Susquehanna University invites applications from early-career librarians for a three-year position as resident librarian. The Research and Instruction Librarian/Diversity Resident will support development of student research skills and play a key role in the Library's support of the University's diversity, equity, and inclusion effort. The position provides professional work experiences and career development in preparation for future leadership roles in the field. The Research and Instruction Librarian/Diversity Resident will learn how to develop the vision, strategies and goals for the Library's teaching and learning initiatives, while serving as liaison to the Sigmund Weis School of Business and/or other departments as assigned. The resident will benefit from structured mentoring at Susquehanna and from networking through the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance. Serves as a member of the faculty with rank, but without tenure, in accordance with the Susquehanna faculty handbook. Rank at appointment will be at instructor or assistant professor.
Education ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent received or completed by December 31, 2021
Experience Experience working with diverse racial and ethnic populations required Coursework in business, economics or related social sciences, and familiarity with statistical analysis and assessment analytics preferred.
Articulate the value of integrating information literacy skills into the curriculum and the impact of IL to Susquehanna's students as lifelong learners
Provide instruction to students and faculty in the use of library and other information resources
In collaboration with other librarians, support information literacy programming Susquehanna University
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Ability to learn inquiry-based teaching methods
Ability to support research and information needs in business and/or other related social sciences
Demonstrated ability to advance the University goals of diversity, equity, and inclusion
Familiarity with libraries' roles in promoting open access and open educational resources
Strong interpersonal skills, multicultural perspectives and service orientation
Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to benefits of diversity and inclusion throughout an organization
Skilled at written and verbal communication, including formal presentation to groups
Physical Demand Position requires the ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time. Position requires the ability to move about the campus. Position requires the ability to talk and to hear instruction. Position requires occasional manual dexterity and the ability to use fingers, hands, and arms to feel, handle, and reach. Position requires occasional stooping, crouching and bending. Position requires the ability to occasionally lift up to 10 pounds. Working conditions are indoor.
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Number of Months: 12 months
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time
Quick link for posting: 2221
Internal Number: 2221
About Susquehanna University
Susquehanna University is a selective, residential liberal arts college in Pennsylvania that provides a solid foundation in the liberal arts and sciences.