Information Literacy Librarian for Social Sciences
Library-Reference - 275002
- ALA -accredited master's degree or equivalent advanced
- Awareness of information literacy pedagogy and ACRL Framework
for Information Literacy in Higher Education.
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and
- Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal
- Awareness of library liaison and research services.
- Experience collaborating successfully with others.
- Awareness of in-person and online instruction approaches.
Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)
- Subject knowledge and/or experience in one or more social
- Awareness of instructional design and assessment
- Experience with educational technology as a teacher or a
- Interest in working toward faculty promotion and tenure.
- Demonstrated commitment and experience within the areas of
diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Description of the Department or Unit
The Appalachian State University Libraries consist of the Belk
Library and Information Commons and the Erneston Music Library and
employ 85 library faculty and staff. We are an essential campus
teaching and research partner inspiring and guiding all who pursue
knowledge. The Libraries value diversity of thought, perspective,
experience, and people, and are actively engaged in creating a
culture of inclusion and respect and increasing the diversity of
our faculty and staff. The successful candidate will demonstrate a
sincere commitment to this mission.
The Belk Library and Information Commons, located in the center of
campus, is a popular facility with over 1 million visits per year.
Both the Belk and Erneston Music Libraries provide rich print and
electronic collections, study spaces, technology to borrow, and
many outstanding services. Library employees are committed to
creating a welcoming multicultural environment and therefore seek
candidates who can contribute to this goal. Our employees work in a
collegial and collaborative environment, and the Libraries offer
strong support for professional development.
We are a member of the Western North Carolina Library Network (
WNCLN ) and participate with NC Live and the Carolina
Additional information about the Libraries, the
University, and the surrounding area may be found at http://www.appstate.edu
, and https://hr.appstate.edu/hr-services/employment
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Social Sciences librarian is a member of the Information
Literacy Team and reports to the Coordinator of Information
Literacy & Instruction.
- Participate in the University Libraries' liaison program and
work collaboratively with other liaison librarians to support
team-based instruction, make joint decisions on collections and
other resources, engage in outreach services, and provide research
support for faculty, students, and staff in academic and/or support
service units as appropriate for areas in the social sciences and
other programs as needed.
- Develop relationships with teaching faculty using in-depth
knowledge of the curriculum and research of the assigned
- Conduct information literacy instruction for first and second
year General Education courses and upper level courses in the
- Collaborate with peers and teaching faculty on assignment
design, instructional pedagogy, multimodal learning, and
- Create new and maintain existing e-learning content, including
- Teach using our current learning management system, AsULearn
- Teach with technology in the instruction classrooms and develop
expertise in trends in teaching tools.
- Work collaboratively with Collection Management Services to
offer input on collection decisions, based on expertise gained
through instruction and liaison work.
- Develop, analyze, and manage resources for collection
Scholarship/Creative Activities and Service:
- Participate in team-based design, delivery, and assessment of
reference and research services in the library.
Physical Demands of Position
Typical physical demands of a professional librarian position at a
university, with extended hours on the computer.
Description of University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina's Blue Ridge
Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global
citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in
creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational
Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings
people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge,
to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and
embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the
University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about
20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more
than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
Suggested Salary Range
Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and
experience. Please note additional salary information in the
Special Instructions to Applicants
For a complete application, please apply and submit all
below-required documents electronically through Appalachian State
University's Job Board:
(1) a cover letter addressing the minimum qualifications and
additional areas of interest,
(2) a full C.V. including education and relevant experience,
(3) the name, address, email, and telephone number of three to five
references who are knowledgeable about your qualifications for this
(4) a statement of diversity values in librarianship to include a
written statement (not to exceed 1 page) detailing how your library
work, service, and/or scholarship has supported the fundamental
values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in libraries. Applicants
who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should
note how their work will further Appalachian State University's
commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Learn more at
Please note this position is based on student enrollment and
subject to available university funding.
Additional Salary Information:
$54,000 – $62,000, the rank and salary are dependent upon
Salary and rank are determined on the basis of qualifications
and experience. Information about tenure, promotion, and other
faculty responsibilities is found in the University Faculty
Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in
access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect
to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis
of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and
expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status,
genetic information or sexual orientation.
Director of Human Resources/ EEO Officer
Office of Human Resources
330 University Hall Dr.
Boone, NC 28608
Office of Title IX Compliance
123 I.G. Greer Hall
Boone, NC 28608
ADA /504 Coordinator & Office of Disability Resources
Office of Disability Resources
224 Joyce Lawrence Lane/Suite 112 Anne Belk Hall
Boone, NC 28608
Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian
We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity,
equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.
We understand that the successful implementation of diversity,
equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the
entire university community, including alumni and official
university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an
influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning
opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work
collectively to achieve a just experience for all.
We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an
equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are
safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions,
and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity
opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness,
justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university