Research Librarian – Nicholls State University – Thibodaux, Louisiana


This Research Librarian position requires independent and collaborative action as a faculty member of Ellender Memorial Library at Nicholls State University. As the library is a service-oriented institution for the university, any candidate must be approachable and communicative while maintaining the professionalism due to a tenure-track librarian.


  • Collection development: selecting books, journals, electronic books, and other materials relevant to the library’s mission and the librarian’s liaison duties.
  • Reference service to patrons such as: students, faculty and staff, retirees, and members of the public. These duties currently comprise 15 hours per week, including one evening shift. Additionally, a successful candidate must be available to work one Sunday per month during the semester.
  • Cooperation with other library departments and personnel in order to provide high levels of patron satisfaction.
  • Bibliographic instruction across a range of disciplines and administration of appropriate assessments to evaluate teaching.
  • Competency in latest technologies. This is not limited to software proficiency but also database updates and modifications.
  • Progress toward tenure. This may be accomplished through writing for peer-reviewed publications and presenting at professional conferences, among other opportunities.
  • Participation in committee work at the library, university, professional, or community level, either as a member or an officer.
  • Additional projects as the Co-Directors assign.


  • Masters degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Preferred requirements: one or more years in the effective provision of research assistance and bibliographic instruction to patrons, including information desk duty and liaison collection development duties.


Additional Information

This is a 12 month, tenure track faculty level position.  The anticipated salary is $40,500.



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