Outreach and Academic Engagement Librarian - Wesleyan University

Posted on February 20, 2018


Reporting to the Research Librarian and Coordinator of Research Services the Outreach and Academic Engagement Librarian will work collaboratively with staff throughout the library as well as within the broader Wesleyan community to demonstrate the value of the library in a liberal arts environment.

This newly defined position will be dedicated to expanding the library’s outreach efforts in order to strengthen relationships across the campus, particularly those with faculty and students.

This position will take the lead in building learner-centered programming and highlighting the role of the library in Wesleyan’s distinct culture.

This position will also play a key role in promoting Wesleyan’s unique collections as well as engaging the research community and other constituencies outside of Wesleyan.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Chair the library’s Communications Team to publicize and promote use of library collections and services

Create and deliver programs that enhance the library’s role in student instruction, faculty scholarship, and staff initiatives

Collaborate with other campus constituencies – like the Center for Pedagogical Innovation, Career Services, to offer mutually beneficial programming

Serve as liaison for the Friends of the Wesleyan Library

Develop promotional materials that effectively communicate the library’s goals, services, and news to a variety of audiences, including editorial responsibility for the library’s newsletter

Partner with the Digital Projects Librarian and others to further develop the online presence of Wesleyan’s unique collections

Conduct library instruction for groups and provide one-on-one research consultations

Provide general reference to students, faculty, staff, and the community

Select materials in liaison subject areas as assigned

Serve on library committees and task forces and campus committees when library representation is appropriate

Maintain current knowledge of trends and changes in academic public services and contributing to the library profession through participation in the work of professional organizations


Minimum Qualifications: Masters in Library and/or Information Science and at least one year related experience in outreach or an equivalent combination of training, education and experience. Demonstrated experience coordinating, leading, and evaluating success of programs and events Facility with social media tools for organizational outreach. Expertise developing promotional materials and programs Knowledge of trends in effective marketing techniques Facility with Adobe Creative Cloud or equivalent Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team-based environment Demonstrated service orientation and creativity within an academic environment Effective communication and presentation skills Ability to work evenings and weekends as required

Preferred: A subject master’s degree, preferably in the humanities or social sciences Experience in academic libraries Experience with graphic design Experience working in library public services, including general face-to-face and online reference work Experience teaching library instruction using information literacy concepts Experience in using Springshare Libguides software


Middletown, CT, Middlesex County


To Apply

Apply at:

As a part of the application process, in addition to your cover letter and resume, please upload or provide a link to examples of the following areas that show cases your ability to promote an organization:

  1. Professional social media outreach
  2. Promotional document

Company Information

Wesleyan University, 45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown, CT 06459, (860) 685-2000

Contact Information

HUMAN RESOURCES 212 College Street Middletown, CT 06459-0418 P:860-685-2100