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Assistant Professor - University Libraries - Reference & Instruction Librarian
Faculty
BGSU Main Campus
03/25/2019
04/30/2019
Ends at 11:59 pm Bowling Green, OH local time
Salary commensurate with education & experience

Bowling Green State University (BGSU) invites applications for an entry-level, tenure-track faculty position as Reference and Instruction Librarian in the University Libraries (UL). We are looking for a candidate who is energetic, with a passion for teaching and a willingness to help shape new directions for library information literacy initiatives. BGSU seeks highly motivated and innovative individuals who are comfortable in a collaborative environment and place users at the center of the library experience. The Reference and Instruction Librarian will provide reference services and participate in one or more library instruction teams to provide outreach and library instruction to faculty and students. Depending on experience, opportunities exist to teach credit-bearing courses, design online instructional tools, participate in collection development, and/or work to improve the library user experience.

Bowling Green State University Libraries are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment. In support of an open and welcoming environment, we believe that it is critical for every member of the library community to share the responsibility for equity and diversity. To strengthen our commitment we joined the ACRL Diversity Alliance in 2017. For more information on the UL diversity and inclusion efforts, visit https://www.bgsu.edu/library/about/diversity.html

This position reports to the Chair of Library Teaching and Learning (LTL). As a member of the LTL Department, the successful candidate will be involved in an array of activities, including but not limited to those listed below:

Providing communication and outreach to faculty, students and staff as a member of one or more subject-based instruction teams 
Providing instruction in multiple formats and methods; proactively engaging and collaborating with faculty to integrate information literacy concepts and learning objects into the curriculum
Offering reference services and individual consultations through various delivery methods; some evenings and weekends required
Engaging in scholarly activity and service to the profession, as required of library faculty members
Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution to be conferred at time of application
3-6 months experience providing instruction or reference services in a library setting in a graduate student or professional capacity
 
Preferred Qualifications
 
Academic library experience
Knowledge of best practices regarding information literacy/reference as evidenced by examples of teaching techniques or philosophies
Experience developing digital learning objects or research guides for online learning
Experience planning, organizing, and managing projects independently and within a team environment
Experience working with individuals from underrepresented groups
Experience with outreach to student populations, faculty, and campus offices/programs
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
For more information on our expectations for librarianship and scholarship, and our tenure policies, please see the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs: https://www.bgsu.edu/provost/faculty-affairs/policies-guidelines.html
 
Salary and Benefits
Competitive and commensurate with peer institution levels for rank and position in keeping with the candidate’s experience and credentials. Bowling Green State University offers a comprehensive benefits package including 24 vacation days per fiscal year, health/dental insurance options, retirement plans, parental leave, and tuition fee waivers.  For more information, visit https://www.bgsu.edu/human-resources/benefits.html
 
Credentials required for application
Letter of application
Full curriculum vitae
Contact information for at least three (3) professional references who will be asked to provide a current letter of recommendation
 
Finalists are required to furnish official transcripts.
 
Final candidate(s) are required to authorize and pass a background investigation prior to an offer of employment. Offers of employment are conditional until a background investigation has been successfully completed and all other pre-employment requirements are satisfied. The University reserves the right to determine and confirm suitability for employment and to end any employment already begun if the background check reveals disqualifying information.

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Bowling Green State University (BGSU) invites applications for an entry-level, tenure-track faculty position as Reference and Instruction Librarian in the University Libraries (UL). We are looking for a candidate who is energetic, with a passion for teaching and a willingness to help shape new directions for library information literacy initiatives. BGSU seeks highly motivated and innovative individuals who are comfortable in a collaborative environment and place users at the center of the library experience. The Reference and Instruction Librarian will provide reference services and participate in one or more library instruction teams to provide outreach and library instruction to faculty and students. Depending on experience, opportunities exist to teach credit-bearing courses, design online instructional tools, participate in collection development, and/or work to improve the library user experience.
Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution to be conferred at time of application.
3-6 months experience providing instruction or reference services in a library setting in a graduate student or professional capacity.
For a complete job description and instructions on how to apply visit: https://bgsu.hiretouch.com. Background check required for employment. Application deadline is April 30, 2019.
Masters
Fiscal Year
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Full Time
Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae