Instruction Librarian for Special Collections

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Created: July 7, 2016


The University of Virginia Library and the Harrison-Small Research Center seeks someone passionate about teaching with primary sources to fill the role of Instruction Librarian for Special Collections.

Reporting to the Director of Operations for the Harrison-Small Research Center, the successful candidate will manage the special collections instruction program by coordinating and delivering a broad range of instructional presentations using the library's holdings of rare books, manuscripts, and cultural artifacts to enrich the teaching and learning experiences of faculty, undergraduates and graduate students according to their curricular needs. The Instruction Librarian will seek out opportunities to collaborate with teaching faculty to embed library services and resources into the classroom and the curriculum. Working in collaboration with the Teaching and Learning team, the Instruction Librarian will stay abreast of and implements best practices and innovations in library instruction.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated ability to inspire interest and cultivate knowledge of primary resources among diverse audiences and to engage faculty members in various disciplines and to collaborate with a broad range of constituents both inside and outside the University. The candidate will have knowledge of history of books and manuscripts, their means of production and distribution, and their social and cultural impact.

A Master's degree in Library Science or other academic discipline and at least two years of rare books or manuscripts library experience is required.


Published: Thursday, July 7, 2016 16:15 UTC

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