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Visiting Information Literacy Librarian, at Instructor or Assistant Professor level

  • Otterbein University
  • Westerville, OH
  • Entry-Level
  • Full-Time

About this Job

Otterbein University, a comprehensive liberal arts institution, invites applications for a One-Year Visiting Information Literacy Librarian to manage and oversee the campus wide information literacy program.


The annual salary is negotiable commensurate with experience and based on faculty rank of hire

Required Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Otterbein University requires all employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or have a medial or religious exemption approved by the University HR Director. Proof of vaccination or an approved exemption must be submitted to the University Human Resources department prior to the employees start date. Finalist candidates who would like to request information regarding religious and medical exemptions will be directed to HR for details.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: MLS/MLIS from ALA-accredited library school; library experience and/or college teaching experience, preferable.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills required.

TECHNICAL SKILLS: Requires knowledge of current trends in information literacy; familiarity with elements of instructional design and instructional technologies. Needs a working knowledge of computer applications. Requires the ability to plan and execute effective library instruction presentations in a clear and coherent manner, as well as schedule department-wide teaching assignments Ability to process quantitative data and use them in reporting and assessment a plus.

REASONING ABILITY: Must possess excellent attention to detail; must be a team player and interact collegially with co-workers and other constituencies.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must be able to spend prolonged periods of time working on an office PC; able to reach, lift to 20 pounds, travel throughout Library to perform various tasks; must be able to hear and make oneself heard by co-workers and other constituencies; must be able to see to process work that the position is responsible for completing; must be able to work under deadlines with constant interruptions. Must be able to meet regular and predictable attendance standards.

Employer Statement

UNIVERSITY SUMMARY: Historically progressive and building. That is the hallmark of Otterbein University and those connected to this private university nestled in the picturesque, historic Uptown Westerville district in central Ohio and minutes away from Columbus, Ohio’s largest city. Otterbein has set the pace by providing an educational experience that is progressive, innovative, and inclusive. Students come from towns throughout Ohio, as well as many states and multiple countries, enriching the campus through their individual and collective diversity. As a university that educates students of various racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, we strive for and value a diverse faculty and staff that reflects our student population and Franklin County.

Otterbein has been selected as one of 23 universities across the US and the first in Ohio to host a Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Campus Center. Otterbein will work with its own campus community as well as the Columbus City and Westerville City school districts to create positive narrative change about race; promote racial healing activities; and erase structural barriers to equity and opportunity.

Otterbein University is an EEO educator and employer.

Otterbein University is committed to providing a welcoming environment free from unlawful discrimination. To this end, the University prohibits any form of discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, pregnancy, religion, creed, marital status, partnership status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, disability, military status, or any other legally protected status in its programs and activities. However, the University’s commitment to a nondiscriminatory environment is not intended to abridge unduly its commitment to academic freedom, free speech, or its educational mission. Inquiries or complaints regarding any form of discrimination or harassment may be directed to Human Resources 614.823.1805

How to Apply

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Additional Instructions:

Job Title: Visiting Information Literacy Librarian, at Instructor or Assistant Professor level

Job Class: Administrative, 1-year position, Department: Courtright Memorial Library,

Reports to: Courtright Memorial Library Director

FLSA status: Full-time/Exempt/12-month position from August 1, 2022 to July 31, 2023

Posted On: Jun 6, 2022 / This posting expires: Jun 21, 2022