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Instruction Services & Electronic Resources Librarian - Gordon College - Wenham, MA


The Instruction Services & Electronic Resources Librarian contributes to the welcoming environment in Jenks Library by implementing and executing a variety of instruction services designed to meet the diverse needs of the campus’ students, staff, and faculty. The Jenks Library is often the place where the intersection between Gordon College’s Christian liberal arts tradition of education and its commitment to cultivating the social and spiritual formation of our students intersect. Collaborating with library colleagues, the librarian contributes directly to the culture of academic excellence at Gordon by providing research assistance and information literacy instruction through various learning experiences. Additionally, the librarian further supports the community of learners with their advanced knowledge and curation of electronic resources. Through this combination of roles, the librarian is ideally positioned to support students’ learning of information literacy concepts and most current application of those concepts in electronic resource searching.



  • Define, design, and create user-centered instruction that positions Jenks Library as a vital partner in the academic, social, and spiritual development of our students.
  • Identify, develop, and integrate leading communication tools to enhance students' experience and access to research assistance through various research services.
  • Reviews, negotiates, and maintains the Jenks Library’s electronic resource collection in order to support the curriculum and mission of the College.
  • Build partnerships and collaborate with on and off campus groups to bring services, opportunities, and solutions to Gordon College and our campus body.  

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES includes the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Instruction Services

  1. Provides curriculum-integrated instruction that supports the curriculum and mission of the college and develops instructional content for classroom, online, and individual learning formats.
  2. Provides information literacy instruction for the first-year experience through various learning experiences (e.g. LMS, LibGuides, classroom).
  3. Provides subject-specific instruction, collection development, and research services for students and faculty. Supports and advises faculty on integration of information literacy in their curriculum.
  4. Assists in the preparation of statistical and narrative reports summarizing the library's instruction program, as required.

Electronic Resources

  1. Develops and implements policies and systems for electronic resources of the College, adhering to the guidelines and policies of the Jenks Library and NOBLE.
  2. Maintains close working relationships with content providers, vendors, consortia, and campus.
  3. Supervises and participates in selecting and deselecting serials and electronic resources.
  4. Reviews and negotiates contracts and license agreements for electronic resources.
  5. Provides support to library and end-users as appropriate to resolve electronic resource problems. Manages service tickets for electronic resource-related issues and works to resolve problems.
  6. Troubleshoots and explores solutions for electronic resource management workflows and processes.
  7. Trains and supervises the work of the serials staff and student assistants.
  8. Identifies emerging trends and technologies in electronic resource management that have the potential for new and improved library service.
  9. Prepares and submits, as required, statistical reports summarizing the library’s serials holdings and electronic resource usage.

Additional Responsibilities

  1. Provides research assistance via chat, email, virtual, and in-person.
  2. Serves as library liaison for an academic division of the college.
  3. Participates in a variety of professional development activities, including representing the College at professional library activities of approved associations and institutions, and serving on college committees as assigned.


Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program. An additional advanced degree is preferred.


Full job description and application information are available on the Gordon College Employment website: