Instructional Services Librarian, Assistant Professor (PRF#14052)
Minnesota State University, Mankato 2 reviews - Mankato, MN

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In collaboration with the Instructional Program and Design Librarian, librarians, and teaching faculty, provide leadership in the development, provision, and evaluation of information literacy and library instruction. Position responsibilities include: coordinate and promote library instruction for large, general education courses such as English composition, public speaking, and first year experience to support undergraduate student success and retention. Schedule library instruction sessions and participate with other library faculty in providing in-person, online or hybrid instruction. Work with the Library Outreach Committee to explore opportunities to connect with campus offices, programs and organizations. In consultation with library administration and systems, develop and support the effective use of library classroom spaces. Collaborate with colleagues to provide reference and research services in a busy library commons setting. All library faculty serve on teams as a subject liaison to one or more disciplines/programs, with responsibility for collection development, library instruction sessions and the development of class and subject guides; share in providing introductory library instruction sessions; contribute to Library Services Department committees/activities; and may participate in university governance through membership on committees and task forces.

Minimum Qualifications:

•Master of Library Science Degree (MLS) (or related Master’s Degree) from ALA accredited program.
•Minimum two (2) years post-MLS professional experience in providing library instruction for an academic institution.

Other Considerations:

•Second subject Master’s Degree (required within three years for tenure).
•Reference experience in an academic library.
•Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with a strong user-centered service orientation.
• The ability to work independently and collaboratively.
• The ability to engage in scholarly and professional development activities at the level necessary to meet requirements for tenure and promotion.
•Demonstrated success collaborating with academic faculty, programs, offices or organizations.
•Experience with library collection development.
•Experience with developing class and subject guides, such as LibGuides.
•Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.

Additional Information:

Memorial Library and the branch Music Library support the curricula with a collection of approximately one million volumes and 1500 current subscriptions, including access to over 200 electronic databases and 60,000 journals. The University is served by 18 library faculty, 24 support staff, 5 graduate assistants and student assistants. Bibliographic access is provided by ExLibris’ Aleph. For more information, visit the library’s home page at Additional information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at: .

Application Procedures: To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website or directly at: . A complete online application will include the following attachments:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for three (3) references
  • Unofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degree
Contact Information:
Search Committee - Instructional Services Librarian
Library Services
Minnesota State University, Mankato
PO Box 8419
Mankato, MN 56002-8419
Phone: 507-389-5956
TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711
Fax: 507-389-5155

*Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization which can be found at:

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