Instruction and Engagement Librarian/Assistant Professor
We seek a librarian to provide reference and instruction services to our online and on-campus undergraduate and graduate students. The ideal candidate is passionate about student success and will play a key role in creating an optimal experience for users of the TSU Libraries. This position is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position. It reports to the Coordinator of Research and Instructional Services.
The librarian will provide information literacy instruction and coordinate the library’s government depository program. In addition, this position may explore additional interests in developing, delivering, and promoting library services or be asked to perform other duties as assigned.
How to Apply:
The University will only accept applications submitted through the Human Resources link on the University’s website.
- Participate in general reference responsibilities in person, on the phone, through email, and via chat.
- Provide individual/group research consultations and workshops both in-person and online.
- Serve as a liaison to academic divisions or departments, providing collection development, library instruction, and research assistance
- Must have sound knowledge of FDLP guidelines and practices
- Maintains required records, prepares reports required by the Depository Program (GPO, SuDocs); keeps current with policies and issues; assesses holdings, print retention and online access to materials
- Design and develop libguides, video tutorials, and library instructional tutorials.
- Seek opportunities to extend services through embedded work and outreach.
- Understand database interfaces, citation management tools, the Library’s discovery service, and best practices in teaching and learning.
- Library instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels
- Engage faculty to promote library use.
- Provide in-person and online information literacy instruction in the first-year student English courses and library workshops.
- Participate in the development and maintenance of online learning materials
- Assist with assessment of library instruction and research assistance activities
- Demonstrate a commitment to the academic or campus community through the library, campus, or professional service activities
- Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school completed by position start date; however, the candidates graduating in December 2023 are also encouraged to apply
- Must have sound knowledge of FDLP guidelines and practices, including familiarity with government documents bibliographic control practices
- Knowledge of SuDocs classification and of the Library of Congress classification system and copy cataloging in all formats
- Strong commitment to and knowledge of current trends and issues in research assistance, library instruction, and librarianship
- Effective interpersonal skills and oral and written communication skills
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a rapidly changing, multifaceted service environment
- Demonstrated ability to prioritize, manage and complete multiple tasks, sometimes on tight deadlines
- Intellectual curiosity, an ability to learn and adopt technologies quickly, and the capacity to anticipate, prevent, and solve problems
- Commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
- One year of experience in an academic library in any position (student employee, staff, practicum, etc.) OR coursework in government documents.
Who We Are:
Designated as a “high research” institution by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, Tennessee State University strives for excellence in programming, offerings, and community engagement. Nashville, Tennessee is known as “Music City USA,” and the beautiful main campus sits on 500 acres near the Cumberland River in a residential neighborhood just 10 minutes northwest of downtown. Tennessee State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
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