Subject Specialist Librarian, Tallahassee, FL

Location: United States, Florida, Tallahassee  
Job Types: Professional
Categories: Academic Librarianship
Entry Level
Florida State University

Subject Specialist Librarian (Asst or Assoc Librarian) 12-Mo Sal
Job ID: 25107
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Apply On Or Before: 04/24/2008

Applications accepted until position is filled. For fullest consideration, please submit application materials by April 21, 2008.

Salary Range: $42,000 to negotiable depending on qualifications

Required Qualifications:
= Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program.
= Bachelor’s degree in a targeted subject area with continuing course work or professional development.
= Two or more years of academic library experience.
= Ability to provide advanced research assistance in one or more subject areas.
= Expertise in assigned subjects sufficient to assess curricular and research needs in those areas and build collections and library services to meet those needs.
= Excellent oral and written communication skills.
= Demonstrated ability to work independently and to collaborate effectively with staff at all levels and with people of diverse backgrounds.
= Flexibility in adapting to changing organizational priorities and technological environments.

Preferred Qualifications:
= Second Master’s degree or Ph.D. in a subject area is desired;
= advanced technology skills;
= two years minimum professional academic library experience;
= experience working in a Collection Development or Public Services unit.

Schedule: This position will require some evening and weekend hours.

= The Florida State University Libraries seeks a knowledgeable and energetic Subject Specialist Librarian to participate in a wide range of services and professional responsibilities in a dynamic academic environment.
= The position reports to the Associate Director of Collection Development within the Collection Development Department.
= The Librarian has the responsibility for developing the collections and providing reference service, research consultations, and upper level instruction.
= This position works collaboratively with academic faculty and librarians to support instructional programs, information literacy initiatives, and faculty scholarship.

Subject expertise in one or more of the following areas is required:
 Fine Arts, Performing Arts, Art History

 Social Sciences

 Work with academic faculty to develop collections that support and enhance current curricula and research.
 Develop, manage, and revise collection development policy statements and approval plan profiles for assigned subjects.
 Collaborate with academic departments and programs to add resources through firm orders.
 Develop and provide information literacy instruction and course-integrated learning activities; collaborate with library and academic faculty to develop new methods of delivering research assistance and learning activities.
 Develop research guides and online tools that assist faculty and students in using the library and its resources.
 Manage collection development within assigned library liaison groups.
 Provide quality reference services and research consultations for patrons.
 Serve on University Libraries committees and/or University-wide library committees.
 Contribute to state, regional, and national committees and participate in research, publication, and other professional and scholarly activities.

This position will require some evening and weekend hours.

If qualified and interested in a specific vacancy as advertised, apply to Florida State University at .

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include work history and all education details (if applicable) even if attaching a resume.

In one attachment, please include a cover letter with a complete statement of qualifications, a full resume of education and relevant experience, and the names, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of at least three persons who are knowledgeable about the applicants qualifications for this position.

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An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action Employer

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