Colorado Mesa University
Reference and Distance Services Librarian
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting directly to the Head Public Services Librarian, this position provides traditional and virtual reference service, including evening and some weekend hours, to individuals and groups by providing instruction and assistance in identifying, locating, evaluating, and using information resources. In addition to other related duties, responsibilities include the following:
• Serve as Library Liaison to assigned academic departments for purposes of collection development.
• Provide reference assistance both in person and virtually.
• Plan, coordinate, promote and assess services to distance students.
• Participate in the collection development process, evaluating resources for inclusion or withdrawal from the collection.
• Provide classroom and online information literacy instruction and assessment.
• Assist in the design, planning and implementation of library programs, policies and procedures.
• Represent the Library on and off-campus at the discretion of the Library Director.
• Participate actively on committees.
• Create innovative online learning resources (e.g. online tutorials, web applications, etc.); assist in course integrated library instruction (e.g. LibGuides, D2L integration, etc.).
• Participate in outreach initiatives.
REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: An ALA accredited master’s degree in library science. Current knowledge of emerging library technologies. Three years’ academic library experience. Ability to work independently and solve problems. Instruction experience.
Colorado Mesa University is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and who have demonstrated commitment to improving the levels of access and success for underrepresented students within higher education.
TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Full-time, administrative appointment.
SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience. Excellent health and retirement benefits package.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled. To ensure consideration, complete applications must be received by Friday, February 28, 2014.
APPLICATION: Submit a cover letter describing qualifications and experience as they relate to the specific requirements, responsibilities and preferences of this position. Include current resume, a copy of transcripts for all degrees completed (official transcripts will be required upon hire), the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references, and the following completed forms:
• Applicant Authorization and Release to Conduct Reference and Background Check (available at: http://apptrkr.com/414229)
• Background Investigation and Disclosure Authorization (available at: http://www.coloradomesa.edu/hr/documents/BackgroundInvestigationDisclosure.Authorization.pdf)
• Voluntary Affirmative Action form (available at http://www.coloradomesa.edu/hr/documents/AffirmativeActionInformation-cmu.pdf)
• Applicant Authorization to permit Search Committee members to review candidate transcript (available at http://www.coloradomesa.edu/hr/documents/Form-Transcriptauthorization.pdf)
Reference and Distance Services Librarian Search Committee
Human Resources, LHH237
Colorado Mesa University
1100 North Avenue
Grand Junction, Colorado 81501-3122
ABOUT COLORADO MESA UNIVERSITY: A comprehensive university in Grand Junction, Colorado Mesa University provides exceptional educational opportunities on a state-of-the-art campus. As western Colorado’s largest university, CMU serves students on its main campus in Grand Junction, its satellite campus in Montrose, its community college, Western Colorado Community College, and via online offerings.
Colorado Mesa University serves as the primary intellectual and cultural center of western Colorado and promotes the exchange of ideas that are of regional, national and international importance. Founded in 1925, CMU is a dynamic university enrolling more than 9,000 students at the associate, baccalaureate and graduate levels.
With low student-to-teacher ratios, students have the opportunity to build one-on-one relationships with professors dedicated to providing tools to succeed in today's interconnected world. An education at CMU offers value through more than 60 programs that enable students to discover and pursue their dreams.
Our dedication to providing the highest quality education in a student-centered environment will guide the university into the future.
ABOUT GRAND JUNCTION: Nestled between mountains and high-desert canyons, the Grand Junction area is home to some of the best outdoor recreation in the country and enjoys 300 days of sunshine a year. West of the Rockies and 30 miles from the Utah border, the moderate climate provides year-round recreation activities, including hiking, biking, golf, fishing and skiing. The city and valley of approximately 144,000 is the economic hub of the region, located midway between Denver and Salt Lake City.
To learn more about Grand Junction, please see the Community Profile at http://www.gjchamber.org/forms/2013CommunityProfile.pdf.
Colorado Mesa University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history. Applicant must be able to verify U.S. employment eligibility. Colorado Mesa University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
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