Job: Resource Faculty: Reference and Instruction Librarian

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Resource Faculty: Reference and Instruction Librarian

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Job Category:
Reference & Public Services

Position REQUIRES a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.


The Reference and Instruction Librarian works in a team-based environment with the other Librarians, providing leadership for system-wide, technology-based services, initiatives and projects. The Reference and Instruction Librarian position also coordinates library outreach and Library Liaison Programing initiatives.

Essential Job Duties:


  • Develops library outreach programing in support of student engagement and retention through orientations, JU101, campus events, and CTL. Conducts faculty outreach activities and coordinates the library liaison program.
  • Expands and strengthens the Library’s teaching role and educational impact by collaborating with faculty and staff in effectively identifying and using information. Designs instructional content in support of changing programs and curriculums in a variety of formats and for multiple platforms (BISK and Blackboard). Keeps current on all databases and university curriculum.
  • Responsible for collecting statistics on reference activity and reports. Assesses the outcomes of programs and services.
  • Actively leads the library liaison program for selected divisions for acquisition of materials and provides specialized information services. Attends campus committee meetings, submit reports, and undertake special projects. Communicates and solicits input from faculty and reviews course reserves.
  • Designs, deploys, and maintains library LibGuides and links to online journals and database subscriptions and Internet resources. Works with other librarians to develop intuitive, user-friendly library web pages and social media content.
  • Develops monthly trainings for librarians to promote end-user self-sufficiency. Participates with other librarians in an active library instruction program; develops appropriate teaching materials to meet faculty teaching objectives.
  • Responsible for creating and revising policies for traditional reference, scheduled individual consultations, chat reference and roving reference. Schedules and takes part reference services on scheduled nights and weekends with other librarians.
  • Administrates OCLC WorldShare Management Services (WMS) and all related services, knowledgebase, acquisitions, vendors, and configurations. Troubleshoots for system problems. Trains librarians, library support staff, and others.
  • Manage the acquisition, implementation, and maintenance of the library's reference collections and electronic resources. Maintain, monitor and update entries in knowledgebase, link resolver, and EZproxy administration.
  • Notifies Information Technology Help Desk of equipment and network problems; performs repairs and maintenance within scope of personal knowledge, training, and experience.
  • Keeps current with advances in technology.
  • Participate in the development of library-wide policies, collection development, special projects, procedures, and goals.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of the Library.

For more information on this position, please click on the job description below.



Minimum Education Requirement

  • Master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association; advanced knowledge of computers and software.

Minimum Work Experience

  • This is an entry-level academic library position. Applicants must have experience working with computer applications and operating systems, including installation and troubleshooting in a networked environment.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Evidence of productive teamwork, creativity, use of technology, initiative, flexibility and ability to work with diverse populations. Two years’ professional experience preferably in a college or university setting with classroom teaching and outreach.


Job open date:

Application deadline:
Open Until Filled

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Additional information
Library Type:
  • Academic Libraries

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Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
Jacksonville University

Job Location:
Northeast Florida

2800 University Blvd North




Institution Information
Institution Name :
Jacksonville University

2800 University Blvd North




Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Casanna Jackson

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How to apply

Send a letter of interest, resume, and completed staff application ( to: 

No phone calls please.

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