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Carleton College is hiring a Reference & Instruction Librarian for Languages and Cultures at Gould Library.

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Text courtesy of Emily Scharf, Head of Reference and Instruction, Carleton College

Carleton College is hiring a Reference & Instruction Librarian for Languages and Cultures at Gould Library.

Position Overview

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.

Required Qualifications

  • 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

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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

A full job description for the Reference & Instruction Librarian for Languages and Cultures role can be viewed by clicking here: R&I Languages and Cultures.

Learn more and apply for this position on the Carleton College employment website.

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Jordan Wagaman
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