Job opening: Outreach and Instruction Librarian at Westmont College

Friday, March 28, 2014

Westmont College, a Christian liberal arts college in the hills of Montecito, is looking to fill the position of Outreach and Instruction Librarian. This Librarian with faculty status is responsible for the vision, execution, and assessment of Outreach Services. This position is also part of the liaison librarian team, which includes providing research assistance, information literacy instruction, outreach, and collection development for assigned academic departments. A full job description is available here, and an online application can be found here.

Qualifications: A master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited program; 1-2 years of experience in library work; awareness of current trends and developments in library outreach and reference services; experience implementing and using Web 2.0 technologies; enthusiasm for troubleshooting, hands-on assistance and excellent customer service; strong organizational and project management skills with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines; curiosity and capacity to learn and a drive to innovate; ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively; available to work evening and weekend hours as required. Experience in an academic library setting; academic library assessment practices, and library instruction preferred.

Reports to: Director of Library and Information Services
Applicants should send a cover letter reflecting the position which includes the names and contact information for three references; a resume or curriculum vitae; and a formal application. Review of applications begins on April 14, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

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