Thursday, April 24, 2008

Reference Librarian, University of Mississippi

The University of Mississippi Libraries seeks a creative and dynamic Reference Librarian to join a reference department delivering user-centered services to the university community.

Under the direction of the Head of Information, Outreach and Delivery Services, the successful candidate will:

- Provide in-person and virtual reference services at a general reference desk, some evening hours required.

- Participate in a general library instruction program supporting composition and Freshmen Seminar courses

- Develop an instruction program, including web content and online tutorials, for the Department of English and other departments as assigned.

- Provide liaison and collection development for the Department of English and other departments as assigned

- Join in library outreach and other innovative initiatives

Qualifications: ALA accredited master's degree by date of employment; degree in a humanities discipline, excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; knowledge of or course-work in reference methods and/or resources, strong knowledge of emerging technologies, and the ability to apply these technologies to a diverse range of library applications.

The position is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty appointment reporting to the Head of Information, Outreach, and Delivery Services, position available August 1, 2008. Minimum annual salary is $38,000.

Apply online at Applicants must include a letter of application, vita, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Mississippi is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer.

The University of Mississippi is located in historic Oxford, a thriving community offering a wide range of literary, musical and cultural activities. For more information about the University and the community, please visit

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