Research and Instruction Librarian
Warren Hunting Smith Library
Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs


The Librarian participates in the full range of unit responsibilities, including research desk service and individual research consultation (with some evening and weekend rotation), information literacy instruction, collection development, and liaison functions to academic departments and programs.


  • Provision of research services, with participation in a night and weekend rotation
  • Teaching both general and course-specific information literacy sessions
  • Participation in the development and maintenance of the Library's print and on-line guides
  • Participation in a robust collection development scheme for the reference collection and other assigned subject areas
  • Serve as liaison to a select number of departments and programs
  • May be asked to develop an area of specialization, depending on interests, expertise and unit needs
  • Contributes to the Library's efforts to continuously improve service


M.L.S. from A.L.A. accredited institution; demonstrated knowledge of information resources in all formats; excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability and commitment to work effectively and creatively as part of a team.

Experience in an academic library preferred. Familiarity with Springshare's suite of LibApps a plus. Consideration will be given to candidates who have completed an ACRL Immersion program.


This is a full-time, 12-month, benefits-eligible administrative salaried position. The salary is competitive and is negotiable depending on the strength of qualifications. The benefit package includes but is not limited to: 20 days of vacation each year; 10 paid holidays; medical, dental, and vision insurances; long-term disability coverage; life insurance; and retirement benefits. This position is not all-inclusive, as other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume and the names with contact information of at least three (3) professional references to our application service, Interfolio https://apply.interfolio.com/48600.

If you have any questions about using Interfolio, please send to ferran@hws.edu.


Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to providing a non-discriminatory and harassment-free educational, living and working environment for all members of the HWS community, including students, faculty, staff, volunteers, and visitors. HWS prohibits discrimination and harassment in their programs and activities on the basis of age, color, disability, domestic violence victim status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected under the law. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual assault, and other forms of sexual misconduct including stalking and intimate partner violence, and gender-based harassment that does not involve conduct of a sexual nature.

Founded as Hobart College for men and William Smith College for women, Hobart and William Smith Colleges today are a highly selective residential liberal arts institution with a single administration, faculty and curriculum but separate dean’s offices, student governments, athletic programs and traditions.  The Colleges are located in a small diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.  With an enrollment of approximately 2,000, the Colleges offer 62 different majors and minors from which students choose two areas of concentration, one of which must be an interdisciplinary program.  Creative and extensive programs of international study and public service are also at the core of the Colleges’ mission.



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