Walker Library

User Services Librarian -- Education (#401050)

The James E Walker Library seeks a librarian to serve as the primary liaison with the College of Education and manager of the Library’s Curriculum Collection.  This tenure track faculty position is part of the User Services Department and is responsible for general and specialized reference and library instruction, creation of online research and course guides, and collection development in Education which includes a new doctoral program in assessment. This position will require some weekend and evening hours. All library faculty are responsible for meeting promotion and tenure requirements.

The liaison responsibility has two components.  The first is outreach to the College of Education faculty and students which includes instruction in information literacy and collection development for the general collections in education.  The second component is supervision of the Curriculum Collection service within the Walker Library which serves as the laboratory for education students. 

The Curriculum Collection consists of three areas:  curriculum materials, children’s literature, and library science materials which includes a collection of books typically found in an elementary or secondary school library. In partnership with the Tennessee Department of Education, the Curriculum Collection serves as a depository collection of all state-adopted textbooks for grades pre-K through twelve. The Collection serves the needs of MTSU students and faculty as well as teachers in the community.

Reporting to the Head, User Services, the User Services Librarian for Education will:

  • Manage the Curriculum Collection service area of the Walker Library and supervise two staff and additional student assistants;
  • Maintain an active outreach program to guide collection development activities for the curriculum collection and general collection education materials;
  • Provide reference and instruction service

Required Qualifications:
ALA accredited Master’s degree; knowledge of or experience with education standards, assessment, and school administration as demonstrated by coursework, internships, work experience, or scholarship; excellent oral and written communication skills; knowledge of and ability to work with a variety of office and library technologies; ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team based environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in teaching or reference services in an academic library; graduate degree in education; experience working in a school library or curriculum collection in an academic library; understanding of Dewey Decimal Classification; licensure in school librarianship

Salary and Benefits:  Competitive salary.  Generous benefits include full-paid State or TIAA/CREF retirement, 24 days annual leave, 12 days sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.  

Application Procedure:  All applications must be submitted online at https://mtsujobs.mtsu.edu. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to appointment.  Official transcripts (not issued to student) of all college degrees and three letters of recommendation specific to the position will be required prior to an on-campus interview.

Environment:  Middle Tennessee State University is a Carnegie Doctoral Research Intensive University of over 26,000 students located 30 miles southeast of Nashville. MTSU is a dynamic institution with a commitment to diversity, valuing excellent teaching and fostering initiatives in research and public service.  The university library lies at the heart of the MTSU educational experience.  Murfreesboro offers a rich cultural and recreational life and easy access to a variety of attractions within the state and region.  Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU are available at http://police.mtsu.edu/crime_statistics.htm

MTSU, a culturally diverse university, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educational institution and employer. Women, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. As a key element of student education and faculty research, the library serves at the forefront of service and fully supports the commitment to a diverse campus environment.

See the Background Statement on Diversity and Excellence at http://library.mtsu.edu/administration/diversity