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Reference Librarian and Outreach Coordinator

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Job Description The Pitts Theology Library announces an opening for a Reference Librarian and Outreach Coordinator to begin on or before March 1, 2014. One of Emory University's six instructional libraries, Pitts supports the programs of the Candler School of Theology and the university's doctoral programs in religion. Its collections include over 610,000 volumes, and its staff of 16 supports vigorous programs in archives, special collections, and digital imaging. Construction of a new library is underway with a projected move in date of July 2014. Further information about the Pitts Library can be found at www.pitts.emory.edu. RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will be a member of the library's reference staff. The reference team provides orientation for all new students, works with faculty to develop and deliver library instruction and tutorials tailored to specific classes, and supplies ongoing research assistance to all patrons, including local and distance students. Some weekend and/or evening hours may be expected. The outreach component of the job includes coordinating and managing the work of library volunteers, organizing and coordinating quarterly evening lectures related to library exhibits, and taking a lead role in developing graphic materials for library exhibits and promotional materials. In all its efforts, the Pitts Library strives to determine innovative and appropriate applications of technology to improve library services and increase access to resources. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: ALA-accredited MLS or doctoral study in theology; excellent oral and written communication skills; commitment to public service and to theological education; graphic design skills; strong organizational skills; demonstrated creativity and/or initiative in performing duties; demonstrated ability to learn new technologies; and ability to work collaboratively with other staff on inter-departmental projects. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Specialized knowledge in theological or religious studies; familiarity with United Methodist publications, polity, and history; technical proficiency and interest in new technologies for teaching, learning, and content provision; teaching proficiency and experience; involvement in library, scholarly, and/or pastoral associations (e.g., ATLA, ALA, SBL); graduate degree in theology; and foreign language expertise.APPLICATIONS: The salary is competitive, and Emory University offers generous benefits. Review of applications begins November 1, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. Emory University is an EEO/AA employer.Send resume including three references to: Marianna AndersonPitts Theology LibraryEmory UniversityAtlanta GA 30322Email: marianna.n.anderson@emory.edu

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