Job Opening: Assistant Librarian for Instructional Services, Knox College

job opening - 5Institution: Knox College
Location: Galesburg, IL
Posted: 07/17/2013
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
Education: MLS

The Knox College Library invites applications from service-oriented and innovative professional librarians for a staff position promoting undergraduate learning outcomes through active liaison relationships with selected academic programs; service on reference and instruction teams; and coordination of assessment initiatives with library’s professional staff.

Duties and responsibilities: Advance the library’s instructional and information literacy initiatives by applying and promoting innovative teaching methods and technologies; coordinating outreach, orientation, and general instruction programs; and managing instructional publications and documents in print and digital formats.

As a member of reference and instruction teams, provide reference, instruction, and other liaison services to faculty and students in assigned departments; provide reference and research assistance to the Knox campus, including evening and weekend rotations. Coordinate the assessment of library programs and services, including the maintenance of reference and instruction data.

Required: an ALA accredited MLS; experience in or professional knowledge of library instruction and information literacy; demonstrated instruction and presentation skills; commitment to user services; excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to work effectively with groups; ability to work independently and to work collegially with librarians, faculty, and other campus staff. Preferred: knowledge of library assessment methods and tools, working knowledge of a European or East Asian language.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the active and innovative support of undergraduate and faculty research and a familiarity with reference services and resources. Reports to the Associate Librarian. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

Knox College is a nationally ranked, independent, residential liberal arts college of 1,400 students from 48 states and 51 countries. Founded in 1837 by social reformers strongly opposed to slavery, Knox was one of the first colleges in the United States open to all, regardless of race, gender, or financial means. The College recruits high ability students nationally and internationally who actively participate in shaping their residential experiences and stands out among its peers for the inclusion of first-generation, international, and students of color in a culturally rich and vibrant campus community.

Knox College’s Seymour Library ( employs a staff of 13 FTE and houses 335,000 volumes in an inviting early 20th century central library and a science branch library.

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