Instructor/Assistant Professor - Librarian


: $65,370.00 - $97,750.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Education - Excluding Post Secondary

Job Description Summary

Lock Haven University invites applications for a full-time temporary librarian for our branch campus in Clearfield, Pennsylvania. This temporary position begins January 4, 2020 and ends May 22, 2020, with the potential for additional work during the summer.

Desired qualities include flexibility, the ability to work independently and collaboratively, and a dedication to customer service.

This position is the only faculty librarian position at the Clearfield Campus and is responsible for all operations at the Clearfield Campus Library.

Essential Duties

Duties include reference, instruction, collection development, and supervision of a half-time support staff member and student employees. Provides instruction and research assistance to all students and faculty at the Clearfield Campus, which includes strong Nursing and Allied Health programs. Based on experience and interest, this librarian will participate in library teams that encompass both campuses. Examples include the library web team, assessment team, or the archives team.

Specific Duties

Overview:The Clearfield Campus Librarian is responsible for all phases of the operation of the Clearfield Campus Library. He/she participates in the library, department, and university committees and serves as a team member in performing professional duties essential in supporting the mission and goals of the Library and University. As library faculty, the Clearfield Campus Librarian reports to the Director of Library and Information Services.

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the smooth functioning of the Clearfield Campus Library, promotion of new services, and keeping the library current in terms of philosophy and technology.
  • Oversees the creation of policies and procedures, develops budget requests, and is the central contact person between the library and other units on campus.
  • Provides leadership in the development and assessment of goals for the library.
  • Ensures that all library personnel who provide services at the Clearfield Campus are properly trained, and serves as an in-house resource person/coach for the library.
  • Oversees supervision of library student assistants.
  • Provides statistical reports, surveys, and other reports for the library.
  • Represents the library at state system and consortia meetings.
  • Liaison Responsibilities:

  • Advocates for LHU Clearfield Campus and their library needs.
  • Serves as an instructional partner with assigned teaching departments and programs.
  • Provides for a collection development partnership with assigned departments.
  • Provides opportunities for appropriate two-way communication between assigned liaison departments and the library.
  • Provides library orientation for new faculty.
  • Provides for appropriate assessment of library services, collections, and communications with assigned department faculty and students.
  • Collection Development Responsibilities:

  • Reviews and selects library resources in various formats for assigned subject areas, within allotted funds.
  • Collaborates with other librarians when considering resources that support multiple disciplines on both campuses.
  • Performs ongoing evaluation of the collection in assigned subject areas for the purpose of: Identifying strengths and needs in the subject area collection. De-selection of obsolete materials. Identifying damaged materials that are in need of preservation or replacement.
  • Reviews gifts in assigned subject areas.
  • Reference Responsibilities:

  • Assists students, faculty, and staff with the telephone, e-mail, chat, quick reference, and research reference questions at the reference desk and by appointment.
  • Assists users with the location and selection of suitable materials and resources.
  • Makes recommendations for the reference collection in all formats.
  • Keeps reference desk statistics.
  • Information Literacy Responsibilities:The Clearfield Campus Librarian partners with other faculty to provide students with progressive information literacy skills, and presents library instruction using a variety of teaching techniques and media.

  • Develops and writes library guides and other relevant materials to assist students in the use of library tools and resources.
  • Provides quality general or specialized library instruction to undergraduate and graduate students in assigned subject areas. Instruction may be provided in the library, at other campus locations, or online.
  • Provides consultation to faculty within liaison areas in the development of information literacy skills assignments.
  • Faculty Responsibilities:Faculty responsibilities are outlined in the current C.B.A. and include ongoing professional development and service to the university and/or local community. This includes service on library, KLN, and University committees as appropriate.

    KLN Minimum Qualifications (Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities) MLS
  • MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution. Additional graduate credits (minimum of 10) are required for the candidate to be considered for appointment as Assistant Professor. With the MLS alone, the candidate will be appointed as Instructor.
  • Evidence of excellent communication skills (oral and written).
  • Ability to learn and use all relevant library technologies.
  • The successful candidate must be able to communicate well and/or perform well in an interview or teaching demonstration and successfully complete the interview process.
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Professional librarian experience
  • Supervisory experience
  • Physical Demands
    Associated topics: 2nd grade, 5th grade, elementary school, first grade, grade 6, k 2, k 3rd, k 4, para, sixth grade * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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