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Reference & Instruction Librarian, Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH


Reference & Instruction Librarian

Geisel Library at Saint Anselm College (Manchester, NH) seeks an energetic, forward-thinking librarian to join a collaborative team in its reference and instruction department. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong service orientation coupled with an enthusiasm for creative approaches to teaching that will promote increased information literacy among students. This full-time position reports to the Head of Reference & Instructional Services. Recent MLS graduates are encouraged to apply.  


  • Design and conduct instructional sessions as part of the library’s well-developed information literacy program for the core curriculum
  • Offer liaison services to several academic departments, including subject-tailored information literacy instruction, creation of research guides, assistance with collection development, and general outreach
  • Provide general reference services by helping patrons with their informational and research needs at the reference desk, during individual appointments, and online
  • Oversee the creation and enhancement of online learning objects such as specialized research guides and multimedia tutorials
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of library assessment initiatives
  • Conduct outreach activities to students, faculty, and on- and off-campus organizations, in order to promote library services and educate these groups about effective use of library resources
  • Participate in the selection of new reference materials and research databases for addition to the library’s physical and online collections
  • Stay current with evolving information technologies and how they could be employed to advance the library’s mission

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program
  • Knowledge of major research resources used in academic libraries
  • Familiarity with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy and current conversations around information literacy
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a collegial environment
  • Ability to manage and prioritize projects
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Understanding of trends and technologies impacting library services in higher education
  • Commitment to professional achievement and growth

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated teaching experience, including knowledge of effective instructional methods and experience with developing lesson plans and in-class exercises
  • Experience with meeting informational needs at a reference desk or similar setting

Successful candidates will be able to assist the college in advancing its mission and strategic priorities, which includes institution-wide diversity and inclusiveness.

How to apply:

To apply, please complete the online application, including a cover letter, resume, and three professional references. Accepting applications until position is filled.