Information Literacy & Community Engagement Librarian
POSITION: Information Literacy & Community Engagement Librarian
DEPARTMENT: Vogel Library
STARTING DATE: As soon as possible
FUNCTION OF POSITION:
The Information Literacy and Community Engagement Librarian (ILCEL) provides liaison duties for assigned academic departments including teaching information literacy both individually and in group settings, providing subject area collection development, and general reference services; works with librarians and departmental faculty to achieve the outcomes of the College’s Information Literacy Across the Curriculum program; collaborates with rest of Wartburg personnel and wider community to incorporate programming and outreach into library mission. This is a titled faculty position reporting to the College Librarian.
RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:
• Teach information literacy skills and concepts to support and enhance Wartburg’s Information Literacy Across the Curriculum program.
• Create and maintain teaching partnerships with classroom faculty and staff, foster mentoring relationships with students, and conduct liaison and collection duties as assigned.
• Provide general reference services with possible weekend or evening hours.
• Participate in planning, assessment, training, and policy-making activities with library colleagues.
• Build relationships across campus to create and maintain a deeper understanding of how library services support the whole campus and to support student success strategic initiatives
• As a titled faculty member and member of the Wartburg community, provide service to the college, through academic advising, student recruitment, and committee membership; engage in professional research/scholarship related to libraries and to the teaching and learning environment.
• Performs other professional duties in support of library services, programs, and operations as assigned by the College Librarian.
• ALA-accredited library degree (MLIS or equivalent)
• Evidence of effective teaching skills in group or individual settings
• Ability to thrive in an evolving technological workplace
• Demonstrated ability to work both independently and on a collaborative team with strong service orientation
• Excellent problem-solving, communication, and interpersonal skills
• Experience with teaching information literacy, classroom instruction, and reference in an academic library
• Successful experience working with diverse populations
• Ability to work professionally with languages and cultures significantly represented among our student body, but not currently represented among our faculty/staff
CONTRACT: Eleven-month term contract, renewable based on an annual performance review and continuing institutional need.
Send letter of application, including a statement regarding qualities you offer within the context of the Wartburg College mission, a statement of teaching philosophy, résumé/curriculum vita, transcripts (unofficial accepted), and contact information for three references electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions may be directed to Sarah Voels at email@example.com. See www.wartburg.edu for further information about the college. Screening begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Wartburg College requires a criminal background check for position finalists.