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Student Engagement Librarian - Grace College & Seminary - Winona Lake, IN

JOB SUMMARY

Grace College is a Christ-centered Liberal Arts College informed by pietist and evangelical traditions. Located in the resort community of Winona Lake, near Warsaw, Indiana (36 miles west of Ft. Wayne), Grace College offers 52 academic majors (38 minors). Central to the mission is developing character, sharpening competence, and preparing for service. Our goal in Christian living and teaching is to make Christ preeminent in all things. The programs of the college, as well as its community lifestyle commitment, are designed to encourage serious academic inquiry, a biblical worldview, spiritual understanding, and social conscience, all in the context of God's grace.

The Morgan Library-Learning Center at Grace College and Seminary seeks an energetic, creative Student Engagement Librarian to work alongside a team of dedicated academic support professionals.This individual will be provided the opportunity to develop his or her professional skills in an innovative and collaborative environment. As the coordinator of instruction and outreach, this librarian will be involved with the research and learning support of residential and distance undergraduate and graduate students. Collaborative opportunities extend to the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI) consortium. Additional duties will be assigned based on both the librarian’s skills/gifting and the practical and missional needs of the library. All librarians participate in reference and consultation services, assessment, special projects, campus committees, and team-based decision-making. Expectations include a willingness to continue his or her professional development to meet the 21st century research needs of college students and faculty members.

 
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
 
This individual is expected to provide oversight for connecting Grace students with library-learning center spaces, resources, and services through instruction and creative programming and by strengthening partnerships with campus and other stakeholders. As the coordinator of instruction and outreach, this librarian will be involved with the research and learning support of residential and distance undergraduate and graduate students.
 

EDUCATIONAL/EXPERIENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Master of Library Science degree (MLS/MLIS) from an ALA accredited program.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to plan, manage, and oversee multiple projects, meet deadlines, and prioritize work.
  • Knowledge of current trends in Information Literacy Instruction, including best practices.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in an academic library.
  • Familiarity with course design
     

JOB APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS 

Application Announcement is available at https://www.grace.edu/about/grace-college/employment/current-openings/student-engagement-librarian/ .

Application forms can be found at https://www.grace.edu/about/grace-college/employment/faculty-staff-applications/.

Required application materials are as follows:
1. Faculty Application Form
2. Resume/CV
3. Spiritual Life Reference
4. 2 Professional Reference Letters
5. Statement of Teaching Philosophy at a Christian Liberal Arts Institution