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The Research and Instruction Librarian serves as the primary contact for research assistance and oversees the day-to-day activities of the library reference desk. In addition to research help, the Research and Instruction Librarian coordinates and administers all of the library’s instructional services and acts as the electronic resources manager. This is a full-time, 12-month, salaried, non-exempt position located at SWU's main campus in Central, SC. Projected hire date is July 1, 2020.
The Research and Instruction Librarian coordinates all of the library’s research and instructional services for on campus students and faculty and manages the library’s electronic resources.
Provide research assistance for on campus students and faculty.
Coordinate research desk staffing and schedule.
Coordinate the library’s instructional calendar.
Prepare and present library instructional sessions.
Develop appropriate assessment of library instruction.
Coordinate the development and delivery of library information, including library web pages, LibGuides, mySWU portal, PRIMO Discovery service, EZProxy, and other services, as needed.
Participate in library planning and the development of library policies and procedures.
Participate in collection development.
Serve as liaison to assigned academic departments.
Serve on PASCAL committees or working groups.
Perform basic library operational duties, as needed.
Help maintain the library’s social media accounts.
Attend faculty meetings and serve on committees as assigned.
MLS degree or equivalent from ALA accredited institution (candidates with a master’s degree in a related field and significant library experience may be considered.)
Ability and desire to teach.
Demonstrated ability to work both collaboratively and independently.
Effective communication and interpersonal skills are essential.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail are required.
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously with little supervision.
Experience with providing high quality reference services with a variety of print and online resources.
SWU is committed to maximizing the use of technology in its daily operations and in achieving its strategic goals; the ideal candidate will be familiar with library database subscriptions, and have a high comfort level with web-based, mobile and PC applications including but not limited to the use of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Experience with ExLibris Alma Primo preferred.
Mission and Lifestyle Expectations. The university is a Christian liberal arts institution in the Wesleyan-Holiness theological tradition. In light of SWU’s unapologetically Christ-centered mission, all employees are expected to embrace the university’s Statement of Faith, respect its Wesleyan heritage, and adhere to its lifestyle expectations.
Visual acuity necessary to do editorial work, proof documents, and manage files.
Requires ability to sit for periods of time in an interior office environment. May require infrequent lifting of objects up to 10 pounds, and occasionally items up to 20 pounds.
Evening and weekend work, as assigned.
Pre-employment Screening. Employment is contingent on the completion a criminal background screening.
Internal Number: 234
About Southern Wesleyan University
Southern Wesleyan University is a Christ-centered, student-focused learning community devoted to transforming lives by challenging students to be dedicated scholars and servant-leaders who impact the world for Christ. SWU provides quality undergraduate and graduate programs in a distinctively Christian environment that fosters the integration of faith, learning, and living. Candidates for employment must support the Christian mission of the university and give evidence of successful professional experience, mature faith, and consistent Christian lifestyle.
University Core Values-
Christ Centered: Purpose, Scholarship, Community, Transformation
•Purpose: A specific calling for a unique role in our world.
•Scholarship: Academic excellence in an innovative faith-centered environment.
•Community: Belonging to a connected and compassionate body of learners.
•Transformation: Christ’s redemptive work in individual and corporate life.
We believe that every individual has a God given purpose, brought to fruition by the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit and the challenge of scholarship. As we participate in a consecrated community of learners we are continuously transformed into the image of Christ both individually and corporately.