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Research and Instruction Librarian/ Liaison to First-Year Composition

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Position Information

Position Information

Faculty Rank Open Rank
Posting Number 2018_00632F
Posting Type
Official Title Open Rank (Librarian)
Working Title Research and Instruction Librarian/ Liaison to First-Year Composition
Title Code 55194
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Salary Range $47,476
Job Summary

The University of Georgia Libraries is seeking a Research and Instruction Librarian/Liaison to First Year Composition who will be responsible to the Head of the Research and Instruction Department for assisting students, faculty, and staff in making effective use of library and other research resources. To achieve this goal, this Research and Instruction Librarian provides in-person and virtual reference assistance, library instruction sessions, and one-on-one in-depth consultations in a range of subjects with particular responsibility for outreach to the University’s First-Year Composition program.

The Research and Instruction Department currently covers three in-person service points: the Main Library, the Science Library, and the Zell B. Miller Learning Center. This position is based in the Main Library, which holds a broad range of materials in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and business. The Main Library is also home to the Map & Government Information Library, the Digital Library of Georgia, and a Digital Humanities Lab. The Main Library’s Research and Instruction Department is comprised of 9 librarians, 1 staff member, and 3 student assistants.

The UGA Libraries is located on the university’s main campus in Athens, Georgia, and its facilities include the Main Library, Science Library, Zell B. Miller Learning Center, Map and Government Information Library, Repository, Special Collections Libraries, and the Carnegie Library. Perennially rated as one of the nation’s top college towns, Athens offers a vibrant place to work and live. With Atlanta 70 miles to the west, Athens offers good proximity to the city while maintaining a small-town culture and feel. Information about Athens:

• Ability to develop instruction sessions and to instruct users effectively both individually and in the classroom setting;
• Demonstrated interest in information literacy in first-year students;
• Commitment to undergraduate research and learning;
• Knowledge of virtual reference services;
• Demonstrated ability to efficiently manage multiple projects and priorities;
• Effective verbal and written communication skills;
• Ability to create and maintain collaborative working relationships;
• Demonstrated ability to work with diverse students, faculty, and colleagues.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Entry-level annual salary starts at $47,476. UGA librarians are non-tenured faculty members. UGA offers an attractive benefits program including a choice of health and retirement plans, dental plan, vision plan, tuition remission, paid relocation, 21 days annual leave, 12 days sick leave, and 12 paid holidays.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Qualified applicants who wish to be considered for this position must apply at: Attached to their online application form should be a 1-2 page letter of interest, complete CV, and the names, titles, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references. Candidates are encouraged to submit their materials by Sunday, April 15, 2018, when the committee will meet to review applications; however, the position will remain open until filled.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ( Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.


Teaches students and faculty to make effective use of resources through general and subject-specific library instruction classes; Develops innovative teaching techniques and guides to build research skills and library engagement in first-year students.

Builds strong relationships with administrators and instructors in First-Year Composition (FYC) by actively promoting library services and pursuing pedagogical collaborations.

Coordinates instruction of FYC classes by subject librarians and teaches approximately 40 sessions each year; Organizes meetings with core group of librarians who teach FYC classes to share ideas and keep current with trends in first-year student teaching, learning, and assessment.

Provides a variety of reference services to patrons, including general reference assistance both in-person and virtually (includes night and weekend work).

Acts as Main Library instruction lead by routing class and tour requests to subject librarians; Oversees the instruction lab.

Collaborates with the instruction leads in the Miller Learning Center and the Science Library on programming, continuing education, and assessment.

Contributes to the mission of the Research and Instruction Department, and the Libraries as a whole, by actively participating in the development and evaluation of departmental policies and services, serving on appropriate departmental and Libraries’ committees, and maintaining an awareness of changes in the organization and the university community.

Participates in library-wide communication by reading, responding to, and initiating information transmitted via the Libraries’ listserv and appropriate library-wide or departmental meetings and asking questions, seeking clarification, or initiating discussion on library issues.

Develops and maintains professional skills by participating in continuing education and professional development activities such as conferences, workshops, and committee work; by conducting research or writing for publication; or by engaging in other creative and learning activities.

Maintains flexibility and awareness of changes and needs in the organization by assuming similar duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library and information science.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of applications in current and emerging instructional technologies and web design.

Degree Level Masters
Posting Date 03/14/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
Appointment Status Regular
Location of Vacancy Athens Area

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents