Research and Instruction Librarian, Wellesley College, Wellesley MA


The successful Research & Instruction Librarian is an experienced, entrepreneurial, service-oriented professional who welcomes the opportunity to engage in a broad range of student- and faculty-focused activities, including: instruction, research consultations, reference service, reference collection development, and developing liaison partnerships with faculty and colleagues. The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in pedagogical innovation, will coordinate library instruction activities, particularly related to the First-Year Writing Program, and will serve as an expert guide to colleagues on best practices in teaching highly motivated undergraduate students.

This librarian supports American Studies, Cinema & Media Studies, Education, Writing, and Women's & Gender Studies. Because of the nature of these disciplines, the successful candidate will have experience working with a wide variety of media, including film, images, zines, and digital media, and will have a healthy understanding of copyright and Creative Commons licensing.

As a part of a merged Library and Technology team, the librarian in this position collaborates extensively with Research & Instructional Support team members to develop and provide support for information and technology needs related to teaching, learning and research. The librarian in this position also collaborates with Library Collections colleagues around scholarly communication and digital and physical collections in the disciplines supported.

Some evenings and weekends may be required.



● ALA-accredited MLS;

● BA/BS in a relevant subject area

● 3-5 years relevant experience in a public service or academic setting;

● demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team environment;

● demonstrated interest and experience in developing innovative, user-centered forms of instruction;

● awareness of new technologies and trends and their application in meeting patrons' information needs;

● excellent interpersonal and communication skills;

● strong group and analytical skills.

Strongly desired:

● graduate degree in one of the disciplines supported, or closely related field;

● experience with using and supporting new media in teaching and research

● demonstrated skill in technical troubleshooting.

Applicants must be able to work effectively in a culturally diverse environment.

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