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Research & Instruction Librarian – History, Towson University, Towson MD

The Albert S. Cook Library seeks a creative, dynamic, collegial Research & Instruction Librarian with a background in history to serve as the subject specialist and library liaison for the Department of History and related disciplines at Towson University.  Responsibilities:  teaches information literacy and disciplinary research instruction; collaborates with faculty to design assignments that integrate library resources and information literacy learning outcomes; and creates instructional materials in all formats.  In addition, this librarian communicates with the Department of History and related disciplines to promote library services and to develop collections to support curricular and research needs.  As a member of the Research & Instruction team, this librarian provides research assistance and consultation services, contributes to the development of new services to meet user needs, and works collaboratively to enrich learning, teaching and scholarship for the Towson University community.


This 12-month library faculty position is on the permanent status track.  Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library faculty.  Salary is competitive; this position is contingent on the availability of funds at the time of the hire.    


Required:  MLS from an ALA-accredited institution; Bachelor’s degree in history preferred; master’s degree in history or related discipline offered at Towson desirable. Demonstrated skill in instruction and reference assistance; knowledge of and ability to apply learning theory, pedagogy and instructional technology to information literacy instruction; experience with web authoring tools and emerging technologies. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a collaborative environment.  For more details about the position, visit


Towson University:  Founded in 1866, today Towson University is recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Towson is nationally recognized for its programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business, education, communications, health sciences, and the fine and performing arts. The University places a strong emphasis on service learning and civic engagement through such activities as internships, practicums, clinical placements, course assignments and student events. As the Baltimore area’s largest university and Maryland’s Metropolitan University, Towson articulates its research and scholarship mission through partnerships that link the University to the economic, educational and cultural life of the state of Maryland and the mid-Atlantic region. Towson enrolls more than 21,000 students and offers more than 100 bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs in the liberal arts and sciences, and applied professional fields. Located on a rolling 328 acres, the striking campus is eight miles north of downtown Baltimore and 45 miles from Washington, D.C. The campus and its surrounding cities provide an excellent environment for teaching and supporting the academic pursuits of the 830 full-time faculty who work here.


Application Process:  Application received by September 30, 2013 will receive first consideration.  Please submit letter of interest, resume, and contact information for at least three professional references.  Transcripts will be requested of final candidates.  Submit application materials to:   Ms. Diane Cascella, [email protected]; Subject: Research and Instruction Librarian – History.


Upon submitting your Curriculum Vitae to indicate your interest in this position, please be sure to visit to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical purposes only and shall not be used to illegally discriminate for or against anyone.