DATE ENTERED: May 2, 2023
POSITION: Instruction Librarian
LOCATION: Radford University, Radford, VA
APPLY BY:  Review of applications will begin on 05/25/2023.

The John P. McConnell Library at Radford University seeks a creative, enthusiastic, user-oriented Instruction Librarian to join a team of library faculty who value collaboration and are committed to providing exceptional public services to our academic community. As part of our library instruction team, the librarian will design, develop, teach, and assess student-centered, course-integrated information literacy workshops. The Instruction Librarian will provide generalized research assistance which includes evening and weekend hours. Our Library uses a liaison model for library instruction, and this Instruction Librarian will also serve as liaison for faculty in the visual and performing arts and other program areas as needed. This is a twelve-month, non-tenured professional faculty position, with starting rank based upon experience and qualifications. It includes responsibilities for collection development, university service, and professional contributions.

Required qualifications: A Master’s degree in library science or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program conferred prior to appointment

  • Demonstrated interest in information literacy theory and practice
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience with library instruction, such as orientations, curriculum-integrated workshops, and faculty workshops.
  • Experience in working in an academic library environment.
  • Experience in working with visual and performing arts liaison areas.

Guided by our core values, Radford University thrives in an environment where community, collaboration, and inclusiveness are valued. We believe diversity drives innovation, excellence, perspective, and that teamwork and respect for our students, peers, and leaders assist us in our superior results. Radford University is a comprehensive public university of more than 7,700 students that has received national recognition for many of its undergraduate and graduate academic programs, as well as its sustainability initiatives. The university is focused on providing outstanding academic programs in a student-centered environment. It is well known for its strong faculty/student bonds and innovative use of technology in the learning environment. Radford is located by the New River close to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, 36 miles southwest of Roanoke, VA.

We encourage you to apply for this job even if you don't meet all the preferred qualifications. We appreciate the diverse range of skills that individuals from different backgrounds and identities contribute to our team, and will support the successful candidate through training opportunities as needed.

Apply online at Applicants must complete an online application and attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references, and unofficial transcript of all degrees earned. Review of applications will begin on 05/25/2023.

Radford University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity. Women, minorities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified protected veterans and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans.