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Adjunct Librarian for Cataloging and Instruction - Lenoir-Rhyne University/Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary - Columbia, SC


Lenoir-Rhyne University is a co-educational, private comprehensive liberal arts institution founded in 1891, with its traditional campus located in Hickory, North Carolina, a town of more than 40,000. The university has additional campus centers in Asheville, NC, and Columbia, SC, which includes the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (LTSS). Situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lenoir-Rhyne is less than an hour's drive from Charlotte. The University now offers more than 50 undergraduate and 30 graduate degree programs to more than 2,700 students. Lenoir-Rhyne University seeks to liberate mind and spirit, clarify personal faith, foster physical wholeness, build a sense of community, and promote responsible leadership for service in the world. Affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), Lenoir-Rhyne promotes diverse campuses open to people from all religious backgrounds. Please visit to learn more about the University.


Lenoir-Rhyne University (LR) welcomes nominations and applications for an Adjunct Librarian for Cataloging & Instruction beginning on or before September 2, 2021. The primary purpose of the position is to facilitate the addition of resources to the library collections through acquiring, cataloging, and processing all materials in all formats. This individual must promote excellence in library services through the proactive development and implementation of innovative instruction, development of instructional materials, and participation in reference, collection development and other library service functions. Supports the teaching faculty with the integration of library resources into the curriculum. This position must work effectively with colleagues, staff, and student assistants to advance the mission and vision of the library and the university. They will operate within the guidelines of applicable laws, national library protocols, and university and library policies and procedures. This is an adjunct position of approximately 28 hours per week for 52 weeks per year. 


Minimum requirements for this position include a strong knowledge/background in library science including a master's level degree from an ALA-accredited program and a minimum of two years of experience. Preferred qualifications include knowledge of AACRs and RDA cataloging standards, acquisition procedures, ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education and of general library instruction theory and practice; demonstrated teaching experience and familiarity in a variety of pedagogical techniques; a professional attitude with a customer service-oriented perspective; evidence of a collaborative work style that develops a culture of trust among event stakeholders, including LR colleagues and students across the university; demonstrated success in working with diverse populations; and an appreciation of the history and mission of Lenoir-Rhyne University.


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