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Instruction & Assessment Librarian, Western New England University, Springfield, MA


Western New England University is inviting applicants for an Instruction & Assessment Librarian. The primary purpose of this position is to participate in instructing the university-wide information literacy (IL) program in both classroom and individual settings. In collaboration with other librarians and University faculty, this position will also participate in the D’Amour Library assessment program and revise the IL program to align with NECHE and AACSB accreditation requirements. This position also serves as library liaison to the College of Business students and faculty. This position also provides support for circulation & reference services, engages in outreach and event planning, and participates in library collection analysis and space planning.

The primary responsibilities of this position are to actively participate in the instruction and information literacy programs for D’Amour Library, including the design, development, promotion, coordination, and assessment of instruction services and programs; to provide liaison services to the College of Business; to provide circulation, reference and outreach service; to work collaboratively across disciplines to meet accreditation requirements for information literacy; and participate in assessment activities pursuant to D’Amour Library’s strategic plan.


Provides information literacy instruction to all disciplines at the program, classroom, and individual level.
Communicates and collaborates with academic departments, faculty, and instruction librarians to design and integrate information literacy competencies and services in alignment with NECHE & AACSB accreditation requirements.
Participates in the design, development, and assessment of the D’Amour Library’s Information Literacy program(s) in collaboration with the university’s Director of Assessment.
Serves as Library Liaison to the College of Business.
Collaborates with library staff to assess library collections, e-resources and spaces, including utilizing FOLIO and Panorama.
Develops tutorials, LibGuides and IL learning objects as needed.
Participates in D’Amour Library’s circulation, reference and research support activities to the University community.
Engages in library outreach activities and related event/exhibit planning.
Participates in D’Amour Library and University functions and represents both as appropriate.
Prepares and submits an annual report to the Director of D’Amour Library.



Master’s degree in library science or closely related field from an ALA-accredited program required by the date of hire.
At least 1 year of full-time professional library experience, including providing reference and instruction.
Knowledge of techniques for evaluating/assessing information literacy programs and instruction.
Experience using Excel.
Experience creating LibGuides.
Experience working with diverse populations


Experience with subject-specific databases/resources related to business, finance, marketing, etc.
Experience creating digital learning objects or tutorials
Experience with grant writing and/or technical writing
Experience with data literacy pedagogy
Experience utilizing Tableau data visualization software

Full/Part Time

Full Time



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