Information Literacy/Art & Design Librarian – LSU Libraries

LSU Libraries – Reference Services

Information Literacy/Art & Design Librarian

Assistant Librarian


The Information Literacy/Art & Design Librarian reports to the Head, Reference Services and to the Instruction Coordinator for reference and library instruction duties; reports to the Social Sciences and Humanities Collection Development Coordinator for collection development/management and faculty liaison responsibilities. The individual fulfills a combination of responsibilities including serving at the Libraries’ main reference desk; participating in the Libraries’ instruction program; promoting information literacy; providing collection development services and serving as a faculty liaison to the Art & Design faculty.

Summary of Duties:

Provides library instruction, including participation in the Libraries’ credit course, LIS1001; assists with the development, implementation, promotion, assessment, and incorporation of information literacy principles into LIS1001 and the curriculum; participates in the Reference department’s Instruction Committee activities, such as examining and improving existing Library instruction methods; identifying new and emerging campus-wide information literacy needs and requirements.

Serves as a selector and faculty liaison for Art & Design, coverage includes the School of Architecture, School of Art, Interior Design, and the School of Landscape Architecture; reviews approval programs; participates in liaison group activities; and maintains collection development policy statements.

Provides general and specialized Reference and information services at a combined general Reference/government documents desk (may work nights and weekends in rotation); develops library instructional materials, including discipline-specific Web pages and other Internet-based materials.

Works to meet promotion and tenure requirements.

Other duties as assigned.


Required: Masters degree from an ALA-accredited program; undergraduate degree in the social sciences or humanities; ability to work both independently and collegially in a demanding and rapidly changing environment; excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills; demonstrated ability to provide library instruction and reference services; demonstrated ability to learn new technologies and apply knowledge to the design and delivery of instruction; strong interest and enthusiasm in the principles of information literacy; potential to meet requirements for promotion and tenure.

Preferred: Undergraduate or graduate degree in Art History, Fine Arts, Architecture, or related field; basic reading knowledge of foreign languages; basic knowledge of materials, techniques, and terminology employed in the fields of art, architecture, and design; knowledge of traditional and electronic reference resources; experience in reference work and/or bibliographic instruction in an academic library; experience with course management software; experience in creating interactive tutorials.

Salary and Benefits: $37,000 per fiscal year minimum, dependent upon qualifications and experience. This is a 12-month appointment with excellent benefits. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Application: Review of applications will begin June 1, 2007 and will continue until candidate is selected. Candidates should submit a letter of application, resume (including e-mail address), and names, addresses, telephone numbers of three references to:

Dawn Zaske, Coordinator

Personnel Services

295 Middleton Library

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Ref. #005554

Ph: 225-578-2217

Fax: 225-578-6825

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