Instruction and Outreach Librarian, Binghamton University

By IS Lab August 27, 2021

Binghamton University

The Instruction and Outreach Librarian provides information literacy and instructional services to the university. This position also conducts outreach activities on campus and for the branch libraries. The incumbent works creatively and collaboratively to develop and implement high-quality, user-centered services and resources for a diverse constituency of students, faculty, researchers and the community. This librarian also oversees the Libraries’ Research Help service.

This position reports to the Lead Instruction and Outreach Librarian. As a faculty member, the incumbent plays an active role in the planning and decision-making process through meetings, special projects and programs supporting a user-centered approach to services. Librarians at Binghamton University are members of the faculty and are expected to contribute significantly to the profession as well as perform their specific duties.

Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct introductory-level information literacy instruction.
  • Work with the Lead Instruction and Outreach Librarian to develop the information literacy program, potentially teaching one or more credit-bearing courses.
  • Serve as liaison to the First Year Experience, Educational Opportunity Program, and other campus programs as needed.
  • Working collaboratively with library faculty and staff, create and assess research and instructional tools and resources.
  • Manage all aspects of the Libraries’ reference services, including statistics, scheduling, software applications and promotion.
  • Hire, supervise, train, mentor and evaluate graduate Research Help Assistant(s).
  • Provide reference services.
  • Develop, implement, and promote general instructional workshops.
  • Develop and implement outreach initiatives on campus and for the branch libraries.
  • Participate in a work culture that promotes diversity and anti-racism and actively works to eliminate or mitigate the effects of systemic racism and bias.
  • Maintain current knowledge of best practices in library instruction.
  • Participate in library and university committees.
  • Pursue scholarly growth through participation in professional library organizations, research, presentations, and publication.
  • Other related activities as assigned.

Job Qualifications


  • ALA-accredited master’s degree or equivalent by start date
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment, yet also to work independently
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with people of diverse social identities and backgrounds
  • Initiative, flexibility, and a strong service orientation
  • Ability to meet University Libraries’ promotion and tenure standards in librarianship, research, and service
  • Familiarity of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education


  • Teaching experience, especially in an academic setting
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, initiate, and implement projects and services
  • Aptitude for learning new technologies
  • Knowledge of pedagogical approaches or learning theory
  • Experience working with LibGuides or other content resources

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