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Ref. & Instruction Libn. at Wright State Univ.

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Posted By: al.milo
Subject: Ref. & Instruction Libn. at Wright State Univ.
Date Posted: 25/Oct/2012 at 4:25pm
The Wright State University Libraries seek an enthusiastic and creative reference and instruction librarian. Full position details are available on the WSU jobs site: Online applications only.

Reference and Instruction Librarian

Job Duties:

Reference service: responds to service requests across many disciplines as well as assigned subject areas; provides point-of-use assistance for students, faculty, and other users; provides in-depth reference and consultation assistance in assigned subject areas; participates in evening and weekend reference rotations; performs literature searches; develops online reference guides for the library’s website including course specific guides; participates fully in reference department planning, operations, and service delivery.

Library instruction: pursues and participates in library instruction for designated subject areas and general education courses; plans and conducts instruction in classroom, small-group, and non-traditional settings, including off-site or online; develops guides and tutorials; promotes course-specific instruction; collaborates with faculty to develop assignments and incorporate new resources into specific classes; participates fully in the Libraries' general first year instruction program.

Liaison to academic departments: communicates with faculty and staff in assigned subject areas regarding library services, resources, and policies; takes requests for new materials and communicates with collection management librarians for possible addition to the collection; attends department meetings; participates in new faculty and staff orientations for academic departments; monitors and participates in departmental or college listservs; attends other relevant departmental activities.

Professional Development and Service: participates in professional and educational activities. These include active participation in national and state organizations and regular use of continuing education opportunities provided by those organizations, and by the Reference and Instruction Department, the university, and the University Libraries.

Participates in the development and the performance of the libraries’ programs, policies, procedures, projects, teams and committees, including other duties as assigned.


A.L.A. accredited M.L.S./M.L.I.S.; strong willingness to promote resources and services to client groups; strong commitment to public service; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to manage time and set priorities; commitment to teamwork; ability to take initiative and produce results; interest in scholarly achievement, professional development and service.

Preferred: Library instruction and/or teaching experience; academic library experience in reference service and library instruction; demonstrated ability to learn new technologies and apply knowledge to the design and delivery of instruction; background in Humanities and/or Social Sciences; additional master’s degree.

Sue Polanka
Head, Reference & Instruction
Wright State University Libraries
President, Academic Library Association of Ohio


Thanks very much.


Bette S. Sydelko, MSLS, MEd, AHIP

Coordinator of Assessment and Outreach

Clinical Medicine Librarian

Wright State University

215 Dunbar Library

3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.

Dayton, OH 45435

Ph: 937-775-3840

Fax: 937-775-2356

Email: bette.sydelko at

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