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SUNY Fredonia – Instruction and Research Services Librarian

Job Description – Instruction and Research Services Librarian

Daniel A. Reed Library seeks a creative, collaborative, learner-centered professional librarian. The librarian partners with academic departments and collaborates with other faculty librarians in order to infuse information literacy and transliteracy skills across the curriculum in a sequenced, skill-building manner. The person in this position will:

  • Work with the Coordinator of Research services to provide and market research tools and reference services; provide programming and research support to students, faculty and community patrons; participates in virtual and face-to-face reference initiatives; and participates in library staff training in reference resources.
  • Work with the Coordinator of Library Instruction to assist in the development, design, teaching, assessment, and evaluation of the information literacy program.
  • Envision, develop, and execute digital projects and use new technologies to facilitate instruction, learning and research.
  • Use a variety of social media platforms and emerging software applications to deliver library research services and content.
  • Assist faculty in collection development activities.
  • Actively participate in faculty governance, institutional service, professional development and scholarly activities.
  • Duties include evening and weekend hours on a rotating schedule


  • Masters degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited institution
  • Demonstrated knowledge and use of ACRL’s Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, and of general library instruction theory and practice
  • Two years recent post-MLS professional librarian work experience in an academic setting
  • Two years successful work experience library instruction
  • Proficiency using and effectively searching a wide array of online and traditional library resources
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity
  • Commitment to excellence in the teaching of students
  • Commitment to continued professional development
  • Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with faculty and staff colleagues
  • Ability to plan, implement and assess work responsibilities
  • Excellent and effective verbal and written communication skills with a high degree of computer literacy


  • Second master’s degree preferred
  • Experience with emerging technologies in an instructional environment
  • Experience with virtual reference services

Please send a cover letter, C.V. or resume, statement of teaching philosophy,and contact information for three professional references.
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