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Reference and Instruction Librarian

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The Pennsylvania State University Libraries invite applications for the position of Reference and Instruction Librarian at the Penn State Abington Campus. The Reference and Instruction Librarian is a member of the University Libraries faculty and is responsible for providing reference and library instruction services to the Abington campus community. In addition, the candidate will be expected to extend both reference and instruction to virtual communities, including students in hybrid and online courses. This position also has shared responsibility for developing collections and library outreach services, participating in planning activities, and serving on appropriate campus and University Libraries committees. This is a non-tenure track, renewable fixed term faculty position on a three-year contract that reports to the Head Librarian at Penn State Abington. Some evening and weekend work is required.REQUIREMENTS: Requires a MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program (or equivalent); experience with reference and bibliographic instruction; demonstrated knowledge of academic and library applications of Web 2.0 technologies, strong knowledge of print and electronic information resources; excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Prefer at least one year of post MLS experience in an academic library setting.ENVIRONMENT: Penn State Abington is located in the Philadelphia area, 15 miles north of Center City. The campus offers 16 baccalaureate degrees, 2 associate degrees, and the first 2 years of coursework for over 160 Penn State majors. There are approximately 3450 students, all commuters. More details about the Penn State Abington campus can be found at http://www.abington.psu.edu.SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary and rank are dependent upon qualification. Excellent fringe benefits include liberal vacation, excellent insurance and health care coverage, State or TIAA-CREF retirement options, and educational privileges.TO APPLY: Send a letter of application, resumé, and the names and contact information of three professional references to Search Committee, The Pennsylvania State University, Box ABRL-ARL, 511 Paterno Library, University Park, PA 16802. Applications may also be sent to lap225@psu.edu. Please reference Box ABRL-ARL in the email subject line. Review of candidates will begin as applications are received and final considerations for interviews will be made by June 30, 2013. Anticipated start date is August 1, 2013. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and diversity of its workforce.

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