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Education Librarian, University of Florida (apply by Jan. 22)

Education Librarian

http://library.ufl.edu/pers/documents/EducationLib_FINALPVA.pdf

http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/careers.htm

The Education Librarian is a full-time, year-round (12-month), tenure track faculty position in the Education Library, serving the College of Education (COE) and related disciplines at the University of Florida. Working with the Head of the Education Library, this position contributes to the development, coordination, and provision of library programs and services, including a wide range of public, technical, and collection management functions. The Education Librarian will provide reference services both in-person and via phone, email, and online chat. The Education Librarian will deliver research instruction and develop instructional resources primarily targeted to students and faculty in the COE. The Education Librarian will serve as liaison to assigned departments and programs within the COE, and will communicate with faculty, develop collections, and offer innovative services to support their needs. The library encourages faculty participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Education Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Education Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, abilities, and perspectives in work activities and decision making. All faculty at the George A. Smathers Libraries are expected to pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

POSITION: Education Librarian RANK: Assistant University Librarian REPORTS TO: Head, Education Library SALARY: Minimum salary $54,000; Actual salary will reflect selected professional’s experience and credentials REQUISITION #: 505711 DEADLINE DATE: January 22, 2018 - applications will be reviewed as received Please note that this posting has specific instructions for the submission of application materials - see our website at: http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/careers.htm or the APPLICATION PROCESS section below for further details. JOB SUMMARY The Education Librarian is a full-time, year-round (12-month), tenure track faculty position in the Education Library, serving the College of Education (COE) and related disciplines at the University of Florida. Working with the Head of the Education Library, this position contributes to the development, coordination, and provision of library programs and services, including a wide range of public, technical, and collection management functions. The Education Librarian will provide reference services both in-person and via phone, email, and online chat. The Education Librarian will deliver research instruction and develop instructional resources primarily targeted to students and faculty in the COE. The Education Librarian will serve as liaison to assigned departments and programs within the COE, and will communicate with faculty, develop collections, and offer innovative services to support their needs. The library encourages faculty participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Education Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Education Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, abilities, and perspectives in work activities and decision making. All faculty at the George A. Smathers Libraries are expected to pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion. The Foundation for The Gator Nation An Equal Opportunity Institution RESPONSIBILITIES • Works with the Head of the Education Library to define goals; establish objectives and priorities; and develop, implement, and evaluate plans, policies, and procedures that support the library’s services and programs. • Manages the Education Library in the absence of the Head of the Education Library. • Keeps informed of the development of academic and research needs, and communicates with patrons about relevant library issues. • Provides reference and instructional services. • Develops instructional materials, in a variety of formats, to enhance effective understanding and use of collections and services. • Leverages new technologies to enhance library services. • Provides management for collections to support assigned departments and programs. Manages budgets, selects materials in appropriate formats, collaborates with other subject specialists in related disciplines, and provides analysis and reports as required. • In accordance with tenure and promotion criteria, contributes to the library, university, and the profession through substantive involvement in such activities as committee work, research, publishing, and participation in professional organizations. QUALIFICATIONS Required: • Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited or equivalent library school. • Familiarity with the scholarly literature of education. • Experience with and/or demonstrated enthusiasm for in-person and online instruction. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as strong presentation skills. • Flexible and innovative approach to challenges and opportunities. • Excellent analytical and organization skills. • Competence with information technologies and demonstrated effectiveness in integrating technology with traditional services. • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team within a culturally diverse user community. • Strong potential for meeting the requirements of tenure and promotion (outlined at http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/cdh) Preferred: • Relevant experience and/or expertise in the field of Education. • Degree in Education or Social Sciences. • Academic library experience. • Experience with and/or demonstrated enthusiasm for children’s and/or young adult literature. • Supervisory experience. • Professional experience using social media. • Record of including individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in research, teaching, service and other work. THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA The University of Florida (UF) is a major, public, comprehensive, land-grant, research university. The state's oldest and most comprehensive university, UF is among the nation's most academically diverse public universities. UF was ranked 9th among public universities in Forbes’ “America’s Best Employers 2015” and 9th among “Top Public Schools” in U.S. News and World in 2017. UF has a long history of established programs in international education, research