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Visiting Research & Instruction Librarian

  • Hope College, Van Wylen Library
  • Holland, MI
  • Entry-Level
  • Full-Time

About this Job

The Van Wylen Library at Hope College is seeking a visiting appointment for an enthusiastic, service and team-oriented Research and Instruction Librarian for the 2022-23 academic year (11 month non-tenure track faculty appointment July/Aug, 2022 – June 30, 2023)

Research and instructional services at Van Wylen Library aim to teach and assist users in the successful retrieval of information for their curricular and research needs while at Hope, and to prepare them to be effective, life-long critical users of information in its many forms and contexts.

This person will work with a team of three other teaching librarians under the supervision of the Head of Research & Instruction. Responsibilities include: provide in-person and remote (email, video conferencing, etc.) research help to patrons, teach library/information literacy sessions (primarily in First Year Seminar and Expository Writing classes), collection development in the natural and applied sciences, and help train student assistants at the Research Help Desk. In addition, this person will have the opportunity to collaborate with the Digital Liberal Arts Librarian to provide instruction and support for faculty and students planning and implementing digital liberal arts course projects.



Required Qualifications

Candidates will have either have obtained an MLS/MLIS degree or be on track to complete by July 1, 2022 and have completed coursework (or other experiences) related to academic library research/reference and instruction; self-reliance as well as the willingness to consult and collaborate with colleagues; strong public service commitment and excellent interpersonal and public relations skills to work effectively with staff and library users in a team environment; technology skills including experience with online databases and other digital information tools; willingness to work one evening per week on-call. Background in the sciences and experience creating online LibGuides and tutorials are a plus.

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Posted On: Feb 16, 2022 / This posting expires: Apr 1, 2022