Outreach and Engagement Librarian
About this Job
Are you passionate about libraries? Are you committed to student success? Would you like to help spread the word about all that libraries can offer? Apply to help Denison University Libraries actively engage with our community members as the Outreach and Engagement Librarian. We’re looking for an innovative, collaborative, flexible, and service-oriented professional who is comfortable establishing and maintaining relationships to serve in this role. We recognize that candidates may not possess all of the preferred qualifications; however, the ideal candidate will bring many of them, and we are committed to helping our future colleague develop these preferred skills.
Reporting to the Director of Libraries, the Outreach and Engagement Librarian will help bring fresh insight and initiatives to our current reference and outreach efforts. You will extend outreach to administrative and service units on campus, building or strengthening relationships with Student Life and other academic support areas, as well as off-campus stakeholders such as Granville High School and the Granville Public Library. You will also enhance marketing and assessment efforts to ensure that outcomes are being met across the library and the college.
Who You Are:
You look forward to joining a team of committed library staff working to provide the best services possible to a liberal arts community.
You enjoy working in a collaborative environment to develop programs for an increasingly diverse campus.
You are a proactive, tech savvy, and motivated problem-solver.
You are adaptable and resilient in an ever-changing environment.
You are passionate about promoting the use of library collections and services.
What You’ll Do:
Lead the development, provision, and assessment of the Libraries’ outreach initiatives, such as new student orientations.
Promote library services and programming through outreach and marketing, including successful social media marketing campaigns.
Coordinate reference desk service and supervise student reference assistants, providing direction, training, and mentoring.
Collaborate with others and manage multiple priorities and projects.
–ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent degree.
–Experience with information resources used in academic libraries.
–Demonstrated adaptability with changing technologies and their impact on workflow.
–Excellent analytical skills with a positive, proactive, and creative approach to problem-solving.
–Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
–Experience collaborating with others and managing multiple priorities and projects.
–Demonstrated student-centered mindset.
–Demonstrated desire to seek professional growth.
–Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility and anti-racism.
–Additional advanced degree in a related field or advanced certification.
–Experience teaching information literacy.
–Project management experience, including successfully managing change.
–Interest in teaching and training others.
–Knowledge of the current trends, challenges, and opportunities provided by electronic/digital platforms and an understanding of the research behaviors of today’s learners.
–Experience working with or supervising students.
We’re looking for an innovative, collaborative, flexible, and service-oriented professional who is comfortable establishing and maintaining relationships to serve in this role. We recognize that candidates may not possess all of the preferred qualifications; however, the ideal candidate will bring many of them, and we are committed to helping our future colleague develop these preferred skills.
How to Apply
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To view the full job description and to apply, please visit employment.denison.edu. Applications received by April 23, 2023, will be assured full consideration; the position is open until filled. Please ensure that your cover letter addresses the essential duties and responsibilities of the role, and addresses your commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility and anti-racism. This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt, salaried, position working on campus Monday through Friday, with occasional evening and weekend hours.
Posted On: Mar 22, 2023 / This posting expires: Apr 24, 2023