The Research and Instruction Librarian reports to the Manager of Research Services and is responsible for providing customer service oriented, accurate and effective library resource guidance, and information literacy instruction to the University community. This is a full-time position, working 40 hours per week, with excellent health benefits. The position requires a flexible schedule that follows the academic calendar and includes evening and weekend hours. Weekly schedule will be Sunday through Thursday and will include evening shifts, specific hours to be determined. Adjustments to the schedule may be made to support library operations during winter intersession and summer.
1. Provide expert, user-centered reference and research services through in-person and electronic communication (i.e. email, text, instant message).
2. Design, implement, and evaluate information literacy instruction to promote critical thinking and create independent researchers and to facilitate the use of library resources and services to the community (students, faculty, staff and alumni) through effective classroom lessons, active learning workshops, library orientations, participation in the personal librarian program and university-wide outreach.
3. Create and manage course materials and curriculum to support information literacy instruction, including the use of course management software and the development of online learning objects such as research guides, multimedia tutorials, and videos.
4. Expand library outreach and programs for student engagement.
5. Serve as subject liaison and collections development selector for assigned subject areas through the preparation of online subject guides, faculty outreach, and related special projects.
6. Perform Borrower Services functions (i.e. borrowing and lending) as needed, participate in opening/closing of the library building as scheduled and field library operations issues when on duty as the sole member of administrative staff.
7. Perform other duties as directed.
This position is best filled by an energetic, innovative, flexible and highly motivated individual with experience in reference services, and a strong interest in teaching and commitment to student learning. A Master of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited program is required. The ability to work independently and in a team environment with faculty, students, administrators and library personnel at all levels is critical. Excellent oral and written communication skills are a must. Knowledge of library trends and standards, including critical pedagogy, instructional design, and instructional technology, experience with current electronic resources and programs, and comfort with social media and emerging technologies are imperative. Outstanding work ethic, strong commitment to high touch, client-centered services and adaptability/flexibility required. The Library promotes diversity and inclusion and seeks candidates committed to equity and justice.
Qualities and Characteristics:
• Ability to develop credibility and trust with a wide range of constituent groups to be a successful resource to the Bryant campus community, students and families.
• Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills to build and maintain relationships.
• Demonstrate flexibility and the ability to handle multiple priorities.
• Strong written and oral communication skills.
• Open and responsive to direction and feedback.
• Demonstrated ability to maintain composure, solve problems creatively and respond to questions and concerns in a timely and supportive manner.
Additional Info & Requirements
This is a full-time position, working 40 hours per week, with excellent health benefits. The position requires a flexible schedule that follows the academic calendar and includes evening and weekend hours. Weekly schedule will be Sunday through Thursday and will include evening shifts, specific hours to be determined. Adjustments to the schedule may be made to support library operations during winter intersession and summer.
Bryant University's distinctive multi-disciplinary curriculum integrates business with the arts and sciences, a global perspective, and a focus on character and ethics.
Through this combination of scholarly rigor, expansive thinking,and meaningful practice, students gain a deep understanding of their chosen disciplines as well as the interconnectedness of nations and cultures, which prepares them to address the emerging needs of industry and society.
A Bryant education conveys not just knowledge but values; develops not just technical skills but critical thinking and reasoning ability in a global context; and inspires not just competence but the qualities of character and leadership and a culture of service to others. This transformational education inspires and empowers students to truly make a difference in the world.
Bryant is also dedicated to the success of our faculty and staff, and the school provides excellent benefits, training, and support so that individual talents may flourish for the benefit of its students. Bryant's academic and technological excellence and innovation foster the development of individuals so each can reach his or her personal best in life and their profession.
The University is located approximately 15 minutes from Providence and one hour from Boston.
Human Resources / Job Listings
Applicants must apply online at https://employment.bryant.edu/postings/2359