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Campus Engagement Librarian

  • Kenyon College
  • Gambier, OH
  • Entry-Level
  • Full-Time

About this Job

Chalmers Library, part of The Library and Information Services (LBIS) division of Kenyon College, seeks a creative and innovative individual to serve as Campus Engagement Librarian. A review of applications will begin immediately.

The Campus Engagement Librarian will design and implement outreach initiatives tailored to first and second-year students, and collaborate with library colleagues and stakeholders across the campus to provide meaningful, welcoming, and fun activities and services that foster student engagement and a sense of belonging. This role will also focus on introductory information literacy education by teaching course-integrated instruction sessions to 100-level courses, and may also teach an introductory for-credit course. This position represents Library and Information Services to the campus. It requires a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racism within the library, the curriculum, and the community.

Kenyon College recently opened a new library that provides expanded opportunities for our research and instruction services. The library has experimental classrooms, exhibit space, and digitization & a/v facilities. Kenyon is creating a place focused on student success by incorporating several campus partners in the new library with the LBIS team: Career Development Office, Academic Advising, Writing Center, Student Accessibility, and Support Services. LBIS is a merged library and IT division that includes the library, IT, and Institutional Research services.

Kenyon College’s Library and Information Services Division is committed to supporting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within our community, which includes fostering an inclusive, welcoming, and positive work environment where all students, faculty, and staff thrive and succeed.



Required Qualifications

* ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent.
* Experience or interest in engaging with undergraduate students at a residential liberal arts college

Desired Qualifications

• Ability to provide research assistance.
• Teaching or training experience, including the development of student learning outcomes, the use of active learning strategies, and the creation and use of assessments that measure student learning.
• Experience with outreach initiatives or designing outreach materials that promote an organization’s resources, services, and/or programming.
• Effective project management, interpersonal, and oral & written communication skills.
• Strong commitment to equity and inclusion and the ability to work effectively and collegially with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.
• Experience creating online research guides, instructional videos, tutorials, and/or other digital learning objects and instructional support materials.

Employer Statement

Kenyon College is a nationally prominent, private liberal arts college where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community and close relationships among students and professors.

Compensation and Benefits:
Salaries at Kenyon are competitive and commensurate with experience. In addition to an attractive salary, Kenyon offers benefits for employees and their family members. Children of employees are eligible for 100% tuition waivers at Kenyon, and through the Great Lakes Colleges Association, children of employees are eligible for 85% tuition waivers at fifteen other of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges.

We also offer health and dental insurance, TIAA retirement, and many other benefits, including provisions for a spouse, families, and domestic partners.

Kenyon College is an equal opportunity employer and applications from members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged. It is the College's policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law. Kenyon College has a strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion.

How to Apply

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Additional Instructions:

Include additional informWe invite all interested applicants to apply. We understand that not everyone will have all of the listed qualifications. We are an institution committed to helping our colleagues develop the necessary skills to be successful in their roles. Applicants are encouraged to communicate how their education, work, and experiences may be transferable to this role in ways that may not be obvious. Early career librarians are encouraged to apply.

Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and a resume or CV. The cover letter should include their thoughts on campus engagement with the library and on diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.

Posted On: Apr 27, 2023 / This posting expires: May 20, 2023