DATE ENTERED: March 9, 2018
POSITION: Research and Instruction Librarian
LOCATION: Randolph College, Lynchburg, VA
APPLY BY: Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.

DESCRIPTION: Lipscomb Library at Randolph College welcomes applications for the position of Research and Instruction Librarian, a full-time (12-month), non-tenured, ranked faculty position.  
Reporting to the Director of the Library, the successful candidate for this position will primarily oversee instruction and reference services for the Lipscomb Library.  Responsibilities will include:

  • Participating in and assessing the library’s role in the College’s First Year Common Experience program
  • Teaching a one-hour credit-bearing information literacy and research skills course during the Spring semester
  • Collaborating with faculty throughout the academic year to develop effective one-shot instruction sessions
  • Working with other College librarians to update/maintain the instructional guides and web presence for the library
  • Providing research assistance for members of the college community
  • Working occasional weekend hours as well as a potential regular evening shift

Required qualifications include:

  • Holding an MLIS, MLS, or the equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited program
  • Demonstrating a strong commitment to developing engaging library instruction sessions based on ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education
  • Staying informed of best practices in library instruction methodologies
  • Working collaboratively with a team of librarians in the overall management of the library
  • Building strong relationships with members of the faculty to ensure the library is meeting the instructional needs of our campus community
  • A commitment to providing an environment that welcomes and supports diversity
  • Possessing excellent written and oral communication skills


Preferred qualifications:  

  • Preference will be given to candidates with at least two years of experience working in public services (e.g. instruction, research assistance) in an academic library
  • Experience using library support products such as LibGuides, EBSCO Discovery Service, Moodle, Tipasa, RefWorks, and SirsiDynix Horizon/Enterprise
  • Experience working in a library using the Dewey Decimal Classification system
  • A commitment to ongoing professional development
  • A willingness to perform additional inter-departmental library tasks, as needed
  • Some knowledge of web design: HTML, CSS, etc.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to lift and move library materials weighing up to 25 pounds.  

SALARY: Randolph offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience.

TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.  Candidates may apply by sending their curriculum vitae, cover letter, and three professional references to: Director of Human Resources, Randolph College, 2500 Rivermont Ave. Lynchburg, VA  24503 or by email (preferred method)  EOE