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Undergraduate Engagement Librarian

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Work type: Faculty - Career
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Library

Department: Library
Rank: Assistant Librarian
Annual Basis: 12 Month

Review of Applications Begins
November 11, 2018; position open until filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please attach the following materials to your online application in PDF format:
1. Resume/CV
2. A Cover Letter that clearly articulates how your knowledge and experiences make you an ideal candidate
3. Three Professional References - one of which must be a current supervisor. Note: References are only called at the final stage of recruitment process and only after prior notification to the finalist.

Department Summary
The Libraries’ Research and Instructional Services (RIS) department designs and implements robust information/digital literacy instruction for library users throughout the University’s curricula, and provides outreach, research consultation, and reference services for UO faculty and students. The RIS department is comprised of 11 subject librarians who staff the Knight Library Research Desk (including chat and email), serve as subject liaisons for the humanities, social sciences, College of Education, School of Journalism and Communication, and the Lundquist College of Business, and manage services related to the Knight Library’s Learning Commons and Government Information and Microforms collections.

Position Summary
Reporting to the Head of Research and Instructional Services, the Undergraduate Engagement Librarian works collaboratively with library and campus partners to build connections and infuse information literacy instruction and library engagement throughout the undergraduate experience. While a member of the RIS department, the Undergraduate Engagement Librarian engages with all UO Libraries faculty and staff across the Eugene campus, in Portland, and the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology. This person works to advance student success and teaching excellence by developing and coordinating initiatives to enhance the quality and quantity of instruction provided by the Libraries.

Minimum Requirements
• Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science/Studies by ALA-accredited program.
• Two years of providing research assistance and instruction in an academic setting.
• Ability to successfully complete a criminal background check.

Professional Competencies
• Knowledge and experience employing instructional design, creating outcomes, and using assessment.
• Knowledge and experience with evidence-based pedagogy and the scholarship of teaching and learning.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• Ability to support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment.

Preferred Qualifications
• Supervisory experience.
• Record of professional scholarship and service.
• Experience with program planning/management.
• Experience with teaching and learning pedagogies.
• Experience working with new information technologies.
• Grant writing experience.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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