The James A. Rogers Library at Francis Marion University is seeking a full-time librarian to participate in the delivery of library services to its users. This is a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Instructor or Assistant Professor. The successful candidate for this position will work under the Head of Reference and the Dean of the Library to coordinate the department's existing instructional services and to develop new library instruction services. The librarian will be responsible for planning, promoting, assessing, delivering, and integrating information literacy initiatives within the university curriculum. The successful candidate will also actively participate in other responsibilities of the reference department and library, which include: providing face-to-face and virtual reference and research services at the reference desk (including weekend and evening hours in rotation); information literacy initiatives (including creating web guides, tutorials, and digital learning objects); collection development responsibilities; and subject liaison responsibilities to one or more departments. This position offers opportunities for innovation and professional growth in areas that may include curriculum development, special programming, liaison activities, collection development, and classroom assessment. The successful candidate must have strong interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively, work collaboratively with the Reference team and other departments, and prioritize work assignments within a vibrant and stimulating environment. Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: • Superior teaching skills & relevant training or experience; • Experience teaching in an academic library or higher education setting; • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills in order to communicate effectively and confidently with colleagues, faculty, students, and staff; • Knowledge of a wide range of information sources and technologies; • Demonstrated organizational and project management skills; and • Knowledge of activities and current developments in the library profession. The anticipated start date is February 12, 2018. Review of applications begins January 2, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Materials Needed: 1) Letter of Interest (Referencing Position Number 18-09); 2) FMU Faculty Application; 3) Curriculum vitae; 4) The names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references; and 5) Copies of all transcripts (official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate).
Qualifications: Minimum two years of experience working in an academic library preferred. ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library/Information Science. Interest in and willingness to meet the criteria of, and to participate in the University's peer review processes for advancement in rank.
The anticipated start date is February 12, 2018. Review of applications begins January 2, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Materials Needed: 1) Letter of Interest (Referencing Position Number 18-09); 2) FMU Faculty Application; 3) Curriculum vitae; 4) The names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references; and 5) Copies of all transcripts (official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate). To obtain the FMU Faculty Application, please visit: http://www.fmarion.edu/job/reference-librarian-instruction-coordinator-18-09/ Send Application Packet to: Dr. Charlene Wages, Vice President for Administration, Francis Marion University, PO Box 100547, Florence, SC 29502-0547 or FAX to (843) 661-1202. As Francis Marion University has continued to be recognized for its diverse student body, it especially welcomes applicants who can affirm and enhance its mission and encourages applications by women and minorities An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution