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Job Title: Librarian
Location: Mechanicsburg, PA United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/28/2022
Expire Date: 11/28/2022
Job Categories: Collegiate Faculty, Staff, Administration, Medical
Job Description
Murray Library, at Messiah University invites applications for a full-time, 11-month librarian position (August 1-June 30) with faculty status as part of the Community of Educators.

Qualifications: Minimum of ALA-accredited Master of Library Science or Master of Library and Information Science with a minimum of 3 years of experience working in an academic library. A second master’s degree would be helpful to enhance liaison support of academic departments. Preferred skills include client-side web technologies (HTML, JavaScript, CSS), reference experience, and experience using Alma/Primo and Counter 5 reports.

Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities include shared librarian duties such as library instruction, collection development, reference services; unique responsibilities include serving as primary contact with vendors and ITS for all digital resources; analyzing print and digital collections to identify strengths, gaps, overlap and uniqueness of the collections; compiling usage data for annual statistics and accreditation processes; providing oversight for print and individual online serials; contributing support for client-side web technologies; serving as webmaster for the library home page and Primo interface; and serving as liaison to assigned academic departments.

Murray Library: The library provides a welcoming place for individual and group study, and a relaxing environment, including Café Diem. The physical collection includes approximately 235,000 volumes and the online resources accessed through Primo, our discovery service, include 130+ online databases with thousands of full-text journal articles, 800,000+ebooks and 100,000+ streaming videos. The information literacy program builds a foundation with first-year students and continues with discipline-specific instruction for upper-level classes contributing to student research success using library resources. The library connects with students via social media and offers innovative events such as Mini Golf in the Stacks, Live Clue, The Human Library, and more.

The University: Messiah University is a Christian university of the liberal and applied arts and sciences and has a student body of 2,500 undergraduate students, including 17.7% under-represented and 3.0% international students from 24 countries, and over 700 graduate students, including 22.1% of students from under-represented populations.

The University is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society. Messiah University is a teaching institution that emphasizes instruction but values research and public service.

Diversity: Messiah University’s commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence draws inspiration from its mission “to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.” The university has pursued this vision through a strategic planning process that encourages diversity through employee and student composition, campus climate, and an educational program that enables educators and students to embrace diversity. Candidates should clearly articulate why diversity and cultural intelligence matter to them as persons of faith as well as in their profession. Candidates will speak to their potential to contribute to the advancement of this vision through their responsibilities, institutional service, and public engagement.

Starting date for Position: January 4, 2023

Compensation: Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications/Nominations: Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled. Please provide current Curriculum Vitae as well as a letter of interest that clearly explains how your Christian faith represents a strong fit with the mission of Messiah University.

Application: Paper applications will not be accepted. To submit an application and supporting materials, see: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/22916

Messiah University does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran’s status in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs. Consistent with our nondiscrimination statement, the University does not tolerate abuse or harassment of employees, students or other individuals associated with the University. This includes, but is not limited to, vendors, contractors, and guests on the basis of, but not limited to, any of the above categories.
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