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Job Announcement: Campus Engagement Librarian

Drake University’s Cowles Library invites applications for a 12-month, 3-year consecutive term appointment as the Campus Engagement Librarian beginning July 1, 2016. This faculty position with the rank of Assistant Professor has the possibility for reappointment.

As a member of the Public Services Team, the Campus Engagement Librarian will be responsible for coordinating the library’s user engagement efforts in both the online and physical library environments with a primary goal of contributing to Drake students’ academic success. Working collaboratively, the successful candidate will be responsible for the development, implementation and assessment of programming, activities, and projects designed to improve and enhance student success by engagement with librarians and library resources. This position is responsible for enhancing overall campus engagement with the library by developing relationships with the library’s user communities and utilizing information gathered from these relationships to identify and prioritize the users’ needs as they pertain to the library. The Campus Engagement Librarian will serve as library liaison to appropriate Social Science disciplines. This position reports to the Director of Library Instruction and will have reference, instruction, liaison, and collection development responsibilities, including some evenings and weekend hours.

The successful candidate will hold a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program.

Salary is competitive (with a range beginning in the mid-fifties) and dependent on qualifications and experience. For the full job description and to apply, please submit an application letter addressing qualifications, a current vita, and contact information including email addresses of three references to Hire Touch or access this position directly. Follow the instructions to apply and upload requested materials. Questions may be directed to

Review of applications will begin May 20, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

More information about Drake University’s work environment, employee benefits, faculty development opportunities, and the greater Des Moines area can be accessed at

Drake University is an equal-opportunity employer and actively seeks applicants who reflect the diversity of the nation. No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information or veteran status.

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