DATE ENTERED: November 4, 2021
POSITION: Instruction and Research Librarian
LOCATION: William & Mary Libraries, Williamsburg,  VA
APPLY BY: November, 27th 2021

Position: Instruction and Research Librarian
Closes: November, 27th 2021
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Salary: $50,000-$70,000, commensurate with experience

William & Mary Libraries is seeking a creative and collaborative Instruction and Research Librarian. The librarian will cultivate partnerships that help the Libraries understand and respond to student and faculty informational needs. A critical aspect of this position requires that the librarian be a strong presence in the campus community, building and maintaining close relationships with faculty and students in order to meet their teaching, learning, research, and publication needs. The Instruction and Research Librarian will engage students in the learning process by providing instruction sessions, workshops, and online guides and tutorials. They will provide individual research assistance, including consultations, and participate in collection development.

As part of the nine-member Research team, the librarian will teach and provide research assistance to students from all disciplines, as well as serving as an expert about library research and scholarly communication issues relevant to history.

The librarian will work in a team environment in the W&M Libraries and must have willingness and interest in continual learning and development through work-related experiences, training, and professional development. The responsibilities will evolve as the library environment changes.

The Instruction and Research Librarian:

  • Participates in an active information literacy instruction program
  • Provides research assistance to faculty, staff, students, and community members
  • Serves as a liaison to academic disciplines, including history
  • Participates in university service and professional development activities

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA accredited (or equivalent) masters degree in library and information science   
  • Applicable experience providing reference and instruction (typically two or more years)
  • Demonstrates ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion
  • Demonstrates knowledge of historical research techniques
  • Demonstrates a desire to teach, and a knowledge of information literacy theory and practice

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of history databases
  • Experience teaching with primary sources
  • Experience building relationships with faculty

William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

*Review begin date: 11/10/2021