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|Company||University of South Carolina Upstate - Spartanburg/Greenville, SC|
|Position||Assistant Librarian, Coordinator of Information Literacy|
The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.
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The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers state employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the benefits section on the Applicant Portal.
Advertised Job Summary
Faculty position to teach on the Spartanburg and/or Greenville campus.
Coordinate an active library instruction program including but not limited to: serve as the lead for library instruction and information literacy, schedule and delegate class sessions to library faculty, assess the library instruction/information literacy program, and maintain documentation. Identify, monitor, and analyze trends in information literacy and library instruction that will impact library services at USC Upstate. Collaborate with faculty and academic staff to support student research and integrate information literacy instruction into courses in both traditional and online formats. Develop and maintain web tutorials, subject course guides. Teach sections of the library’s credit course, LIBR 201, and library instruction sessions for first-year composition and University 101 classes. Provide library instruction and collection development as liaison to a disciplinary subject area.Participate in staffing the reference desk, including Saturday rotation. Report to Dean of the Library. Library faculty have rank and are expected to serve on committees, be involved in professional organizations , and engage in scholarly activities.
USC Upstate is seeking teacher-scholars who have a commitment to excellence in teaching and working with a diverse student population and show clear potential for scholarly research and publication. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in student and civic engagement, and active learning pedagogies, such as service-learning, mentoring undergraduate research, and the scholarship of teaching, learning and application; and experience with teaching online or hybrid courses. USC Upstate provides extensive support for junior faculty including competitive professional-development funding, opportunities for student-faculty research collaboration, and a range of workshops and mentoring programs to develop our strengths as teacher-scholars.
The University of South Carolina and is among the fastest growing universities in the State. U. S. News & World Report’s 2017 edition “America’s Best Colleges” ranked USC Upstate No. 2 among Top Public Regional Colleges South. USC Upstate is located between Charlotte and Atlanta along the I-85 corridor, one of the fastest growing business and high-tech regions in the country. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Appalachian mountains and the Atlantic Ocean beaches. The University has an enrollment of approximately 6000 students and employs approximately 650 full and part-time faculty and staff, reflecting he diversity of Upstate South Carolina. Students from over twenty five nations also reflect the university’s international character. USC Upstate is proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for faculty, staff, and administrators. We are an EOE/AA employer and are strongly committed to increasing faculty diversity.
Required Education and Experience
An ALA accredited MLS; must have a minimum of two years of relevant library experience; familiarity with practical and theoretical aspects of information literacy, including ACRL Framework and Standards; knowledge of software, emerging technologies, and web applications pertinent to library instruction and working in an academic institution; knowledge of print and electronic resources; ability to work effectively with students, faculty, staff, and others; excellent oral and written skills; strong commitment to client-centered services. Strong interest in scholarly activity (publications, presentations, and grant writing).
Past coordination experience; experience in an academic library; experience teaching at the college level; experience teaching or designing online courses; familiarity with LibGuides, LibWizard, Camtasia Studio, Sharepoint, Office 365, and Blackboard; evidence of scholarly activities (publications, theses).
Posting Detail Information
Desired Start Date 07/01/2018
Job Open Date 10/04/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Complete and submit the on-line academic application that can be accessed by clicking, “Apply for this Posting.” Only applications submitted through the online application process will be considered; therefore, it is necessary to hit the submit button after completing the application. A confirmation number will be issued when the process has been successfully completed. In addition to the online application, the following materials must be submitted either electronically or via mail: letter of application, a signed copy of the online application, vita, three current, dated, signed, and on official letterhead letters of recommendation, copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and any additional materials. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Official transcripts will be required before hire date as well as a background check.
Andrew Kearns, Chair
Librarian/Coordinator of Information Literacy Committee
USC Upstate Library
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Quicklink for Posting http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/19838
The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.
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