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Learning Commons Reference/Instruction Librarian, University of Georgia Libraries, Reference Department. (July 10, 2007)



The Learning Commons Reference/Instruction Librarian is responsible to the Head, Reference Department for assisting students, faculty, and staff in making effective use of electronic library resources through library instruction sessions and one-on-one in-depth consultations in all curriculum subjects.  To achieve this goal, the Reference/Instruction Librarian teaches the use of databases, the Internet, and applications software.  The Reference/Instruction Librarian also develops web pages and other guides for faculty who wish to incorporate bibliographies of electronic resources into their electronic curriculum modules.  The position has a strong emphasis on teaching with emerging technologies. Librarians typically teach approximately 30 instruction sessions in all subject areas each semester, as well as providing individual reference conferences to students and faculty. Night and weekend work is required.

The Student Learning Center Learning Commons staff is comprised of 6 librarians, 4 staff, and partners closely with managers from Classroom Support with 2 managers from the campus Computing Center who supervise approximately 30 student consultants who provide computing help at the SLC reference/help desks.  Close association with the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Writing Center and various tutoring services provides another avenue in which to promote library services and resources to teaching faculty.


Full description of duties/qualifications for this entry level position may be found at   Information on the Student Learning Center is located at  Information about Athens, Georgia and the community is located at 


UGA offers an attractive benefits program including a choice of health and retirement plans, dental plan, tuition remission and a relocation allowance; 21 days annual leave, 12 paid holidays. Salary: entry-level minimum $35,000.


APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Electronic applications are preferred. Qualified applicants who wish to be considered for this position should send their letters of application, complete résumés, and the names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of three references by August 10, 2007 to: Florence E. King, AUL for Human Resources, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia ( 30602-1641. Employment is contingent on proof of the legal right to work in the United States. (AA/EOE).  

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