REFERENCE AND INSTRUCTION LIBRARIAN
PENN STATE WORTHINGTON SCRANTON
The Pennsylvania State University Libraries invite applicants for the position of Reference and Instruction Librarian at the Penn State Worthington Scranton campus. The campus library seeks a proactive and creative librarian to provide general and specialized reference services. Duties of this position include the provision of reference services (both in person and in a virtual setting); bibliographic instruction; developing research guides and instructional materials; promoting library collections and services to faculty and students; and collection development. This position will be filled either as a tenure-line or fixed-term faculty librarian position, depending upon the interests and qualifications of the successful candidate. Some evening and/or weekend work is required.
Requirements: Requires a MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program (or equivalent); experience with reference and bibliographic instruction in an academic setting; demonstrated knowledge of academic and library social media applications; strong knowledge of print and electronic information resources; demonstrated potential to achieve the requirements for tenure and promotion in the areas of librarianship, research, and service; excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Please visithttp://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/policies/ulhrg07.html to learn more about the University Libraries Promotion and Tenure Guidelines.
Compensation and Rank: Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include liberal vacation, excellent insurance and health care coverage, state or TIAA/CREF retirement options, and educational privileges. In addition, faculty in the University Libraries are afforded funds for professional development travel annually. Faculty may be asked to travel as official representatives of the Libraries to certain events and those trips are reimbursed at full cost within limits established by the University.
Environment: Penn State, a land-grant institution, is a member of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), a consortium of the Big Ten universities plus the University of Chicago. Based on current Association for Research Libraries investment rankings, The Pennsylvania State University Libraries are ranked among the top ten research libraries in North America. A student survey completed in 2010 found overall student satisfaction with the University Libraries to be at the top of its category. Collections exceed 5.8 million volumes and include more than 102,000 current serial subscriptions. The University Libraries are located across 23 campuses throughout Pennsylvania, and serve approximately 6,300 faculty and 46,000 students at University Park, and more than 95,000 students system-wide.
Penn State Worthington Scranton is located just north of Scranton off Interstate 81 in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The campus offers baccalaureate degrees in 9 program areas, 4 associate degrees, and the first 2 years of coursework for over 160 Penn State majors. There are approximately 1200 students, primarily commuters. More details about the Penn State Worthington Scranton campus can be found at http://www.worthingtonscranton.psu.edu.
Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted online at http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/jobs/facjobs/wsrl.html. To be considered for the position, interested candidates should upload a letter of application, resume or C.V., and the names and contact information of three professional references (including email addresses). Review of applications will begin September 8, 2015 and continue until position is filled. Questions may be addressed to Lindsey Harter, Faculty Search Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Employment requires successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.
Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.
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