Outreach/Reference Librarian – Kutztown University – Kutztown, PA

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania enrolls approximately 10,000 students in graduate and undergraduate programs. The University is located in the borough of Kutztown in a charming rural setting, and is within 20 minutes driving time of the diverse metropolitan areas Allentown/Bethlehem and Reading, and within 60 minutes of the Philadelphia metropolitan area. The University is very interested in hiring employees who have had extensive experience with diverse populations.

The Rohrbach Library at Kutztown University invites applications for a temporary Outreach/Reference Librarian (a full-time, nine-month faculty position) for the 2015-2016 academic year. The Outreach/Reference Librarian will promote library materials, resources, and services in person and through print, web, and other media and will assist with the maintenance of the Library’s web presence. The librarian will be responsible for reference desk coverage as scheduled, including evenings and weekends. A master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program is required. Also required: demonstrated effective presentation skills; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, students, faculty, staff and general library users; ability to communicate effectively in multiple formats to diverse audiences; proven ability to balance multiple projects and set priorities; web development skills; familiarity with graphic design and graphic design software. Desired: previous academic library experience; previous outreach or public relations experience. A successful interview and presentation on a topic to be determined by the search committee required.

Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, the names and contact information of 3 references, and unofficial transcripts documenting all degrees earned to: Ruth Perkins, Search Committee Chair, Rohrbach Library, Kutztown University, PO Box 730, Kutztown, PA 19530. Applications may also be emailed to: perkins@kutztown.edu. For full consideration, please submit all documents by May 18, 2015.

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and actively solicits applications from women and minority candidates. Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is a member of the State System of Higher Education. All applicants for employment are subject to a criminal background check.

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