Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Reference and Instruction Librarian

Olin Library, Rollins College

Rollins College is looking for an enthusiastic and service-oriented Reference and Instruction Librarian whose primary liaison duties will be to support the Science disciplines. This is a tenure track faculty position, and the successful candidate is expected to be appointed as an assistant professor. This is a great opportunity to work in a lively and supportive college with a genuine commitment to a liberal arts education.

Primary responsibilities: The successful candidate will participate in a broad range of user services, including general and specialized reference service in traditional and digital environments, active participation in course related instruction, collection development, and liaison responsibilities with the teaching faculty in the departments of Biology, Mathematics, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, and Physics. The successful candidate will participate in library-wide projects and activities, develop research guides and online tools, serve on library and campus committees, and promote information literacy initiatives.

Qualifications: MLS from an ALA accredited library school or an equivalent degree is required. Preferred qualifications include reference and instruction experience at an academic library, and an educational background or work experience that indicates an ability to partner with and support students and faculty in the science disciplines.

The successful candidate will demonstrate most if not all of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities: Enthusiasm for teaching and experience with information literacy instruction with groups and individuals; Ability to communicate well orally and in writing; ability to interact with the public effectively and courteously; Interest in and understanding of diversity issues; Ability to work in a team environment and independently; An appreciation for the liberal arts and the role of the library in higher education; Skills in the use of a variety of computer software used in the library; demonstrated knowledge and experience with electronic and web-based reference resources; Ability to deal with and lead change in a rapidly developing library environment; and the potential to present, publish, or otherwise contribute to the library profession.

Salary and Benefits: This is a twelve month position. Rollins offers a competitive salary with outstanding benefits featuring health, life and dental insurance, generous paid time off, generous retirement contribution after one year, and full tuition waiver for employees, spouses and children. Rollins was recently ranked 17th best in the Orlando Sentinel's 2008 Top 100 Companies for Working Families.

Rollins is committed to equal opportunity, social justice, and the diversity as a college and as a workplace. We actively seek candidates from under-represented groups to join us in this work. The Rollins College of Arts & Sciences is currently revising its curriculum and including an expanded role for information literacy. For the fourth consecutive year, Rollins ranks as the number one master’s level university in the south, as rated by the U.S. News & World Report. Rollins is an independent liberal arts institution with a total enrollment of 3,600 located in Winter Park, near Orlando FL.

Apply online at Please supply a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references.

Review of applications to begin November 10, and continue until the position is filled.

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