Librarian

Employer
Fayetteville State University
Location
Fayetteville, NC

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Position Title::

Librarian

Position Number::

001536

Department::

Library Services

Posting Number::

0401374

SHRA/EHRA::

EHRA (Non-Faculty)

Job Category::

Professional

Hiring Range::

Commensurate with Education and Experience

Minimum salary::

Commensurate with Education and Experience

Maximum salary::

Commensurate with Education and Experience

Overall Position Competency::

Flat Rate

Description of primary duties and responsibilities::

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:
The mission of the Charles Waddell Chesnutt Library is to support the University in its educational, research, and cultural endeavors through careful selection, acquisition, organization, and interpretation of information resources. In addition, the Chesnutt Library assumes its unique role as a significant cultural resource for the community and the region at large.

Primary Purpose of the Position:
The Reference Librarian works collaboratively with the Head of Public Services and other library personnel to implement and develop library reference services, outreach services, library instructions, collection development, and other library initiatives.

Description of Work Continued::

Duties and Responsibilities

•Perform general and in-depth reference and research consultations, which include face-to-face, small groups, telephone, and email to the University Community and academic departments, as well as outside the campus community.
•Provide an engaging, approachable, and service-oriented experience to library patrons at the public services desk.
•Establish and maintain regular outreach and communications. Keeps faculty and students informed about the new resources available in the library collection, helps patrons build their technology proficiency, and participates in the library collection development and instructions.
•Provides programming that promotes students’ acquisition of library research and information literacy skills and faculty integration of information literacy instruction into their courses.
•Contribute to the Library’s ongoing efforts to develop inclusive collections and services that support equitable access for a diverse FSU community.
•Develops library outreach materials to build and foster relationships to promote library services.
•Serves on library and University committees; participates in professional development activities.
•Perform other duties as assigned.
•The work schedule may include evenings and weekends.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements::

MLS degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science program.

Preferred Qualifications::

•Reference experience in an academic library.
•Knowledge of emerging trends in academic libraries.
•Familiarity with academic research resources and tools.

Open Until Filled::

Yes

Additional Information for Applicants:

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified prior to employment. Transcripts should be provided for all earned degrees and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements. Transcript requests are the responsibility of the candidate.

EEO Statement::

This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable), academic verification and credit history check (if applicable).

Fayetteville State University is committed to equality of educational opportunity and employment and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. Moreover, Fayetteville State University values diversity and actively seeks to recruit talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

Veteran's Statement:

Fayetteville State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.

Organization

Working at Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville State University (FSU) is a member of the prestigious University of North Carolina System. Situated in southeastern North Carolina, FSU prides itself in being in one of the most diverse cities in the country and neighbor to one of the nation’s largest military installations – Fort Bragg.

FSU has a rich history that serves as genesis for its current status as a leading institution of higher learning. A year after the Civil War ended, the Phillips School provided primary education to Fayetteville’s black citizens, and the Sumner School provided intermediate education for this population. The two schools were consolidated in 1869 and dedicated in April of that year as the Howard School, in honor of the Freedman’s Bureau chief General O.O. Howard. Seven prominent African-American men pooled $136 to purchase two lots for the first building that housed the Howard School. Robert Harris was named the first principal of the Howard School.

In 1877, the Howard School became not just the first public normal school for African Americans in North Carolina but also the first state-sponsored institution for the education of African-American teachers in the South. It was renamed the State Colored Normal School in Fayetteville that year, Fayetteville State Teachers College in 1939, Fayetteville State College in 1963, and Fayetteville State University in 1969.

While FSU’s roots are as a teacher education institution, it now offers nearly 70 degrees at the baccalaureate, masters and doctoral levels. Many of the programs are accredited by the top agencies. The university’s School of Business and Economics is endorsed by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). AACSB is one of the most prestigious and rigorous accrediting bodies for business programs in higher education. Currently, less than one-third of U.S. business programs and only 15% of the world's business programs have earned AACSB accreditation. Receipt of this distinguished accreditation provides evidence that FSU’s School of Business and Economics has established itself as a leader among business schools. Additionally, the Master of Business Administration program has been cited by U.S. News and World Report and The Princeton Review as one of the best graduate business school programs in the country. The Department of Criminal Justice is accredited by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS). FSU’s criminal justice program is the only such program in North Carolina to hold ACJS certification.

FSU is rapidly becoming a center for research and technology. In spring 2010, the university, in conjunction with the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, cut the ribbon on the Southeastern North Carolina Regional Microanalytical and Imaging Center. The center is home to the electron microprobe, an advanced imaging tool that magnifies objects up to 300,000 times.

FSU is a partner in the community. The institution has formulated a strong relationship with the local municipality and with civic and social organizations in the area. The institution enjoys its partnership with its military neighbors. In the coming years, as a result of Base Realignment
and Closure (BRAC), Fort Bragg will be home to more than 50,000 soldiers and some of the nation’s top military brass. To address their educational needs, FSU has implemented a degree in intelligence studies with plans to offer more academic programs with the military in mind.

Students who come to FSU know they will be learning in a nurturing environment from some of the top scholars in their respective fields. As they matriculate, they know their degrees will prepare them to be 21st century global scholars, change agents, and contributing members of society.

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