Posted on July 10, 2016.
Instruction and Outreach Librarian
Wake Forest University
Z. Smith Reynolds Library
Z. Smith Reynolds Library seeks a creative and collaborative library professional with the passion and ability to provide innovative services through their position as Instruction and Outreach Librarian. The successful candidate will teach several sections a year of our for-credit elective information literacy course, LIB100. In addition, they will coordinate and teach library instruction for other classes, with a special emphasis on courses for first-year students. Outreach duties will include helping to plan and coordinate the library’s outreach effort for First Year Students, including, but not limited to welcome activities, summer programs for entering students, drop-in research help sessions, orientation activities, instruction and more. The Instruction and Outreach Librarian will also help plan and carry out assessment of outreach and instruction programs. This position will have regularly scheduled reference desk hours and will provide research assistance in person and online as needed. May also serve as a liaison to an academic department. This is a twelve-month position, with Library Faculty status, and reports to the Director of Research and Instruction Services.
Selection preference will be given to candidates with the ability to work productively, both independently and with a team; ability to plan and carry out instruction for diverse student populations; enthusiasm for outreach activities; strong commitment to public service; flexibility to adapt and respond to the ever-changing landscape of information services in an academic library; and excellent communication, research and writing skills.
Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must possess a Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program or a master’s degree in a related field with one to three years of experience in an academic or research library setting. New MLIS graduates with relevant experience gained through practicums, internships or graduate assistantships are encouraged to apply.
Desired Qualifications: Experience with instruction and/or working with first-year undergraduates in an academic library; event planning and coordination experience
Salary and Rank: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position is appointed to a Library Faculty rank as established by Wake Forest University. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant credentials.
Review of applications begins July 19, 2016 and continues until the position is filled. Interested applicants should go to https://wakejobs.silkroad.com/WFU/Employment_Listings.html and submit cover letter, resume and references within the online system.
The Z. Smith Reynolds Library, with a collection of over 1.9 million volumes, materials expenditures of over $5 million, and an operating budget of over $11 million, serves over 4,800 undergraduates and 2,800 graduate and professional students within the Wake Forest Schools of Business and Accountancy, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the Wake Forest Divinity School. Wake Forest is a private university where academic excellence is consistently recognized through rankings in the top tier of the country’s finest liberal arts institutions. Wake Forest offers a rare combination – the academic and technological resources, facilities and Division I athletic programs associated with a large university with the compact campus, small classes and individual attention only a smaller school can provide. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto “Pro Humanitate.” The university is beautifully located between the western mountains and east coast beaches of North Carolina.
In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final staff candidates being considered for employment.
Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.