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Instruction Librarian – John P. McConnell Library at Radford University

Instruction Librarian

John P. McConnell Library at Radford University seeks an enthusiastic and innovative Instruction Librarian. The librarian will design, develop, and teach student-centered, course-integrated information literacy sessions as part of McConnell Library’s instruction program, recognized as an Exemplary Information Literacy Program by ACRL in multiple categories. The successful candidate will participate in assessment efforts to support the continuous improvement of the instruction program and its contributions to student success. The Instruction Librarian must have excellent oral and written communication skills, desire to work in a highly collaborative environment, and be able to work independently. This position reports to the Head of Reference and will also have reference and collection development responsibilities, including some evenings and weekend hours. As a library faculty member, the incumbent will participate on library and campus-wide committees and engage in professional activities. This is a twelve-month, non-tenured professional faculty position, with starting rank based upon experience and qualifications. Recent graduates from an ALA-accredited library school are encouraged to apply.

Required qualifications
* A Master’s degree in library science or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program.
* Excellent communication skills.
* Demonstrated interest in teaching and information literacy.

Preferred qualifications
* Experience in instruction.
* Academic library experience.

Radford University is a co-educational, comprehensive, state-supported, midsize university that is student-focused, providing its more than 9,900 students a diversity of outstanding academic programs. It’s four-course Core A sequence for freshmen and sophomores is a skills-oriented program committed to the development of mature, responsible, liberally-educated citizens.

Additional information about the University and surrounding area can be found at www.radford.edu. Radford is 40 miles southwest of Roanoke, Virginia, located along the New River, nestled in the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.

To apply for this position and for more information, go to https://jobs.radford.edu and select the Administrative/Professional Faculty Positions button to connect to the posting. Review of applications will begin on June 13, 2016. Salary is competitive and based upon education and experience.

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