Monday, December 3, 2007

Public Services Librarian/Assistant Librarian

Public Services Librarian/Assistant Librarian – Miami University Middletown (Gardner-Harvey Library) is seeking applicants for a Public Services Librarian/Assistant Librarian to assist students, faculty, staff and general public with information-seeking and technology needs in-house and via phone, email and IM; develop and teach credit and non-credit courses, workshops, and instruction sessions for students, faculty and staff; apply computer skill to develop library services; create and maintain strong relationships with academic departments on campus; manage inter-library loan operations; serve as back-up to the circulation supervisor. Some evenings and weekends required.

Require: Graduate degree from an ALA accredited institution; strong commitment to quality public service; broad knowledge of library resources and references services; ability to work independently as well as with all levels of staff and library customers; strong computer knowledge; demonstrated skills and interest in applying technology to library services; flexibility working in an environment of continual change; strong written and oral communication skills; initiative and ability to conceive and carry out projects on a deadline; ability to meet the University Libraries’ requirements for promotion and continuing contract (additional information available at

Desire: Experience teaching credit classes, workshops and one-on-one sessions in an academic library setting; providing public service in an academic library; web page design and maintenance; provide or support instruction using distance learning technologies; experience with social networking and other Library 2.0 technologies. For additional information about the campus, visit For additional information about the library, visit

Send letter of application, resume and three professional references including their name, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses to: Library Search Committee, Miami University Middletown, 4200 E. University Blvd., Middletown, OH 45042. Electronic submissions may be sent to

Screening of applications begins December 15, 2007 and will continue until the position has been filled. Miami University is an EOE/AA employer. For information regarding campus crime and safety, visit

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