Reference and Instruction Librarian

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Charleston Southern University
Charleston, SC
Job Description: 

The L. Mendel Rivers Library of Charleston Southern University seeks a forward-thinking, service-oriented Reference and Instruction Librarian with a passion for teaching. This 12-month, non-tenure track position carries faculty rank. Responsibilities: Participating in reference services, both in person and online; providing faculty requested and library designed instruction sessions; teaching a one hour, credit-bearing course; contributing to the development and implementation of the library's instruction program; serving as a liaison to academic departments as assigned; some evening and weekend hours will be required.


Qualifications: MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited program; demonstrated knowledge of current information literacy standards and practices; knowledge of best practices in reference and research services; teaching skills appropriate for face-to-face and online environments; ability to train and supervise student employees; highly effective and professional communication skills. Professional experience in an academic library and in the provision of reference and instruction services in a library setting is preferred. Located near historic Charleston, South Carolina, Charleston Southern University is a comprehensive institution offering a liberal arts curriculum to over 3,600 students and offers 60 majors and graduate programs in Education, Business, Criminal Justice, Organizational Management, Nursing, Christian Studies and Computer Science. The mission of the University is "promoting academic excellence in a Christian environment," and the vision is to be a Christian University nationally recognized for integrating faith in learning, leading and serving. Charleston Southern has nationally accredited programs in nursing, business, education, music and athletics. Charleston Southern is affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention.

How to Apply: 

How to Apply: Complete the online application and attach a cover letter and résumé in a single document. Contact: Ruth Castillo, Head of Reference,