical thinking with the development of key professional skills. USM serves about 1,400 students at its main campus in Leavenworth, its satellite location in Overland Park, as well as online. POSITION SUMMARY:Reporting to the Director of Library Services, the Instruction & Outreach Librarian works collaboratively with colleagues across the university to actively coordinate, promote, and assess library services and initiatives. The Instruction & Outreach Librarian will develop innovative approaches to outreach and programming and cultivate and celebrate the centrality of the library to campus research and scholarship. This position also serves as the coordinator of the Keleher Learning Commons and hires, trains, and schedules library work-study students. In cooperation with other library staff, the Instruction & Outreach Librarian will deliver reference/research services, provide face-to-face and online information literacy instruction, assist with collection management, and work at the library's service desk. This position will have an outward-facing role in promoting the Keleher Learning Commons and will work to maintain a welcoming and inclusive learning environment. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Develop, promote, and assess information literacy services and initiatives. Mentor colleagues in information literacy pedagogy and delivery.
  • Create and deliver workshops and/or tutorials on search and discovery, citation tools, and other information literacy-oriented topics.
  • Collaborate with faculty and academic departments to integrate information literacy into the curriculum.
  • Coordinate KLC space reservations and library staffing schedule in collaboration with the Director of Library Services.
  • Hire, train, and schedule work-study students staffing service desk, prioritizing customer service and maintaining the library as an inclusive space.
  • Develop and implement outreach initiatives, including student orientations and other activities, to promote library programming, resources, and services in consultation with the Director of Library Services.
  • Actively participate in the University of Saint Mary campus community through committees, teams, events, working groups, projects, or initiatives that further the university's mission and library's strategic goals.
  • Select materials for the collection to meet program, accreditation, and grant activities. OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Participate in university-wide events, including (but not limited to) co-curricular workshops, orientation, new student registration days, and extended finals hours.
    • Develops and maintains professional skills by participating in continuing education and professional development activities such as conferences, workshops, and committee work with professional library organizations.
    • Other duties as assigned.REQUIREMENTS:
      • American Library Association (ALA)-accredited Master's degree (or international equivalent).
      • Demonstrated knowledge of information literacy principles and practices.
      • Demonstrated evidence of detail-oriented and organization skills.
      • Familiarity with best practices in pedagogy, particularly in library instruction.
      • Demonstrated ability to work productively, independently, flexibly, and collaboratively.
      • Demonstrated interpersonal and teamwork skills complemented by the ability to take initiative.
      • Evidence of presentations to groups.
      • Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse population.
      • Affinity with the overall mission of the University of Saint Mary. TO APPLY:Submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three current professional references. Saint Mary is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: University of Saint Mary, Kansas City , Instruction and Outreach Librarian, Other , Leavenworth, Kansas

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