Research & Instruction Librarian -- William Woods University -- Fulton, MO

General Description:
The Research & Instruction Librarian provides Information Literacy instruction and research services to students, faculty, and staff, coordinates and updates the library web site, and maintains library e-resources and proxy server.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Research Services
    • Provide research assistance to students and faculty in-person (drop-in and scheduled appointments), over the phone, and via chat, email, and Zoom.
    • Actively engage with faculty, researchers, and students to understand their research and instruction needs, build collaborations, and promote library services
    • Create and maintain research guides and library information on LibGuides platform and serve as lead for LibGuide development and expansion
  • Information Literacy Instruction
    • Teach for-credit Information Literacy course as part of the General Education curriculum
    • Partner with faculty to plan and deliver course-integrated instruction in information literacy and research practices
    • Create digital learning materials, such as online tutorials and research guides, to promote and enhance the use of library resources and services.
    • Prepare annual instruction and reference statistics for reports to the Director of the Library
  • Electronic Resource & Website Management
    • Manage set-up of electronic library resources
    • Manage the library’s electronic resources and authentication platform (EZProxy)
    • Work with database vendors to resolve connectivity and content issues
    • Monitor use of electronic resources, evaluate new products, and recommend resources for addition to or deletion from the library’s collections
    • Prepare monthly database usage statistics for reports to the Director of the Library
    • Coordinate the appearance of and maintain the content of the library’s web site
  • Library Operations
    • Serve as WWU representative to ARTHUR and MOBIUS committees as needed
    • Participate in library policy making and planning
    • Provide backup coverage of the Circulation desk as needed or scheduled
  • Faculty Duties
    • Teach 9 credit hours per year
    • Participates in relevant course or program assessment
    • Academic Advising for Undecided majors
    • Serve on faculty committees
    • Attend faculty meetings and any other events required of faculty, such as commencement
    • Assists in recruitment by meeting with prospective undecided majors during campus visits
    • Engage in professional development


  • Master’s Degree in Librarianship (MLS) from an ALA-accredited program
  • Two years library experience in an academic library


  • Experience providing library research assistance and library instruction services
  • Demonstrated knowledge of online databases and reference resources
  • General knowledge of all operations of an academic library
  • Familiar with integrated library systems


  • Experience with Springshare products, especially LibGuides and LibWizard.
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues and trends in research and information literacy
  • Strong understanding of pedagogy and best practices in information literacy
  • Experience in finding and deploying Open Educational Resources.

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