Librarian Assistant Professor

Location
Augusta, Georgia
Posted
Dec 18, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Information

Job ID: 15410

Position # 00010738

Assistant Director of Reference and Education Services, Reese Librarian

Duties

30% Instruction—Provides leadership in the design, maintenance, and assessment of the library instruction program and its services. Manages activities of the Reference and Education Services Department, including supervision and evaluation of personnel; establishment of departmental policies, procedures, and programs; and coordination of collection development activities for reference.

25% Instruction—Participates in information literacy-centered instruction and provides research consultations for students and faculty. Creates instructional tools such as tutorials, learning modules, and research guides to enhance critical thinking skills and information literacy competencies.

10% Instruction—Serves as liaison librarian to one or more academic units. Alerts faculty in liaison areas to library research tools, methods, resources, and services. Encourages the inclusion of the library as an essential component in teaching and learning. Serves as first contact for research queries, including individual consultations, for faculty and students in the liaison area(s). Working with faculty in assigned subject areas, selects electronic and print resources to support the university’s teaching and research mission. Participates and makes recommendations in collection evaluation projects, e.g., weeding/withdrawal of items from the library's collection.

10% Instruction—Acts as the Coordinator of the Federal Depository Library Program for the University Libraries. Interprets and ensures compliance with legal requirements of the program; maintains required records, prepares reports, and keeps current with policies and issues. Assesses holdings, print retention, and online access of the collection. Promotes awareness of government resources and encourages incorporation of relevant resources into instructional activities.

10% Research—Actively engages in professional development by conducting scholarly research relevant to areas of responsibility, contributing to the professional literature based on research results.

15% Service—Actively engages in service to the profession, university, and community, including committee service.

Minimum Requirements  

An American Library Association (ALA)-accredited Master’s degree. Supervisory/management skills. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Ability to work collaboratively in an academic community. Ability to apply instructional design principles and technologies successfully in information literacy efforts. Knowledge of Government Documents and the Federal Depository Library Program, or interest in learning quickly. Five years post-MLIS progressively responsible experience.

Desirable Qualifications

Demonstrated awareness of emerging trends in information literacy and an interest in library research in teaching, curriculum design, or information literacy initiatives. Demonstrated commitment to professional development through scholarly research relevant to areas of responsibility including publications, presentations, and participation and leadership in professional associations. Ability to evaluate and assess instructional programs and teaching. Understanding of learning management systems. Experience serving diverse communities.

How To Apply  

To be considered an applicant for this position your must apply online at http://www.augusta.edu/hr/jobs/faculty.

Please upload your Curriculum Vitae, Research Statement, Professional References, etc., as one document.

Background Check  

All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review.  For specific positions, the final candidate may be subject to a (pre-employment) physical, drug screen, and/or credit check.

The final candidate will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree in the form of an original transcript.  Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.

Equal Employment Opportunity  

Augusta University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. Also, Augusta University is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans. It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.    

 

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