Job Posting – Science and Data Literacy Liaison Librarian – Carlisle, PA

Science and Data Literacy Liaison Librarian Dickinson College, Carlisle PA

The Waidner-Spahr Library of Dickinson College seeks an outstanding and dynamic Science and Data Literacy Liaison Librarian who is dedicated to excellence in teaching and will help to shape our educational programming.  This librarian will develop and deliver course-integrated information literacy sessions in collaboration with faculty members and assess student learning.  Audiences include first-year college students (via our highly active and award-winning First Year Seminar instruction program), and undergraduate students in the sciences.  The liaison will develop good working relationships with faculty members in assigned departments as well as with the college’s Quantitative Reasoning Center, which supports students in courses with mathematical content.

The Science and Data Literacy Liaison Librarian will develop an in-depth knowledge of the college’s curriculum that will inform classroom teaching.  Candidates should have experience with improving teaching and learning through regular formative and summative assessment.  The liaison also engages in outreach and the marketing of library services. This position involves regular reference duties and occasional evening and weekend work.  This librarian will participate in making some collections decisions for assigned departments.

Librarians at Dickinson College are committed to user-centered service and inclusivity, including teaching and building collections that reflect and support the diversity of the Dickinson curriculum.

The Waidner-Spahr Library team is highly collegial and actively engaged in the life of the college, scholarship, and the library profession at large.  This professional engagement is encouraged and supported.

Dickinson College is dedicated to providing students with individual support and a personalized undergraduate experience. For the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, remote work is possible with this position; however, post-pandemic, information literacy sessions, research consultations, and other library services will be delivered primarily in person.


MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution

At least 2 years of post-graduate experience teaching information literacy

Significant, demonstrable talent for developing and delivering information literacy/research instruction with evidence of using active learning techniques, preferably including first-year undergraduate audiences

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Demonstrated knowledge of outcomes assessment techniques

Demonstrated ability to work well independently as well as in teams


A degree in the sciences (bachelor’s or above)

Experience with instructional technology tools such as Captivate, Screencast-o-Matic, LibApps (specifically LibWizard), and Moodle

Candidates should submit:

Letter of application explaining how your experience matches the qualifications of this position

CV or resume

Sample of a lesson plan for an information literacy session that you developed and delivered

Contact information for 3 references


Dickinson College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body.  We encourage applications from all qualified persons.

Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2021.

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