Reference & Instruction Librarian for Languages and Cultures

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Department: Library
Position Type: Staff Full-time
Categories: Library

Benefits Eligible?
Pay Classification
Exempt (Salaried)
Month Worked Per Year
12 Months
Hours per week
Position FTE
Pay Grade
Exempt - Grade 11

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 

Special Instructions to Applicants
As per the Carleton Upward Mobility Program, priority consideration for internal applications will be given to those who apply by the close of business Monday, July 26, 2021. Pending the review of those internal applications, external applications will be considered at that time. External applications are welcome at any time.

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

Carleton College is a 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.

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