Instruction and Research Services Librarian



Location:

Hunt Memorial Library

The Instruction and Research Services Librarian provides leadership in the development and participation of library research, actively participates in the Library’s information literacy program and collaborates with other faculty and university colleagues in the design, delivery, and assessment of our information literacy program for a broad audience of students, faculty and staff.

Responsibilities:

• Participates in all aspects of library instructional services, including, in person, virtual reference, research consultation services, and subject-specific course-related sessions
• Develops and creates of course-specific research guides/resources, online tutorials in service of diverse student needs
• Designs and administers appropriate assessment and usability instruments to assess gaps between users’ needs and expectations and the services provided by the Library
• Participates in the library’s digital literacy initiatives through the creation of online videos and modules, as well as teaching emerging technologies
• Collects, analyzes, and communicates assessment findings to assist the Library in adopting a more data-driven approach to planning, decision-making, and process improvement
• Establishes and nurtures joint educational partnerships between the library and academic departments and student organizations, in an effort to address special populations such as academically at-risk students, international students, and non-traditional students
• Maintains a deep knowledge of current and emerging trends, issues and best practices in academic library outreach, instruction, information literacy and information access
• Actively participates in professional development at both the national and regional level
• Serves on library and university committees, and participates in projects to develop and improve library services
• Shares in library liaison duties including collection development responsibilities, to support curriculum and research needs
• Assists with work study students’ training, supervision, scheduling, and services
• Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Minimum:
• ALA Accredited Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science
• One (1) year full-time professional library experience
• Demonstrable experience collaborating with and assisting faculty and students with their research needs
• Ability to work independently and as a team member
Preferred:
• Two (2) years full-time professional library experience
• Experience working in a college/university setting

Interested persons should send an FVSU employment application, cover letter, resume, copy of official transcript(s), and three (3) professional reference letters to:
Office of Human Resources
Fort Valley State University
1005 State University Drive
Fort Valley, GA 31030

Please note that official transcript(s) and a satisfactory background check will be required prior to employment.

Working Conditions & Physical Effort:

Working conditions
• Required to work in an office setting
• Required to work non-traditional work hours, including evenings and weekends
• Positively communicate and interact with diverse groups of library visitors
Physical requirements
• Perform repetitive tasks; sit for extended periods of time and maintain the normal range of body motion
• Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time
• Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds materials

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