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Assistant Professor/Reference Librarian for Sciences

Posted 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
Job Title Assistant Professor/Reference Librarian for Sciences
Start Date
Library/Institution Name University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Libraries
Salary
Certification Required? No
City Long Beach
State MS
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Type of Library Job Classification -> Academic
Qualifications Minimum qualifications:
Masters degree in library or information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association is required
An undergraduate degree in one of the core sciences with at least one year of professional experience in an academic library.
Demonstrated experience using online databases and other types of research resources
Demonstrated ability to teach the concepts and skills of information research in both formal and informal settings

Preferred qualifications:
Knowledge of research resources in the sciences
Demonstrated experience providing reference and instruction in an academic library
Experience or interest in developing outreach programs that engage faculty and students with library research resources
Application Instructions To read the full job announcement and to apply for the position, visit http://jobs.usm.edu.


(1) Reference Librarian for Sciences, http://jobs.usm.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54379



Review of applications begins April 4, 2014; however, applications will continue to be accepted until position is filled.

Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive university fulfilling its mission of being a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform lives and communities. The University of Southern Mississippi, which enrolls approximately 17,000 students each year, is the only dual-campus university in Mississippi with campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach. Five additional research sites are located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and in Meridian. Learn more at www.usm.edu.

As Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.
Web Link http:////jobs.usm.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54379
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