Teaching and Learning Librarian – Clark University

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Founded in 1887, Clark was one of the first all-graduate institutions in the United States. Today the University is a highly-ranked, student-centered institution educating approximately 2,350 undergraduate and 1,150 graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. This commitment to scholarship and inquiry reflects the University’s commitment to “challenge convention and change our world” and to address issues of critical importance to society. It is also reflected by Clark’s many national and international distinctions, including recognition for its diversity and inclusion efforts, innovation, community engagement and impact, as a top green campus, and for having a distinguished geography and international development program. Clark has also been included in the groundbreaking Colleges that Change Lives guide since it was first published in 1996.

Clark is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a dynamic, diverse city “on the rise.” The second largest city in New England, Worcester is home to 11 institutions of higher learning and is increasingly recognized for its growing healthcare and biotechnology communities, its thriving cultural scene, and as a vibrant food hub.

Job Description:

Reporting to the Head of Instruction, Research, and Access, the Teaching and Learning Librarian has responsibility for overseeing all aspects of the library’s instruction programs for undergraduate and graduate students, and serves as the primary instruction librarian for Goddard Library. The incumbent will support development of goals for library instruction and outcomes assessment, lead projects to develop and iterate online library tutorials, and coordinate new student orientation programming for the library. They will collaborate with faculty across disciplines to support information literacy instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels. They will maintain up to date knowledge of effective and innovative instructional methods, and collaboration with faculty and staff to support the educational mission of the university.

  • Coordinates all aspects of library instruction for Goddard Library.
  • Collaborates with the Head of Instruction, Research, and Access to determine and implement information and digital literacies learning outcomes and assessment methods.
  • Coordinates and serves as a mentor to other librarians who participate in the library’s instruction programs.
  • Uses appropriate technology and tools to iterate or create innovative online synchronous and asynchronous library instruction opportunities appropriate for the Clark community
  • Gathers and analyzes data related to library instruction, completes annual reporting, and evaluates instruction based on data and feedback from Clark students and faculty.
  • Participates in research services delivery online and in person for Clark students and faculty and other members of the broader community.
  • Participates in library committees as appropriate.
  • Contributes to library and campus-wide projects, as appropriate.
  • Supports projects completed by the Instruction, Research, and Access department and contributes to departmental and library-wide goals
  • Contributes to the profession through voluntary service, publication, presentation, and/or membership in professional organizations.
  • Maintains up-to-date professional knowledge and skills in areas related to primary job assignment as well as maintaining general knowledge of current trends in higher education, academic libraries, and information and educational technology.


  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in library and information science or its international equivalent, or master’s degree in a relevant field
  • Two years of experience working in an academic library
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Outstanding communications skills and the ability to engage with a diverse range of faculty, students, and other library users.
  • Understanding of standards, frameworks, and learning theories related to library literacies and information literacies
  • Demonstrated proficiency with personal computing software, web technologies, office applications, and productivity tools
  • Flexibility and curiosity in exploring new technologies and trends as they relate to academic libraries
  • Enthusiasm for learning new skills and keeping up with trends in academic libraries

Prior experience working with and contributing to a diverse workplace with the ability to interact effectively with a broad range of constituents on campus

Additional Information:

As of June 1, 2023 Clark University no longer requires employees or students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. However, Clark urges all community members to follow CDC guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination, which recommend that everyone stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines including booster doses. This is important for your own personal health as well as the health of our community.

Clark University embraces equal opportunity as a core value: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.

Clark University offers a generous benefit package for full and, if applicable, part-time employees that include; paid time off, generous retirement plan, group health and dental insurance, life insurance, and tuition, along with use of many campus amenities. For a complete list of benefits for eligible employees visit here.

Application Instructions:

To be considered for this position, you must submit your credentials online. Create a Clark University Careers Account by clicking on the APPLY NOW button below. You will be able to upload the following documents, which are required for consideration:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter

See the FAQ for using our online system. Please contact us if you need assistance applying through this website.

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Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.

A successful background check is required upon acceptance.

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تصنيف الوظيفةEnseignement et recherche scientifique

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