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Sep 13 / Allia McCoy

Cool Job of the Month – Business/Instructional Librarian at Salisbury University Libraries  

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The Salisbury University Libraries are accepting applications for the position of Business/Instructional Librarian reporting to the Chair of Research/Instructional Services.  This is a full-time, permanent status track library faculty position expected to begin January 15, 2019 or as soon thereafter as possible.

The Salisbury University Libraries comprise the main campus library and the Nabb Center for Delmarva History and Culture.  Both are located in the state-of-the art Guerrieri Academic Commons which opened in August 2016.  The Libraries also include the Curriculum Resource Center. The SU Libraries are user-oriented with relatively small collections but a dynamic staff with a deep commitment to meeting the information needs of our students and faculty.  We seek a creative, dynamic, and collaborative applicant to join the staff.

Primary Job Duties: Serve as the librarian liaison to several academic departments in the Perdue School of Business.  The librarian will be responsible for instruction, collection development, and other support for the liaison departments’ teaching and research-related information needs.  Creative and effective instruction is especially important.  Participate in providing face-to-face and electronic reference services, including some evening and weekend hours.  Cooperate with other librarians in library-wide instructional activities, such as developing activities for and teaching sessions of freshman English classes.  Serve on committees and task forces and be active professionally.

Minimum Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent degree from a foreign institution by start date.  Related experience working in academic or research libraries.  Demonstrated knowledge of principles and best practices in information literacy instruction.  Demonstrated knowledge of business reference sources and best practices in reference services and information literacy.  The ability to be flexible is absolutely essential.  Must be committed to contributing to a culturally diverse educational and work environment.

Preferred Qualifications: Undergraduate or graduate degree in business.  Reference and library instruction experience specifically in business.  Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills.

Applications received by October 5, 2018 will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment will be contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S.

Applications and supporting documents are accepted only via Salisbury University’s Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website http://www.salisbury.edu/HR/Jobs/ to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.

To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit the following in order for your application to be complete: 1) a letter of interest; 2) curriculum vitae; and, 3) the names and phone numbers of at least three professional references. If you have any questions about the position, please contact the search chair, Susan Brazer, atsebrazer@salisbury.edu.  Please do not send any documents via email.

This position is based in Salisbury, Maryland.  Salisbury University is a member of the University System of Maryland.  It is a regionally accredited four-year comprehensive institution offering 58 distinct graduate and undergraduate programs. Founded in 1925, Salisbury University features a beautiful campus close to ocean beaches and the Chesapeake Bay and 2-3 hours from the metropolitan areas of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Norfolk.  SU is consistently ranked among the nation’s top colleges and ‘best values’ by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and other publications.  SU has 416 full-time faculty members serving a student population of approximately 8700.

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