Virtual Learning and Outreach Reference Librarian

Job description

Clarion University Libraries seeks applicants for a nine-month, full-time, tenure-track Virtual Learning and Outreach Reference Librarian to begin August 2019. Summer work is optional with additional work opportunities available. Position is contingent on the availability of funding.

The position is responsible for the coordination, promotion, and evaluation of the Libraries’ informational and instructional services for all off-Clarion Campus library users. Additional responsibilities include serving as the library liaison with selected academic departments, participating in the library’s information literacy instruction program, providing individualized instruction at the reference desk, serving on Library and University committees, and contributing to the profession through scholarly and creative activity. This position reports to the Dean of Libraries and collaborates with the University Libraries’ Department Chair, Coordinators of Reference and Instruction Services, and the Director of Clarion Online to effectively accomplish departmental goals.

Clarion University, founded in 1867, is a master’s comprehensive public university and part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE).  The University is located in rural northwestern PA, known for its natural beauty and outdoor activities, and is conveniently located off of I-80.  Clarion offers its 5,700+ students over 90 degree programs, including 27 nationally accredited programs, which is the most in the Pennsylvania system.  The University has two campuses – its 128-acre main campus and the Venango campus located in Oil City.  Clarion serves diverse, motivated undergraduate and graduate students who want to learn and grow in a small and supportive environment.  

For further details on this position, including job description and requirements please visit: For fullest consideration candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses your qualifications and experience for the position, and three letters of reference by February 1, 2019.  All applicants must apply online at   Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Applicants must complete a successful on campus interview. Prior to employment the successful candidate will be required to obtain and submit current clearances from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Pennsylvania State Police and the FBI.

It is the policy of Clarion University of Pennsylvania that there shall be equal opportunity in all of its educational programs, services, and benefits, and there shall be no discrimination with regard to a student’s or prospective student’s gender, gender identity, race or color, ethnicity, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, religion or creed, genetic information, affectional or sexual orientation, veteran status, or other classifications that are protected under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and other pertinent state and federal laws and regulations. Direct inquiries to the Title IX Coordinator, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, 103 Carrier Administration Building, [email protected] or phone 814-393-2351, or  the Director of Social Equity, 210 Carrier Administration Building 16214-1232; Email [email protected] or phone 814-393-2109. Inquiries may also be directed to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, Department of Education, 330 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20201.




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Posted: 12/19/2018
Application Due: 2/17/2019
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