About this position
Florida Southern College seeks a service- and technology-oriented librarian to serve as an educator for library resources. The Instructional Services Librarian is responsible for designing, teaching, and promoting the information literacy program within an outcomes assessment and skills-based model. This is a full-time, twelve-month non-tenure track faculty appointment at the rank of Librarian reporting to the Director of the Library. Salary is commensurate with experience and benefits are competitive. Applications received by October 9, 2015 will be given preference and consideration of applicants will continue until the position is filled. The target start date is November 16, 2015.
The Instructional Services Librarian supports the library instruction program at Roux Library. This includes, but is not limited to, developing, conducting, and evaluating library instruction sessions and for-credit courses; creating instructional materials in diverse formats; working as a library liaison to integrate information competencies into the curriculum by developing resource-based learning experiences; and expanding the library instruction program. The librarian also provides point-of-use reference and research consultation service; co-develops the library website and library public relations material; participates in the library’s scheduled public services staff rotation including some evening and weekend hours, serves on faculty committees, and attends faculty meetings and other required functions.
About our ideal candidate
Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program; demonstrated familiarity with current theory and practice in library instruction and assessment; knowledge of electronic and print reference and information resources; experience delivering library instruction; commitment to professional development; outgoing, mature, and confident personality; excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills; and work, fieldwork, or internship experience in an academic library.
Familiarity with curriculum planning and assessment; proven ability to create and sustain a team environment; project management, community outreach, and social media experience; excellence in personal academic achievement; high-caliber work ethic; and flexibility and resourcefulness. Undergraduate studies in natural sciences a plus.
About Florida Southern College
Founded in 1883, Florida Southern College is the oldest private comprehensive college in Florida. The College maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 52 undergraduate programs and distinctive graduate programs in accounting, business administration, education, and nursing. Florida Southern has a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio; is an award-winning national leader in engaged learning; and boasts 28 NCAA Division II national championships. It is ranked the No. 4 Regional College in the South by U.S. News and World Report; named among America’s top colleges by Washington Monthly and Forbes; and included among the very best colleges in the nation in The Princeton Review’s 380 Best Colleges and The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2015. The College is committed to the development of the whole student through vibrant student life programs that prepare graduates to make a positive, consequential effect on society. Nestled by scenic Lake Hollingsworth, the College is conveniently located within an hour’s drive of both Orlando and Tampa. FSC is home to the world’s largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2012. Named one of the nation’s “Ten College Campuses with the Best Architecture” by Architectural Digest and consistently ranked among the top 10 for Most Beautiful Campus by The Princeton Review, Florida Southern is an internationally-recognized place of beauty and academic excellence.