Student Engagement and Outreach Librarian

Penn State University

Penn State Altoona
Campus City:
Altoona, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
University Libraries
Altoona campus


The Pennsylvania State University Libraries invite applications and nominations for the position of Student Engagement and Outreach Librarian at the Robert E. Eiche Library, Penn State Altoona. The campus library seeks a proactive, enthusiastic, and creative individual to engage and collaborate with faculty and students around current and emerging technologies for learning and research. Duties of this position include providing an introduction to the services and resources in both the physical and online library spaces for our first year students; using exhibitions, public programming, social networking, and other innovative techniques to engage the student community; and identifying and promoting the use of emerging technologies throughout the campus community. Other duties include reference services (both virtual and in-person). Some evening and/or weekend work is required. This position will be filled either as a tenure-line or fixed-term faculty librarian position, depending upon the interests and qualifications of the successful candidate. We value diversity of thought, perspective, experience and people, and are actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. We will enthusiastically grow the University Libraries welcoming multicultural environment together. More information on Penn State’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence, can be found by visiting For additional information about the Libraries’ diversity efforts, please visit Requirements: Requires a MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program or an equivalent graduate degree in a related field; at least 1 year post-graduate experience in an academic setting; demonstrated knowledge of academic and library applications; strong knowledge of print and electronic information resources; experience using social media for outreach; a strong commitment to diversity, equity, respect and inclusion, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Environment: Penn State Altoona is located in Altoona, Pennsylvania, one hour from the University Park campus. The region is the largest retail area between Harrisburg and Pittsburgh and offers many cultural, sports, and recreational resources, as well as modest living costs and affordable housing. The 90,000-volume campus library has recently been renovated and serves as a gateway to the resources of the Penn State University Libraries system. The campus offers 21 baccalaureate degree programs and 6 associate degree programs. Penn State Altoona also offers the first two years of study leading to more than 275 majors offered throughout the Penn State system. There are approximately 3,500 students. More details about the Robert E. Eiche Library at Penn State Altoona can be found at Information about the college and surrounding area can be located at Compensation and Benefits: Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include liberal vacation, excellent insurance and health care coverage, state or TIAA retirement options, and educational privileges. In addition, faculty in the Penn State University Libraries are afforded funds for professional development travel annually. Application Instructions: Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted online. To apply, please visit To be considered for the position, interested candidates should upload a letter of application, resume or C.V., and the names and contact information of three professional references (including email addresses). Review of applications will begin October 15 and continue until position is filled. Questions may be addressed to Rob Harris, Faculty Search Coordinator, at

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088