Thursday, May 18, 2017

SEARCH EXTENDED: Reference & Instructional Librarian, Geisel Library, Saint Anselm College, Manchester

Job Description

Saint Anselm College, a Catholic, liberal arts college in the Benediction tradition, is seeking an energetic, forward-thinking librarian to join a collaborative team in its reference and instruction department at Geisel Library. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong service orientation coupled with an enthusiasm for creative approaches to teaching that will promote increased information literacy among students. This position reports to the Head of Reference & Instructional Services.

Responsibilities include:
  • Design and conduct instructional sessions as part of the library’s well-developed information literacy program for the core curriculum
  • Offer liaison services to several academic departments, including subject-tailored information literacy instruction, creation of research guides, assistance with collection development, and general outreach
  • Provide general reference services by helping patrons with their informational and research needs at the reference desk, during individual appointments, and online
  • Oversee the creation and enhancement of online learning objects such as specialized research guides and multimedia tutorials
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of library assessment initiatives
  • Conduct outreach activities to faculty and to on- and off-campus organizations, in order to promote library services and educate these groups about effective use of library resources
  • Participate in the selection of new reference materials and research databases for addition to the library’s physical and online collections
  • Stay current with evolving information technologies and how they could be employed to advance the library’s mission
Required Skills

Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program
  • Academic background or working experience in nursing or other health-related discipline
  • Knowledge of major research resources used in academic libraries
  • Familiarity with information literacy standards and frameworks
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a collegial environment
  • Ability to manage and prioritize projects
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Understanding of trends and technologies impacting library services in higher education
  • Commitment to professional achievement and growth
  • Flexible schedule to include Sunday 2-10pm shift during the academic term
 Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated teaching experience, including knowledge of effective instructional methods and experience with developing lesson plans and in-class exercises
  • Experience with meeting informational needs at a reference desk or similar setting
Successful candidates will be able to assist the college to further its strategic goals for institution-wide diversity and inclusiveness.

Job Location: Manchester, New Hampshire, United States

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

To Apply
Visit the Saint Anselm College Employment Opportunities ( page for more information and to apply online. Applications MUST be submitted electronically through the online application system.