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Outreach and Reference Librarian/Assistant Professor
Title:Outreach and Reference Librarian/Assistant Professor
Department:Division of Learning Resources
Location:Van Ness

Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open to the Public

Position Status: Full-Time, Regular Tenure Track

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: ES0004

Salary Range: 
$42,974.00 - $63,385.42

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: 4200 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington DC, 20008

Brief Description of Duties

Under the overall supervision of the Director of the Learning Resources Division, the incumbent will perform duties relating to the functions of the Access and Information Services Unit. Duties will be equally divided between reference functions and outreach activities and other areas as needed.

The incumbent will collaborate with academic faculty and librarians in teaching and fostering information literacy skills relevant to the university curriculum and in developing students’ competence to access, evaluate, and effectively use electronic and print resources to acquire information.

She/he will also be responsible for planning and executing outreach activities of the library, including programming, marketing and communications, library displays, and social media.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Teach information literacy instructions sessions
  • Perform reference (in-person and virtual) and other related duties, including evening and weekend hours
  • Serve as academic department liaison, coordinating collection development with academic programs and managing related library collection holdings, and performing information literacy instruction for the department, as well as other duties related to the department needs for library resources and services


  • Develop outreach programs to special populations/specific constituencies, such as transfer students, first-time college students, first-generation students, non-traditional students, veterans, alumni, honors programs, and/or community members
  • Conduct outreach activities with faculty, students, and staff to ensure that library users are aware of collections, services, and technologies available to them; publicize library services, resources, and programs
  • Craft and refine library messaging for campus or community communications
  • Create a social media strategic plan and manage social media
  • Work with on and off campus partners for library programming
  • Effectively communicate the library’s goals, services, and news to various campus constituencies, as well as to outside constituencies as appropriate
  • Create physical library displays (in display cases) and work with the Library’s Digital Technology Assistant to design online and print outreach materials
  • Facilitate annual National Library Week essay contest


  • Participates in Washington Research Library Consortium Committees as assigned
  • Keeps current professionally by participating in relevant conferences, peer group meetings, etc. and conducts ongoing professional development activities for colleagues and staff.
  • Serves on departmental, university-wide, or consortium committees and task forces as assigned
  • The incumbent is expected to meet those requirements listed in the Faculty handbook regarding research, scholarly, and creative activities, and university and community service.This is a tenure-track position.

Minimum Job Requirements


  • Master’s degree in Library Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association


  • Experience with outreach to student populations, campus communities, non-academic units, and/or community groups
  • Experience managing social media
  • Teaching experience
  • Strong commitment to customer service

Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by National Education Association (NEA) and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability.  Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act.  In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act.  Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated.  Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference:  Applicants claiming veteran's preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B). This position is also ineligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Residency Preference: The Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, created a system in which provides that any applicant for employment in the Career or Educational Services who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia may claim a residency reference at the time of application. An applicant selected for an appointment based on District residency will be required to submit no less than eight (8) proofs of bona fide District residency. Bona fide District residency must be maintained from the date of appointment to the position for seven (7) consecutive years. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the (7) year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation.  The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia.  The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.

Contact Information:  All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: opportunity/.

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