Evening Research & Instruction Librarian #942030

J.Y. Joyner Library
East Carolina University

Known for its leadership in distance learning and its mission to serve, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University (ECU) seeks a responsible, self-directed, and flexible colleague with a “customer first” philosophy to provide vision and guidance in delivery of excellent library services to students and faculty both on-campus and remotely during the evening hours.  The successful candidate will work with other faculty and staff members to provide outstanding public service to the university community.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Head of Research and Instructional Services (RIS), the Evening Research & Instruction Librarian is responsible for providing late afternoon and evening course integrated library instruction sessions for in-person and distance education courses. S/he functions as the senior RIS staff member on duty during the evening hours.  S/he also provides research consultations to faculty and students, fields patron questions via e-mail and chat, and serves on the research desk an average of 15 hours per week.   S/he is responsible for the oversight of the print reference collection, including selection, maintenance, and deselection.  S/he will also create and maintain selected research LibGuides and participate in departmental projects as necessary. Some daytime, weekend, and holiday work is required.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA- accredited master’s degree or international equivalent in library or information science.
  • Academic library reference experience.
  • Instruction experience.
  • Familiarity with technology in a library setting. 
  • Familiarity with ACRL Standards for Information Literacy and Distance Learning Library Services.  Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills. 
  • Flexibility in adapting to change. 
  • Ability to work effectively with library faculty, staff and the user community. 
  • Strong commitment to helping students learn and succeed.
  • Demonstrated interest in ongoing professional growth.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Collection management experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of software and technology related to distance learning, such as course management software, e.g., Blackboard, and video conferencing software, e.g., Saba Meeting.
  • Evidence of effective project management skills.
  • Familiarity with government information sources.
  • Familiarity with scholarly communication trends.

Academic Library Services:  Academic Library Services (ALS) supports the campus community’s mission of teaching, research, and service. ALS is a member of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL), has an operating budget of $7.6 million and a materials budget of $5 million, and employs a staff of 104, including 36 faculty members. It is a selective federal depository library. Visit the Library’s web site at http://www.lib.ecu.edu for additional information.

ALS recognizes that diversity and respect for human differences within the academy is a key source of intellectual vitality and innovative spirit, and encourages genuine respect for individual backgrounds, lifestyles, experiences, perspectives and opinions.  ALS invites candidates from diverse backgrounds who will contribute affirmatively and creatively to the university's multicultural environment.  We seek candidates who reflect the rich mix of backgrounds, life experiences, cultures, perspectives and world views found within our university and community.

Located in Greenville, North Carolina, ECU enrolls over 26,000 students.  It is a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina and offers 102 bachelor’s degree programs, 77 master’s degree programs and 75 undergraduate and graduate certificate programs. In addition, it offers 16 doctoral programs (Ph.D., Ed.D.) and 4 first professional degree programs.

ECU is a leader in the state in distance learning initiatives and holds Doctoral/Research Universities status as defined by The Carnegie Foundation. The campus is located approximately 80 miles east of Raleigh, and 80 miles west of the Atlantic Ocean. Additional information about ECU is available at http://www.ecu.edu.

Rank, Salary and Benefits: Librarian/Teaching Assistant Professor.  This is a fixed term appointment, which may subsequently be renewed for a multi-year appointment period following the initial year of employment.  Minimum salary of $43,500, with a comprehensive fringe benefits package.

Application Process: Screening of applications will begin June 2, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. Finalists will be asked to make a brief presentation during the on-campus interview.  Start date is negotiable. All applicants must apply online through ECU’s employment website at http://www.jobs.ecu.edu. Additional materials (letter of application; resume; copies of transcripts; and names and addresses, postal and email, of three current references) can be attached to the application electronically or the materials may be sent by mail to:

Search Committee
Evening Research & Instruction Librarian
Ms. Mary Sweatte, Library Personnel Administrator
2400 Joyner Library, Mail Stop 516
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858-4353

Official transcripts for required degrees must be received prior to any offer of employment. Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment. A criminal background report will be completed on the chosen candidate. East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action University that accommodates individuals with disabilities. Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact the Department for Disability Support Services at (252) 737-1016 (Voice/TTY).

Academic Library Services is dedicated to sustaining a diverse workforce and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.

Evening Research & Instruction Librarian #942030

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