Coastal Carolina University — Academic Engagement and Outreach Librarian

The Academic Engagement and Outreach Librarian plays a central role in shaping the department’s outreach presence to students, faculty, and the community. The position also contributes to other aspects of departmental work including instruction, research support, and faculty/student engagement.  This is a 12-month faculty position reporting to the Head of Research and Scholarship.

This position will work to create, manage, deliver, and assess innovative programming that enhances the library’s role in student learning, research and engagement. In conjunction with library marketing personnel, the position coordinates outreach and marketing materials for the library’s liaison program. This position serves as liaison to Coastal Carolina co-curricular programs and departments with a focus on engagement including: Campus Life and Engagement, The Center for Global Engagement, and Office of Admissions, and Academic Community Engagement.

Required Qualifications for this position are a Master’s degree in library science or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent degree. Strong analytical, problem solving and organizational skills. Being able to demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to work creatively and effectively in both collaborative and independent settings. Applicant should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to explain complex concepts to a wide range of users in individual and group settings.

Kimbel Library is in the beginning stages of significant change, growth, and opportunity.  We will soon begin construction on a new, state of the art library learning complex that will host a maker space and data visualization and VR labs, quickly followed by a ground-up redesign of our existing library facility with newly re-envisioned study spaces featuring a new space for Archives and Special Collections.  We have recently reorganized our areas of operation and are hiring new positions to support this new concept of the 21st century library and its corresponding service models, workflows, and spaces.

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, minutes from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 46 states and 53 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Science and Education.

Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.

Candidates should submit a letter of application outlining interest in the position and qualifications, a current CV, a list of three references, and transcripts for all graduate work (copies are acceptable at this time) electronically at: http://jobs.coastal.edu. Screening of candidates will begin April 15 and continue until the position is filled.

Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.

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https://jobs.coastal.edu/postings/16225

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