The successful candidate will work closely with faculty in assigned departments to advance scholarship and learning for the VCU community. They will teach course integrated sessions and workshops on important research concepts, provide in depth research consultation and services, contribute to collection decisions for specialized resources. Furthermore, they will build relationships with their departments to ensure library collections and research services are relevant for evolving scholarship and learning needs.
Reporting to the Head of Academic Outreach the Public Affairs Research Librarian will actively build and maintain relationships with faculty, students, and administrative units within the L. Douglas Wilder School for Government and Public Affairs. The successful candidate will provide course integrated instruction, workshops, individual consultations, and research assistance, and pursues outreach opportunities to promote library services and advance research and learning for public affairs faculty and students. The Public Affairs Research Librarian will ensure reference collections are relevant to evolving public affairs research demands by actively monitoring scholarship in the field and the curriculum and research interests of the faculty. Academic Outreach Librarians are expected to contribute beyond their subject area by providing collaborative and cross-disciplinary support for departmental and library-wide outreach activities. Academic Outreach librarians are expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field. Faculty with VCU Libraries are evaluated and promoted on the basis of job performance, scholarship, and professional development and service.
Academic Outreach Librarians are expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field. Faculty with the VCU Libraries are evaluated, and promoted, on the basis of job performance, scholarship, and professional development and service.
ALA-accredited graduate degree or accredited graduate degree in another appropriate discipline. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.
Graduate-level degree in a social sciences related discipline. Experience teaching in a classroom setting and providing in depth research assistance. Familiarity with specialized research sources and methods for public affairs. An interest in mapping and GIS applications. Experience working with web authoring tools including LibGuides and developing promotional materials. Ability to work professionally with faculty. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
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