Reference/First-Year Outreach Librarian at Williams College- Williamstown, MA

Williams College seeks a highly-motivated, creative, tech-savvy, user-centered individual to work as Reference/First-Year Outreach Librarian. This newly-defined position was created to meet the library’s priority of expanding outreach to first-year students. As Williams continues to transform its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, identity, and nationality, we seek candidates who are excited to work with students who are diverse in regards to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation and religion. This is a full-time, year-round appointment, reporting to the Head of Research Services and Library Outreach.
The Research Services department is dedicated to innovation, creativity, and pro-active, user-driven services. We value collegiality, collaboration, and working one-on-one with students and faculty. We believe in meeting students where they are in their information-seeking journey and helping them grow and develop into information-literate citizens.
The successful candidate will be a self-starter who:
  • Shares our passion for reference and instruction
  • Enjoys meeting new people, making connections, and promoting the value of the library
  • Embraces our commitment to active learning pedagogy
  • Thrives in a small, relationship-driven academic environment
We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community and strongly encourage candidates from underrepresented groups to apply.
To learn more about the position and to apply, please see the full job advertisement at (Job ID# 301445). Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. In addition to discussing your qualifications for the position in your cover letter, please address how your education and/or experience will support our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Please provide the names of three references with your resume.

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