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Learning Commons Research and Instruction Librarian

Posted by: University of Georgia Libraries

Posted date: 2017-Jul-26

Location: University of Georgia Libraries

The University of Georgia Libraries seeks a Learning Commons (LC) Research and Instruction Librarian who will be responsible for assisting students, faculty, and staff in making effective use of library resources through virtual and in-person reference assistance, class instruction sessions, and one-on-one consultations. The LC Research and Instruction Librarian provides research assistance in all subjects with a special focus on cultivating and maintaining strong relationships with faculty and students in assigned outreach departments within the College of Public Health. The LC Research and Instruction Librarian also teaches EndNote and develops research guides for faculty members who wish to incorporate library resources into their curriculum. The LC Research and Instruction Librarian reports to the Head of the Research and Instruction Department.

The LC Research and Instruction Department covers three in-person service points: in the Zell B. Miller Learning Center (MLC), the Main Library, and the Science Library. This position is based in the MLC, a learning commons incorporating reference and technology services, 26 general classrooms, 500 individual workstations and a Digital Media Lab. The Department provides remote assistance through chat, e-mail, text, and telephone reference. One evening reference shift per week and 2-4 Sunday shifts per semester are required. The LC Research and Instruction Librarian will also provide reference service at the Science Library to foster regular exchange of ideas within the Department.

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The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.
Job Title Learning Commons Research and Instruction Librarian
Start Date
Library/Institution Name University of Georgia Libraries
Certification Required? No
City Athens
State GA
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Type of Library Job Classification -> Academic
Qualifications ALA-accredited MLIS; Ability to develop instruction sessions and to instruct users effectively both individually and in the classroom setting; Knowledge of virtual reference services; Knowledge of applications in current and emerging instructional technologies and experience creating classroom resources using web-based and multimedia authoring tools; Knowledge of issues associated with working in an information commons context; Bachelors degree in the sciences or demonstrated interest in library research in the health sciences; Effective verbal and written communication skills; Ability to create and maintain productive, long-term, effective working relationships; Demonstrated ability to efficiently manage multiple projects and priorities; Ability to troubleshoot Microsoft Office software applications.
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