Assistant Professor/Education Information Librarian

Southeast Missouri State University

Cape Girardeau

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled

Wages

Not Specified

Location

Cape Girardeau, MO

Hours

Not Specified

MLS

Not Specified

Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience

Not Specified

Supervisory Experience

Not Specified

Type of Library

Academic

This job is more than 3 weeks old or the application deadline has passed.

Job Description

Primary Responsibilities

  • Serve as liaison librarian to all education departments; liaison activities include:
    • Build and maintain close relations with students and faculty
    • Support the student and faculty learning, teaching and research needs
    • Integrate information literacy and instruction into programs and courses
    • Communicate information about library services, resources and spaces to students and faculty
    • Participate in development and management of the Kent Library’s children’s and young adult collections
  • Support student learning and faculty teaching through instruction sessions, workshops, web-based guides, online tutorials, targeted reference services and individual and group research consultations
  • Create effective digital learning materials; such as LibGuidesTM and video tutorials
  • Provide and support effective information literacy instruction for the University’s core curriculum and other academic disciplines as needed
  • Participate in development of Kent Library’s children’s and young adult collections
  • Collaborate with Cataloging and Access Services staff on children’s and young adult collection organization and management
  • Provide research assistance in-person, online, or by telephone and share in the chat and reference desk staffing rotation; may include some nights and weekends
  • Work closely with faculty and students across the University; interactions may be face-to-face, virtual, online or at the regional campuses
  • Serve as liaison librarian to other academic departments as assigned
  • Participate in the overall development, management and assessment of library services and collections
  • Contribute to Kent Library and library unit committees, activities, and outreach, and to Southeast Missouri State University through faculty governance, committees, councils, and other working groups
  • Establish and maintain a personal professional development program consistent with promotion, tenure, and post-professorial review

Additional Info & Requirements

Assistant Professor/Education Information Librarian
Kent Library
Full-Time, Tenure Track, 10 Month position

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree; additional Education degree or background a plus
  • Experience with planning, delivering, and assessing information literacy education
  • Experience with the creation of digital learning materials
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty and a diverse student body throughout the University
  • Knowledge of a wide range of electronic and print information resources
  • Strong service orientation and flexibility
  • Demonstrated effective communication skills
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work well as a member of a group and individually
  • Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others within the University community
  • Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multi-cultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities

As a public regional university (with a graduate mission), Southeast seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate and graduate education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model.  Successful candidates will contribute to the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended and online formats, and participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention and degree completion. Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical research are supported through the Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning and the Office of Online Learning. 

The Community

Departmental Information: Information regarding Kent Library can be found at http://library.semo.edu/.

University Facts: Southeast Missouri State University is a comprehensive regional state university with seven colleges and schools, 11,000 students, and a faculty and staff of over 1,100. Southeast, a moderately selective institution, offers baccalaureate, masters and specialist degrees, and participates in joint doctoral programs with the University of Missouri. Cape Girardeau, a historic city overlooking the Mississippi River, is the hub of a thriving county with a population of approximately 71,000. Serving a region of more than 500,000 people, it is the largest center for retail, medical, manufacturing, communications, and cultural activities between St. Louis and Memphis.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

HR Info

Application Deadline: The position is available August 1, 2018 and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by March 16, 2018. 

To Apply: Submit the following items online at:

http://agency.governmentjobs.com/semoedu/default.cfm?promotionaljobs=1

  • Letter of interest addressing position qualifications
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required when offer of employment is accepted)
  • Name and contact information of three professional references

Posted Feb 2, 2018