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Position #FY 13-36
October 11, 2012


TITLE/RANK: Humanities Librarian, Assistant or Associate Professor

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Reports to the Director of Research Commons. The Humanities Librarian is subject liaison for the Departments of English, Foreign Languages and Literature, Philosophy, Political Science and Sociology, and as such, teaches information literacy and selects appropriate information resources in support of the subject areas' curriculum and research. The Humanities Librarian collaborates with other subject librarians and participates in achieving departmental and library goals.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Consults with the liaisons of the assigned departments with regard to collection development; teaches information literacy classes for the assigned subject areas; creates teaching modules, bibliographies, and other finding aids; provides reference service in person and through various digital methods; works with the Technical Services Department in the ordering of monographs, journals, online databases, etc.; delivers library services and resources via the web and Blackboard; plans and administers materials budgets; participates in writing proposals and securing grants, particularly in the subject disciplines; generates scholarship and performs professional service.

All Library and Information Services (LIS) faculty and staff are responsible for working collaboratively to achieve University and LIS goals and objectives.

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT: Assistant or Associate Professor, fiscal year appointment, academic year tenure-track, continuing contract.


SALARY RANGE: Negotiable dependent upon credentials and experience, with a minimum salary of $42,000. Excellent fringe benefits.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: M.L.S. from an A.L A. accredited library school; minimum of one year experience in an academic library; knowledge of library and digital information resources, including online searching, bibliographic search systems, learning management systems, and the Internet; excellent communication and interpersonal relations skills; demonstrated ability to work independently and in a collaborative environment; excellent teaching skills; demonstrated ability to meet LIS and University standards in librarianship, scholarship and professional service in fulfillment of tenure requirements; strong service orientation.

QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED: Two years of experience in an academic library and a specialized degree or coursework in one or more of the related subject disciplines.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Review of applications will begin November 8, 2012. Position will remain open until filled.


Humanities Librarian Search Committee
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Library and Information Services
Campus Box 1063
Edwardsville, IL 62026

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