Instruction Librarian

Gardner-Webb University
Location (City, State): 
Boiling Springs, NC



Gardner-Webb University seeks a creative, service-oriented, self-motivated librarian to collaborate with other librarians and teaching faculty. Reporting to the Associate Dean of the Library, the Instruction Librarian provides face-to-face and online information literacy instruction for Gardner-Webb University students, faculty, and staff. This includes instruction for UNIV 111 Freshman Seminar, ENGL 102 Writing Composition, upper level seminar courses, and LIB 301, a one-credit hour online information literacy course. Provides reference services during scheduled reference desk and chat hours. Serves as a liaison to one or more professional schools or departments. This is a 12-month, non-tenure position.

Required Qualifications
• Master’s degree in Library and Information Science (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited program.
• Adaptable to changes in the work environment, including flexible coordination and prioritization of projects and duties
• Knowledge and application of emerging trends and best practices in IL instruction
• Ability to work collaboratively with Library, campus, and community members.
• Ability to produce clear written documents for a wide variety of audiences.
• Ability to speak persuasively and confidently to various sizes of diverse audiences and to listen and respond to patron needs in a manner that shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism.
• Ability to manage data, documents, and other information locally and via online networks (Google Drive, OneDrive, and Blackboard).

Preferred Qualifications
• Two or more years instruction experience in an academic library.
• Knowledge of Health Sciences and/or Natural Sciences
• Experience with basic video creation and editing (example – Camtasia)
• Experience with reference chat services

• Serve as a member of the Instruction Team, assisting in the development of instructional content, research guides, and audio/visual content (LibGuides, Infographics, and Instructional Videos)
• Serve as a member of the Reference Team, providing proactive, user-centered reference both face-to-face and virtually (reference desk, chat, phone).
• Contribute to short-term and long-term planning for the library with other library faculty.
• Serve as a voting, non-classroom faculty member at the University, holding faculty membership of academic and special committees.
• Engage in a professional learning community with fellow librarians to ensure currency and relevance in our professional practice; including representation of the library at regional and national conference and meetings.

How to Apply: 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should send a letter of interest, current vita, official college transcripts, and contact information for three references to:

Dr. Pam Dennis
Dean of the Library
P.O. Box 826
Boiling Springs, NC 28017
Electronic submissions should be sent to pdennis [at] gardner-webb [dot] edu