Bethel University

  • Research and Instruction Librarian

    Posted Date 6 days ago(10/9/2018 5:22 PM)
    Position Number
    # of Openings
    University Library
    FLSA Status
    Months per year
    Benefit Eligible
    Benefit Eligible
  • Job Summary

    To support the Bethel community in the promotion, facilitation, and teaching of information literacy, research skills, active lifelong learning, and truth seeking.  To evaluate and communicate the effectiveness and value of the University Library achieved within the context of a broad array of resources the library collects and/or promotes. 



    • Provide liaison services to assigned departments/programs including:
      • Collaborate with faculty to prepare and deliver information literacy
      • Provide instruction both online and face-to- face
      • Create learning objects to facilitate the use of library resources, and to promote information literacy and quality research.
    • Provide reference & research assistance in person, via email, by chat, or by phone.
      Collaborate with Research and Instruction colleagues in design, implementation and assessment of R&I initiatives across the curriculum.
    • Serve on CAS & CAPS/GS faculty committees and consortial committees, communities of interest, and working groups; Contribute to the ongoing professional development of the staff, working with others to collectively provide up-to-date information on the profession from workshops, conferences, and the scholarly literature.
    • Collaborate in administering library systems and running reports of data.
    • Assist with library internal events and development, including retreats and student worker orientation planning/implementation

    Required Skills

    Familiarity with library processes, a wide array of library resources, and with the academic environment.
    Skill with teaching, presentation, and design of learning objects for the classroom or the online course environment.
    Knowledge of customer service best practices and strategies.
    Ability to multi-task and to work both independently and collaboratively, with or without direct supervision.
    Ability to work within online course management system.
    Skill with the research process, and communicating this process to individuals or groups.
    Strong ability to work collaboratively with groups outside the library, whether on committees or other joint projects.
    Must have a strong grasp of quantitative and qualitative research methods and their application in a library context; ability to monitor trends in library/higher education assessment.
    Fluency with software for gathering and manipulating data (Excel, SPSS, Access) is highly desired.
    Strong communication skills.

    Required Experience

    2 years’ experience in an academic library setting preferred.

    Required Education

    MLIS from an ALA accredited program required.

    Additional Information

    Must be able to work in a sitting position at a computer for extended periods of time, lift and carry books up to 20 pounds, teach in a standing position at a computer workstation for at least 2 hours at a time.

    This is a FT, 12 month position including evening and weekend shifts at the reference desk and scheduled instruction classes.


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