General Librarian – Louisiana State University – Baton Rouge, LA

The Agriculture Support Librarian reports to the Head of RIS for Research and Instruction/Agriculture Librarian Supervisor, and to the Head of Collection Development and Open Access Initiatives for collection development and liaison responsibilities.

Serves as selector and subject specialist liaison for a range of disciplines within the LSU College of Agriculture, the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service, and the Agricultural Research Stations; provides outreach, instruction, and specialized research services to faculty and students in those disciplines; advocates for use of library services and resources; seeks departmental and campus partnerships and collaborations.

Provides general and specialized research services at the Research Desk; may work nights and weekends in rotation.

Develops discipline specific Web pages and other Internet-based materials, such as tutorials and subject, topic, and course guides.

Works with staff of the institutional repository to provide data services and assistance with the IR to faculty and students in assigned subject areas; works with the Scholarly Communications Librarian and the Open Access Initiatives Librarian to develop and implement initiatives related to these issues.

Provides library instruction for general library training sessions; other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
Masters degree from an ALA-accredited program; experience providing reference/research services and library instruction; excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills; ability to work independently and collegially in a demanding and rapidly changing work environment; knowledge of traditional and electronic sources; experience in creating tutorials and subject guides; knowledge of institutional repositories and scholarly communication issues.

Special Requirements:
Desired Qualifications:
Posting Date:

Closing Date:
Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please provide a list of three professional references including name, title, phone number and email address.

A copy of your transcript may be attached to your application; however, original transcripts are required prior to hire. Chosen candidate will need to obtain the required Master’s degree prior to appointment

Additional Position Information:
An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check. Application deadline is April 8, 2015 or until a candidate is selected.

Louisiana State University was founded by the Louisiana General Assembly in 1853. It was founded under the name Louisiana State Seminary of Learning and Military Academy and was located near Pineville, Louisiana. The first session began January 2, 1860. LSU is a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant institution, and is one of only 30 such universities in the nation. LSU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The University includes 9 senior colleges and 4 schools, in addition to specialized centers, divisions, institutes, and offices. Enrollment is more than 28,000 students, including more than 1,600 international students and nearly 5,000 graduate students. LSU has more than 1,100 full-time faculty members and a staff of more than 3,500. LSU Libraries contain more than 3.2 million volumes. The School of the Coast and Environment (formerly CCEER) was designated as the first Coastal Marine Institute by the Minerals Management Service of the U.S. Department of the Interior.

LSU is located in Baton Rouge, the capital of Louisiana, a rapidly growing metropolitan area. South Louisiana is home to great historical traditions from plantation homes along the Mississippi River to food and music from New Orleans to Cajun country. As an institution, LSU is the flagship university in Louisiana and leads the nation in knowledge and research of coastal environments.

Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

BENEFITS: LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; annual and sick leave; 14 paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

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