Assistant Librarian/Coordinator of Reference Services
University of South Carolina Upstate
June 18, 2018
Spartanburg, South Carolina
$49,000 - $55,000
Full Time - Experienced
University of South Carolina Upstate
Assistant Librarian/Coordinator of Reference Services FAC00073PO18
The University of South Carolina Upstate is a positive, diverse, and empowering institution for motivated, success-minded students who want to be challenged academically, supported personally, and pushed to the boundaries of their potential in an opportunity-rich environment. Because the University of South Carolina Upstate is proud of its student body, we seek to attract a diverse applicant pool.
Job Description: 12-month, tenure-track faculty reporting directly to Library Dean. Coordinates the daily operations of an active reference services program: physical reference desk, text, chat, & telephone; provides for an innovative reference environment, stays abreast of issues & trends; shares, provides, & conducts professional development opportunities for library colleagues, including regular training updates; facilitates discussion of ideas to improve/modify reference services. Supervises, trains, & evaluates a pool of part-time librarians who participate in providing reference services. Maintains expertise in all areas of reference; a “student first” attitude towards services, operations, and procedures; monitors communication logs for all reference services. Participates in analysis, testing, & decisions about new electronic products and services. Prepares the reference desk schedule & resolves emergency scheduling changes; participates in the reference desk schedule, including weekend and evening rotation. Serves as liaison to at least one disciplinary area, including collection development & information literacy instruction. Participates in information literacy instruction program, including teaching sessions for first-year composition classes and University 101, with option to teach the Library’s credit-bearing information literacy course. Develops LibGuides for services and liaison areas.
Required Qualifications: Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program; at least two years’ experience in an academic library. At least two years’ experience in providing reference services in numerous formats; at least two years’ experience in library instruction and in collection development; at least one year experience in supervision and evaluation of personnel; in-depth knowledge of both print and electronic reference sources; proficiency in database searching, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Springshare (LibGuides, etc.) and SharePoint. Ability to work effectively with students, faculty, staff and others; strong interest in scholarly activity (publications, presentations, etc.); excellent written and oral communications skills. Detail oriented.
Preferred Qualifications: Preferred: Additional graduate degree(s) an asset; evidence of scholarly activities (publications, presentations, etc.); undergraduate degree(s) in science and/or mathematics or related background/experience in the sciences and/or mathematics.
Contact Information: Andrew Kearns, Chair, USC Upstate Library 800 University Way Spartanburg, SC 29303 firstname.lastname@example.org 864-503-5403
The University of South Carolina Upstate is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Internal Number: FAC00073PO18
About University of South Carolina Upstate
The University of South Carolina Upstate is a comprehensive public university and a senior institution of the University of South Carolina and is among the fastest growing universities in the State. U. S. News & World Report’s 2017 edition “America’s Best Colleges” ranked USC Upstate No. 2 among Top Public Regional Colleges South. USC Upstate is located between Charlotte and Atlanta along the I-85 corridor, one of the fastest growing business and high-tech regions in the country. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Appalachian mountains and the Atlantic Ocean beaches. The University has an enrollment of approximately 6000 students and employs approximately 650 full and part-time faculty and staff, reflecting the diversity of Upstate South Carolina. Students from over twenty five nations also reflect the university's international character. USC Upstate is proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for faculty, staff, and administrators. We are an EOE/AA employer and are strongly committed to increasing faculty diversity.