Assistant Librarian

Position Summary:
Reporting directly to the Dean, Academic Support Services, the Coordinator, Library Services and Assistant Librarian is responsible for vision and growth, coordination, and collaboration of Library Services at USF Sarasota-Manatee and the North Port Instructional Site. This position will have a 50% administrative assignment as coordinator, library services and a 50% assignment for providing instructional services as an assistant librarian.

The Information Commons is a newly created one-stop academic center focusing on faculty and student support in the areas of library, learning support, and technology services. Library Services at USF Sarasota-Manatee include services provided in the Information Commons, at the joint-use library facility Jane Bancroft Cook Library, and through the USF System Virtual Library.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide vision and growth for Library Services
  • Serve as a team member of Academic Support Services to enhance academic services for students and faculty
  • Collaborate with college faculty and staff to support student learning
  • Collaborate and work with Information Commons E-Learning and Learning Support Services staff on a variety of projects including training, support, etc.
  • Manage, develop and deliver research, reference and instruction services to students and faculty face-to-face and in an online environment.
  • Coordinate services and projects with the Jane Bancroft Cook Library
  • Develop policies and procedures for library services
  • Compile statistics and prepare reports for unit, accrediting agencies, state agencies, new academic degree programs, and/or professional organizations as needed
  • Oversee library budget, library collections, and serve as a liaison with vendors
  • Serve on various campus committees
  • Coordinate and maintain archive system

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Library Sciences from an ALA accredited institution
  • Experience working in an academic library
  • Experience in administrative oversight of library services including supervision of personnel
  • Demonstrated knowledge of non-traditional library services in an information commons type environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of library processes, procedures and services
  • Record of scholarship and research

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in relevant field
  • Successful experience working in a non-traditional academic library environment
  • Experience collaborating in an Information Commons academic environment
  • Experience with library budget acquisitions, archives, and collections
  • Demonstrated ability or interest in using emerging technologies within a library environment.
  • Evidence of flexibility, initiative, and ability to work collaboratively with faculty and staff.

Click on the Apply Now button. When applying to an opening you will have the opportunity to upload the documents listed below that are required for this position.  ALL DOCUMENTS  MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Only online applications are accepted for this position.

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Documents (Remember to attach the following as one document)
1. Letter of application (should elaborate on how applicant meets the desired qualifications
and areas of applicant’s expertise)
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. A one-page statement of philosophy on Library Services
4. Contact information for 3 references

Official graduate transcript(s) will be requested of finalists.
This position required a criminal background screening.
Equal Employment Opportunity
USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity in the workplace.

About USF
The University of South Florida System is a young and emerging system that currently includes three institutions: USF Tampa; USF St. Petersburg; and USF Sarasota-Manatee. The institutions are separately accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. All institutions have distinct missions and their own detailed strategic plans.

USF Sarasota-Manatee
The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee provides access to professional higher education programs and scholarly research in a personalized living and learning community that graduates successful leaders who empower Florida’s Suncoast to thrive locally, nationally, and globally. The campus serves more than 4,600 students annually and offers 34 undergraduate and graduate degree/certificate programs. An additional instructional site is located in North Port, south Sarasota County.

Dept Number/Name: 4-5230-000 Library
College/Division: Sar/Man-Academic Affairs
Salary Plan: Faculty
Hiring Salary/Salary Range: $ 55,000
Position Number: 00005784