West Virginia University Libraries seek applications for an Instruction and Public Services Coordinator for the West Virginia & Regional History Center (WVRHC).The WVRHC looking for an energetic, innovative, and adaptable librarian to lead instructional and outreach activities provided to WVU faculty, staff, and students as well as external researchers and members of the general public. The Instruction and Public Services Coordinator will also direct the Center’s reference and research services.
The successful candidate will:
Actively engage with faculty to provide research and teaching support in a variety of disciplines including History, English, Media, and Art among others. Collaborate with liaison librarians and WVRHC curators to discover new opportunities and build new relationships across campus.
Using the collections at the WVRHC, develop teaching materials, online learning objects, and other resources for use by WVU faculty and staff and in support of K-12 teaching and learning.
Develop and document procedures and workflows for instruction and assessment in collaboration with the Libraries Office of Curriculum and Instruction. Collect and analyze relevant statistics.
Participate in the administration of the West Virginia & Regional History Center with oversight of reference, research and access services. Direct supervision of one library associate and indirect supervision of other staff working at the reference desk.
Provide reference and research services from the reference desk of the West Virginia & Regional History Center and respond to requests for assistance that come in via letter, telephone, electronic mail, and instant message.
Develop and document reference and access services procedures and workflows. Collect and analyze relevant statistics.
May create and support public programming that enhances and supports research and use of West Virginia & Regional History Center materials.
Participate in relevant research, professional development, and service activities as a member of the Library Faculty Assembly.
MLS from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent
Two or more years of experience working in archives, special collections, libraries, or other heritage organizations
Demonstrated understanding of primary source literacy and historic research methods
Presentation and technology skills for effective teaching
Dynamic communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills
Ability to work strategically and set goals
Degree in a subject related to major collections in the WV & Regional History Center.
Knowledge of West Virginia history and/or American history
Application materials must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three professional references.
Internal Number: 10415
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West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and Veterans.