Research & Instruction Librarian

Research & Instruction Librarian

Gettysburg College’s Musselman Library invites a librarian with a teaching and outreach orientation to join its Research & Instruction department. Our library is a dynamic organization where every staff member makes a difference. We serve an increasingly diverse liberal arts community of 2,600 undergraduate students, including 22% first-generation college students and over 18% Pell Grant recipients. We recognize that excellence cannot be achieved without diversity, and we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that offers students and colleagues richly varied perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.

The successful candidate will work collegially with four other librarians in the Research & Instruction department.  Core duties include staffing the research help desk (including one evening per week while classes are in session and occasional weekend hours); designing, teaching, and assessing course-related library instruction in collaboration with faculty; consulting individually with students about research; developing online guides, tutorials, and other learning resources; planning and implementing outreach activities and programs that promote library collections and services and contribute to the campus’ intellectual climate; and participate in the hiring, training, and supervision of interns and student peer research mentors. 

Like all Gettysburg College librarians, the Research & Instruction Librarian will participate actively in collection development, serve as liaison to one or more academic departments, serve on library committees, and benefit from continuing education and professional development opportunities. This librarian reports to the Director of Research & Instruction.

Gettysburg College seeks candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of students, colleagues, and community members. Interest in creating an inclusive campus community, working with underserved populations, and a strong commitment to the liberal arts college experience is expected. The salary is competitive and is complemented with a comprehensive benefits package.


Required Qualifications: 

  • Master's degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program (or equivalent accreditation outside the U.S.) by anticipated start date of on or before August 3, 2020 
  • Experience providing reference assistance in a library setting and familiarity with reference sources
  • Teaching experience, familiarity with information literacy concepts and emerging trends, and the ability to contribute fully to an active information literacy instruction program that values inclusive teaching practices, creative instructional design, and assessment  
  • Excellent demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and in writing, including demonstrated cross-cultural competency in communications with diverse groups of students and colleagues
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a dynamic environment
  • Strong service orientation and the ability to interact positively with students, faculty, and the public
  • Demonstrated commitment to participating in and building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community


Preferred Qualifications: 


  • Experience with instructional technologies and support for blended and online learning
  • Experience with hiring, training, and mentoring student staff and/or interns
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, promote, and assess outreach projects and activities

Application materials must be received by March 29, 2020. Anticipated start date is on or before August 3, 2020.

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Gettysburg College, an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and admission. The College prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital/familial status, possession of a General Education Development Certificate (GED) as compared to a high school diploma, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, or genetic information in all aspects of employment, educational programs, activities, and admissions. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Gettysburg College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.