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Outreach Services Librarian

Furman University
South Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jan 24, 2024

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Outreach Services Librarian

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Job Title:
Outreach Services Librarian

Job Family:
Library Faculty

Full time

Compensation Grade:

Pay Type:

Outreach Services

Job Summary:
The Furman University Libraries is seeking an individual who will be integral to our team in providing outstanding library instruction, collection development, and research assistance within a diverse and inclusive Liberal Arts environment. As a member of Outreach Services, this individual will serve as the library liaison to a variety of academic departments and collaborate with other library faculty and staff to deliver optimal service in the Furman University Libraries. As a member of the library faculty, this individual will also participate in general library and faculty activities, service, and governance.

Job Description:

  • Promotes and conducts course-integrated library instruction sessions and develops assignments in collaboration with faculty members
  • Provides research assistance to students, faculty, staff, and community members, which includes daytime, weekend, and evening research assistance desk shifts
  • Contributes to Libraries' virtual presence through resource and course guide development as well as online research assistance
  • Develops the collection in conjunction with faculty
  • Works with the Outreach Assistant to train library student assistants for service at the research assistance desk
  • Collaborates with Resource Management to evaluate resources, collections, and services by compiling statistics, conducting use studies, and generating reports
  • Serves as library liaison to academic departments; may serve as a library liaison to student groups, campus constituencies, and/or community groups
  • Promotes collections and services; keeps faculty informed of Library activities and policies
  • Assists patrons in using technology
  • Communicates with the Associate Director of Outreach and Access Services regularly to report activities and outcomes
  • As a member of Outreach Services, attends Outreach meetings and participates in creative planning, participation, and assessment of activities, instruction, and programs
  • As a member of the library faculty, attends faculty, staff, and special meetings
  • As a member of the University faculty, attends faculty meetings and serves on University committees; may serve as an academic advisor; may propose and teach courses such as May Experience (MayX)
  • Actively pursues professional development through service on Library and University-wide committees, participation in professional organizations, and review of professional literature
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Possible Additional Responsibilities
  • Hires and schedules student assistants for the research assistance desk
  • Supervises student workers
  • Manages Government Documents Collection

Preferred Qualifications
  • Academic library experience
  • Experience with, or knowledge of, one or more of the following subject areas: Art, Data Analytics, Education, Mathematics, Military Science, Philosophy, and Urban Studies; please note that liaison responsibilities may evolve based on the experience and expertise of the successful candidate
  • Familiarity with accessibility best practices
  • Experience with SpringShare products

Reports to:

Associate Director for Outreach and Access Services

Minimum Qualifications
  • ALA-accredited MLS degree or equivalent degree
  • Library experience, including research assistance and library instruction
  • Knowledge of research resources and emerging technologies
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to outreach and outreach related services

Salary & Benefits

The minimum salary for this position is $55,000.00 annually. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life plans, and a retirement plan (TIAA). Conference and professional development support is a part of this position.

The position will be opened until filled. For full consideration, apply by Monday, February 26.

Application Procedure

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit the following:

1. A cover letter

2. A resume or curriculum vitae

3. The names and contact information of three references

4. A diversity statement of no more than 500 words addressing the applicant's:
  • awareness and understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • experience promoting these values
  • plans to help the Furman University Libraries achieve their vision of becoming a “campus leader in the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion by creating a welcoming environment where every member of the Furman community can connect, discover, and learn.”

Education Requirements:
Masters: Library Science (Required)

Certification Requirements:

Job Posting End Date (if date is blank, posting is open ended):

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Furman is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University aspires to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including gender, race, religion, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background, ideology, world view, and varied abilities. Domestic partners of employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits. jeid-dd90aa09f244c849895491d1d70a7ae6

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