Library & Learning Services (L&LS) at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia, invites applications for a faculty librarian position beginning July 2022. The position holds a 12-month contract and is non-tenure-track. Successful candidates will have demonstrated teaching experience, an understanding of trends in scholarly communication, and familiarity with promoting and integrating open resources in an academic environment. Three years of relevant library work experience is preferred, and an ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library science is required. Preference will be given to candidates with evidence of commitment to work with diverse populations, in support of the library and university’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. The search committee seeks candidates with a respect for the Catholic intellectual tradition and alignment with the institutional values of intellectual curiosity and inclusivity.
Applications should include a cover letter that matches strengths to the position needs and a statement on diversity; a current curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information for three professional references. The committee will begin reviewing applications on April 15, 2022, and accept applications until the position is filled. Please view position details and submit applications via Marymount’s job portal. https://tinyurl.com/muscholcommlibrarian
About Library & Learning Services at Marymount University
Library & Learning Services supports intellectual curiosity, service to others, and a global perspective by providing excellent services, resources, and programs. This is accomplished by building a collection that supports the University curriculum; supporting classroom learning, teaching, and research needs; promoting the integration of information literacy skills throughout the curriculum; and providing physical and virtual places that foster learning and promote a sense of community.
L&LS welcomes and values all members of its community. Diversity and inclusion are sources of strength that inspire intellectual curiosity and L&LS nurtures lifelong learning habits that allow our community to tackle the challenges of the world. L&LS is committed to providing all of its services in an inclusive atmosphere of mutual respect, cooperation, and civility for all. The collections reflect, serve, and are equitably accessible to our community, and intentionally address historic and ongoing exclusions.
Marymount University is proud of its diverse student body, and is tied for #1 for Campus Ethnic Diversity and #2 in Most International Students among regional universities in the South, and is currently recognized as Virginia’s only four-year emerging Hispanic-serving institution. Guided by the mission of our founders, the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary (RSHM), to achieve unity through diversity, Marymount honors our diversity as a source of strength. According to the vision of the RSHM that “ALL may have life, and have it to the FULL,” we strive to create an atmosphere of mutual respect, cooperation, and civility.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
- Participates in designing, implementing, delivering, and assessing a comprehensive information literacy and library instruction program in person and online; works with assigned school directors to achieve information literacy objectives; creates and maintains research guides and other digital learning objects in assigned subject areas.
- Serves as subject liaison to faculty and students in assigned programs; provides instruction and research support for those programs; selects resources to support those instructional and research needs; manages collection in assigned subjects.
- Provides reference and research assistance to users at all service locations through a variety of communication modes including in-person, phone, email, and virtual reference; participates in an evening and weekend reference desk coverage rotation.
- Leads library open access and open education initiatives, including the design and implementation of faculty-facing training and building partnerships with campus and community groups.
- Facilitates, with other library faculty, the discovery, adoption, creation, adaptation, and assessment of open resources across academic disciplines and programs.
- Collaborates within L&LS in identifying, prioritizing, and developing initiatives to promote open, affordable authoring and alternative publishing options, including utilization of the institutional repository.
- Serves as a resource for best practices in copyright, intellectual property, and fair use related to open resources and publishing.
- Participates as a member of the faculty in accordance with the Marymount University Faculty Handbook, including expectations for teaching, scholarship, and service.
- Collaborates on or leads a variety of teams, task forces, and committees within L&LS, across the University, and within consortia.
RequirementsALA-accredited Master’s degree in library science required; second graduate degree preferred for hire and is required for promotion in faculty rank. At least three years of relevant library experience preferred.