Research Services Librarian

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Research Services Librarian—Search #67523
Zach S. Henderson Library/Research Services Department

The Department of Research Services in the Zach S. Henderson Library invites applications and nominations for the position of Research Services Librarian. This position is located on the Statesboro campus.

In January 2017, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted to consolidate Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University. The new, 27,000-student university will be named Georgia Southern University with campuses in Savannah, Statesboro, and Hinesville. The expected timeline for the first entering class will be fall 2018. Complete details are available at

Within this setting, the Zach S. Henderson Library's mission is to support the University by providing access to information, collections, and services designed to meet the scholarly needs of the University. In addition, the Library promotes independent lifelong learning, employs a learner-centered service ethic, and ensures a comfortable and secure study environment. The Research Services Librarian plays a pivotal role in the library's mission, working in a collaborative team environment to facilitate discovery and access to library collections, information, and knowledge for the student, researcher and scholar alike.

Position Description. Reporting to the Head of the Research Services Department, this position provides reference, research and instructional assistance to library users, and serves as liaison to academic departments, performing collection development and instructional services. Department services are expected to be delivered to remote students and faculty at the same level of quality and priority as the services are delivered in-house. Henderson Library faculty are expected to function independently, take initiative, set goals and priorities in a dynamic changing environment, work collegially and collaboratively with Library personnel and patrons, and meet the Library's standards for the practice of librarianship, professional service, professional development, and creative activities. The position is a fiscal year (12 month) tenure-track appointment with the rank of assistant professor or associate professor, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:
Earned ALA-accredited master's in Librarianship, or foreign equivalent, by July 1, 2017.
Excellent oral, writing, and interpersonal skills.
Ability to interact effectively with all internal and external constituencies, and to work collegially in a shared governance organization.

Education or experience providing information literacy instruction. Familiarity with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.

Experience with the creation of online learning resources in support of information literacy objectives.

Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.

Minimum of 5 years full-time experience as an academic reference librarian is required for the rank of associate professor along with a strong record of research and service with substantial publications and presentations in professional venues.

Preferred Qualifications:
Demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
Demonstrated teaching experience.
Experience with current issues and best practices in delivering reference, research, instruction, collection development, and liaison services in academic libraries.
Understanding of the humanities or social sciences and their research and scholarly communication patterns that is sufficient for performing effectively as a liaison to academic departments in those disciplines.

Screening of applications begins March 1, 2018, and continues until the position is filled. Position starting date is negotiable. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Leslie M. Haas, Search Chair, Search #67523
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail: [email protected]
More information about the institution is available through or Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.





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Posted: 1/24/2018
Application Due: 8/30/2018
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