Research and Instruction Librarian, Sarah Lawrence College (Bronxville, NY)

Research and Instruction Librarian

Sarah Lawrence College Library

The Sarah Lawrence College Library invites applications for a Research and Instruction Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Research Services, the candidate must have a strong commitment to public service and act as a highly motivated research support and education professional who enjoys providing both personalized and group library instruction to undergraduate and graduate students in a small academic library.


Working within the Research Services Department, the candidate will participate in the reference and instruction programs we provide for students and faculty. These programs include, but are not limited to: provision of information literacy instruction to classes and groups; provision of in-depth research help during individual research consultations; tailored workshops as needed, creation of research guides and instructional materials utilizing current technologies; provision of general public reference assistance at the Information Desk and participation in our Yonkers community partnership program.


Sarah Lawrence has as one of its goals the recruitment and retention of a racially and culturally diverse administration, staff, and faculty. To that end, every job opening is seen as an opportunity to increase diversity and every effort will be made to expand the applicant pool in accordance with these goals.

Essential Duties Summary


Offer information literacy instruction sessions and provide research assistance to undergraduate and graduate students.

Collaborate on research guides and social media presence.

Collection development as needed.

Participate in rotation at the Information Desk.


Required Qualifications


A bachelor’s and MLIS/MLS (or equivalent).

Demonstrable reference experience, library instruction and/or teaching experience.

Ability to work independently, prioritize, and exercise initiative and sound judgment.

Creativity, flexibility, and the ability to work cooperatively and collegially in a small, team-based, user-centered environment.

Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively, orally, and in writing. Commitment to public service.

Must be detailed-oriented, congenial, patient, reliable and experienced with current instructional tools and technologies.


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