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Undergraduate Librarian Faculty

Apply now Department: 3670085525 Salina Undergraduate Svcs
Job no: 513425
Employment type: Academic / Faculty - 12 month
Location: Salina, Kansas
Categories: Library
Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

Kansas State University Salina seeks a dynamic Undergraduate Librarian to lead efforts in creating innovative programming and services that support students on their academic journeys and help turn their educational goals into reality. The Undergraduate Librarian assists in managing the daily operations of the library, including reference, instruction, and collection development. The Undergraduate Librarian also facilitates programming and tutoring services that support student progress. This is a 12-month, tenure-track or non-tenure-track faculty position.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide in-person, hybrid, and virtual reference services, information literacy instruction, and other academic support services for undergraduate education
  • Promote library and learning services; communicate consistent information about the library
  • Create a welcoming environment with flexible learning spaces for students, faculty, and staff
  • Maintain facilities to support individual and group study, computer work stations, and conference rooms
  • Collaborate with faculty, library director, academic advisors, student life staff, and career services to create and offer programming the supports student academic and career growth
  • Develop and maintain subject matter expertise in support of K-State Salina students and faculty, including aerospace, aviation, engineering, computer science, social work, and other majors
  • Recruit and train student workers in the library and for tutoring services
  • Liaise with the library staff on the Manhattan campus for collection development, reference, and instruction
  • Participate in professional development activities in the field of librarianship and student success, including continuing education professional association membership, conference and meeting attendance, publications, and leadership opportunities
  • Participate in service activities across campus, such as serving on committees
  • Assess library services and instruction to meet the immediate needs and long-range goals of the library

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit: 

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion.  The University actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least 2 years of experience in an academic library

  • Masters or other advanced degree (will consider those close to completion) in a related field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited library
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting research with library resources (discovery systems, catalogs, databases, archives)
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellent customer service for the library using in-person, phone, video, and emerging technologies
  • Demonstrated record of success working with or providing services for diverse groups
  • Commitment to diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging
  • Demonstrated record of effective communication in writing and orally
  • Experience working in teams and in collaboration with colleagues
  • Strong computer skills and ability to learn new systems
  • Evidence of or strong interest in successful supervision and training of undergraduate student workers

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  3. Names and Contact Information for three current, professional references

Review of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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