Master of Library and Information Science Program

August 2013

Applications are invited for a  ten-month position of Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science in the MLIS Program at Valdosta State University.  Responsibilities include teaching graduate courses, research, and service to the Department, University, profession, and community.  More information about the Program is available at


The VSU MLIS program offers those joining the faculty an opportunity to make a difference in the quality of library services in Georgia and beyond.  VSU was an early adopter of distance education among Georgia universities, and the MLIS faculty are early adopters of new teaching technologies on our campus.  We enjoy a temperate climate and Southern hospitality.  Valdosta is served by a regional airport and is within a two-hour drive of Jacksonville and Tallahassee, Florida.  The student body numbers about 12,100 of which 1,850 are graduate students.  For more information about the University visit  For more information about the community visit


The primary focus of the program is to educate librarians for academic, public, and special libraries in Georgia.  The student body is dispersed across the state.  Faculty are heavily involved in distance education, including Web-based teaching.  Effective communication with non-resident students is expected.

Required Qualifications:

1.       Completed doctorate by appointment date in LIS or a related field.

2.       Teaching interest and research specialization in one of our four major program areas:  Technical Knowledge, Administration, Services in the Knowledge Society, and Resources for Clients. 

3.       Commitment to distance education, including Web-based teaching.

Preferred Qualifications:

1.       Experience with Web-based teaching.

2.       Experience in reference and information services and their associated technologies in the physical and virtual information provision environments

3.       Teaching experience in computer-human interaction.

Deadline for applications is February 15, 2013.  VSU is an equal opportunity educational institution.  Applicants should submit a letter of interest, VSU faculty application form, curriculum vitae, and the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references. The VSU online application is required.  All material should be sent to:


Dr. Wallace Koehler, Professor and Director

MLIS Program

Valdosta State University

1500 N Patterson St – Odum 4630

Valdosta, GA 31698-0133

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Phone:  229-333-5966

Fax:  229-259-5055

Wallace Koehler, PhD 
Master of Library and Information Science Program 
Odum Library 
Valdosta State University 
1500 N. Patterson St 
Valdosta, GA 31698-0150 
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voice: 229 333 5860 fax 229 259 5055 

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