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Reference Librarian/Instruction Coordinator (14-32)


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 anticipated start date is July 1, 2014.

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 but are not limited to:

  • 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.

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 correct developments in the library profession.

Qualifications: Minimum two years of experience working in an academic library.  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.

Application Materials: 1) Letter of Interest (referencing Position Number 14-32); 2) FMU Faculty Application; 3) curriculum vitae; 4) copies of all transcripts (official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate); and 5) the names, addresses (both mail and email), and telephone numbers of three references.

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.

Review of applications will begin May 12th and will continue until the position is filled.

Minorities and Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Click here to obtain the FMU Faculty Application.

To obtain information about the State of South Carolina and other support services for state employees, please visit http://www.fmarion.edu/about/hrlinks.


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Last Published: March 31, 2014 3:19 PM
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