Reference & Instruction Librarian for Arts & Media

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

Benefits Eligible: Yes
Pay Classification: Exempt (Salaried)
Position FTE: 1.0
Pay Grade: Exempt - Grade 11

Position Overview:

The Reference & Instruction Librarian for Arts & Media serves as liaison to Art & Art History, Cinema and Media Studies, Theater and Dance, Music and PEAR. The individual in this position 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. One of the benefits of this position is robust professional development opportunities.

As a member of this department, the Reference and Instruction Librarian will provide one-on-one instruction 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 Arts & Media 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.

Essential Job Functions - Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and continuously develop subject expertise in order to provide excellent reference services to faculty, students, and staff.
  • Actively engage and provide outreach to faculty to identify and meet students' information literacy needs.
  • Provide information literacy instruction.
  • Provide individual and group student research consultations.
  • Participate in general reference responsibilities in person, on the phone, through email, video chat, and text chat at the Research/IT help desk. This includes required evening and weekend desk hours.
  • Create and maintain course, subject, and general online research guides.
  • Develop and maintain a reference collection that meets the research needs of the students, regardless of publication format.
  • Working as a liaison between faculty and the library, assist with building the media collections for curricular support by requesting streaming film licensing and physical film purchases for courses.
  • Serve as the library's media copyright liaison.
  • Work collaboratively with Reference and Instruction department colleagues on analysis of student writing portfolios for departmental Information Literacy in Student Writing (ILSW) project.
  • Collaborate with other academic units on campus, including the Academic Support Center and Academic Technology, to provide curricular and research support for faculty and students.
  • Collaborate with library colleagues to mentor and supervise Library Interns and Reference and Instruction interns.
  • As part of the College and Gould Library IDE efforts, develop and maintain relationships with campus partners in co-curricular, residential life, and service-learning programs.
  • Serve on various library, Bridge, and campus committees as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all inclusive. Employees may perform other related duties to meet evolving and ongoing needs of the department and organization.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program, or currently enrolled in an ALA accredited Library program.
  • Teaching experience that can be applied to information literacy instruction.
  • Experience providing reference services.
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues and trends in reference services and information literacy

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Academic library experience.
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in the Arts.
  • Knowledge of copyright issues in media.
  • Familiarity with electronic bibliographic management systems such as Zotero.
  • Experience working in collaboration with faculty to deliver information literacy instruction

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 end of day Tuesday, June 7, 2022. 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 off, as well as access to many other campus amenities.

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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