Research/Instructional Services Librarian
Salisbury University is seeking a creative, dynamic, and
collaborative applicant to join the staff of the SU Libraries as a
Research/Instructional Services Librarian reporting to the Chair of
Research/Instructional Services. This is a full-time,
12-month permanent status track library faculty position expected
to begin in summer 2022 or as soon thereafter as possible.
The Salisbury University Libraries were ranked in the top 20
college libraries nationwide in 2021 by The Princeton
Review. The Libraries comprise the main campus library and the
Nabb Center for Delmarva History and Culture, both of which are
located in the state-of-the art Guerrieri Academic Commons, and the
Curriculum Resource Center, located in the Seidel School of
Education’s building. The SU Libraries are user-oriented with
relatively small collections but a dynamic staff with a deep
commitment to meeting the information needs of our students and
faculty. We are committed to providing services, collections, and
programs that promote affirmation, respect, inclusion, and
Primary Job Duties: Serve as the librarian
liaison to academic departments in the Perdue School of
Business. The librarian will be responsible for instruction,
collection development, and other support for the liaison
departments' teaching and research-related information needs,
including supporting the new general education requirements.
Creative and effective instruction is especially important.
Participate in providing face-to-face and electronic reference
services, including some evening and weekend hours. Cooperate with
other librarians in library-wide instructional activities, such as
developing activities for and teaching sessions of freshman English
classes. Serve on committees and task forces and be active
professionally. RIS Librarians at SU also typically assume primary
responsibility for coordinating some area of activity, such as
scholarly communications, reference desk, instruction, or social
media; what that area will be for this position will be a subject
for discussion, and training will be provided, as needed.
Contribute to the Libraries’ diversity, equity, and inclusion
Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree from an
ALA-accredited institution or equivalent degree from a foreign
institution by start date. Demonstrated knowledge of principles and
best practices in information literacy instruction. Demonstrated
knowledge of business reference sources and best practices in
reference service. Technological fluency, a willingness to
stay up to date with library trends, and the ability to be flexible
are absolutely essential. Must be committed to contributing to a
culturally diverse educational and work environment.
Preferred qualifications: Undergraduate or
graduate degree in business or substantial coursework in business
or experience as a business librarian. Reference and instructional
experience in an academic or research library. Excellent
interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills.
Applications received by May 31, 2022, will
receive first consideration. The position will remain open until
filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with
qualifications and experience. Appointment will be contingent
upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S.
Applications and supporting documents are accepted only via
Salisbury University’s Online Employment Application System. Please
visit our website http://www.salisbury.edu/HR/Jobs/
to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application
System for more information and instructions.
To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit
the following in order for your application to be complete: 1) a
letter of interest; 2) curriculum vitae; and, 3) the names and
phone numbers of at least three professional references. If you
have any questions about the position, please contact the search
chair, Tina Plottel, at TAPLOTTEL@salisbury.edu.
These positions are based in Salisbury, MD, an area with a
culturally diverse population with rich cultural experiences.
Salisbury University, a member of the University System of
Maryland, is a regionally accredited four-year comprehensive
institution offering 60 distinct graduate and undergraduate
programs. Founded in 1925, Salisbury University features a
beautiful campus close to ocean beaches and the Chesapeake Bay and
2-3 hours from the metropolitan areas of Washington, Baltimore,
Philadelphia, and Norfolk. SU is consistently ranked among the
nation’s top colleges and “‘best values”’ by U.S. News &
World Report, The Princeton Review and other
publications. SU has 416 full-time faculty members serving a
student population of approximately 7,500.
Diversity and inclusion are core values of Salisbury University.
We strive to create a truly diverse and inclusive environment where
the richness of ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives of our
community is harnessed to create value for our University community
to include students, faculty, and staff, today and in the future.
To this end, the University recruits exceptional and diverse
faculty, staff, and students from across Maryland, the United
States, and around the world, supporting all members of the
University community as they work together to achieve institutional
goals and vision. To learn more about the University’s commitment
to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus, please visit http://www.salisbury.edu/equity/.
Salisbury University has a strong institutional commitment to
diversity and equal employment opportunities to all qualified
people. The University prohibits discrimination on the basis of
sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity,
national origin, age, disability, genetic information, religion,
sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status
or other legally protected characteristics. Direct all inquiries
regarding the nondiscrimination policy to: Humberto Aristizabal,
Associate Vice President, Institutional Equity, Title IX
Coordinator, 100 Holloway Hall; Tel. (410) 548-3508.