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Information Literacy Librarian for Social Sciences

Appalachian State University
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 16, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Library & Information Sciences, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Librarians & Library Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Title Information Literacy Librarian for Social Sciences Tenure Status Tenure Track Position Number 080371 Department Library-Reference - 275002 Minimum Qualifications
  • ALA -accredited master's degree or equivalent advanced degree.
  • Awareness of information literacy pedagogy and ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • 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 sciences disciplines.
  • Awareness of instructional design and assessment principles.
  • Experience with educational technology as a teacher or a student.
  • Interest in working toward faculty promotion and tenure.
  • Demonstrated commitment and experience within the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
License/Certification Required
N/A 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 Consortia.

Additional information about the Libraries, the University, and the surrounding area may be found at , , , and . 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 departments.
  • Conduct information literacy instruction for first and second year General Education courses and upper level courses in the disciplines.
  • Collaborate with peers and teaching faculty on assignment design, instructional pedagogy, multimodal learning, and assessment.
  • Create new and maintain existing e-learning content, including LibGuides.
  • Teach using our current learning management system, AsULearn (Moodle).
  • Teach with technology in the instruction classrooms and develop expertise in trends in teaching tools.
Collection Management:
  • 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 decision-making.
Research Assistance:
  • Participate in team-based design, delivery, and assessment of reference and research services in the library.
Scholarship/Creative Activities and Service: 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. 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 position and
(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 experience.

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 Handbook AA/EEO Statement
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.

Important Contacts:

Director of Human Resources/ EEO Officer
Office of Human Resources
330 University Hall Dr.
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-3187

Office of Title IX Compliance
123 I.G. Greer Hall
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-2144

ADA /504 Coordinator & Office of Disability Resources Director
Office of Disability Resources
224 Joyce Lawrence Lane/Suite 112 Anne Belk Hall
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-3056 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 community. Quick Link Posting Number FA00236P
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