Undergraduate Teaching and Outreach Librarian - Yale University Library, New Haven, CT. Requisition: 41377BR. http://bit.ly/2jqxgTT. Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.
Position Focus: In the fall of 2017, Yale’s
thirteenth and fourteenth residential colleges, the first to be built in
over 50 years, will open to new students. This is the first wave of a
significant expansion of Yale College, in which the size of the
undergraduate student body will increase by 15%. The Yale University
Library (YUL) seeks a committed and energetic librarian to support this
expansion by serving the teaching and research needs of faculty and
undergraduates in the College. Reporting to the Director of
Undergraduate Programs, the Undergraduate Teaching and Outreach
Librarian will design and participate in general research education and
outreach programs aimed at undergraduates, particularly first- and
The Undergraduate Teaching and Outreach Librarian
will design and oversee selected general research education programs,
including freshman writing seminars and research support workshops, in a
variety of academic disciplines, as well as library programming for
other groups such as the Yale Young Global Scholars and Freshman
Scholars. The librarian will work with faculty and Directors of
Undergraduate Studies to design library research education programs for
undergraduates, and will coordinate outreach and research education
programming for Yale’s residential colleges, cultural houses and other
groups (e.g. first-generation college students, athletes, and
international students). The incumbent will be an active participant in
the Library’s signature Personal Librarian program, and will work
collaboratively with other YUL units to design education and outreach
programming for undergraduates. Will oversee outreach aimed at
undergraduates via social media and other methods, and develop
strategies for marketing library services and programs. Will work with
the Assessment Librarian to develop tools that evaluate and analyze
undergraduate programs, develop strategies for improvement in services
and research education, and oversee the Student Library Advisory
Council. Will oversee Bass Library’s teaching classrooms. Will serve on
various library committees, and actively participate in local, regional
and/or national professional organizations.
Required Education, Skills and Experience:
Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program. Qualified individuals
new to the library profession are welcome to apply. Demonstrated
excellence and innovation in the teaching of undergraduates.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and professionally across
multiple units and academic departments with all levels of students,
faculty and staff. Successful history of meeting high-level service
expectations. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both
orally and in writing, and work well with colleagues and library
patrons, individually and in groups. Demonstrated ability to plan,
prioritize, coordinate, and implement projects. Demonstrated ability to
troubleshoot and solve complex problems and to make decisions. Proven
ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and to work under pressure.
Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment, within a diverse,
complex, and rapidly changing organization.
Yale University assigns ranks to librarian
positions based on a combination of professional experience and
accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html.
Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: 1 year
of professional experience in an academic library, with teaching at the
undergraduate level. Experience with library and research support for
diverse student populations, including first-generation college
students. Familiarity with web design tools and principles, responsive
design and accessibility best practices. Experience with assessment,
educational technology and instructional design.
The University and the Library: The Yale
University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries,
collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a
rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters
intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of
Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive
strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 15 million
volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to
early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in
numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital
collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling
Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the
Center for Science and Social Science Information, and the Bass Library,
it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred
who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers. For
additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the
Library's web site at www.library.yale.edu.
Salary and Benefits: We invite you to discover the
excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale
University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University
offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true
growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide
variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family
and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive
recreational facilities, and much more.
How to Apply: Review of applications will begin
immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and
contact information of three professional references should be submitted
by applying online at http://bit.ly/2jqxgTT.