Part-time Liaison Librarian positions (80-100% remote)

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  • Post Date: September 22, 2022
  • Apply Before: October 22, 2022
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Job Overview
Xavier University of Louisiana’s University Library seeks dynamic, engaging, and collaborative professional librarians to virtually join the Library Team.  This team of remote Librarians will provide a range of virtual services to the University’s students, faculty, and community.

Applications are sought for librarians with 5 or more years of Information Literacy teaching experience at the college level.  IL Librarians may support a range of disciplines but we are also seeking librarians with subject expertise in the following areas:

  • STEM
  •  Art
  • Speech Language Pathology
  • Pharmacy
  • Music
  • Education and Counseling
  • Health
  • Humanities
  • Virtual Reality
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Data Services
  • Chemistry
  • Sociology
  • Scholarly Communications
  • Business
  • McNair Scholars / Honors Program
  • OER/Affordable Learning

Librarians with 3+ years of experience may also support the following functional areas:

  • Electronic Resources (Participation in working group)
  • Library Assessment (Team participation)
  • Library Outreach (Team participation)
  • Collection Assessment/Development
  • Project Management / Lean
  • Website & Tech Support (Team participation)
  • ILL/Acquisitions
  • Metadata

Librarians will work between 10 and 20 hours per week; the hourly salary range is approximately $40.00 to $50.00 per hour, depending on qualifications.  Contracts are for 1-2 semesters, renewable. The Library will provide computing equipment (laptop) and professional development opportunities.  Stipends may be provided for campus visits and conference attendance is supported after the 2nd successful semester.

Typical Job Responsibilities may include the following:

  •       Design & deliver Information & Digital Literacy related workshops
  •       Design & create learning objects, LibGuides, and tutorials
  •       Respond to research & reference inquiries
  •       Participate in collection development, assessment activities
  •       Mentor student employees
  •       Schedule and attend virtual ‘office hours’
  •       Participate in various functional teams or working groups
  •       Participate in meetings and professional development events

Minimum Qualifications

Required:

  •       MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited institution, or an advanced degree in a relevant discipline.
  •       5 or more years of college level teaching experience within any of the above subject liaison areas
  •       Demonstrated ability to design and implement practical training modules/tools
  •       Experience using technology to support service innovation and productivity enhancements
  •       Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  •       Exceptional project and time management skills
  •       Record of scholarly publication & service

Work Hours: Part-Time

Posting Number: F058P

Number of Vacancies: at least 3

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply, log in to Xavier’s online application site at https://jobs.xula.edu.  Please submit the following materials and email to the Chair: (1) A letter of interest describing your professional goals, relevant preparation, and experience for the position; (2) comprehensive curriculum vitae; (3) transcript; and (4) contact information for three references addressed to search committee chair, Tamera Hanken at thanken@xula.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.  Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Xavier University of Louisiana is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  The Library is especially interested in exceptionally well qualified applicants who will contribute, through their leadership, research, and service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Quicklink for Posting: https://jobs.xula.edu/postings/1467

About Xavier

About Xavier University of Louisiana

Founded in 1925 by Saint Katherine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, Xavier is Catholic and historically Black.  Located in New Orleans, the ultimate purpose of the University is to contribute to the promotion of a more just and humane society by preparing its students to assume roles of leadership and service in a global society.  This preparation takes place in a diverse learning and teaching environment that incorporates all relevant educational means, including research and community service.

About Xavier University of Louisiana’s University Library

Xavier University Library provides access to materials that are the building blocks of knowledge and services that support the educational and research needs of the University.  The Library provides access to a constantly expanding collection of more than 500,000 electronic resources, including e-books, e-journals, videos and more, accessible 24 hours a day, 365 days a year through the Library website. The collection also includes more than 100,000 physical materials. The Library offers opportunities for various types of knowledge creation, thanks to our Innovation Studio (Makerspace), equipped with a laser cutter, 3D printers, CNC milling equipment and other tools for creating physical items, and our Data Visualization Lab, with tools to help turn data into understandable, digestible visual representations. The Library’s growing Institutional Repository, XULA Digital Commons, offers a platform for Xavierites to preserve and provide access to their creative and scholarly works, all while keeping their intellectual property protected.  The Library offers a wide range of information services, including chat and email assistance, as well as in-person research consultation in both one-on-one and classroom settings. The Library is committed to offering students and faculty forward-thinking and sustainable information- and resource-management tools

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