Monday, May 19, 2008

Public Services/Information Literacy Librarian

Western State College of Colorado

Position: Western State College of Colorado seeks a librarian to energize and grow the library’s information literacy program. The public services/information literacy librarian leads and participates in the design, delivery, and assessment of information literacy instruction to students. The primary audience is first and second year undergraduate students. Collaboration with faculty is essential to the success of the program. The individual in this position will explore innovative teaching methods and technologies to advance and expand the information literacy program.

Additional duties include: staffing the reference desk; participating in a statewide virtual reference service; collaborating with library staff to develop the library’s collections; serving on campus committees; and participating with all library staff in setting goals and objectives for the library. Some night and weekend work may be required.

The public services/information literacy librarian reports to the director of library services.

Salary/Benefits: Salary is commensurate with qualifications: $35,000-$37,000 per year. Benefits include an employee/employer shared contribution retirement plan and life and health insurance.

Start Date: August 2008 preferred.

Qualifications: Required are an ALA-accredited M.L.S.; experience in reference and instruction, preferably in an undergraduate library setting; excellent communication skills; and
ability to work as part of a team of librarians and library support staff. Preferred qualifications are knowledge of, and familiarity with, ACRL information literacy standards; experience with emerging technologies and/or social networking software as they apply to enhancing library services; and evidence of initiative and innovation in library services.

Application: Send letter addressing your interest in the position, commitment to student learning, and interest in Western State College of Colorado; resume; transcripts; and names,
addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to:

Public Services/Information Literacy Librarian Search
Leslie J. Savage Library
Western State College of Colorado
Gunnison, Colorado 81231

Please direct questions to Patrick Muckleroy at (970) 943-2054; fax: (970) 943-2042;

Unofficial transcripts are acceptable during screening. Official transcripts are required
prior to employment.

Screening of applications will begin June 13, 2008 and continue until the position is filled.

Western is a residential, four-year public undergraduate college with an enrollment of 2,200 students who come from across Colorado and all fifty states. The college is located in Gunnison, Colorado, a rural community 200 miles southwest of Denver. At an elevation of 7,700 feet in the southern Rocky Mountains, the Gunnison Valley provides significant year-round outdoor recreational opportunities. Employees have chosen Western because of the quality of life combined with rewarding careers. Visit to learn more about Western.

Western State College of Colorado is an affirmative action/equal opportunity educator and employer

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