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Historical Collections and Instruction Librarian

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Iowa Wesleyan University Expired
Mount Pleasant, Iowa, USA

Iowa Wesleyan University is seeking a candidate to fill the position of Historical Collections and Instruction Librarian.  This is a full-time, exempt, staff, on-tenure track position to serve as an administrator of the Iowa Wesleyan Historical Collections, including the Newsom Archives and Chadwick Library Special Collections; work cooperatively with faculty, staff, and administration to utilize archival materials in coursework, displays, presentations, or other means of promoting items within the collection; maintain and manage digital collections made available via the library’s website; serve as campus historian and liaison to all divisions; provide information literacy instruction and fulfill other duties as assigned; work specified hours providing service at the library’s information desk including some evenings and weekends; maintain and document annual professional development and scholarly activities appropriate for this position.


  • Develop relationships with faculty to promote the use of Historical Collections ephemera in coursework
  • Offer Historical Collections programming, including class presentations, community speaking engagements, and various other forms of outreach, to the Iowa Wesleyan and Mount Pleasant communities
  • Troubleshoot access and technical issues with archive equipment, including BookEye Scanner and microfilm/microfiche readers
  • Deliver one-shot and integrated information literacy sessions
  • Track and report on Historical Collections usage data for university annual reports as well as annual reporting to IPEDS, ACRL and consortia
  • Work with the Office of Advancement & Alumni to create promotional materials using archival ephemera
  • Answer archival questions and requests from interested parties, both internal and external
  • Submit papers for publication on the history of Iowa Wesleyan, Mount Pleasant, the State of Iowa, or the greater Midwest region
  • Maintain awareness of trends and on-going developments in areas related to the entire life cycle of e-resources
  • Ability to create and maintain detailed, accurate documentation for electronic resources and communicates this with the library team

  • American Library Association-accredited master’s degree in Library Science
  • History degree, or equivalent
  • Familiarity with library specific information systems and technologies, such as integrated library systems, and content management systems
  • Commitment and demonstrated ability to cooperate in a team environment and maintain effective and respectful working relationships with all campus personnel
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as a strong service orientation
  • Demonstrated commitment to public service, diversity, and inclusion
  • Ability to work evening and weekends on a rotating schedule.

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Employer: Iowa Wesleyan University (@IowaWesleyan)
Location: Mount Pleasant, Iowa, USA
Posted Date: 02/12/2021
Expiry Date: 10/01/2022
Type: Full-Time
Categories: Librarian / Information Professional / Archivist
Ref: DN-JB-629
Added by: DAM News Administrator
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