Research & Instruction Librarian/Education Liaison

Cullowhee, NC
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Salary: $55,000
Created: October 12, 2021


Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library seeks a Reference & Instruction Librarian/Education Liaison to join its engaged, student-centered, and service-oriented faculty in the Research and Instruction Services department.

The librarian in this position provides a full range of user education, reference, outreach, and collection development services including in-depth research assistance to students and faculty in the School of Teaching and Learning and the Department of Human Services. The person in this position will also work in conjunction with and supervise one full-time staff member in the Curriculum Materials Center and provide general reference assistance.

All RIS librarians at Hunter Library provide interdisciplinary research assistance and library instruction during weekdays, evenings, and limited weekends, and build an ongoing familiarity of the disciplines and library resources for all fields of study. RIS librarians participate in a dynamic information literacy instruction program (in Cullowhee, at WCU instructional sites, and online); develop online guides and tutorials; support research via programming, outreach, and consultations; contribute to the development, review, and management of collections and research tools; and collaborate with colleagues in library-wide decision-making and initiatives. All faculty participate in scholarship and service appointments. The successful candidate will be intellectually curious, flexible, and up to the challenge of serving a diverse range of undergraduate and graduate programs. 

Required Qualifications

•       MLS from ALA-accredited program of library or information science or international equivalent;

•       demonstrated aptitude in oral and written communication;  

•       demonstrated evidence of initiative and excellent problem-solving skills; 

•       ability to work independently and collaboratively, as a leader and team member, with library and campus colleagues; 

•       ability to develop an ongoing understanding of the curricular and disciplinary needs of the university; 

•       demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity;

•       demonstrated understanding of principles and best practices of information literacy instruction.


Published: Tuesday, October 12, 2021 23:15 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, October 12, 2021 23:15 UTC