Assistant Librarian - Kinesiology, Social Work, and Health Sciences Librarian

Deadline

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Location

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Sponsor Organization

Louisiana State University

Description

LSU Libraries is seeking a qualified candidate as our Kinesiology, Social Work, and Health Sciences Librarian. At the rank of Assistant Librarian, this position reports to the Head of Research & Instruction Services. The incumbent is responsible for research and instruction services, including library instruction, research consultations, and liaison work with the Schools of Kinesiology and Social Work in the College of Human Sciences & Education. The position is also responsible for general  library instruction and consultations, meeting the qualifications for tenure and promotion, and other duties as assigned.

Job Responsibilities

  • 70% Serves as selector and subject specialist liaison for the Schools of Kinesiology and Social Work within the College of Human Sciences & Education. Provides outreach, instruction, and specialized research services to faculty and students in those disciplines. Develops discipline-specific web pages and other internet-based materials, such as tutorials and subject, topic, and course guides. Works with faculty in their assigned schools to embed information literacy in the curriculum. Builds department and campus partnerships. Advocates for the use of library services and resources. Supports academic program review and accreditations. Works to increase awareness among faculty and graduate students about issues surrounding scholarly communication, including open access and research impact metrics.
  • 10% Performs general reference and information services, including instruction for general  library instruction sessions and general research consultations.
  • 15% Works to meet promotion and tenure requirements for research and service
  • 5% Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum:

  • MLIS or equivalent Master's degree from an ALA accredited institution.
  • Experience providing library instruction/liaison services in an academic library.

Preferred:

  • Bachelor's, master's degree or other advanced work in social work or kinesiology.
  • Experience providing support for evidence synthesis, such as systematic  and scoping reviews; Experience providing research and/or instruction services in kinesiology or social work in an academic library.
  • Experience with the LibGuides platform. Library service or publication indicative of potential to meet tenure requirements.
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