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Responsibilities: Under the general direction of the Associate Dean for Information Services and responsive to input from the Dean of Library Affairs , the Humanities and Fine Arts Librarian provides reference, instruction, liaison, collection development, outreach, and general library services to the University community. Specific responsibilities include:
- Assists patrons at the Information Desk with research and reference questions, including limited nights and weekends. Provides general reference service via face-to-face, online, email, chat, phone, and consultation means.
- Instructs students and faculty in the use of library resources and technologies, as well as in information access, evaluation, and management in face-to-face and online settings as appropriate. Assists in the development of instructional curricula (including for credit and non-credit courses), online learning modules, web pages, user guides, and assessments.
- Serves as subject specialist and liaison to departments covering Humanities and Fine Arts disciplines, providing formal and informal instruction in library research for these departments. Assists with subject-specific research queries in areas of expertise. Identifies opportunities for outreach and strategic partnerships with specific SIU Carbondale departments based on expertise.
- Assists with student recruitment, orientation, and retention strategies.
- Selects monographs and recommends other resources for Humanities and Fine Arts disciplines. Participates in other collection development activities as needed.
- Participates in the library’s scholarly communication initiatives, including the population of the Institutional Repository.
- Serves on library and university committees.
- Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
- ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library Science (MLS) awarded by date of appointment.
- Bachelor’s degree in a Humanities or Fine Arts discipline.
- Proficiency in the use of general and subject-specific reference resources and in conducting library research.
- Experience creating web-based guides and tutorials (e.g., LibGuides).
- Working knowledge of a wide variety of information technology applications (e.g., Microsoft Office) and databases.
- Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated strong organizational skills, including the ability to manage projects, and multiple tasks while meeting deadlines and solving problems in a complex and dynamic environment.
- A strong customer-service orientation.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with diverse faculty, staff, and students in a rapidly-evolving, team-oriented environment.