#039-18 ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR TO ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (REFERENCE SERVICE AND INSTRUCTION LIBRARIAN)
The University of Guam is looking for an individual who is interested in new challenges and opportunities for professional and personal growth. This position calls for someone who is self-motivated and adaptable, intelligent, possesses a global vision and who is interested in working in a dynamic, multi-cultural institution.
The Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) Memorial Library is the largest library in Micronesia and holds more than fifteen print and media collections. These collections include more than 96,456 print titles, 124,684 print holdings, over 925,693 microfilm/microfiche units, 1,527 print serial titles, 184,844 print serial issues, over 4,946 non-print media items, and over forty units of audiovisual software. The library also has subscriptions to over fifty-eight online journal databases holding over 39,190 unique titles that offer a wide range of full-text, peer-reviewed articles. The 35,000 square foot building offers three audio/visual classrooms, nine conference rooms, a graduate research center, and a computer-equipped literacy classroom. It serves students, faculty, staff, and the general public who utilize the following services: access to online journal databases, internet workstations, conference and study space, information literacy instruction, library tours, audiovisual equipment, assistive technology, interlibrary loan, and graduate assistance. The RFK Library is a unit of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges-accredited University of Guam and proudly extends its support to several of the university’s programs of study, institutional research, and grant funded projects. It also serves as the regional depository for Government Documents. Visit the library at www.uog.edu/library.
CHARACTER OF DUTIES:
The library seeks a dynamic and enthusiastic reference and instruction librarian to join a robust and vigorous information literacy program and provide information services to students, faculty and staff; provide leadership in developing next generation reference services, including assessment of current practices, policies and procedures, and the creative use of appropriate technology; take a leadership role in working with faculty in the development of curriculum for information literacy, including face-to-face and online formats; be responsible for reference services, information literacy, management and collection development of reference resources and library display coordination; procure and develop online resources and services; help improve existing information literacy program that meets the University’s current Student Learning Objectives; coordinate and work with other faculty in team teaching. This individual will serve as a liaison to other colleges, which includes improving library outreach and informational needs assessment for other units. The cooperative nature of the duties specified demand that chosen candidates maintain collegiality and professionalism. All other appropriate duties are as required, and candidates will be working some nights and weekends. The individual will report to the library director.
Minimum: For the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor, the following requirement must be met: Master's degree (Master of Library Science [MLS] or Master’s degree of Library and Information Science [MLIS]) from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited library school. For a MLS/MLIS master's-candidate with exceptional potential, an appointment of Assistant Instructor or Instructor is possible, with full employment and rank contingent upon successful completion of the MLS or MLIS degree within six months of employment.
For all ranks the following requirements must be met: Knowledge of current trends in reference services and information literacy instruction. Experience in information literacy and reference instruction. Proficiency with technology as it relates to information resources and services. Willingness to work with new and emerging technology. Familiarity and knowledge of electronic scholarly databases. Able to work in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic institution and learning environment. Strong interpersonal communication and public service skills. Knowledge and application of learning styles and teaching methods. Ability to meet academic promotion and tenure requirements. Must be willing to teach online.
Preferred: Recent academic instruction and reference experience. Experience in providing research support to faculty and graduate degree programs. Experience in providing instruction with e-Learning platforms (Moodle, Blackboard, etc.) and library systems/computers. Experience in the procurement, development, and curation of online resources. Experience the development of online services. Ability to interact with students, faculty and staff in a courteous, professional, and collegial manner. Experience in researching and writing grants to promote the library and the university.
Applicants for University of Guam faculty positions must complete an online job application through the UOG’s online employment portal at https://uog.peopleadmin.com. Please have the following documents prepared and ready to upload with your application:
(1) Letter of Intent, stating interest
(2) Up-to-date curriculum vitae or resume
(3) Copies of all graduate and undergraduate transcripts
Applicants who are short-listed for an interview will be required to provide a short (approximately 5 minutes) video clip of their lecture or presentation.
Special Instructions for References: Three (3) current letters of recommendation from persons knowledgeable about your academic and professional performance must be provided by providing a list of at least three (3) references to be contacted on the References section of the online application. Enter each reference by clicking on the “Add References Entry” button. Provide the name, title, email address, mailing address, and telephone number of each reference. A system automated email will be sent to each reference’s email address with a link to attach their reference letter to your application.
Selected candidate must provide official transcripts prior to hire date. For further information, please contact Mr. Jefrey Leonor Libao, Chair, Reference Service and Instruction Librarian Search Committee at [email protected] or the Human Resources Office at [email protected], telephone number, (671) 735-2350 or fax number at (671) 734-6005.
Police and Court Clearance: Pursuant to Public Law No. 28-24 and Executive Order 2005-34, applicants selected for a position are required to provide original police and court (Superior Court of Guam) clearances of no more than three (3) months old prior to commencement of employment. Off-island applicants must obtain clearances from their place of residence. Applicants are responsible for fees associated with obtaining the clearances.