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 www.lib.muohio.edu/about/larps/pdf).
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 www.mid.muohio.edu. For additional information about the library, visit www.mid.muohio.edu/library.
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 MUMLibrarySearch@muohio.edu.
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 www.muohio.edu/righttoknow.