University of Charleston

University of Charleston

Posted February 6, 2023

Reference and Instruction Librarian

Schoenbaum Library, University of Charleston


Job Summary:

The Reference and Instruction Librarian has primary responsibility for providing reference, instruction, and research assistance, particularly in the areas of the arts & sciences and business & leadership. He or she will serve as a liaison to these departments. Responsibilities include but are not limited to staffing the Reference Desk. Providing electronic reference, participation on faculty committees, providing administrative backup, participating in library educational programs, and instructing patrons in computer use.

The Reference and Instruction Librarian is responsible for developing instructional tools and services that will assist users to learn both the specifics of selected resources and the information-seeking strategies they will need to succeed as life-long learners.

Librarians at the University of Charleston hold faculty rank, have voting privileges at faculty meetings, and may serve on faculty committees. Participation in faculty activities is expected. This position reports to the Director of Library Services.


Skills and Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association 
  • Excellent reference skills
  • Proficiency in database searching
  • Strong computer skills
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • The ability to function flexibly in a team environment
  • Instructional skills to teach library use, information literacy, and critical thinking skills


Applications will be reviewed as they are received.


Applicants are requested to submit a cover letter addressing qualifications for the position, a current curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references to:

John Adkins
Library Director, Schoenbaum Library
University of Charleston
2300 MacCorkle Ave SE
Charleston, WV 25304

The University of Charleston is an Equal Opportunity Employer