Undergraduate Teaching & Learning Librarian

The University of Georgia
Athens Area

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Undergraduate Teaching & Learning Librarian


Libraries-Research Instruction

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department:

The UGA Libraries advance the University of Georgia’s mission by providing the best possible access to recorded knowledge, actively contributing to the success of students and faculty through teaching and research services provided in physical and virtual environments, exemplifying the University’s strategic priority to serve the people of Georgia and beyond, and upholding the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. A member of the Association of Research Libraries with 75 faculty librarians and archivists, 150 staff and nearly 200 student workers, the UGA Libraries receive more than three million visits per year on average and provide services at nine locations across the Athens campus, among them the Main Library, Miller Learning Center, Science Library, Special Collections Libraries, and Health Sciences Carnegie Library. The UGA Libraries offer nationally distinctive special collections related to Georgia’s history, politics, and public policy, and preserves one of the foremost media collections in public broadcasting. The UGA Libraries provide IT support for GeorgiA LIbrary LEarning Online (GALILEO), Georgia’s statewide virtual library initiative, and is home to the UGA Press and Georgia Review literary journal. Please visit libs.uga.edu for more information.

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Benefits Eligible

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Candidates are encouraged to submit their materials by April 11, 2022, however, the position will remain open until filled. Applicants should attach a 1-2 page letter of interest, complete CV, and the names, titles, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references.

The University of Georgia Libraries wish to emphasize that preferred qualifications are not required and we are committed to helping our future colleagues develop preferred knowledge, skills and abilities. Applicants are encouraged to communicate the ways in which their work meets required or preferred qualifications in ways that may not be obvious.

Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

UGA Statement:

PLEASE NOTE: On December 7, 2021, the federal District Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing the vaccine requirement for
Federal Contractors pending further review. As a result, the requirements of the Executive Order and associated guidance, including the vaccination requirement for covered contractor employees, are currently not in effect.

The University of Georgia is a Federal Contractor as defined by Presidential Executive Order 14042 and subject to the requirement that Federal Contractors must ensure that all covered employees, including those working remotely, are fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. You may be required to show proof of your fully vaccinated status at the time of your start date, or have received a medical or religious exemption from the fully vaccinated requirement at the time of your start date. For more information regarding the Federal Contractor fully vaccinated employment requirement please visit https://coronavirus.uga.edu/executive-order/ or call (706) 542-2222.

Classification Title:

Librarian AC

Faculty Rank:

Open Rank

Contract Type:

Fiscal (12 mo.)

Tenure Status:

Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications:

An ALA-accredited master’s degree in librarianship/information science or foreign equivalent

Position Summary:

The Undergraduate Teaching and Learning Librarian is responsible to the Head of the Research & Instruction Department for providing in-person and virtual reference assistance, library instruction, and one-on-one in-depth consultations in a range of subjects. The librarian creates reusable digital learning objects as well as course-related web pages and other guides. This position assists students, faculty, and staff in making effective use of library and other internet resources, citation management programs, and applications software. This position also provides remote assistance through phone, e-mail, and chat reference.

The Research and Instruction Department currently covers three in-person service points: the Main Library, the Shirley Mathis McBay Science Library, and the Zell B. Miller Learning Center. This position is based in the Main Library, which holds a broad range of materials in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and business. The Main Library is also home to the Map & Government Information Library, the Digital Library of Georgia, and the DigiLab (a digital humanities lab). The Main Library’s Research and Instruction Department is comprised of 10 librarians and 3 student assistants. The librarian will work on special projects geared toward undergraduate success in Miller Learning Center or other relevant locations.

Minimum annual salary for this position begins at $50,000. UGA librarians are non-tenured faculty members. UGA offers an attractive benefits program including a choice of health and retirement plans, dental plan, vision plan, tuition remission, paid relocation, 21 days annual leave, 12 days sick leave, and 12 paid holidays.

Additional Requirements:

Candidates will be considered at the rank of Librarian I, II, III, or IV.

  • To be considered at the level of Librarian II, candidates must have 2 years of professional experience after completion of their master’s degree.
  • To be considered at the level of Librarian III, candidates must have 5 years of professional experience after completion of their master’s degree.
  • To be considered at the level of Librarian IV, candidates must have 10 years of professional experience after completion of their master’s degree.
For more information about the requirements for the Librarian ranks, please see the Guidelines for Librarian/Archivist Faculty Rank and Promotion: https://www.libs.uga.edu/employee-resources/committees/promotion/ranks

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

  • Ability to develop engaging instruction sessions utilizing inclusive strategies to instruct users effectively both individually and in the classroom setting.
  • Enthusiasm for instruction and a commitment to meeting the research, teaching, and learning needs of UGA’s diverse undergraduate population.
  • Familiarity with online tools, web applications and emerging instructional technologies (video capture and editing software, e-learning authoring software, learning management systems, etc.).
  • Knowledge of virtual reference services.
  • Commitment to diversity, inclusion and accessibility in the workplace and particularly with regard to the delivery of information resources.
  • Ability to create and maintain productive, long-term, effective working relationships with faculty, students, and colleagues.
  • Ability to efficiently manage multiple projects and priorities.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

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Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


Prepares faculty and students to make effective use of research resources by teaching sessions for First Year Writing, First Year Odyssey, and other core undergraduate courses as part of the Library’s teaching team. Coordinates instruction and tours for visiting groups such as high school AP/IB classes, summer enrichment programs, and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.Develops asynchronous instructional content such as videos, interactive tutorials, and how-to guides. Manages the Libraries “How to Guides and Tutorials” website content to ensure that guides and tutorials are kept up to date, coordinates departmental use of instructional Springshare products by keeping up with new features, and identifies additional topics for new learning objects.
Works with library colleagues to plan and publicize workshops and programs at the UGA Libraries that support student success; performs outreach to diverse student groups and underrepresented populations; participates in undergraduate outreach and promotion efforts including student orientations and serving on the Libraries Marketing Committee.Promotes use of online and print resources by providing a variety of virtual and in-person reference services to the university community and the general public, including both general and in-depth reference assistance.
Develops and maintains professional skills by participating in continuing education and professional development activities such as conferences, workshops, and committee work; conducts research or writing for publication, and/or engages in other creative and learning activities.
Participates in library-wide communication by reading, responding to, and initiating information transmitted via the Libraries’ listserv and appropriate library-wide or departmental meetings and asking questions, seeking clarification, or initiating discussion on library issues.Maintains flexibility and awareness of changes and needs in the organization by assuming similar duties and responsibilities as assigned.

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The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest and most comprehensive institution of higher education. Founded in 1785, it is the birthplace of public higher education in America.

Today, UGA enrolls more than 40,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 767 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 18 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work, Veterinary Medicine, and the Honors College. It offers 24 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 33 master’s degrees in 144 fields; 8 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 99 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 5.3 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 25 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, making it one of the nation’s top Rhodes producers among public universities. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service for television, podcast/radio, and digital media. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.

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