Reference/Instruction Librarian, Leland Speed Library, Mississippi College, Clinton, MS

Mississippi College is seeking an energetic librarian to be part of a team providing instructional and reference services to the university community.  The university is embarking on an exciting initiative to integrate information literacy throughout the undergraduate curriculum.  This position, reporting to the Library Director, calls for extensive collaboration with other faculty and university colleagues in the design, delivery, and assessment of our information literacy program.  The teaching of information literacy competencies is a major component of this job. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to help shape and influence the information literacy program.

The Reference Librarian is a member of the Reference Services team responsible for providing the Library’s instructional and reference functions. This librarian also serves as the liaison to one or more academic departments, providing outreach and collection development for those departments. This position is a full-time twelve month faculty position without tenure.  The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Minimum Education Required: MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program.

Experience Preferred:  One year post-MLS professional academic reference and instructional experience.

Responsibilities:  Take part in collaborative efforts with other librarians and university faculty to develop, deliver and assess information-literacy instruction.  Prepare online and print research guides to augment instruction and to assist faculty and student researchers. Provide reference and research assistance to on-site and distance students and members of the university community. Some evening and weekend rotation is required. Serve as liaison to one or more academic departments, providing collection-development assistance and outreach to these departments. In conjunction with the Library Director, establish mutually agreeable goals toward improving library systems and services, with periodic evaluation of progress. Serve on appropriate university committees. Participate in the completion of other library projects as assigned by the Library Director, depending on additional expertise, interests and the needs of the library.

Application:  To apply for this position return a cover letter, a completed Mississippi College Faculty Application, and a curriculum vitae to Kathleen Hutchison, Library Director, Mississippi College, P.O. Box 4047, Clinton, MS  39058 or email to  A Mississippi College Faculty application can be found at  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled with preference given to applications received by May 16, 2014.  Applicants may be asked for professional references and further information after initial reviews.  Employment is contingent upon successful background verification.  The position will be available July 1, 2014.

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Mississippi College, affiliated with the Mississippi Baptist Convention, is a nationally recognized comprehensive liberal arts university. Leland Speed Library is viewed as a vital part of the academic program of the university.  The library has a faculty of eight professional librarians and nine (FTE) support staff.