Research, Instruction, and First-Year Engagement Librarian @ Gettysburg College’s Musselman Library (Gettysburg, PA)

Gettysburg College’s Musselman Library (Gettysburg, PA) invites a librarian with a teaching and outreach orientation to join its Research and Instruction department. Our library is a dynamic organization where every staff member makes a difference. We serve an increasingly diverse liberal arts community of 2,600 undergraduate students, including 22% first-generation college students and more than 19% Pell Grant recipients. We recognize that excellence cannot be achieved without diversity, and we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that offers students and colleagues richly varied perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.

The successful candidate will work collegially with four other librarians in the Research and Instruction department. 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 creative and effective outreach initiatives for first-year students in collaboration with campus partners that promote student success, library collections and services, and contribute to the campus’s intellectual climate; and participating in the hiring, training, and supervision of interns and student peer research mentors. As we look ahead to a return to campus post-COVID-19, we expect to continue to offer core services — reference, instruction, and outreach — in multiple modalities in order to provide flexibility in teaching and learning. Limited remote work opportunities may be available during scheduled business hours.

Like all Gettysburg College librarians, the Research, Instruction, and First-Year Engagement Librarian will participate actively in collection development, serve as a liaison to one or more academic departments, serve on library committees, and benefit from continuing education. All members of Musselman Library participate in ongoing developmental activities to increase understanding and awareness of issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism, both individually and as related to our work and profession. This librarian reports to the Director of Research and Instruction.

Gettysburg College seeks candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of students, colleagues, and community members. Interest in creating an inclusive campus community, working with underserved populations, and a strong commitment to the liberal arts college experience is expected. The salary is competitive and is complemented with a comprehensive benefits package.


  • Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program (or equivalent accreditation outside the U.S.) by the anticipated start date of on or before August 2, 2021
  • Experience providing reference assistance in a library setting and familiarity with reference sources
  • Teaching experience, familiarity with information literacy concepts and emerging trends, and the ability to contribute fully to an active information literacy instruction program that values inclusive teaching practices, creative instructional design, and assessment
  • Excellent demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and in writing, including demonstrated cross-cultural competency in communications with diverse groups of students and colleagues
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a dynamic environment
  • Strong service orientation and the ability to interact positively with students, faculty, and the public
  • Demonstrated commitment to participating in and building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community


  • Demonstrated ability to develop, promote, and assess outreach projects and activities
  • Experience with instructional technologies and support for blended and online learning
  • Experience with hiring, training, and mentoring student staff and/or interns

Application materials must be received by February 21, 2021. The anticipated start date is on or before August 2, 2021.

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