Lamar University Digital Learning/Reference Librarian #499426 in Beaumont, Texas

Position Information

Posting Number 20111243

Position Title Digital Learning/Reference Librarian #499426

Template Title

Position Type Faculty

Position Number 499426

Department Library Services

Position Summary Information

Job Summary/Basic Function

Duties: • Serves as the liaison with the faculty and students in programs of distance education and the Center for Distance Education • Works with the Electronic Services Librarian to ensure the availability of effective online access to e-reserves and other aids. • Provides quality reference service to a highly diversified patron base of students, faculty, staff and the general public in person and online. • Serves at the Reference Desk 2 to 4 hours per week • Participates in the Library Instruction program of the Library. These activities could include providing general and specialized library instruction, creating both product and subject guides, and/or instructing a one hour credit course on information literacy • Serves effectively as part of the Reference Services management team • Stays current with trends in reference and instructional services • Able to work both independently and collaboratively in a collegial environment • Demonstrates interpersonal and communication skills through active participation in library and departmental activities including the ability to work effectively in groups as a member or leader • Participates in Collection Development activities of the library • Participates in professional activities, professional development, and continuing education • Serves on committees as appointed by the Director of Library Services or other University officials or as elected by the Library or University faculty • Works primarily week days; evening and weekend hours as needed • Performs related duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

Education: • Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association-accredited program • Second master’s in an appropriate area required for appointment to Assistant Professor

Experience: • Knowledge or course work in reference sources and services

Knowledge and Skills: • Commitment to delivering quality and user-centered reference services • Working knowledge of print, electronic, and web based library and information technologies • Ability to meet and interact with patrons effectively • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with university students, faculty, staff and Library faculty and staff • Effective interpersonal and organizational skills
• Ability to meet the requirements for tenure and promotion

EEO Statement

Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:

Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance to Texas SB 805, Section 657.003.

Security Sensitive Statement

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Salary Commensurate with Experience

Work Hours

Application Information

Posting Date 10/17/2016

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

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