Art & Design/Information Literacy Librarian – Louisiana State University Libraries

The Art & Design/Information Literacy Librarian reports to the Head, Reference and Collection Development Services for reference and library instruction duties and to the Collection Development Services Coordinator for collection development and faculty liaison responsibilities.

Summary of Duties:

35% 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 and maintains collection development policy statements; participates in liaison group activities.

30% Provides library instruction, including participation in the Libraries= credit course; assists with the development, implementation, promotion, assessment, and incorporation of information literacy principles into instruction 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.

15% Provides general and specialized Reference and information services at the reference desk (may work nights and weekends in rotation); develops library instructional materials, including discipline-specific Web pages and other Internet-based materials.

15% Works to meet promotion and tenure requirements for research and service.

05% Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

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; ability to provide library instruction and reference services; 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.

Application:

Review of applications will begin 4/18/2008 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 Ref. #005554 Baton Rouge, LA 70803 Phone: (225) 578-2217; Fax: (225) 578-6825

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