The Waidner-Spahr Library of Dickinson College seeks an outstanding and dynamic Information Literacy Librarian who is dedicated to excellence in teaching and will help to shape our educational programming for a variety of disciplines. This librarian will develop, deliver, and assess course-integrated information literacy sessions in collaboration with faculty members. Audiences include first-year college students (via our highly active and award-winning First Year Seminar instruction program), and undergraduate students majoring in various disciplines. The librarian in this position will develop interactive and online resources to support instruction and research. Candidates must have experience with developing and delivering engaging lessons in-person and online using active learning techniques, as well as experience with improving teaching and learning through regular formative and summative assessment.
This position also serves as liaison to various academic departments; assignments will be made based on the needs of the Library and the experience and expertise of the successful candidate.
The Information Literacy Librarian must cultivate and maintain strong working relationships with faculty members, develop an in-depth knowledge of the curriculum to inform classroom teaching, and engage in outreach and marketing of library services. This position involves regular reference duties and limited evening and weekend work. This librarian will participate in making some collections decisions for assigned departments.
Active professional engagement is encouraged and supported.
MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution
At least 2 years of experience teaching information literacy
Significant, demonstrable talent for developing and delivering information literacy/research instruction, preferably including first-year undergraduate audiences
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated knowledge of outcomes assessment techniques
Demonstrated ability to work well independently as well as in teams