Reference & Instruction Librarian
Oglethorpe University

Atlanta, Georgia

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Job DetailsJob Location Oglethorpe University - Atlanta, GAPosition Type Full-Time FacultyEducation Level Master'sJob Category Education Summary/Function:In a collaborative environment, the Reference and Instruction Librarian serves as a twelve-month, non-tenure track, voting faculty member who provides leadership for the librarys delivery of reference and instructional services in support of Oglethorpe Universitys academic programs; is responsible for the continual assessment and development of the librarys electronic presence, including instructional design support; coordinates the selection, licensing, delivery, and troubleshooting of electronic resources; assists with faculty research programs; supports collection development; and provides both processing and reference support of the Universitys archives and special collections. Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates, plans, and implements reference and instruction services
  • Provides reference assistance to members of the Oglethorpe community in a variety of formats
  • Evaluates and strengthens the librarys information literacy program
  • Provides faculty-requested, course-specific, and generalized library instruction on a variety of topics including use of GALILEO, specialized databases, print and electronic resources, and effective research strategies and evaluating resources
  • Collaborates with faculty to develop, design, execute, and assess research assignments and projects to increase student learning
  • Designs and develops research guides using Springshare LibGuides platform
  • Offers orientations to library services to faculty and students
  • Promotes library services and resources to the Oglethorpe community
  • Coordinates the selection, licensing, and delivery of electronic resources
  • Facilitates consistent and timely access to electronic resources by maintaining and updating links, troubleshooting, and providing user support
  • Participates in collection development
  • Participates in interdepartmental library duties and projects, including policy development, library planning and improvement, and assessment
  • Serves on staff and faculty committees
  • Serves as an academic advisor through the COMPASS program
  • Develops primary source instruction using the university archives and special collections
  • Participates and provides support for campus-wide activities such as Scholarship Weekend, Alumni Weekend, and Commencement
  • Teaches for-credit courses, as needed
  • Join and be active in local, state, and national library associations and actively research to publish and present
  • Complete scholarship in a variety of forms
MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited program; experience working in or using reference and instructional services in an academic setting; expertise in the use of electronic resources including evaluation and implementation; ability to create and implement web products; excellent communication and organizational skills; skills in a variety of computer programs, software and web page design. Evening and weekend hours may be required. Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Ability to deal effectively with a diverse student, faculty, and staff population; effective delivery for instruction in and out of classroom settings; ability to work in a team environment; initiate and sustain projects related to the mission of the library; flexibility with duties; represent Oglethorpe University at professional level meetings; interest in professional development and publishing. Work Environment/Physical Demands:The position is in a normal office environment; an alternative work schedule may be required; typically requires sitting at a desk or table and repetitive wrist, hand or finger movement; occasional lifting up to 20 lbs; use of office equipment will also be required.  This job description is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities of and qualifications for this position. The job description is not intended as inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform or of all qualifications that may be required either now or in the future.

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