The Reference & Instruction Librarian for Languages and Cultures serves as liaison to selected humanities departments (American Studies, English, French, German, Linguistics, and Russian) and helps carry out the mission of the Reference & Instruction department to support the teaching and learning goals of the college. We emphasize excellent service to students, faculty, and staff, assistance and support for student research, active participation in campus initiatives, and involvement in the campus intellectual life. As part of this team, the Reference and Instruction Librarian will provide instruction one-on-one at the Research/IT desk, in appointments, and during information literacy instruction sessions in a manner that supports the curriculum and mission of the college. The Reference and Instruction Librarian for Languages and Cultures reports to the Head of Reference and Instruction.
Carleton College Library is a member of Bridge, a collaborative consortium with the St. Olaf College Libraries. As a member of the Bridge Consortium, the Reference & Instruction Librarian works collaboratively with peers at the St. Olaf Libraries to provide strategic direction and services for the research needs at Carleton and St. Olaf.
Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program
Creativity, initiative, and interest in innovative approaches to reference/research assistance, library instruction, and liaison work
Demonstrated understanding of issues and trends in reference and information literacy
Demonstrated excellent communication skills, both oral and written, with the ability to foster positive working relationships and build partnerships
Effective time, organizational, and project management skills with the ability to work independently and as a member of a collaborative team
Bachelor’s degree or higher in a humanities subject area or related discipline
Demonstrated ability to work proactively and effectively with faculty
Familiarity with electronic bibliographic management systems such as EndNote or Zotero
Demonstrated expertise in digital scholarship or digital humanities
Up to 5 years’ experience working in an academic library with undergraduate students
Salary and Benefits: This is an exempt level position. The selected finalist’s salary will be based on the candidate’s qualifications, internal pay structure, and our overall compensation package. Carleton offers a generous benefits package, including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance, 403(b) retirement plans with a 10% employer contribution with immediate vesting, a health savings account with college contribution, a generous paid time off, as well as access to many other campus amenities.
Carleton College is an AA/EEO employer. We are committed to developing our staff to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Carleton is a private liberal arts predominantly residential campus with nearly 2000 students and 800 faculty & staff. Founded in 1866, Carleton College is an independent and highly selective liberal arts college with a diverse and exceptionally able student body, a talented faculty whose first priority is teaching, and a continued commitment to the liberal arts. A four-year college, Carleton offers the Bachelor of Arts degree. Its students can choose from 37 majors and 15 concentrations in the arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences.Carleton College occupies more than 1,000 scenic acres of campus, arboretum, over 100 campus buildings, and athletic fields. Located in Northfield, Minnesota, 40 miles south of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Carleton offers access to the cultural advantages of a major metropolitan area.