REFERENCE & OUTREACH LIBRARIAN
The Simon Schwob Memorial Library at Columbus State University seeks applications for a Reference & Outreach Librarian. This position will be a member of the Information Services Department with duties to include active liaison work with faculty in the Departments of English, Modern & Classical Languages, and Theatre; collection development and maintenance in liaison areas; general and specialized reference services; innovative use of emerging technologies in providing user services; bibliographic instruction (with emphasis on liaison areas); and coordinate outreach and marketing efforts to support library programs and services.
Responsibilities in the Instructor role will include: serving on various library and university committees; teaching library instruction sessions on research and use of library resources to liaison area students; teaching information literacy courses for undergraduate students; and remaining current in discipline by participating in on-campus and off-site conferences, workshops, continuing education, as well as others. Other responsibilities will include providing reference service face-to-face, via telephone, email, and chat to students, faculty, staff, and community members via a variety of information sources; provide collection management related to liaison areas to maintain a current, relevant collection in those fields; build and maintain productive relationships with liaison departments; design and deliver information literacy instruction; and work with colleagues within the library and across campus to provide targeted outreach programs to facilitate faculty, students, and staff use of library collections and services.
The successful candidate must have an earned ALA accredited Master’s degree in Library Science/Studies; reference experience or coursework related to the Humanities; and experience, training, or coursework in outreach programs. The selected candidate must possess familiarity with current academic library outreach initiatives; knowledge of humanities disciplines including English, Modern & Classical Languages, and Theatre; experience or training in the delivery of distance coursework; experience or training providing bibliographic instruction; strong written and oral communication skills; the ability to work independently and in a team environment; strong organizational skills; and the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
Columbus State University provides a creative, deeply personal, and relevant college experience. Serving the Southeast while attracting students from around the world, Columbus State thrives on community partnerships to deliver excellence for students who want to achieve personal and professional success in an increasingly global environment. Just 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, Columbus State University is a proud member of the University System of Georgia, enrolling more than 8,400 students in a wide variety of degree programs, from online degrees to a doctorate in education. Among public regional universities in the South, Columbus State University recently ranked No. 46 in the “Best Colleges” rankings by U.S. News & World Report.
CSU has a nationally recognized track record of partnership and outreach through efforts such as the Cunningham Center for Leadership Development, Coca-Cola Space Science Center, Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, and its own residence in Oxford, England. The University has two primary campus locations in Columbus, Georgia: the original campus on 150 acres in midtown Columbus and a beautiful campus in historic downtown Columbus overlooking the Chattahoochee River. The Columbus region, with more than 350,000 residents, is home to world-class enterprises such as Aflac, Synovus, W.C. Bradley Company, TSYS, and Ft. Benning, the U.S. Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters. For additional information about the University visit our website at www.ColumbusState.edu.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Applications for part-time and full-time faculty positions must include transcripts of all academic work, and official transcripts must be presented prior to campus visit if selected for interview. Applicants must have the ability to meet Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements, in particular a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring. A successful criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment.
Required Documents to Submit with Online Application:
• Unofficial Transcripts
• Cover Letter/Letter of Application
• Curriculum Vitae
• Contact information (names and addresses) of three references
All applications and required documents must be submitted using the Columbus State University’s online employment site.
If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Jones, CSU Libraries, Columbus State University, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, GA 31907-5645.