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Librarian I - Reference & Instruction - 992136

Apply Now Job Number: 499940
Work Type: Full Time with Full Benefits
Location: Clearwater, Florida
Department: HPD Library Clearwater
Categories: Library Services

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Job Title: Librarian I - Reference & Instruction - 992136
Location: Clearwater, Florida
Work Type: Full Time with Full Benefits
Job Category: Exempt
Hiring Range:  
Pay Basis:


Subject to Grant Funding?: No  
Essential Job Functions: 1. Designs and develops learning modules for online and self-paced learning.

2. Creates and delivers a wide range of information literacy services to students and faculty, including classroom teaching, via LMS systems such as Canvas, WebCT/Blackboard courses, and individualized training.

3. Provides professional reference services to all affiliated HPD and NSU local and distant library users in person, by phone and via computer.

4. Performs bibliographic searches in a wide variety of medical and educational databases, medical/health journals and print collections.

5. Consults with faculty and students to identify, evaluate and recommend relevant instructional information technology for use and purchase, using present and emerging information and technologies.

6. Promotes instruction design resources and services to college faculty; maintain up-to-date knowledge of techniques for assessing the impact of technology use on teaching and learning.

7. Acts as liaison to one or more colleges in Health Professions Division with responsibility for participation in curriculum development, instruction and design of teaching resources, and responsibility for selection and evaluation of curriculum-specific resources.

8. Collaborates with faculty in research projects and writing for publication.

9. May be expected to assume responsibility for supervision of library support staff, volunteers, and/or student employees.

10. Completes special projects as assigned.

11. Performs other duties as assigned or required.
Marginal Job Functions: 1. Participates in relevant campus committees to ensure cooperation between the Health Professions Division Library and other groups both within and outside the University, as assigned.

2. Monitors/assesses performance of oneself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective actions.

3. Searches standard reference materials, including online sources and the Internet, to answer patrons' reference questions.

4. Establishes and maintains productive relationships within and outside NSU.
Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: KNOWLEDGE:
1. English Language - General knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
2. Customer and Personal Service - General knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of user satisfaction.
3. Computers and Electronics - Working knowledge of computer hardware and software, including applications, programming, and/or systems configuration.
4. Education and Training - General knowledge of principles and methods for Academic Library Services. Including considerable knowledge of general community needs and interests in relation to library services in the areas of specialization
5. Education and Training - General knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
6. Clerical - General knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
7. Communications and Media - General knowledge of media production, visual, verbal, and interactive communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and persuade via written, oral, and visual media.

1. Reading Comprehension - Proficient understanding of written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
2. Active Listening - Proficient skills in giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
3. Speaking - Proficient skills in talking to others to convey information effectively.
4. Writing - Proficient skills in communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
5. Critical Thinking - Basic skills in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
6. Instructing - Proficient skills in teaching others how to do something.
7. Service Orientation - Proficient skills in actively looking for ways to help people.

1. Fluency of Ideas - The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
2. Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
3. Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
4. Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (including finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
5. Selective Attention - The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.

1. Speech Recognition - Must be able to identify and understand the speech of another person.
2. Speech Clarity - Must be able to speak clearly so others can understand you.
3. Near Vision - Must be able to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
4. Travel - Must be able to travel on a daily and/or overnight basis.
5. May be required to work nights or weekends.
6. May be exposed to short, intermittent, and/or prolonged periods of sitting and/or standing in performance of job duties.
7. May be required to accomplish job duties using various types of equipment/supplies, to include but not limited to pens, pencils, and computer keyboards.
Job Requirements:  
Required Certifications/Licensures:  
Required Education: Master's Degree
Major (if required): Library Science
Required Experience: Masters degree from an ALA accredited program.
Preferred Qualifications: 1. Experience with instructional design using present and emerging information and instructional technology.

2. Some library experience preferred.

3. Classroom teaching experience.

4. Demonstrated knowledge of health science/medical reference resources and delivery of reference services.
Is this a safety sensitive position? No  
Background Screening Required? No  
Pre-Employment Conditions:


Sensitivity Disclaimer: Nova Southeastern University is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary.

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