The Visiting Reference/Instruction Librarian is a full-time temporary position available immediately and funded through June 30, 2014.
This Visiting Reference Librarian is responsible for teaching sessions in the Tiered Instruction program in coordination with Introductory Composition and Intermediate Composition courses. This Librarian also shares responsibility with other reference librarians for staffing the reference desk, which provides opportunities for one-on-one teaching, 10-12 hours each week, including an evening shift. This Librarian may teach faculty requested bibliographic instruction sessions, assist in collection development work in associated liaison areas and perform special projects as assigned.
Teach sessions in the Library Instruction program in coordination with Introductory Composition and Intermediate Composition courses
Share responsibility with other reference librarians for staffing the reference desk, 10-12 hours each week, including an evening shift
Teach faculty requested bibliographic instruction sessions, as assigned
Investigate and implement emerging technologies useful to the organization
Assist in collection development work in areas to be determined
May participate in the Reference or Instruction Library Teams
Member of the Librarians’ Council
Other duties as assigned
Fort Lewis College is Colorado's public liberal arts college, offering baccalaureate degree programs in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences as well as professional programs in applied sciences, teacher education, and business administration. The college has a diverse student body with an enrollment of about 4,000 from 46 states and 10 nations, 20% Native American, and 8% Hispano.
The campus is located on a mesa top at the foothills of the San Juan Mountains as it converges with the desert Southwest. The College contributes directly to the cultural and economic vitality of the area.
Durango is the hub of Southwestern Colorado, situated in a beautiful mountain valley with nearby peaks reaching 14,000+ feet. A mild four-season climate allows numerous opportunities for skiing, fishing, biking, golfing, etc. With an area population of 45,000, Durango is cosmopolitan for its size and is served by major airlines with direct connections to Denver, Phoenix, and Dallas. It is 3.5 hours driving distance from Albuquerque, N.M.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and contribute as part of a team
Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
Experience demonstrating organizational and problem-solving skills
Proficiency in use of online search systems
Library instruction experience, especially classroom teaching
Library reference experience or equivalent
Familiarity and ease with using and implementing new technologies
Electronically submit the following in PDF format:
1. A letter of interest that addresses the required and preferred qualifications and responsibilities
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Contact information of three current professional references
Application packets should be e-mailed directly to:
Lloyd Chittenden, Chair Visiting Librarian Search Committee
Full Job Announcement: http://www.fortlewis.edu/Portals/71/Docs/Visiting%20Ref%20Librarian%202013%20%282%29.pdf