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Research & Instruction Librarian

Research & Instruction Librarian

University of South Florida Libraries Job Location: Florida Apply By: 10/11/2022 Date Created: 09-16-2022

As the fastest-rising university in America, the University of South Florida is shaping the future for a better tomorrow. At the USF Libraries, Tampa campus, we invite you to join our team of Research and Instruction Librarians that play an active role in supporting our exceptionally talented faculty and students. We are looking for a bright and friendly individual that celebrates diversity and inclusive excellence, and ideally has a background and interest in the social sciences, particularly either Anthropology, Sociology, or Gender Studies. The cover letter should indicate a preferred area of interest.  In utilizing your subject interests, along with our unique collections and services, together we can impact the future of Florida and libraries across the nation.  At the USF Libraries, we work across teams to solve problems and meet scholar needs. The libraries are committed to providing the professional development necessary for Research & Instruction Librarians to grow in their positions and be successful. The Research & Instruction Librarians participate in the library’s information literacy instruction initiatives and support high impact practices in associated courses and university initiatives.  There is a new cohort of librarians that are creative and forward-thinking with strong interpersonal skills, who will expand partnerships across library departments and with colleagues across campuses. The University Libraries values diversity of thought, perspective, experience, and people and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect.  This position reports to the Director for Research & Instruction at the USF Library Tampa campus and is members of the Library Faculty.   Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Actively engage with faculty, researchers, and students to understand their research and instruction needs, build collaborations, and promote library services
  • Collaborate with USF Libraries Research & Instruction colleagues located on the three USF campuses on various departmental initiatives such as assessment, outreach, library instruction, and supporting faculty or student research
  • Develop a focused program of high-quality research and creative accomplishments required for promotion
  • Actively participate and demonstrate leadership in professional responsibilities that serve the USF Libraries, University, profession, and community
  To be successful in this position, candidates will need:
  • A growth mindset and commitment to professional development
  • Instruction and presentation skills
  • Interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Commitment to excellent public services and improving the library user experience
  • Commitment to fostering an equitable and inclusive workplace
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Initiative, flexibility, and ability to work creatively
  Minimum Qualifications:
  • An ALA accredited master’s degree in Library and Information Science
  Preferred Requirements
  • Demonstrated interest in the fields of Anthropology, Sociology, and/or Gender Studies
  • Experience providing information literacy instruction
  • Knowledge of one or more of the following skills: quantitative or qualitative analysis, impact management, systematic or scoping reviews
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and build partnerships across the library and university
  • Demonstrated capacity for scholarly publications and presentations
  Compensation and academic rank commensurate with experience.   Applications must be submitted through the Careers@USF website, Job ID 32134 and include a cover letter and CV. The cover letter should indicate a preferred area of interest in the social sciences, particularly Anthropology, Sociology, or Gender Studies.  The R&I Department is committed to mentoring librarians at all levels by supporting professional development, research productivity, and professional service. Please go to www.lib.usf.edu/employment for more information. We are open to all levels of excellence. USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity in the workplace.

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