Thursday, February 7, 2008

Reference/Instruction Librarian

The K-State at Salina Library is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Reference/Instruction Librarian. This position administers and provides proactive leadership in the reference, instruction, and collection development operations of the library.

Essential Functions
  • Collaborates with faculty in the collection development of the K-State at Salina Library.
  • Creates and reviews collection development policies, evaluates library collections, purchases new materials, and makes recommendations for weeding outdated materials.
  • Provides general and in-depth reference services to the students, faculty, staff, and community patrons in person and in the virtual environment.
  • Collaborates with college administrators and faculty in the development and delivery of the library instruction and information literacy programs.
  • Designs and presents library instruction sessions to the students, faculty, and staff of K-State at Salina.
  • Develops and maintains the library’s online instruction tutorials and modules.
  • Monitors and develops the Internet presence of the K-State at Salina Library.

Required Qualifications
Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science from an American Library Association accredited program or equivalent. Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills, including written, oral, and public presentation abilities. Flexibility and skills to work independently and as a team with diverse faculty, students, and staff in a rapidly changing environment.

Preferred Qualifications
Coursework or experience in reference and instruction in an academic library environment. Strong knowledge of print and electronic information sources. Demonstrated commitment to bibliographic instruction and information literacy. Familiarity with online instructional tools and methods. Knowledge and experience in web page development and maintenance. Experience in collection development and the use of technology in the provision of reference services. Ability and desire to perform a wide variety of academic library tasks. One year of experience in a library setting.

Terms of Employment
This is a full-time, twelve-month, tenure-track faculty position. Salary is dependent on qualifications. Some evening and weekends are required.

K-State Salina is located on a 131-acre campus and is home to nearly 1000 students. K-State at Salina is the only remote campus of the nine academic colleges of Kansas State University. The College of Technology and Aviation offers associate and baccalaureate degree programs in engineering technology and aviation specialties. Faculty, students, and administrators are committed to creating an inclusive campus environment that fosters academic excellence by encompassing and valuing diversity.

Salina, Kansas, is a rapidly growing city of 45,000 in the nation's heartland that blends just the right amount of rural heritage and hospitality with the excitement and amenities of urban America. Salina's impressive economic profile boasts of a 92% cost of living index, a strong work force with low unemployment, and abundant dining, entertainment, a vibrant arts community, and shopping possibilities. Educational opportunities include excellent public and private school systems, as well as two universities. In short, it's a great place to live and work!

Application Process
Send a letter of application, resume or vita, and three current professional references with phone numbers and e-mail addresses to the attention of Alysia Starkey, Library Director, at and indicate JOB REFINST2008 in the subject line. Screening of applications will begin February 22, 2008 and continue until the position is filled.

Kansas State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity among its employees.

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