Research & Instruction Librarian


Gettysburg College’s Musselman Library invites a service-oriented librarian to join its Research & Instruction department.  Our library is a dynamic organization where every staff member makes a difference.  We serve a small, liberal arts community of 2,600 students.  The successful candidate will work collegially with four other librarians in the Research & Instruction department.

Gettysburg College
Gettysburg, PA
Application Deadline: 
March 10, 2017
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Core duties include staffing the research help desk (including one evening per week while classes are in session and occasional weekend hours); designing, teaching, and assessing course-related library instruction in collaboration with faculty; consulting individually with students about research; developing online guides, tutorials, and other learning resources; planning and implementing outreach activities and programs that promote library collections and services and contribute to the campus’ intellectual climate; and participate in the hiring, training, and supervision of interns and student peer research mentors.  Like all librarians, the Research & Instruction Librarian will participate actively in collection development, serve as liaison to one or more academic departments, serve on library committees, and benefit from continuing education and professional development opportunities.  This librarian reports to the Director of Research & Instruction.



  • ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science  
  • Reference experience, preferably in an academic library
  • Knowledge of print and electronic reference services and sources
  • Teaching experience, familiarity with information literacy concepts and trends, and ability to contribute fully to an active information literacy instruction program that values creative instructional design and assessment  
  • Relevant experience integrating technology with reference and instruction to enhance the library’s role in student learning
  • Understanding of scholarly communication patterns and needs of a scholarly clientele
  • High degree of initiative and flexibility
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a dynamic environment
  • Strong service orientation and the ability to interact positively with students, faculty, and the public, as well as demonstrated commitment to participating in and building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community
  • Effective communication (both oral and written), interpersonal, and organizational skills, as well as cross-cultural competencies to maximize effectiveness with diverse groups of students, colleagues, and community members


  • Minimum of one year reference/instruction library experience
  • Proficiency in a second language and the ability to participate in an increasingly international curriculum

The salary is competitive and is complemented with a superior benefits package.  

Gettysburg College is committed to a climate that welcomes and supports diversity. Candidates should address in their cover letter how they have contributed to a campus/workplace culture of inclusion, as well as how they would envision contributing at Gettysburg.

Application materials must be received by March 10, 2017. Anticipated start date is summer 2017.

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Gettysburg College, an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and admission. The College prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital/familial status, possession of a General Education Development Certificate (GED) as compared to a high school diploma, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, or genetic information in all aspects of employment, educational programs, activities, and admissions. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Gettysburg College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.