Reference & Instruction Librarian-Savannah, GA

Armstrong State University, located in Savannah, GA, is seeking an experienced Reference & Instruction Librarian to join our team at Lane Library.  This position provides reference services, teaches information literacy, assists in collection development, and serves as a liaison to academic departments.
Position Summary:
The Reference & Instruction Librarian works collaboratively with colleagues to provide general and specialized reference and instruction services. He/she will participate in activities that support the library’s mission, which may include planning, committee activities, outreach, and other initiatives as they evolve. This is a faculty rank, non-tenure-track position, with appointment at the rank of Instructor or Assistant Professor.
Minimum Qualifications and Training
  • Master’s Degree in Library Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association.
  • Significant work experience in an academic library.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide high quality reference assistance.
  • Experience in developing, presenting, and assessing creative and effective instruction and information literacy.
  • Intermediate level competency with stand office applications, library databases, LibGuides, and presentation software.
  • Strong familiarity with information databases.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills.
  • Flexibility and ability to work collaboratively with diverse colleagues, students, and faculty.
  • Commitment to maintaining a supportive and collegial work environment.
  • Commitment to providing courteous service in a user-centered environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems proactively.
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 20 pounds, push/pull book cart and step/reach/bend as necessary to reach books and journals.
  • Ability to work some nights and weekends
Preferred Qualifications and Training
  • Two (2) or more years of professional reference service in an academic library.
  • Knowledge of and experience in instructional design.
  • Liaison-related experience in a higher education environment.
  • Familiarity with information literacy assessment practices.
  • Experience using social media effectively for outreach to library patrons.

Armstrong State University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative-Action Institution committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected Veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records state. 

For instructions and additional information, please see https://jobs.armstrong.edu/postings/3845 .  Questions should be directed to the search committee chair, Judith Garrison, Head of Reference & Instruction

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