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Reference & Instruction Librarian, Library Services - A13001A1

Position Deleted on 6/07/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Evansville, IN
  • Admin - Libraries
  • Faculty - Science - Library and Information Science
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
The University of Southern Indiana's David L. Rice Library seeks talented, energetic, and services oriented individual as our Reference and Instruction Librarian. The University of Southern Indiana is among the fastest growing public institutions in the state of Indiana, with over 10,000 students, four colleges and seventy academic programs. Our collaborative culture, regional connectedness, and robust fiscal condition set us apart. USI provides a friendly education-oriented environment and great benefit package that includes 100% tuition benefit for employees and 75% tuition benefit for spouses or dependent children, excellent paid time off, exceptional retirement and health benefits and more. To learn more about the University and to apply for a position, go to

The Reference and Instruction Librarian coordinates a team of librarians participating in research instruction and leads the majority of the sessions taught by the team. This librarian will design, develop, and evaluate effective, varied library instruction curricula for a range of undergraduate and graduate courses; provide information to faculty, staff, and students via face-to-face and virtual reference services; and supervise at least one student employee.

Required knowledge and skills:
  • American Library Association-accredited Master of Library Science degree (or equivalent)
  • Experience using databases and automated library systems
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a highly collaborative environment and across multiple departments
  • Skill in using technology in an educational or library setting
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Preferred knowledge and skills:
  • Prior experience in teaching; instructional media/design; computer-based resources; and/or library instruction
  • Knowledge of different learning styles, especially problem-based or activity-based learning
  • Familiarity with library discovery products and other emerging technologies
  • Experience with creating marketing materials and/or social media applications
  • Knowledge of research instruction within a college or university first-year experience program
  • Familiarity with providing reference service in a virtual environment
  • Experience in an academic library setting
To apply, please follow the directions on our USI Employment page to log in or set up an account. When you select the Apply to this Job link near the top of this page, you will be prompted to complete the appropriate Faculty/Administration application. When completing the application, you will be given the opportunity to attach the additional documents required for this position which include cover letter, current resume, names and full contact information including e-mail addresses for three professional references, and unofficial transcripts. Materials should be provided electronically within this web-based applicant system and addressed to the attention of Ms. Dianne Grayson, Monographs Technical Services Librarian and Search Committee Chair. Official transcripts also will be required of candidates who are finalists for the position. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
The University of Southern Indiana is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer that values diversity, respects differences and provides a sense of belonging and inclusion.
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