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Reference, Instruction, and Assessment Librarian

Position: Full-time
Date posted: October 25, 2018

West Virginia Wesleyan College is accepting applications for the position of Reference, Instruction, and Assessment Librarian in the Annie Merner Pfeiffer Library. This position is a full-time, professional, 12-month appointment that is benefits eligible. The position reports to the Director of Library Services.

The Reference, Instruction, and Assessment Librarian is the library’s primary conduit for outreach and integration of library resources and services across the institution. As such, the ideal candidate will be energetic, well-organized, detail-oriented, personable, and capable of working comfortably and collaboratively with diverse constituents, including students, faculty, staff, and community members. The Reference, Instruction, and Assessment Librarian also has responsibility for assisting in implementation and assessment of information literacy initiatives and the library’s instruction program.

Essential duties and responsibilities of the position include:

  • Coordinating with faculty and staff to provide course-based and individual reference and library instruction sessions in support of patron research needs and the curriculum of the college
  • Working with patrons (students, faculty, staff) in a variety of public service, individual, and electronic settings to support information seeking, provide research assistance, and deliver instruction around library resources and services
  • Implementing and maintaining a program of library assessment that utilizes professional standards (including the AAC&U Information Literacy VALUE Rubric and the ACRL Information Literacy Framework) for all activities around library instruction and information literacy
  • Working closely with the Director of Library Services to develop and implement assessment measures around other library data points
  • Working with appropriate college stakeholders to develop and implement relevant and responsive information literacy outreach and education across the institution
  • Coordinating all avenues of library public outreach and programming, including management of the library’s social media platforms and website content
  • Working closely with Director of Library Services and other campus stakeholders in the area of collection development, assisting in the selection of appropriate print and electronic resources that support the educational mission of the library and the curriculum of the college
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Library Services

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please submit (via e-mail, preferably) CV or resume, cover letter, and the names of three references to:

Brett Miller
Director of Library Services


Required education:

  • Master’s degree in library science or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program

Required qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of information literacy theory, standards, and best practices
  • Working knowledge of a range of library databases and electronic resources
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and a demonstrated proficiency in working collaboratively with a range of diverse stakeholders
  • Exceptional organizational abilities
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that includes both occasional weekend and evening shifts

Preferred qualifications:

  • 2-3 years of prior experience in an academic library setting
  • Experience with academic program/outcome evaluation
  • Knowledge of/experience with both qualitative and quantitative data gathering and analysis
  • Comfort working with a variety of social media platforms

Contact Info

Brett Miller
Director of Library Services
Annie Merner Pfeiffer Library West Virginia Wesleyan College 59 College Avenue Buckhannon, WV 26201

West Virginia Wesleyan College is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the College to create a favorable work environment in which all employees, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or religious affiliation, can enjoy equal opportunities in their employment relationship with the College.