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Reference & Instruction Librarian – Charleston Southern University – Charleston, SC

Job Summary

The L. Mendel Rivers Library of Charleston Southern University seeks a service oriented, Reference and Instruction Librarian with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024. Reporting to the Head of Reference & Instruction, this position is a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure track faculty member. Charleston Southern seeks candidates who are professing Christians and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. They should support the goals of a strong liberal arts education and be willing to explore with students the integration of faith and learning.

Job Responsibilities

The Reference & Instruction Librarian provides outreach, reference, and instructional services across campus. The Reference & Instruction Librarian will also collaborate with the College of Education to develop instructional materials, assessments, and assignments that align with the university curriculum. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to: Develop working partnerships with faculty and staff, with an emphasis on the College of Education; Outreach to campus, local, and statewide educational communities and associations; Assist with development of the information literacy program; Teach face to face and online instruction sessions; Develop instructional materials in collaboration with faculty; Utilize appropriate instructional technologies; Participate in Reference Desk coverage; Conduct individual research consultations with students and faculty; Assist with collection development; Assist with training and supervision of department student employees; Promote library services across campus; Maintain awareness of best practices and developments in academic librarianship; Participate in service to University through committees as assigned; Participate in service to profession through state, regional, or national activities.

Educational/Experiential Requirements

Earned MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited program. A Master’s level degree or greater in Education may be considered in lieu of MLS or MLIS with relevant experience and a commitment to pursue graduate level coursework in library science. Experience teaching in a higher education, library, or K-12 setting, preferably in both face to face and online environments. Familiarity with school curricula/educational programs, including STEM. Knowledge of current issues and trends in education, academic libraries, and library services. Knowledge of current information literacy standards and practices. Knowledge of multimedia and educational technology tools. Knowledge of best practices in reference and research services, including virtual reference. Experience using library research resources in all formats, physical and electronic. Ability to train and supervise student employees. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Overall proficiency with computers, software, library technology, and electronic resources.

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