Outreach and Academic Engagement Librarian

Position Information

Position Information

Job Posting Number S00558
Position Title Outreach and Academic Engagement Librarian
Department Reference-1260
Job Category Staff Posting
Position Type Full-Time
Position Details

Reporting to the Research Librarian and Coordinator of Research Services the Outreach and Academic Engagement Librarian will work collaboratively with staff throughout the library as well as within the broader Wesleyan community to demonstrate the value of the library in a liberal arts environment.

This newly defined position will be dedicated to expanding the library’s outreach efforts in order to strengthen relationships across the campus, particularly those with faculty and students.

This position will take the lead in building learner-centered programming and highlighting the role of the library in Wesleyan’s distinct culture.

This position will also play a key role in promoting Wesleyan’s unique collections as well as engaging the research community and other constituencies outside of Wesleyan.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Chair the library’s Communications Team to publicize and promote use of library collections and services

Create and deliver programs that enhance the library’s role in student instruction, faculty scholarship, and staff initiatives

Collaborate with other campus constituencies – like the Center for Pedagogical Innovation, Career Services, to offer mutually beneficial programming

Serve as liaison for the Friends of the Wesleyan Library

Develop promotional materials that effectively communicate the library’s goals, services, and news to a variety of audiences, including editorial responsibility for the library’s newsletter

Partner with the Digital Projects Librarian and others to further develop the online presence of Wesleyan’s unique collections

Conduct library instruction for groups and provide one-on-one research consultations

Provide general reference to students, faculty, staff, and the community

Select materials in liaison subject areas as assigned

Serve on library committees and task forces and campus committees when library representation is appropriate

Maintain current knowledge of trends and changes in academic public services and contributing to the library profession through participation in the work of professional organizations

Minimum Qualifications

Masters in Library and/or Information Science and at least one year related experience in outreach or an equivalent combination of training, education and experience.

Demonstrated experience coordinating, leading, and evaluating success of programs and events

Facility with social media tools for organizational outreach.

Expertise developing promotional materials and programs

Knowledge of trends in effective marketing techniques

Facility with Adobe Creative Cloud or equivalent

Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team-based environment

Demonstrated service orientation and creativity within an academic environment

Effective communication and presentation skills.

Ability to work evenings and weekends as required

Preferred Qualifications

A subject master’s degree, preferably in the humanities or social sciences

Experience in academic libraries

Experience with graphic design

Experience working in library public services, including general face-to-face and online reference work

Experience teaching library instruction using information literacy concepts

Experience in using Springshare Libguides software

Management Competencies Not Applicable
Competencies Action oriented, Flexible/receptive to change, Functional/technical skills, Interpersonal skills/savvy, Organizational skills, Teamwork/collaboration, Time management
Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of application will begin March 26, 2018 and continue till the position is filled.

As a part of the application process, in addition to your cover letter and resume, please upload or provide a link to examples of the following areas that show cases your ability to promote an organization:

1. Professional social media outreach
2. Promotional document

Additional Information

Any and all offers to external applicants are contingent on the candidate’s completion of a pre-employment background check screening to the satisfaction of Wesleyan University.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Describe a collaboration that you had to foster in order to promote your organization. What were the challenges and how did you overcome them.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Please tell us how you specifically heard about this position? ( e.g CareerBuilder, LinkedIn, Higher Ed, InsideHigher Ed, CT.Jobs etc.)

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document