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Salisbury University (SU) is seeking a creative, dynamic, and collaborative applicant to join the staff of the SU Libraries as Research/Instructional Services (RIS) Librarian reporting to the Chair of Research/Instructional Services. This is a full-time, permanent status track library faculty position expected to begin July or August 2019 or as soon thereafter as possible. We welcome applications from both new and experienced librarians.
The Salisbury University Libraries comprise the main campus library and the Nabb Center for Delmarva History and Culture. Both are located in the state-of-the art Guerrieri Academic Commons which opened in August 2016. The Libraries also include the Curriculum Resource Center. The SU Libraries are user-oriented with relatively small collections but a dynamic staff with a deep commitment to meeting the information needs of our students and faculty.
Primary Job Duties: Serve as the librarian liaison to several academic departments. The librarian will be responsible for instruction, collection development, and other support for the liaison departments' teaching and research-related information needs. Effective and creative instruction is especially important. Participate in providing face-to-face and electronic reference services, including some evening and weekend hours. Cooperate with other librarians in library-wide instructional activities, such as developing activities for and teaching sessions of freshman English classes. Serve on committees and task forces and be active professionally. RIS Librarians at SU also typically assume primary responsibility for coordinating some area of activity, such as scholarly communications, reference desk, instruction, or social media; what that area will be for this position will be a subject for discussion, and training will be provided, as needed.
Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent degree from a foreign institution at the time of appointment. Demonstrated knowledge of principles and best practices in information literacy instruction. Demonstrated knowledge of reference sources and best practices in reference services and information literacy. Technological fluency, a willingness to stay up to date with library trends, and the ability to be flexible are absolutely essential. Must be committed to contributing to a culturally diverse educational and work environment.
Preferred qualifications: Second graduate degree in a discipline taught at Salisbury University. Reference and instructional experience in an academic or research library. Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills.
Applications received by March 25, 2019, will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment will be contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S.
Applications and supporting documents are accepted only via Salisbury University’s Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website http://www.salisbury.edu/HR/Jobs/ or directly to this position at https://www.salisbury.edu/administration/administration-and-finance-offices/human-resources/careers/index.aspx?id=5529 to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.