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  Temporary Reference/Instruction Librarian

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    American University Library
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    TEMPORARY REFERENCE/INSTRUCTION LIBRARIAN POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT June 17, 2004 American University Library invites applications for a temporary non-tenure track Reference/Instruction Librarian position at the rank of Assistant Librarian. Responsibilities: Seeking an innovative, energetic and service-oriented librarian to work in a team environment. Join a committed team of reference library faculty in providing service to a diverse user population at a busy reference desk, over the Web and in classes. Provide research assistance in the use of the online catalog, the World Wide Web, and other electronic and print resources. Prepare bibliographic and other reference tools in selected subject areas. As a member of the team, share facilitation of team meetings. May serve on one or more reference sub teams including reference planning and assessment, training, and publications or serve as coordinator special services. Individual will teach in library instruction program and contribute to collection development. May also provide service or represent reference team on cross-functional library teams. Some evening and weekend hours required. Position is responsible to the team and reports to the Assistant University Librarian for Information Services. Requirements: ALA accredited M.L.S.; library experience in print and electronic library instruction. A strong commitment to teaching and library outreach. Evidence of potential for scholarship and ongoing professional development. Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills. Strong public service ethic; collaborative skills. Preferred: Experience with library instruction, Web page development, virtual reference, and working in a team environment. Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications Position available: Position available immediately. The American University, incorporated in 1893, offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs, many with international focus, to over 11, 000 students. Its proximity to centers of technology, politics, justice, world affairs, communication, science, business, and the art in the Washington, D.C. area enhances the learning environment. The University Library is a team-based organization serving the University through a collection of over 800,000 volumes, 20 library faculty, 52 full time staff, plus over 160 student assistants, and a budget of over $6 million. The University is an active member of the Washington Research Library Consortium with a shared Endeavor system that includes an online public catalog and numerous bibliographic databases and full text databases. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Send a letter of application, resume, names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to: Michele Mikkelsen, Library Personnel Officer American University Library 4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, D.C. 20016-8046 mmikkel@american.edu American University is an AA/EEO university committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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