Research and Instruction Librarian

Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jun 11, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

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Organizational Objective/Goal

The UMW Libraries constitute the knowledge center of the university — a physical and virtual manifestation of the institution’s mission of connected, integrated, and engaged teaching, learning, research, and service. The UMW Libraries are committed to creating an environment where students, faculty, and staff share in the creation and exploration of knowledge in the development of their academic and professional interests and in practicing the habits of mind necessary for life-long learning.

General Description of Position

Teaches library instruction and information literacy skills for courses in assigned disciplines (English and Linguistics, Communications and Digital Studies, Modern Languages and Literature, Theatre and Dance)
Prepares online instructional materials, guides, and tutorials for these disciplines.
Provides instruction to students in classes, at the reference desk, by email and chat, and through individual consultations.
Works with faculty and campus partners to strengthen instructional collaborations across the University and integrate the Library’s resources into classes and programs.
Schedule includes some evening and weekend shifts during the academic term.

Required KSAs / Competencies / Qualifications to successfully perform their work

Ability to teach library research techniques.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Knowledge of standards for information literacy and digital fluency.
Solid knowledge of MS Office products, Knowledge of and experience with a wide array of traditional and electronic information resources, especially library related databases,

Preferred KSA's / Competencies / Qualifications to successfully perform the work

Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Required Education

Master’s Degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited Master’s program (MLS/MLIS)

Required Experience

Experience in the provision of reference, research and instruction services. (This can include experience gained while pursuing a graduate degree or in a pre-professional position.)
Experience creating and maintaining Web pages in support of library services.

Preferred Experience

Previous experience in an academic library; Experience teaching, designing, and assessing library instruction classes.
Experience in marketing library services to students and faculty.
Experience working with the tools of digital scholarship.

Posting Details

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Administrative Professional Faculty

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Additional Applicant Instructions 

The University of Mary Washington accepts only completed online application and related materials. Faxed, mailed, or emailed applications or documentation will not be considered. Employment offers are contingent upon the successful completion of criminal background checks. If accommodations are requested either before or at the time of the interview, please contact the Recruitment Office at 540-654-1357.

AAEEO Statement

The University of Mary Washington is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.