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Reference & Instruction Librarian, Wentworth Institute of Technology (Boston)

The Douglas D. Schumann Library & Learning Commons at the Wentworth Institute of Technology seeks a reference librarian to join the Reference & Instruction Department.

This position reports to the Associate Director for Reference & Instruction and provides reference and research support for Library users. In addition, the incumbent provides research and information literacy instruction, selects materials to support the architecture and design programs, and acts as Library Liaison to the Architecture, Industrial Design, and Interior Design Departments. The Reference & Instruction Librarian will also be responsible for developing programs and services to support online and distance education, in collaboration with the Reference & Instruction Department and Institutional partners.

The Library also manages various gallery spaces within the Library and elsewhere on campus, and the Reference & Instruction Librarian will lead the exhibits program and coordinate with Institutional exhibitors.

This position may be required to perform other duties to support Library and Institutional initiatives.

Some evenings and weekends are required.

About Wentworth:
The Wentworth Institute of Technology is a nationally ranked 4-year university which focuses on an interdisciplinary curriculum that combines rigorous studies with practical learning experiences. Academic programs include engineering, design, architecture, construction management, and computer science. Wentworth also grants master’s degrees in architecture, engineering, construction management, technology management, and other disciplines. For some programs, students can earn their degrees online and in hybrid environments, and Reference & Instruction Department services are expected to be delivered to remote students and faculty at the same level of quality and priority as services that are delivered in-house. The Reference & Instruction Librarian will be expected to function independently, take initiative, and set goals and priorities in a dynamic environment. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Inclusive Excellence at Wentworth:
Wentworth Institute of Technology is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all University programs and activities. The University does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, genetic information, gender identity, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. All qualified applicants will receive consideration.

To find out more about the Wentworth’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, please visit the website https://wit.edu/about/diversity .

How to Apply:
Interested applicants should apply online at https://jobs.wit.edu/postings/5720

All applicants have the right to accessibility support and accommodations. To request accessibility support or accommodations, contact the Executive Director of Equity and Compliance, Catlin Wells, at wellsc1@wit.edu. 

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
An ALA accredited Master’s degree in Library Science.
1-2 years working in a library setting. 
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to work collaboratively with a team of reference and instruction librarians. 

Preferred Qualifications
2-4 years in an academic or architecture library setting. 
Experience with teaching library instruction. 
Familiarity with current trends and concepts in architecture, industrial design and/or interior design, or a willingness to learn.
Familiarity with curating and coordinating displays and exhibits.

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Education

MLS/Masters

Salary

$0.00  / year

Closing Date

How to Apply

Interested applicants should apply online at https://jobs.wit.edu/postings/5720

Posted

2021-10-27 |  Quick link to this job