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    McNeese State University
Contact Information
    Kenneth Awagain
    P.O. Box 91445
    Lake Charles
    Louisiana, USA
    Phone: (337) 475-5737
    Fax: (337) 475-5727
    ANNOUNCEMENT: McNeese State University welcomes applications for the position of Reference Librarian. Full-time faculty position with some weekend/evening hours. MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution required. Academic library experience preferred. Salary $30,600 and benefits. Applications accepted until position filled. Review process begins September 1, 2004. Send cover letter with resume and name, address, phone number, and e-mail address of three references to: Kenneth Awagain Chair, Reference Search Committee P.O. Box 91445 Lake Charles, Louisiana 70609 (337) 475-5737 (337) 475-5727 [FAX] kawagain@mail.mcneese.edu RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides reference and information service as part of the public services staff. Participates in bibliographic instruction. Keeps abreast of trends and changes in libraries and librarianship through the reading of professional literature and attending professional meetings, workshops, and conferences. Performs other duties as specified by supervisors. Maintains contact with faculty, students, staff, and other members of the university community, members of the profession, and the general public. SPECIFIC DUTIES: Participates in online searching using a variety of databases. Reviews and recommends titles for the general and reference collections. Maintains reference desk duties during weekend, evening, and other specified times. Participates in library web page design and maintenance. Utilizes emerging online technologies in performing reference duties. Assists in the supervision and training of graduate or student workers. REQUIREMENTS: Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution. Official transcripts required at time of hiring. Ability to communicate effectively and work well with library patrons and staff. FACTS ABOUT THE LIBRARY, COMMUNITY AND INSTITUTION Frazar Memorial Library http://library.mcneese.edu supports the educational and research programs of McNeese State University. Library holdings include over 220,000 cataloged volumes. The library is a member of LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network www.louislibraries.org. McNeese State University www.mcneese.edu is a member of the Louisiana University System http://www.uls.state.la.us/. Founded in 1939, the university has a current enrollment of 7,800 students and offers a variety of educational programs for undergraduate and graduate students. Lake Charles www.cityoflakecharles.com is located in southwest Louisiana, midway between New Orleans and Houston. The city offers a variety of cultural, sporting, and recreational opportunities. McNeese State University is an Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities Act/Equal Opportunity Employer. Persons needing reasonable accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the Division of Special Services and Equity at (337) 475-5428. Anyone wishing to attend this meeting and requiring special accommodations should contact the DSSE 24 hours prior to the meeting so arrangements can be made. Under Louisiana law, applications and all supporting materials will become public record. An executive session pursuant to LA R.S. 42:61A may be required. McNeese State University is a member of the University of Louisiana System. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires McNeese State University to inform applicants that the University can employ only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the U.S. Each new employee is required to present documentation verifying his/her identity and right to accept employment. McNeese State University is an Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities Act/Equal Opportunity Employer. Education/facilities are accessible to the disabled.

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