Scholarly Instruction Librarian

Gambier, Ohio
commensurate with experience
Jun 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Kenyon College’s Library and Information Services seeks an innovative, dynamic, and highly collaborative librarian who will enthusiastically deliver library research and instruction services to students, faculty, and the community. The librarian will bring disciplinary resources to inform research and instruction programs and contribute expertise to help develop and support new campus initiatives. The person in this position will collaborate with other library and technology  areas such as Special Collections & Archives and Data Services. As a member of the Research & Instruction department, the Scholarly Instruction Librarian will serve as a liaison to fine arts and social science departments and will provide collection development, research, and instructional support to those departments. The Scholarly Instruction Librarian will teach or co-teach our for-credit information literacy skills course.

A successful candidate will be experienced with individual and group instruction in library use and research tools, promotion and support of innovative applications of information literacy across the campus. They will also provide workshops and instruction for the Kenyon community at large, and the Kenyon Academic Partnership (KAP). We are seeking someone who is committed to the liberal arts education and who will engage and support faculty and students in teaching, learning, and research.



ALA-Accredited Master’s degree in library and information science or equivalent.

Two years relevant experience as a librarian.

Demonstrated strong instructional teaching skills.

Experience providing research assistance in an academic library including research/ reference services.

An understanding and knowledge of current and emerging trends in library instruction.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

A strong public service orientation.

Demonstrated ability to work effectively on teams.

Work schedule will require some evenings and the occasional weekend.



Undergraduate/Graduate degree in history or fine arts (e.g. art history, music)

Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty, special collections, and others in order to advance research and promote integration of primary sources to enrich the curriculum and research.

Experience with online resources, information technologies, and collection management.

Experience with existing and emerging research tools, methodologies, and resources.

Experience using mobile devices, social networking, and other forms of technology to deliver information services to library constituents.


Kenyon College is a nationally prominent, private liberal arts college where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community and close relationships among students and professors.

Compensation and Benefits

Salaries at Kenyon are competitive and commensurate with experience. In addition to an attractive salary, Kenyon offers benefits for employees and their family members. Children of employees are eligible for 100% tuition waivers at Kenyon, and through the Great Lakes Colleges Association, children of employees are eligible for 85% tuition waivers at fifteen other of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges.

We also offer health and dental insurance, TIAA/CREF retirement, and many other benefits, including provisions for a spouse, families, and domestic partners. Details about benefits as well as conditions of employment are described more fully on our website.

Kenyon College is an equal opportunity employer. It is the College's policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law.