Librarian II, Reference & Instruction


Thursday, June 30, 2022


Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida

Sponsor Organization

Nova Southeastern University - Florida


Essential Job Functions

  • Design and maintain instructional modules and assessment instruments for the instructional library services.
  • Create and deliver a wide range of information literacy services to students and faculty, including classroom teaching, LMS courses, and individualized training.
  • Recommend suitable materials in all formats for the Alvin Sherman Library collections for assigned subject area.
  • Provide professional reference service to all NSU-affiliated library users, both local and distance, and Broward County users in person, by phone, and via computer.
  • Maintain a working relationship with faculty in assigned subject area and keep them informed about current library issues.
  • Review course offerings and syllabi in subject area and make recommendations for purchase to ensure that the Alvin Sherman Library's collections support curriculum and research needs.
  • Liaison to NSU academic centers.
  • Market bibliographic instruction services to the NSU faculty, students, and staff.
  • Identify and incorporate emerging technologies in instructional initiatives as appropriate.
  • May be expected to assume responsibility for supervision of library support staff, volunteers, and/or student employees.

Marginal Job Functions

  • Attend professional library meetings away from the campus, representing the library to the larger community. Participate in SEFLIN committees/events as needed. Contribute to the profession in areas such as service, library or university committee work, professional activities, or research.
  • Act as liaison and promote library services to NSU students, faculty, and staff, and Broward County users.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of library principles, practices and techniques.
  • Demonstrated skills in using current technologies, including online searching.
  • Demonstrated ability to express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated organization and problem solving skills.
  • The ability to work both independently without direct supervision as well as in a team environment.
  • Considerable knowledge of general community needs and interests in relation to library services in the areas of specialization.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of resources and delivery of services.
  • Showing potential leadership ability by successful participation in small teams, committees, or projects.
  • Evidence of creative contributions and accomplishments to the department and to the NSU Libraries.
  • Evidence of cross-departmental collaboration.
  • Evidence of professional and educational development through ongoing continuing education leading to a specialization in a work related field.
  • Evidence of professional growth, including participation and contributions to the profession. This can include service on library committees; service for professional organizations at a local, regional or national level; presentations given on and off campus; published articles and research.


  • Master's in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school.
  • Two years professional library experience.
  • Undergraduate or advanced degree in Business or two (2) years' experience as a Business librarian or two (2) years of collection development.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in coordinating the selection and acquisition of library materials.
  • Experience working with faculty.
  • Experience working with budgets.
  • Experience teaching in classroom
  • Bilingual: English - Spanish
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