Reference and Instruction Librarian

Updated: 8 months ago
Location: Columbia, SOUTH CAROLINA

Posting Summary

Posting Number FAC00132PO18
Classification Title Affilate Librarian
Internal Title Reference and Instruction Librarian
Campus Beaufort 03
College/Division USC Beaufort College/Division Level
Department BFT Libraries
Advertised Salary Range $40,000-$43,365
Location of Vacancy
Part/Full Time Full Time
Hours per week 37.5
Hours per year 1950
Position Category Full-time Equivalent (FTE)
Basis 12 months
Work County Beaufort 07
Tenure Information Non-Tenure-Track
Job Search Category Faculty

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Benefits for FTE Positions

The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers state employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the benefits section on the Applicant Portal.

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

The Reference and Instruction Librarian provides reference services and instruction of various types to students, faculty, staff, and other library users. Reference is done in person, by phone, by email, and by online chat. This librarian’s work directly supports the university’s goal of educating information literate students. This librarian works 37.5 hours a week, primarily afternoons and evenings. Other duties include but are not limited to: provides occasional coverage for circulation services; responsible for closing the library each weekday night and supervising support staff with closing procedures.; keeps statistics and compiles reports; participates in professional service, professional development and scholarship activities.

Essential duties include:
• Designs and teaches library instruction sessions for classes in a variety of disciplines. Works closely with faculty members to ensure that library instruction meets student needs.
• Collaborates with other librarians to assess the effectiveness of library services.
• Creates and maintains LibGuides and other library guides.
• Creates library instruction tutorials for specific programs, classes, or assignments.
• Creates library displays, library newsletters, and other library outreach materials as needed.
• Assists faculty with literature reviews.
• Evaluates and develops print and electronic collections for specific subjects. Other collection development activities include evaluating donations and weeding as needed.

Required Education and Experience

ALA-accredited master’s degree in library and information science. Recent experience in an academic library.

Preferred Qualifications

Recent experience in an academic library.
Recent teaching experience, preferably at the college level.
Recent experience providing reference services.
Recent experience with Blackboard, LibGuides, and WordPress.

Posting Detail Information

Desired Start Date
Job Open Date 08/16/2018
Job Close Date 12/21/2018
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicant

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

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EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, protected veteran status or genetics.

Position Attributes

Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No

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