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Assistant Professor/Reference Librarian for SciencesPosted by: University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Libraries
Posted date: 2014-Mar-18
Location: University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Libraries
The University of Southern Mississippi invites applicants for a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position as assistant professor/librarian for the Sciences in the Reference Services Department of Gulf Coast Library in the University Libraries to begin in June/July 2014.
(1) Assistant Professor/Reference Librarian for Sciences
The Reference Librarian for Sciences is a member of the Reference Department and is responsible for providing general and subject-specific instruction and research services using current technologies and information resources in print and electronic formats, and cultivating partnerships through active liaison work with faculty and students by promoting library services and resources in the following subject areas: Biology, Chemistry, Health Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Geology and Nursing.
Duties and responsibilities:
Serves as primary contact between the Libraries and the College of Science & Technology and College of Nursing with regard to supporting the colleges research and instructional needs
Provides reference and directional assistance to all library users, in-person, by telephone and via electronic communication methods
Provides instruction in the use of research resources through individual research consultations and formal class presentations
Serves as bibliographer for assigned academic departments within the assigned college
Prepares bibliographies, user guides, tutorials and other research resources as needed
Creates and maintains Web content for selected subject areas and throughout the Libraries' website, as assigned
Maintains knowledge and skills related to research resources and their delivery
Provides service to the Libraries, the university, the profession and the community to fulfill the expectations for tenure and promotion
Engages in research and scholarly activity to fulfill the expectations for tenure and promotion
Works evenings, weekends and holidays in rotation with Reference Services Department personnel
Performs other duties as assigned