Position Title: Library: Instructor
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Research Librarian/Instructor. The non-tenured position reports to the Head of Reference & Research Services and is responsible for providing high quality reference services to all users, both on and off campus. The successful candidate will provide specialized reference service to students, faculty, and others through in-person, telephone, email and chat services; provide individualized research consultation; participate collaboratively with colleagues and faculty in collection development for print and electronic materials. The successful candidate will serve as liaison and collection development librarian for several academic departments. The position calls for participation in the face-to-face instruction program by accepting teaching assignments, designing lessons, teaching sessions, recording class data and applying instructional design principles to create online learning objects in support of student information literacy and critical thinking skills. The position demands outstanding bibliographic skills, the ability to communicate effectively with faculty, staff, and students. The successful candidate shall demonstrate ongoing intellectual competence and professional development. Faculty members shall demonstrate institutional citizenship through active engagement at the department, college, university, community, and professional levels. As with all reference positions, hours may vary depending upon need.
The work may require standing for long periods; lifting and moving library materials weighing 25 to 50 lbs.; pushing carts up to 100-300 lbs.; and stepping on and off a step stool.
Expertise with current library technology and resources. Excellent oral and written communication skills, and customer service skills. Must be self-motivated, service-oriented, and able to work successfully in a collegial environment, with the ability to work independently and as a member of a team, and the ability to deal tactfully and effectively with a diverse patron base, including students, faculty, staff, and the public. Experience with Microsoft Office, LibGuides, and LibraryH3lp, and experience with federal
government publications preferred.
Experience working with research and/or teaching faculty, librarians, students and support staff as well as administrators in an academic setting. Demonstrated skills at successful oral presentations, in training or in public settings. Knowledge of website design.
The University’s main library, Edith Garland Dupré Library, is situated in the center of the campus, providing convenient access to faculty, staff and students. Dupré Library is an attractive and welcoming environment conducive to research and other campus activities and services. Dupré Library maintains a high level of engagement with students and faculty providing unique services and integrating new and emerging technologies into its services and resources. The Library houses over one million bound volumes, over 6,000 serial titles, special collections and archives that include the University Archives & Manuscripts Collection, the Cajun and Creole Music Collection, Louisiana state and Federal government depository publications, and the Ernest J. Gaines Center. The Library also provides access to online books and databases. Additional satellite collections include the Instructional Materials Center, The Reading Center, Hillard University Art Museum Library, and the William S. Patout III Sugar Library. Additional information is available on the Library’s web site at https://library.louisiana.edu.
Opportunities are available at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette; our mission is to offer exceptional education informed by diverse worldviews striving to develop innovative leaders who advance knowledge. The essential values of the University are: equity, integrity, intellectual curiosity, creativity, tradition, transparency, respect, collaboration, pluralism, and sustainability. Academic excellence is the objective of 70 undergraduate and 45 graduate degrees in the arts, sciences, and professional
education with an enrollment of over 18,000 students and 800 faculty members. UL Lafayette is the largest of nine universities in the University of Louisiana System which serves 90,000 students. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges accredits the University, which is a public doctoral research university with higher research activity. Additional information is available at http://louisiana.edu./
The starting salary is $45,000.00.
The anticipated starting date is March 1, 2020.
MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program or significant progress towards the MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program.
Experience in a reference services area of an academic library desirable.
Successful candidates must be committed to working effectively with diverse student populations. Applicants are expected
to describe their commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment through their research, teaching, and/or service activities.
When applying, please include letter of application, résumé, and the names and contact information of three references.
We will begin reviewing materials in February 2020, and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or disability in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities as required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the
Equal Pay Act of 1963, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Executive Order 11246, Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 and the 1990
Americans With Disabilities Act. - See more at: http://personnel.louisiana.edu/employment-opportunities/policy-nondiscrimination.
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