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UPDATED** Instruction Librarian - Union University - Jackson TN

JOB SUMMARY

The Instruction Librarian collaborates with teaching faculty to provide instructional services to students. This individual also provides research support to students and faculty as well as assists the Technical Services Librarian with Special Projects in Serials. This is a 12-month professional staff position.
Reports to:      Director for Library Services

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaboratively participates in the planning, development and provision of instruction and reference services
  • Initiates information sharing and outreach services with faculty to enhance their classroom instruction and professional research
  • Develops collaborative relationships with faculty to enhance student learning and professional scholarship
  • Provides targeted instruction on library resources to students in the classroom
  • Serves as an embedded librarian for online courses
  • Assists with coverage of the Research Desk as scheduled and serves as a Research Coach
  • Collaborates with the Technical Services Librarian on special projects that assist in the effective maintenance of serials and electronic resources

Other Job Duties

  • Works a flexible schedule that may include evening and/or weekend hours
  • Keeps current in trends and developments in relevant areas of librarianship
  • Assists with the development and evaluation of the reference collection and electronic resources
  • Serves on University committees and task teams as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned

EDUCATIONAL /EXPERIENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with an ALA-accredited master’s degree in library and/or information science is required. Demonstrated professionalism, public speaking skills, and comfort with presentation technology as well as excellent communication and customer service skills are also required. 
  • Preference will be given to candidates with at least one year of academic library experience. Also desired are candidates that have a demonstrated ability to create online resources, such as LibGuides and tutorials, and those that take initiative and carry out projects to completion. 
  • Successful candidates must be professing Christians who are active members of a local church, enthusiastically support Union University’s Identity, Mission and Core Values, and articulate a Christian worldview in their work and life.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of: theories, principles, and objectives of library science; current trends and developments in the library field; working knowledge of best practices in assessment and instruction.

Skills in: human relations and communication; basic office and library technology; gathering data and preparing reports; customer service and instructional effectiveness.

Ability to: communicate verbally and in writing; effectively teach library resources and research strategies; collaborate and cooperatively work with a team of librarians and support staff members.

Physical Requirements

The work performed by this position is of a general office/administrative nature.  It requires the ability to operate a computer, and communicate on the telephone and in writing.  Work performed does require some walking on campus, extended periods of time sitting, and some daily instances of bending, stooping, and carrying items up to 25 pounds.

JOB APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Preference will be given to candidates with background or experience in a science-related field or with serials and electronic resources and academic library experience which includes instruction, reference and/or outreach duties. Also desired are candidates that have a demonstrated ability to create online resources, such as LibGuides and tutorials, and those that take initiative and carry out projects to completion.


Successful candidates must be professing Christians who are active members of a local church, enthusiastically support Union University’s Identity, Mission and Core Values, and articulate a Christian worldview in their work and life.


Interested applicants should visit http://www.uu.edu/humanresources/ and complete the application process.