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Assistant or Associate Librarian and Director of Learning Resources Center-- Baylor University

posted Oct 12, 2017, 4:14 AM by Lars Hagelin
UNIVERSITY: Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally-ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education's "Great Colleges to Work For." The university is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our strategic vision, Pro Futuris (http://www.baylor.edu/profuturis/). As the world’s largest Baptist University, Baylor offers over 40 doctoral programs and has almost 17,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries.

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION: Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019, Baylor's School of Education (SOE) ranks among the nation’s best. The school boasts an array of excellent academic offerings in three academic departments. Baylor's undergraduate program in teacher education is nationally distinguished for its innovative partnerships with local schools, while its graduate programs train students to be leaders in multiple aspects of education. The Learning Resources Center plays an essential role in all the SOE's programs by providing facilities, resources, technology, and services that advance excellence in teaching and inquiry.

The SOE is seeking a Librarian/Director who can provide leadership for the Learning Resources Center. An electronic copy of this announcement and link to other information about the SOE can be found at: baylor.edu/soe. More information on Baylor's commitment to diversity and inclusion can be found by visiting baylor.edu/diversity.

TRACKING NUMBER: F014876

POSITION: Librarian and Director of School of Education Learning Resources Center (LRC)

QUALIFICATIONS: Consistent with the stated mission of the University to be a world-class institution dedicated to Christian principles and ideals and the stated mission of the School of Education Learning Resources Center, the qualifications for the position include:
  • Master’s degree in Library Science or Library and Information Studies from an accredited institution; 
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize and communicate information literacy; 
  • Demonstrated ability to work with information management systems related to library materials and resources; 
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and manage a collection; 
  • Ability to work effectively, both independently and collaboratively, in a collegial environment; 
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills; 
  • Strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and respect, as well as Baylor’s mission. 
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Learning Resources Center serves the faculty, staff, undergraduate students, and graduate students in the School of Education. In recognizing the critical importance of support services and resources to the success of the School of Education, the LRC is designed and staffed to efficiently meet the needs and various ability levels of a diverse faculty, staff, and student population. The primary responsibilities of this position include:
  • Supervise development and operation of a well-organized, relevant, accessible collection of materials and databases; 
  • Participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the LRC’s mission and strategic plan; 
  • Support the SOE’s teaching, learning, and research initiatives; 
  • Work closely with the SOE Director of Technology Services and Learning Resources Center Office Manager to provide comprehensive support for LRC clientele; 
  • Partner with University Libraries’ personnel to assure effective functioning and coordination of LRC goals, resources, and operations with university library goals, resources, and operations; 
  • Remain current on trends and developments in teaching, learning, and information literacy; 
  • Provide leadership to the School of Education Learning Resources Center program and School of Education departments at a time of growth and innovation in the lives of those units. 
SALARY AND BENEFITS: The salary will be commensurate with professional experience and qualifications. Baylor provides a comprehensive benefits packages that includes health care coverage, retirement options, and educational privileges. More information can be found at baylor.edu/hr.

The anticipated date of appointment is January, 2018.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: A complete application includes a letter of application, curriculum vitae, completed application form, and a copy of transcripts documenting master’s degree (original required prior to on-campus interview). Candidates should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted via Interfolio (these references should be named in the candidate’s cover letter). Original reference letters and official transcripts may be requested later. Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/44439.

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.
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