Mississippi Valley State University

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April 10, 2015

Reference Instruction Librarian




J.H. White Library 



Reference Instructional Librarian





Full Time (12 months)



Commensurate with experience and qualifications


Position Available:



Job Description:


The Reference Instruction Librarian is a provision of Public Services in the library and provides assistance in research and directs students and faculty in the use of the library's collection, as well as provides library instruction in the User Access Education Program and serves as Outreach Librarian to the Greenville Center.  The Reference Instruction Librarian is also responsible for Reference Services and maintaining an up-to-date well balanced reference collection; coordinates and plans classes for library instrction for the main campus as well as the Greenville Center.  The successful candidate will have a background and/or experience in one of the humanities or social sciences; knowledgeable of/or experience in library instruction; coordination and evaluation of an information literacy program, and distance education best practices; Evening and weekend hours are required; supervises 1 full-time reference assistant, one part-time reference assistant, and student workeres; will perform other duties as assigned by the Assistant Director/Head of Public Services and/or the Director of the Library.


Qualifications Required :

ALA-accredited Master of Library Science (MLS) degree; experience in reference services; demonstrated ability to establish goals and set reasonable periods for accomplishing tasks, ability to effectively meet deadlines; excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills; knowledge of electronic database portals, and information literacy issues; experience working within an academic setting; earned subject master’s degree in addition to MLS application


Application Deadline:

Open Until Filled


Application Procedure:

Please send application, resume, official transcript and three letters of professional recommendation to:

Mississippi Valley State University

Department of Human Resources

14000 Highway 82 West 7260

Itta Bena, MS 38941



Mississippi Valley State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer