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Education and Research Librarian job opportunity in Colorado

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      Kelsey Bennett

      Education and Research Librarian

      Western Colorado University invites applications for an energetic, collegial, innovative, and student-centered Education and Research Librarian. Reporting to the Director of Library Services, the successful candidate provides vision and direction for Western’s library instructional and reference services, including the development and delivery of Western’s information literacy and support for online learning programs. Western is a residential, public university with an enrollment of 3,000 students who come from across Colorado and all fifty states. Faculty and staff dedicate themselves to personalized education across the liberal arts, sciences, graduate, and professional programs. The curriculum provides flexibility where experiential learning and interdisciplinary approaches are central.

      Responsibilities The Education and Research Librarian leads in the design, delivery, and assessment of information literacy instruction to undergraduate students in the liberal arts, sciences, and professional programs, as well as graduate programs; the successful candidate also assists in the development and support of online learning. The Education and Research Librarian explores and implements innovative teaching methods and technologies to advance and expand the information literacy program across campus areas, while also raising the campus profile of the library and its resources as a partner in facilitating student success. The Education and Research Librarian promotes diversity, equity and inclusion through outreach and campus relationship building; provides reference service and research assistance to students and faculty through in-person consultations, chat, email and more; participates in the evaluation, selection and deselection of print, media and digital resources for a diverse student population.

      Minimum Qualifications: MLS/MLIS Degree from an ALA accredited school; professional experience in instruction and reference, preferably in an academic library setting; outstanding communication, critical thinking, and creative problem solving skills; ability to work in a service-oriented, collaborative, collegial, respectful, team-based environment, with the ability to work independently.

      Preferred Qualifications:  Knowledge of and familiarity with ACRL standards; instructional design certification or experience; experience with emerging technologies and/or social networking software as they apply to enhancing library services; evidence of initiative and innovation in library services. Additional Application Information

      Compensation: $46,000-$49,000, depending on experiencePosition is eligible for an excellent benefits package including health and dental insurance plans with low co-pays and low out of pocket maximums, generous paid time off, a shared contribution retirement plan and, following one year of employment, tuition benefits.

      Application Procedure:  Apply online at http://www.Western.edu/jobsRequired attachments for online application include letter of application addressed to Tiffanie Wick, Interim Director of Library Services, resume, transcripts and contact information for three (3) professional references.Official transcripts will be required upon hire, copies should be submitted during application. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until a successful candidate has been hired. Western supports diversity, equity, and inclusivity of all types including ability (physical, mental), social class, racial/ethnic, linguistic, religion, sexual orientation, age, experience, gender, and cultural. Please see our diversity statement, and our DEII Committee charge. The University is located in Gunnison, Colorado, a rural community 200 miles southwest of Denver. At an elevation of 7,700 feet in the southern Rocky Mountains, the Gunnison Valley provides exceptional year-round outdoor recreational as well as cultural opportunities. Professionals choose Western because of the quality of life combined with rewarding careers. Visit http://www.western.edu to learn more about the university. An Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/vets

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