Colgate University, University Libraries

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Position ID:Colgate-University Libraries-ENGAGEMENTLIBRARIAN [#21890]
Position Title: Outreach & Engagement Librarian
Position Type:Open Rank
Position Location:Hamilton, New York 13346, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Library / Special Collections
Appl Deadline: finished (2022/12/07, finished 2023/12/09, listed until 2023/06/07)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

As part of our strategic cluster hiring initiative, Colgate University Libraries seek a dynamic and goal-oriented Outreach and Engagement Librarian. This is an open-rank library faculty position. This library faculty member will join the Libraries’ Outreach and Engagement team, which engages in inclusive, collaborative, critical, and creative pedagogies to foster information literacy and inspire intellectual curiosity. An MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent is required at the time of hire or by the end of the first year of hire. The successful candidate will be a primary point of contact between the Libraries’ services and the various academic departments and programs in the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences as well as the various interdisciplinary programs at the University. In this role, library instruction and pedagogical collaborations with faculty members and research consultations with students will be the primary responsibilities. Additionally, this position will play a key role in developing library collections in consultation with faculty members, advocating for library services within each academic division, and communicating important library initiatives and updates to academic division directors, department chairs, and program directors. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in the context of pedagogy, curriculum development, and collections expansion. It is also expected that, as library faculty, the successful candidate will engage in University service and sustain a record of professional service and scholarship in the field of Library and Information Science. The Outreach and Engagement Librarian will join a cohort with two additional positions in this cluster hire: a Head of Special Collections and University Archivist; and a Metadata and Cataloging Librarian. A more detailed list of required and preferred qualifications for the Outreach and Engagement Librarian can be found here: We are most interested in finding the best candidate for this position, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply, even if you don’t have all the preferred qualifications.

Please apply for this position to Academic Jobs Line including the following:

1. A cover letter, which should address the following questions: a. Please outline your professional development and scholarly plans and goals, as well as any resources that you will need for pursuing these interests (national or international conferences, collaborators, workshops, etc.) b. How do you envision Colgate University Libraries supporting you in reaching these goals? c. What initiatives or contributions in the area of DEI demonstrate your awareness and sensitivity towards promoting an inclusive work environment?

2. Your most recent C-V

3. Names and email addresses of three references. (The committee will contact those references at a later stage.)

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. If you have any questions about this position, please email the search committee chair and University Librarian Courtney L. Young (

Colgate is a vibrant liberal arts university of 3000 students situated in central New York state. Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at

It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
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