Outreach and Engagement Librarian

Granville, Ohio
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Salary: $58,000-66,000
Created: March 23, 2023


Outreach and Engagement Librarian Ad    3/20/23


Position Opening:

Outreach and Engagement Librarian

Denison University, Granville, OH


Are you passionate about libraries? Are you committed to student success? Would you like to help spread the word about all that libraries can offer? Apply to help Denison University Libraries actively engage with our community members as the Outreach and Engagement Librarian. We’re looking for an innovative, collaborative, flexible, and service-oriented professional who is comfortable establishing and maintaining relationships to serve in this role. We recognize that candidates may not possess all of the preferred qualifications; however, the ideal candidate will bring many of them, and we are committed to helping our future colleague develop these preferred skills.


Reporting to the Director of Libraries, the Outreach and Engagement Librarian will help bring fresh insight and initiatives to our current reference and outreach efforts. You will extend outreach to administrative and service units on campus, building or strengthening relationships with Student Life and other academic support areas, as well as off-campus stakeholders such as Granville High School and the Granville Public Library. You will also enhance marketing and assessment efforts to ensure that outcomes are being met across the library and the college.


Who You Are:

You look forward to joining a team of committed library staff working to provide the best services possible to a liberal arts community.

You enjoy working in a collaborative environment to develop programs for an increasingly diverse campus.

You are a proactive, tech savvy, and motivated problem-solver.

You are adaptable and resilient in an ever-changing environment.

You are passionate about promoting the use of library collections and services.


What You’ll Do:

Lead the development, provision, and assessment of the Libraries’ outreach initiatives, such as new student orientations.

Promote library services and programming through outreach and marketing, including successful social media marketing campaigns.

Coordinate reference desk service and supervise student reference assistants, providing direction, training, and mentoring. 

Collaborate with others and manage multiple priorities and projects.


Select qualifications:

ALA-accredited MLS, or equivalent degree.

Organizational, planning, communication, and interpersonal skills.


To view the full job description and to apply, please visit employment.denison.edu. Applications received by April 23, 2023, will be assured full consideration; the position is open until filled. Please ensure that your cover letter addresses the essential duties and responsibilities of the role, and addresses your commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility and anti-racism. This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt, salaried, position working on campus Monday through Friday, with occasional evening and weekend hours. Salary range: $58,000-66,000. 


About Denison

Denison is an increasingly diverse, highly selective, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 2,300 students from across the nation and around the world. The college is located in the village of Granville, 30 minutes from Columbus, Ohio, the state capital, which hosts a wide range of cultural and artistic opportunities. Granville offers an excellent public school system and easy access to outdoor activities. Denison is committed to attracting and supporting academically and culturally diverse professionals and is committed to providing a work and learning environment free from discrimination. To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to attract and hire candidates with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and identities. Denison fosters a campus community that recognizes the value of all persons regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender expression and identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socio-economic background. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison, please see our commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity and antiracism (IDEA) at https://denison.edu/campus/denison-forward


About the Libraries

Denison Libraries are committed to connecting people with ideas, and to creating an intellectual and cultural commons where students, faculty, and staff can experience the power of sharing information. You will be joining a staff of 10 professional librarians and 11 support staff members. Along with library staff, the building is home to our Center for Learning and Teaching, the Writing Center, and the Multilingual Learning Office. 

Thanks to a generous donation from a Denison alum, the building went through significant renovations from 2018-2022, resulting in more spaces for students and other patrons to study, collaborate, and create. Throughout our 7 floors, the library has a variety of spaces that support quiet study as well as collaborative work. During a typical semester, we are open 110 hours a week. We ordinarily employ dozens of students each semester; students learn hands-on skills they can add to their professional portfolios. The library is there for our patrons virtually, as well. While we hold over half a million volumes in our building, we also have strong consortial partnerships that allow ready access to a network of 120 higher education members of OhioLINK, proffering 46 million resources. We offer access from wherever you are to over 700 databases and 26 million electronic articles, making our reach greater than that of many larger schools. 



Published: Thursday, March 23, 2023 14:06 UTC

Last updated: Thursday, March 23, 2023 14:06 UTC