The Albert S. Cook Library seeks a creative, dynamic, collegial Research & Instruction Librarian with a background in history to serve as the subject specialist and library liaison for the Department of History and related disciplines at Towson University.
This 12-month library faculty position is on the permanent status track. Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library faculty. Salary is competitive; this position is contingent on the availability of funds at the time of the hire. Responsibilities: Teaches information literacy and disciplinary research instruction; collaborates with faculty to design assignments that integrate library resources and information literacy learning outcomes; and creates instructional materials in all formats. In addition, this librarian communicates with the Department of History and related disciplines to promote library services and to develop collections to support curricular and research needs. As a member of the Research & Instruction team, this librarian provides research assistance and consultation services, contributes to the development of new services to meet user needs, and works collaboratively to enrich learning, teaching and scholarship of the Towson University community. Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited institution; Bachelor’s degree in history preferred; master’s degree in history or other discipline offered at Towson desirable. Demonstrated skill in instruction and reference assistance; knowledge of and ability to apply learning theory, pedagogy and instructional technology to information literacy instruction; experience with web authoring tools and emerging technologies. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a collaborative environment. For more details about the position, visit http://cooklibrary.towson.edu/employment/ Towson University ( www.towson.edu ) was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls almost 18,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia. Application Process: Applications received by September 30, 2013 will receive first consideration. Please submit letter of interest, resume, and contact information for at least three professional references. Transcripts will be requested of final candidates. Submit application materials to: Ms. Diane Cascella, email@example.com, Subject: Research and Instruction Librarian - History, Upon submitting your Curriculum Vitae to indicate your interest in this position, please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/odeo/applicantdata.asp to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical purposes only and shall not be used to illegally discriminate for or against anyone.