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Research and Instruction Librarian, Warren Hunting Smith Library, Hobart and William Smith Colleges (Geneva, NY)

SUMMARY:
The Librarian participates in the full range of unit responsibilities, including research desk service and
individual research consultation (with some evening and weekend rotation), information literacy
instruction, collection development, and liaison functions to academic departments and programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Provision of research services, with participation in a night and weekend rotation
• Teaching both general and course-specific information literacy sessions
• Participation in the development and maintenance of the Library’s print and on-line guides
• Participation in a robust collection development scheme for the reference collection and other
assigned subject areas
• Serve as liaison to a select number of departments and programs
• May be asked to develop an area of specialization, depending on interests, expertise and unit
needs
• Contributes to the Library’s efforts to continuously improve service

QUALIFICATIONS:
M.L.S. from A.L.A. accredited institution; demonstrated knowledge of information resources in all
formats; excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability and commitment to work effectively
and creatively as part of a team.
Experience in an academic library preferred. Familiarity with Springshare’s suite of LibApps a plus.
Consideration will be given to candidates who have completed an ACRL Immersion program.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested
applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume and the names with contact information of at
least three (3) professional references to our application service, Interfolio
https://apply.interfolio.com/48600.

If you have any questions about using Interfolio, please send an email to ferran@hws.edu.

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