Auburn University Reference/Instruction Librarian
Auburn University Libraries invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track Reference and Instruction Librarian. We seek a creative, enthusiastic and user-focused librarian, with a strong commitment to teaching, to join the Reference and Instruction Services Department’s instruction team. The responsibilities of team members include teaching information literacy sessions throughout the curriculum and coordinating instruction-related projects and initiatives for the department. The librarian hired for the position will also be responsible for providing reference services and engaging in liaison activities and collection development. This twelve-month tenure-track position requires professional and scholarly activity as well as service on library and university committees.
As a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), Auburn University Libraries houses a collection of more than 4.5 million volumes and operates with a materials budget of $8.1 million. The Libraries’ Strategic Plan is available at http://www.lib.auburn.edu/strategicplan/2013.
In August 2017 Auburn University’s newest classroom building, the Mell Classroom Building @ RBD Library, opened its doors to students. The $35 million, 69,000-square-foot facility, built onto the front of the main campus library, features 26 state-of-the-art active learning classrooms, two lecture halls and multiple group study spaces. The integration of the new classroom building with Ralph Brown Draughon Library provides Auburn University students, faculty and staff with seamless access to the library’s resources and services, including its Learning Commons (shared with university academic support services), multimedia labs, and collaborative study spaces.
Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier public land-grant institutions. In 2018, it was ranked 46th among public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Auburn maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational Specialist, and Doctor’s degrees in agriculture and engineering, the professions, and the arts and sciences. Its 2017 enrollment of 29,776 students includes 23,964 undergraduates and 5,812 graduate and professional students. Organized into twelve academic colleges and schools, Auburn’s 1,450 faculty members offer more than 200 educational programs. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, its positive work environment, its student engagement, and its beautiful campus.
Auburn residents enjoy a thriving community, recognized as one of the “best small towns in America,” with moderate climate and easy access to major cities or to beach and mountain recreational facilities. Situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama, the combined Auburn-Opelika-Columbus statistical area has a population of over 500,000, with excellent public school systems and regional medical centers.
SALARY/BENEFITS: Minimum salary of $54,025 for a Librarian II, higher with experience, or appointment as a Librarian III. Rank will be commensurate with experience/qualifications. This is a twelve month tenure-track position. Benefits include 20 days vacation leave/12 days sick leave per year; participation in State Teachers’ Retirement System (mandatory); additional voluntary retirement plans available; health/dental/life/disability insurance.
APPLICATION: Application review process begins November 20, 2017 and will continue until a qualified candidate is selected and recommended for appointment. Complete application must include letter of interest, resume or curriculum vitae, and the names of three current, professional references (please include mailing addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers). The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.
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