Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian, Portland State University

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Position: Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian
Institution: Portland State University
Location: Oregon
Date posted: 6/8/2009

Library: Portland State University Library. Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian. General Description: The Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian provides reference and information services for the University’s students and faculty as well as members of the general public, participates in a dynamic instructional program, consults and collaborates with scholars in specific academic units, including classroom and online instruction, and possibly for-credit courses, and selects information resources to support the instructional and research needs of a diverse institution. Some evening and weekend reference duty and/or instruction is required. Portland State expects its tenured faculty to contribute to faculty governance activities within the Library and the University, engage in community and professional service, and pursue an active publication and research agenda, seeking grants as appropriate. This full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position reports to the Assistant University Librarian for Public Services. Required Qualifications: ALA-accredited MLS; two years of full-time professional post-MLS experience in an academic library setting; evidence of professional service and scholarship; effective communications and collaborative skills; experience with library systems and Internet applications; collection development experience; experience using digital and Web technologies in the delivery of library services; experience integrating information literacy concepts into teaching; experience developing reference and instruction services; must be able to successfully complete a criminal background check and provide transcripts. Deadlines: Review of applications June 1, 2009. Open until finalists identified. Online ad: Please see the full posting at To Apply: Send cover letter (address how your knowledge and experiences meet qualifications); resume; and names, address, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of four references to: Anne Keech, Search Coordinator, Applications not containing all requested documents will not be considered. Electronic application materials are strongly preferred (Word or.pdf documents). PSU is an AA/EO institution and, in keeping with the President’s diversity initiative, welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity.

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