Reference and Instruction Librarian, Penn State Altoona Campus Bookmark and Share

The Pennsylvania State University,
Altoona, Pennsylvania

Salary: Not Specified
Status: Full-time
Posted: 08/29/14
Deadline: 10/01/14

Reference and Instruction Librarian, Penn State Altoona Campus

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries invite applicants for the position of Reference and Instruction Librarian at the Robert E. Eiche Library at Penn State Altoona.  The campus library seeks a proactive and creative librarian to provide general and specialized reference services.

Duties of this tenure track position include the provision of reference services (both in person and in a virtual setting); bibliographic instruction; developing research guides and instructional materials; promoting library collections and services to faculty and students; and collection development. In addition to these duties, tenure track library faculty are expected to publish in scholarly journals, present at conferences, and demonstrate service to the University and the profession.  Some evening and/or weekend work is required.

Requires a MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program (or equivalent); experience with reference and bibliographic instruction; demonstrated knowledge of academic and library applications of Web 2.0 technologies, demonstrated ability to provide leadership in the delivery of a campus-wide bibliographic instruction program; strong knowledge of print and electronic information resources; demonstrated potential to achieve the requirements for tenure and promotion in the areas of librarianship, research, and service; excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  Prefer at least 2 years of post-MLS experience in an academic library setting.

For a more complete description of responsibilities and position requirements and to apply, please visit Please reference Box AARL-ALA in the email subject line.  Review of applications will begin October 1, 2014 and continue until position is filled.  Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.  Questions may be addressed to Lindsey Harter, Faculty Search Coordinator, at

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

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