Reference Librarian

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  • Opening Date: 2016-05-19
  • Job Opening Id: 511381
  • College/Division: Library Operations
  • Department: Library Operations

Job Summary

The FIU Libraries seek a user-centered, public service-oriented Reference & Instruction Librarian to provide reference and instruction services to undergraduate and graduate students at the Green Library at the Modesto Maidique Campus. This position works both collaboratively and independently within the Information & Research Services department.

As a library faculty member, this individual is expected to fully participate in scholarship and service activities, while working with library faculty and staff across multiple departments to meet the mission and goals of the University Libraries.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Reference, Instruction & Collection Development
  • Participates in public service delivery to faculty and students and provides basic reference services (email, phone, chat, etc.). Some evening and weekend hours may be required.
  • Contributes to the I&RS instruction program.
  • Serves as a liaison to an assigned disciplinary area.
  • Contributes to the development and maintenance of the FIU Libraries’ collections, both print and electronic, in assigned disciplines.
  • Scholarship, Service, & Professional Development
    • Participates in scholarship, faculty governance, and service as a library faculty member
    • Works cooperatively on departmental or library-wide initiatives as appropriate to position functions
    • Other responsibilities include: maintaining current awareness of emerging instructional skills/techniques and their applications to library instruction; actively participating in local, national, and international meetings and organizations

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • ALA-accredited MLIS
  • Demonstrated commitment to user-centered library services and an understanding of¿information seeking behaviors in an academic research environment
  • Excellent interpersonal communication, presentation, and organization skills, including the ability to effectively impart knowledge and skills

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to work flexibly, creatively, and collaboratively in a changing and fast-paced environment with a culturally diverse population
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to work independently, collaboratively, and in teams within library and university web/online communities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Humanities background preferred.

Rank/Salary:

Non-tenured faculty status; rank and salary are competitive based on qualifications and experience.

About the Libraries: For information about the FIU Libraries, please visit http://library.fiu.edu.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to attach a cover letter and resume as a single pdf file. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three professional references who will be contacted as determined by the search committee. All inquiries should be directed to Patricia Pereira-Pujol, Chair of the Search and Screen Committee, at pereirap@fiu.edu.  To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by March 15, 2017. Review will continue until position is filled.¿

Pre-Employment Requirements

Criminal Background Check

 

How To Apply

Prospective Employee

If you have not created a registered account, you will be asked to create a username and password for use of the system. It is recommended that you provide an active/valid e-mail account as that will be the main source of communication regarding your status within the process. Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae into one attachment.  Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. All applicants are required to complete the online application including work history and educational details (if applicable), even when attaching a resume.

 

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the University Police department at Florida International University provides information on crimes statistics, crime prevention, law enforcement, crime reporting, and other related issues for the past three (3) calendar years. The FIU Annual Security report is available online at: http://police.fiu.edu/docs/Campus_Security_Report_&_Safety_Guide.pdf.

To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the FIU Police Department located at 885 SW 109th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33199 (PG5 Market Station).

 

Florida International University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.  However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of  their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Disclosures

Clery Notice

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the University Police department at Florida International University provides information on crimes statistics, crime prevention, law enforcement, crime reporting, and other related issues for the past three (3) calendar years. The FIU Annual Security report is available online at: https://police.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2016/04/Campus_Security_Report__Safety_Guide.pdf.

To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the FIU Police Department located at 885 SW 109th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33199 (PG5 Market Station).

 

Pay Transparency

Florida International University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.  However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of  their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

 

 

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

About FIU

Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a R1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity and recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers 196 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU’s Medina Aquarius Program houses the Aquarius Reef Base, a unique underwater research facility in the Florida Keys. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit http://www.fiu.edu/.

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