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Information Literacy & Reference Librarian

Job description

Dacus Library seeks an innovative and engaged reference librarian for a full-time, 12 month, non-tenure track, faculty position to expand and strengthen the library’s information literacy role and its educational impact in a creative manner.  Reporting to the Head of Public Services, the Information Literacy Coordinator is responsible for developing and effectively implementing an information literacy curriculum to meet current and ongoing demands of information access. The coordinator is also responsible for assessment of the program and recommendations for changes arising from the assessments.

Major Duties

  • Coordinates the Library’s instructional and information literacy program.
  • Provides leadership in the evaluation and adoption of new information literacy techniques and instructional methods, including integrating emerging technologies, and online learning platforms.
  • Works with library faculty to deliver the library’s information literacy program.
  • Actively seeks faculty in the university to design and implement pedagogically appropriate instruction that enhances student learning and retention.
  • Teaches at least 25% of the courses in the information literacy program.
  • Creates instructional materials and works with the Outreach Librarian to design and produce online information literacy guides.
  • Responsible for program assessment and recommendations arising from the assessment.
  • Participates in the library's point-of-contact reference service rotation when assigned, including some nights and/or weekends, in person, chat, telephone, or email.
  • Compiles reports as required.
  • Participates in collection development.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Work Environment: This position requires daily contact with students, faculty, and staff on campus. Additionally, the successful candidate will have the ability to work with the outside community, local public schools, other universities, and international schools/ companies/ partners.

About Winthrop University

Founded in 1886 and located in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Winthrop University offers its 6,000-plus undergraduate and graduate students an educational experience that blends liberal arts, professional programs, global awareness, and civic engagement. In its degree-granting Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, and Visual and Performing Arts, Winthrop embraces only those programs and activities that can be delivered at an exemplary level. Winthrop is well known for its inclusive and supportive campus environment, with University College supporting programs in both academic and student affairs. Winthrop University is achieving national stature as a competitive and distinctive co-educational, public, residential, comprehensive, values-oriented institution. The values of service, excellence, diversity, community, and leadership provide the foundation for the University’s continuing development and shape Winthrop’s continuing success. Numerous national accolades reflect the sustained high quality and value of the Winthrop Experience, including the most recent U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Winthrop as one of the top-10 public comprehensive universities in the South. Winthrop is an active member of the Rock Hill community and is recognized as a key component of the region’s economic resurgence. Approximately 20 minutes from Charlotte, North Carolina, Winthrop has direct access to and is engaged in a broad and expansive regional arts and business community. Winthrop’s beautiful campus encompasses a rich architectural blend of neo-Georgian buildings and is included in the National Register of Historic Places. The attractive recreational and research complex area that surrounds Winthrop Lake is home to Winthrop’s 18 Division I men’s and women’s sports.

Winthrop University is committed to providing a safe campus community. Winthrop conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.


ALA accredited Master's Degree in Library or Information Services and six or more months of academic or public library experience.


Twelve or more months working as a reference librarian and/or information literacy coordinator in an academic library.


Required materials:

  • Application letter, evidence of responsibilities and qualifications, 
  • curriculum vitae;
  • Names, titles, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three persons who know the candidate professionally; and
  • Transcript and evidence of highest degree achieved.

All materials should be submitted electronically.  Review of applications will begin in April and will continue until a finalist has been found.




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Posted: 3/19/2018
Application Due: 5/18/2018
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