Research and Instruction Librarian

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Southern Wesleyan University, Rickman Library
Central, SC
Job Description: 

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. 

This is a non-exempt, full-time, 12-month position.

The Research and Instruction Librarian coordinates all of the library’s research and instructional services for traditional students and faculty. Provide research assistance for students primarily at the Central campus. 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, and other publications, 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. Perform basic library operational duties, as needed. 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. User-centered approach to librarianship. 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).

How to Apply: 

Interested applicants must send a completed staff application with a cover letter and résumé by e-mail to Keri Stewart, Human Resources Coordinator, by email to or by mail to: Keri Stewart, Human Resources Coordinator Southern Wesleyan University P.O. Box 1020 Central, SC 29630-1020