Kalamazoo College Library seeks a dynamic and innovative Reference and Instruction Librarian to provide instructional and research assistance to the faculty, students, and staff of Kalamazoo College. The Reference and Instruction Librarian participates in appropriate faculty and professional activities including serving on college and departmental committees. This is a full-time, twelve-month administrative staff/non-teaching faculty appointment. Early career librarians are encouraged to apply.


Required Qualifications: ALA-accredited MLS; demonstrated commitment to public services; familiarity with current reference resources; knowledge of information literacy practices and principles; excellent interpersonal communication, presentation, and organization skills; ability to develop research guides and appropriate pedagogical materials in order to effectively deliver instruction; demonstrated ability to learn new technologies and apply skills quickly; adept at handling multiple responsibilities; strong project management, analytical, and problem-solving skills; strong customer service orientation and ability; willingness to work effectively in a collaborative team environment; sense of humor and collegial approach to innovation and problem solving.


Physical requirements of the position include ability to work in a library/office environment with extensive use of computer and telephone; ability to lift and carry up to ten pounds; ability to read and write, and able to handle and process both paper and electronic documents; ability to move between and within campus buildings.


Preferred: Experience in library instruction; familiarity with web CMS, Photoshop, HTML, and CSS; academic library experience; familiarity with current practices for copyright compliance; knowledge of cataloging principles and practices; familiarity with Innovative Interfaces systems (III) or Ex Libris.

About Kalamazoo College: Kalamazoo College is a nationally known residential liberal arts college of approximately 1450 students offering an integrated undergraduate experience that weaves a traditional liberal arts curriculum into education experiences in both domestic and international settings. The campus is located midway between Chicago and Detroit in Kalamazoo, Michigan, a metropolitan community of 225,000 which supports several college and university campuses along with numerous civic arts and cultural associations.  Thirty-five miles from Lake Michigan, the area offers many opportunities for outdoor activities. More information on the College can be found at www.kzoo.edu.  Kalamazoo College is building a diverse academic community and welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of historically underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the College’s learning environment.  Kalamazoo College is an EEO employer.

Application Procedure:  Please submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references through Kalamazoo College Human Resources at https://reason.kzoo.edu/hr/.  Application review will begin September 1, 2017 and will continue until filled. 


For more information about Kalamazoo College see http://www.kzoo.edu/.  Successful candidates must be able to pass a background check.   

Posted Date: 
08/01/2017 to 09/01/2017