This position reports to the Associate Librarian for Public Services and provides general and specialized reference services to Library users; and provides leadership to integrate library resources into a distance education program; serves as coordinating librarian for distance learning services; develops materials in support of online learning; cooperatively maintains library web pages and social media for distance learning. The Reference/Distance Services Librarian will assist with general orientation sessions and course integrated instruction to develop information literacy competencies. Also, assist in collection development and evaluation for designated departments; participates in reference/information desk duty; works an evening and rotating weekend assignment. This position will also require the supervision and training of student assistants.
Master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program is required. Considerable experience working in Reference Services; knowledge of current and emerging trends in instructional technologies, electronic resources and emerging technologies; experience using distance learning technologies such as Blackboard, WebCT or Moodle; experience using Microsoft Office Suite is required; excellent organizational, analytical, and interpersonal communication skills are required; commitment to great customer service; ability to work cooperatively and adapt to new technologies; experience working in an academic library is required; must be available and willing to work a flexible schedule, to include one evening a week and rotating weekend schedule.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS:
Virginia State University will accept applications through the on-line Recruitment Management System (RMS) at http://jobs.agencies.virginia.gov. Interested persons must attach a letter of interest and current accomplishments related to the position announcement, a current resume/vita, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses (if available) of three professional references. Faxed and e-mailed applications will not be accepted. Transcripts and three (3) letters of references must be mailed to:
Virginia State University
Office of Human Resources
1 Hayden Drive, Box 9412
Petersburg, Virginia 23806-9412
Your name and the position number (FA278) must be clearly identifiable on each item submitted. Official transcripts and three (3) letters of reference will be required prior to employment. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The selected candidate(s) will be subject to an extensive and complete criminal background check, which may include fingerprinting. Candidate(s) may be required to complete a statement of personal economic interest as a condition of employment.
VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WOMEN, MINORITIES, AND VETERANS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
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