Reference & Instruction Librarian

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Division: MGA
Department: Library
Primary Location: Macon
Position: Staff
Job Type: Full Time
Position Close Date: Until Filled
Description:

Middle Georgia State University is seeking candidates for a Reference & Instruction Librarian. The Reference & Instruction Librarian provides general library assistance and reference service in the Macon Campus Library, as well as shares in the teaching of library instruction classes to students on the Macon Campus. The regular work schedule will include a combination of days and occasional weekends.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Provide general reference services by helping patrons with their informational and research needs at the reference desk, during individual appointments and online

• Design and conduct instructional sessions as part of the library’s information literacy program

• Participate in create of online reference guides (LibGuides)

• Participate in campus outreach activities to promote library resources and services

• Assist in collection development efforts, including print, audiovisual, and online resources

• Serve as liaison with assigned academic departments and participate in promoting library resources and services

• Stay current with evolving information technologies and how they could be employed to advance the library’s mission

• Work weekends on a rotational basis

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution; Knowledge of print and electronic research resources used in academic libraries (preferably GALLILEO); Familiarity with Framework for information Literacy; Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a collegial environment; Ability to manage and prioritize projects; Understanding of trends and technologies in academic libraries; Excellent oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Previous experience in an academic library preferred.

SALARY: Pay Grade 19

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The position will remain posted until filled. For best consideration, please submit your application materials by Wednesday, January 11, 2018.

TO APPLY: Application materials should be emailed as a Microsoft Word or Adobe.pdf attachment to: recruitment@mga.edu with the subject line “Reference Librarian Macon”. Application materials are to include a resume, an MGA Staff application; a letter of interest which includes salary requirements; and three professional references. Paper application materials will not be accepted.

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