and service. In 2013 the Florida Legislature The Foundation for The Gator Nation An Equal Opportunity Institution designated UF as the state’s preeminent institution which grew into an opportunity to achieve national and international recognition for the University’s work in serving students and the world. It is one of only 17 public, land-grant universities that belong to the Association of American Universities. UF traces its beginnings to a small seminary in 1853 and is now one of the largest universities in the nation, with more than 50,000 students. For more information, please consult the UF homepage at http://www.ufl.edu. UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA LIBRARIES The libraries of the University of Florida form the largest information resource system in the state of Florida. The UF Libraries consist of seven libraries on the Gainesville campus and three off-campus facilities; six of the campus libraries, and all of the off-site facilities, are in the system known as the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida. The remaining library is the Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center. Collectively, the UF Libraries (the Smathers Libraries and the Legal Information Center) hold or provide access to over 5.45 million print volumes, 8,100,000 microfilms, 1.25 million e-books, over 152,000 full-text electronic journals, over 1100 electronic databases, 1.26 million documents and 1.35 million maps and images. The UF Libraries have built a number of nationally significant research collections, including the Latin American, Judaica, Florida History, Children’s Literature, and Maps and Imagery collections. The UF Libraries are a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), and the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL). The library staff consists of more than 300 FTE librarians, technical/clerical staff and student assistants. The organizational chart is available at http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/orgchart.pdf. THE EDUCATION LIBRARY Together with the Architecture & Fine Arts Library, the Education Library is an integral part of the Departmental Libraries within the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida. Embedded within the college it serves, the Education Library is located within Norman Hall on the East edge of the UF main campus. Its staff and collections support 27 degree and academic programs in the College of Education which is organized into 3 schools: School of Teaching & Learning (STL), School of Special Education, School Psychology, and Early Childhood Studies (SESPECS), and School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education (HDOSE). Significant collections include the Children’s Book Collection, the PK-12 Textbook Collection, and a media collection. The Education Library holds 120,000+ monographic volumes, and approximately 600 print and electronic journal subscriptions. Three SMART Board systems are available for staff and student use. The library also currently offers 3D printing services. The Education Library will undergo renovation during the Spring 2018 semester as part of a larger project to renovate the College of Education’s historic Norman Hall. COMMUNITY Gainesville, Florida and the surrounding community are home to approximately 257,000 people and both the University of Florida and Santa Fe College. Situated just over an hour from the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, the city is surrounded by over 40 nature parks, including many spring-fed lakes and rivers. In 2015, Gainesville was named the “Best Midsize College City in America” by WalletHub and ranked no. 7 on Livability.com “Top 10 College Towns”. Gainesville is known as an innovative municipal government and an innovative city. Gainesville continues to receive national recognition as a top-rated city. Some of Gainesville's accolades are listed at the Gainesville Awards and Recognition link. The Guide to Greater Gainesville combines award winning photography and compelling articles that capture all of the reasons for calling Greater Gainesville your next home. The area has numerous cultural institutions and is a haven for sports fans. Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, Tallahassee, and St. Augustine are all within a two- The Foundation for The Gator Nation An Equal Opportunity Institution hour drive. Gainesville is an affordable city and area to live in – using a cost of living calculator you can compare cities across the United States. See how affordable Gainesville really is! BENEFITS Vacation days, paid holidays, and sick leave days; retirement plan options; insurance benefits; tuition fee waiver program; no state or local income tax. Prospective employees should review the information about employment and benefits at UF available at http://hr.ufl.edu/benefits/. UF offers a comprehensive new online benefits tool called ALEX to help employees and prospective employees review benefit choices at UF. APPLICATION PROCESS To apply, submit 1) a cover letter detailing your interest in and qualifications for this position; 2) a written statement regarding a trend in research libraries impacting the study of education. (250 words); 3) your current resume or CV; and 4) a list of three references including their contact information (address, telephone number, and email). Apply by January 22, 2018 (applications will be reviewed as received). Submit all application materials through the Jobs at UF online application system at Requisition 505711. Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered. If you have any questions or concerns about this process please contact Bonnie Smith, George A. Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at bonniesmith@ufl.edu. The University of Florida is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minority group members. We are dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic environment; we strongly encourage applications from women, members of underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. As part of the application process, applicants are invited to complete an on-line confidential and voluntary demographic self-disclosure form which can be found at: http://hr.ufl.edu/data-card/. This information is collected by the University of Florida's Office of Human Resources to track applicant trends and is in no way considered by the Smathers Libraries in the selection process. Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.