Position Announcement:
Title of Position: Full-Time, Tenure-Track, Collection Development and
Assessment Librarian (Assistant Professor)
Deadline: April 7, 2014 until filled.
Name of Employer: Shippensburg University
Location: Shippensburg, PA

Job Description:
The Library at Shippensburg University invites applications for a
tenure-track faculty librarian, starting in August 2014, who will serve as
the Collection Development and Assessment Librarian. This position has
three major areas of responsibility: to provide reference and library
instructional support to university students, faculty, and staff; to
provide leadership for faculty collection development activities,
including, among others, library liaison activities, assessment of library
collections, and the evaluation of gift materials; and to provide
leadership for the assessment programs and activities of the library,
 including, among others, coordination of assessment activities in
collaboration with others in every area of the library strategic plan,
development of evaluation methodologies for library programs and services,
and the compilation of data in various regular and periodic reports and
surveys. Based on her/his skill set and the needs of the library, the
incumbent will serve on library committees and taskforces and will be
assigned additional library responsibilities.

Candidates must hold a master's degree in library science from an A.L.A.
accredited program, and additionally, either a second master's degree in a
subject area or a doctoral degree is required. Candidates must have
excellent customer service orientation and skills, knowledge and expertise
with relevant reference databases and resources, and a high level of
comfort and proficiency with technology. Candidates will also have
experience in collection development, knowledge and expertise with
assessment of library services, and academic library experience. As part of
a successful on-campus interview process, selected candidates will be
expected to provide a demonstration of teaching effectiveness and evidence
of understanding diverse populations.

Salary and Benefits:
This nine month position has a competitive salary with excellent benefits
package including full tuition waiver at Shippensburg and other
universities in the State System.

Application Procedure: All candidates must apply online at with review of applications beginning on April 7,
2014, and continuing until filled. Materials submitted in other formats
including paper applications will not be considered. For an application to
be considered complete, candidates must submit a letter of application,
curriculum vita, names and contact information for three references, and
unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official required if
granted an on-campus interview). Incomplete applications will not be

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a
criminal background check and sufficient budget allocations. Complete job
descriptions are available on the library website. Shippensburg University
is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals from traditionally
underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.

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