The Librarian, Instruction & Outreach, serves as the library's subject specialist and liaison for several departments and programs at the university. In this role, the Librarian collaborates with faculty to build collections to support department needs; designs, teaches and delivers in-class information literacy instruction and creates tutorials and other tools to support learning. The Librarian will develop and lead library programs, activities and projects related to student engagement, library orientation for freshmen, as well as connect the library with campus-wide initiatives focused on student success, academic support and retention. The position has faculty status and voting rights in the faculty governance structure.
MLS, from ALA-accredited library school plus two to five years of professional experience in academic libraries with a history of increasing responsibilities and a solid record of teamwork and service or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated knowledge of research and reference materials in multiple disciplines.
Demonstrated ability to provide in-person and virtual reference and research assistance to undergraduate and graduate students.
Initiative, energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to supporting the academic and research needs of students and faculty at a comprehensive University.
Commitment to public service and user satisfaction.
Demonstrated ability to prepare and present information literacy sessions in a dynamic, engaging and organized way.
Commitment to and demonstrable skill in library instruction and promoting information literacy.
Demonstrated knowledge of academic and library social media applications.
Proficient with automated library systems, standard Windows and Internet applications.
Experience in developing, building and sustaining working partnerships and relationships with teaching faculty, staff and students
Ability to work independently and in a team environment and to work collaboratively with faculty and staff of the University.
Demonstrated commitment to quality.
Flexibility in a changing technological environment.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both oral and written.
Experience with people of diverse educational, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
Flexibility and willingness to shift work schedule as needed
Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed
Ability to travel between campuses
Provide reference and research assistance using traditional (print) and electronic format library resources in all academic disciplines served by the Stevenson University Library.
Share virtual reference responsibility with other librarians including weekend coverage.
Build relationships and serve as library liaison to several existing disciplines and new academic disciplines, as assigned. Update faculty, department chairs and deans about library resources and services.
Provide in-class and out-of-class library instruction in various disciplines and core courses.
Develop instructional materials such as tutorials and web-based guides to meet user research needs.
Recommend selection and de-selection of library resources including setting up trials of new print and electronic information sources. Contribute to collection development policies and evaluate collections.
Embed in online courses, develop tutorials and hold webinars focused on use of library materials.
Plan, coordinate and assess outreach initiatives to students to familiarize them with library resources and services including first –year programming and orientation activities.
Collaborate with university partners and student groups to develop programs emphasizing the role of the library in student engagement and academic success.
Plan, coordinate, implement and assess outreach programs, exhibitions, displays and events.
Manage social media initiatives.
Hire, supervise and direct work of student workers, as needed.
Track trends in library use and coordinate with other library departments to bring latest technology and services to all user populations.
Participate in the planning, development, and implementation of the Library's future services and systems.
Engage in professional development, scholarship and service to the university.
As Maryland's third-largest independent university, Stevenson serves more than 4,400 students pursuing bachelor's, master's, and adult undergraduate degrees in the classroom and online. Founded in 1947 as Villa Julie College, the University is committed to providing a career-focused education and to offering programs that ensure our students' success in an increasingly dynamic job market.The University imbues its emphasis on career throughout the educational experience, from coursework to experiential learning. In addition to providing students with a quality liberal arts education, the University also stays true to its tagline, "Imagine Your Future. Design Your Career." Stevenson graduates gain the knowledge and skills that they can apply to not just their first job or graduate course but also carry with them throughout their lives. This promise is made explicit through the Career ArchitectureSM model, which carefully mentors students through a process of learning who they are within a framework of theory, practice, and mentoring. Stevenson has historically high job and graduate school placement rates for its students, helping them find success by starting their careers or by ente...ring graduate school for continuing their education. In 2013, the Maryland Career Development Association (MCDA) recognized the impact of the Career Architecture process by awarding Stevenson with its annual MCDA Organizational Career Planning Award. This award recognizes an institution that has developed an excellent program for career development within the organization.