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Research & Instruction Librarian for the Social Sciences and Circulation Services-St. Mary's College of Maryland

  • 09 May 2023 1:51 PM
    Message # 13196941

    Position Title:

    Research & Instruction Librarian for the Social Sciences and Circulation Services-St. Mary's College of Maryland

    Position Description:

    St. Mary's College of Maryland, a public liberal arts college, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Research & Instruction Librarian for the Social Sciences and Circulation Services, beginning August 2023.

    The Library seeks an enthusiastic and creative librarian to provide research and instruction support to students and faculty. The Library values culturally responsive and critical librarianship and seeks to create a community of practice that supports students from historically underrepresented and marginalized groups to increase student belonging and reduce equity gaps in student performance.

    St. Mary's College of Maryland, a public liberal arts college, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Research & Instruction Librarian. As the liaison for the Social Sciences (Anthropology, Business Administration, Economics, Political Science, Public Policy, and Sociology) the librarian collaborates with teaching faculty to incorporate information literacy skills and concepts into their departmental curriculum, provide subject specific research support, and develop the Library’s collections in these subject areas.
    The librarian will provide leadership for the Library Circulation department; direct supervision of one full-time staff position (Customer Service Supervisor) and indirect supervision of approximately 16-20 student employees; in collaboration with the Customer Service Supervisor maintain and revise policies to provide consistent, equitable service, position the Library as a co-curricular partner in offering meaningful campus student employment; and lead the Library’s post-college workplace information literacy initiatives by cultivating relationships with career services to integrate information literacy skills in the professional pathways curriculum.

    The librarian will also teach information literacy sessions in the First Year Seminars (a required course for all new St. Mary’s students), participate in the on-call reference rotation, and provide coverage at the Circulation desk as needed.
    As full-time, tenure track faculty the librarian is expected to be a committed member of the Library department, engage in scholarship, participate in faculty governance, service to the college, and student advising as outlined in the Faculty Bylaws.
    This is an excellent opportunity for a new or experienced librarian interested in student-centered information literacy instruction, public services, student employment, and leadership and management. The successful candidate must have strong communication and interpersonal skills and be able to effectively collaborate with colleagues.

    Essential duties:
    Provide general and specialized research assistance
    Develop, deliver, and assess information literacy instruction rooted in the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy
    Identify, acquire, and manage library resources to support student learning
    Manage Library Circulation department, including supervising one full time staff
    Build relationships with career services

    Required qualifications:
    Candidates must have completed an ALA-accredited master’s degree (or expect to complete their degree before the starting date of employment)
    Demonstrated interested in information literacy education and teaching, either through professional experience, internships, or coursework
    Demonstrated interest in managing and motivating professional and student staff
    Dedicated to positively engaging with undergraduate students
    Preferred qualifications:
    Experience in Circulation or Access Services
    Experience supervising student or professional staff, in a library or other professional setting
    Any combination of acceptable education and experience which has provided the necessary knowledge and skills to fulfill the requirements of this position may be considered.

    Application Process:

    Application Instructions:
    St. Mary’s College ( embodies diversity and inclusion in its mission. We create an environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences and we encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to our cultural and ethnic diversity.
    Application materials should include a cover letter addressing how they will support and contribute to the Library’s values of cultural responsiveness and critical librarianship, curriculum vitae (including e-mail address), and contact information for three references. Applications are being accepted online at: Questions may be directed to: Amanda VerMeulen,

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check. St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
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