Drew University is seeking a Head of Instruction and
in the University Library. This new 12 month,
Library Faculty position will provide leadership, vision and
strategic direction for Drew University Library in the development
and management of 21st century public services, ensuring that the
scope and caliber of library programs and services support the
curriculum and mission of the University. The successful candidate
will work with the Library Director and other stakeholders to plan,
deliver, and assess activities designed to improve the quality and
quantity of campus engagement with library materials, spaces, and
- Articulate vision and guide program development to transform
ways the library partners with faculty and students in leveraging
and applying learning technologies to advance their scholarship,
curricular, and co-curricular needs. Participate in library
outreach and programming activities, including events planning and
social media postings.
- Lead a team of reference/instruction librarians and participate
as an equal partner in these activities. Create and deliver
course-related and course-integrated reference and instruction in
virtual, in-person, and hybrid environments. Work with the
Reference and Instruction team to create instructional materials,
activities, tutorials and online guides that support student
learning. Evaluate and participate in assessment of these programs
to measure the impact on student learning.
- Design and perform ongoing assessment of activities and
services in Public Services.
- Maintain contact and collaborate with academic support services
on supporting curricular and research projects on campus.
- Coordinate library activities for international students,
collaborating with appropriate university departments and writing
programs across the curriculum to ensure the efficient provision of
library services to our international student population. Provide
oversight of library activities for the university's orientation
- Participate in other projects and initiatives to be determined
based on the strategic direction of the university and library.
Employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs
of the organization.
- Occasional weekend and evening hours may be required.
This position offers some possibility for flexible work
arrangements; however, the expectation is that the successful
candidate will work primarily on-site.
Desired Skills and Experience:
- A Master’s degree in Library Science (or equivalent) from an
ALA accredited library program.
- Three years of professional experience related to reference and
instruction in an academic or research library.
- Creativity, initiative, and interest in innovative approaches
to reference, instruction and public services.
- Demonstrated understanding of cutting edge issues and trends in
reference and instruction.
- Demonstrated excellent communication skills, both oral and
written, with the ability to foster positive working relationships
and build partnerships.
- Effective time, organizational, and project management skills
with the ability to work independently and as a member of a
- Demonstrated ability to work proactively and effectively with
- Must have willingness to experiment and take risks in the
How to Apply:
- Second advanced degree in an academic discipline, preferably in
the social sciences.
- Demonstrated effective leadership in appropriate library
- Experience using social media to effectively engage user
To apply, submit the following materials.
Open until filled. Application review will begin on November 11,
2022 on a rolling basis; early applications are
About Drew University:
- Cover letter
- Contact Information of 3 professional references
Drew University, a Phi Beta Kappa liberal arts university, includes
the College of Liberal Arts, the Drew Theological School and the
Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. Drew is located on a
beautiful campus in Madison, New Jersey, a thriving small town
close to New York City. It has a total enrollment of more than
2,200 students and has 136 full-time faculty members, 96% of whom
hold the terminal degree in their field. The Theological and
Caspersen schools offer master’s and doctoral degrees, and the
College confers BA and BS degrees in over 50 disciplines.
Drew’s one-of-a-kind, leading edge path to an undergraduate degree,
Launch, ensures that every student graduates with a purpose,
sought-after transferable skills, a network of mentors, and an
experience-based résumé—guaranteed. Particularly noteworthy
opportunities for undergraduates include the Charles A. Dana
Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti (RISE),, the Drew Summer
Science Institute (DSSI), the Center for Civic Engagement, as well
as New York City semesters focusing on Communications & Media,
Contemporary Art, Museums & Cultural Management, New York
Theatre, Social Entrepreneurship, Wall Street, and the United
Drew also houses the Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict,
the Center for Holocaust/Genocide Study and the Shakespeare Theatre
of New Jersey, an independent professional theater, as well as the
United Methodist Archives and History Center.
To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an
Equal Opportunity Employer.
Following federal and state requirements, a candidate must
provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States if
selected for hire.
These positions are subject to a background check.