The WVU Libraries seeks a Humanities Librarian to build and maintain liaison relationships with the departments of English, Philosophy, and Religious Studies. This librarian would also be a member of the Downtown Library’s Research Services team, providing general research support and teaching information literacy courses and instruction sessions.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Develops and maintains close working relationships with faculty in assigned disciplines, serving as their primary Libraries contact.
  • Provides specialized research consultations and instruction services in areas of liaison responsibility, both in person and using digital media.
  • Supports and contributes to the Libraries’ instruction, and research support services, including virtual reference and instruction of for-credit information literacy courses.
  • Provides general research assistance to all campus and community Library users.
  • Monitors trends in scholarly publishing in areas of liaison responsibility to inform the design of Library services and the development of Library collections.
  • Serves on Library and/or WVU campus committees, task forces, and working groups and engages in service and professional development/research.
  • Broadens representation and belonging through materials and outreach strategies.

Required qualifications:

  • ALA accredited Master’s degree in library and information science or international equivalent graduate degree
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of the role of liaison librarians
  • Demonstrated understanding of information literacy practices

Desired qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in a humanities or related field
  • Experience with instruction in a higher education setting and understanding of evidence-based instruction.

If you feel that you don’t meet these desired qualifications, don’t let a confidence gap stop you from applying. Desired qualifications can sometimes miss the elements that would most strengthen our team; we value a diversity of skills.

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