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Reference and Instruction Librarian – Grand Canyon University – AZ

Job Summary

Located in the Valley of Sun in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona, GCU is a regionally accredited, private, nondenominational Christian University.

Do you want to be part of a growing university library with a teaching-focused mission? Do you have a passion for working with students and teaching information literacy and research skills to further enhance academic success, scholarship, and lifelong learning? Grand Canyon University is seeking a Reference & Instruction Librarian to provide personalized, on-demand library assistance to enrich the learning experience and support intellectual inquiry and discovery.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide on-demand individualized reference assistance to students, staff, and faculty in a high-volume customer service environment.
  • Design and delivers group and individual instruction ranging from general information literacy sessions and library orientations to advanced subject-specific class sessions to teach how to find, use, and evaluate information.
  • Develop expected learning outcomes for library instruction sessions that align with professional standards and pedagogical practices.
  • Promote library resources and services to the University community.
  • Participate in activities of professional organizations and keeps abreast of library trends in the professional literature.
  • Maintain awareness of technology and tools used in academic research.
  • Maintain familiarity with scholarly communications for teaching, learning, and research.
  • Work collaboratively in a team environment to share best practices.
  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.

Educational/Experiential Requirements

  • American Library Association accredited Master’s degree in library or information science.
  • Professional experience in an academic library preferred.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Ability to assist others in the use of personal computers.
  • Experience teaching students with diverse backgrounds and varying levels of proficiency

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