Reference & Instruction Librarian
Job Description Summary
The Georgia Highlands College Libraries seek a highly-motivated Reference and Instruction Librarian with strong interpersonal and teaching skills and a demonstrated commitment to superior customer service. The successful candidate will participate as an integral member of the library team across all GHC locations, with a focus at the Floyd Campus Library in Rome, GA. The position is a full-time 12 month non-tenure track faculty appointment.
Georgia Highlands is a growing and progressive institution with opportunities for the individual selected to grow with us. With a focus on employee wellness and development, the culture is warm and embracing, while the work is fast paced and challenging. Regular fulltime staff, administrators, and faculty enjoy the abundant array of University System health, retirement, and other benefits which includes tuition assistance after six months of employment. Additionally, GHC is a qualifying employer under the Department of Education Public Service Loan Forgiveness program (PSLF). This program provides student loan repayment and forgiveness for qualifying loans for eligible full-time employees. See https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service for more information.
This is an excellent opportunity to impact the lives of literally thousands of students and their families.
The candidate must have: an ALA Accredited Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science; exceptional teaching skills with a focus on information literacy; strong web page creation skills; knowledge of integrated library automation systems; familiarity with electronic information resources; and a demonstrated commitment to providing exceptional customer service to students, faculty, and staff.
The successful candidate will: provide reference and instruction services in-person and online; create web-based assignment and research guides; develop collaborative ongoing relationships with faculty, students and staff to support teaching, learning and research; assist in collection development; and provide circulation services, including facilitating GIL Express and inter-library loan transactions. This position primarily serves the Floyd Campus of Georgia Highlands College, located in Rome, GA, and may provide as-needed services to other Georgia Highlands College locations.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of reference and instruction in an academic library; ability to teach effective library instruction classes in an academic setting; strong webpage design and web development skills; current working knowledge of print and online reference sources used in academic libraries; demonstrate familiarity with search strategies for electronic information resources in proprietary databases and general internet searching.