Librarian, Research and Instruction, University of La Verne

Librarian, Research and Instruction

University of La Verne

The University of La Verne Wilson Library is seeking a motivated and dedicated Assistant Professor/Research and Instruction Librarian. This is a full-time, 12 month, non-tenure track faculty position with the rank of Assistant Professor and reports to the University Librarian. The selected candidate will contribute to the profession through professional service and scholarly activities, and will participate in faculty governance activities within the Library and University.

Library faculty at Wilson Library are expected to cultivate partnerships and actively establish networks and relationships with faculty, staff and students as well as partner with faculty to integrate the library into the curricula. Library faculty at Wilson Library support research and instruction across disciplines as needed. Additionally, library faculty are expected to maintain a current knowledge of the literature and trends in the field as they relate to research, instruction and resource services.

Responsibilities and duties of the position include providing virtual and in person research assistance, library instruction, performing resource development and serving as liaison to the College of Arts and Sciences with primary responsibilities to sociology, anthropology, psychology, history, political science, speech communication and legal studies programs; develop electronic resource guides and tutorials to support teaching and research in assigned subject areas. This position will also provide reference, consultation, collection management, and instructional services to support social sciences data discovery, analysis, visualization, and management. This position will provide guidance on the use of data and datasets as well as expertise in support of published data repositories such as ICPSR, and supports users requiring assistance with statistical and qualitative analysis software. This position might require traveling to regional campus sites to deliver research assistance and instruction and will include occasional evening and weekend hours. As a faculty member, this position requires serving on university and library committees, participating in professional development activities and service to the community. Additionally, this position requires providing research and instruction services to a diverse university community including traditional aged and adult students, in undergraduate and graduate programs, online, on campus and at regional campuses.

Minimum Qualifications: American Library Association accredited Masters in Library and Information Science. Preferred Qualifications: Undergraduate or second graduate degree in any social or behavioral sciences or related fields or experience supporting social or behavioral sciences or related fields in an academic library; basic familiarity with one or more statistical and/or qualitative analysis software packages, for example, SAS, SPSS, Stata, R, ArcGIS, Atlas.ti, NVivo; Knowledge of public and proprietary resources for national and international data sets, data management practices, data policies, sharing and reuse, and data citation.

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