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Re: Michigan Technological U.: Instructional/Reference Librarian
INSTRUCTIONAL AND REFERENCE LIBRARIAN
J. Robert Van Pelt Library
Michigan Technological University
OVERVIEW OF POSITION: Reporting to the Head of the Department of
Reference and Instructional Services, the librarian plans,
schedules and delivers instruction in the use of print,
electronic and Internet resources. Creates electronic user
guides, presentations and computer-aided instruction materials.
Directs the Library's Web Page Team and assures overall
integration of web pages format, content and purpose. Coordinates
the Library's electronic reference services in support of MTU's
distance education programs. Provides general reference and
research services with emphasis in the areas of science,
technology and engineering. Participates in the provision of
reference services including evenings and weekends. Participates
in reference collection management in specific subject areas.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Masters Degree from an ALA accredited
library or information science program, or an equivalent
combination of education and experience from which comparable
knowledge and abilities can be acquired. Excellent interpersonal
and written/oral communication skills. Demonstrated problem
solving, negotiation, leadership, and organizational skills.
Demonstrated ability to provide effective reference service using
both print and electronic library research processes and
resources. Demonstrated ability to conduct effective
instruction/training in both small and large group environments.
Demonstrated ability in using electronic library and information
resources, software, and technologies: including CD-ROM and
online databases, the Internet, FTP, World Wide Web browser, and
HTML or SGML. Demonstrated ability to apply word processing,
graphics, and presentation software for the creation of
instruction/training materials, presentations, and web pages.
Demonstrated ability to work in a Windows environment, and to
learn and apply new software. Demonstrated ability to work
effectively in a collaborative team environment with all levels
of personnel. Demonstrated ability to organize, meet deadlines,
perform multiple tasks simultaneously, and prioritize.
Demonstrated ability to self motivate and take initiative.
Demonstrated public service orientation.
PREFERRED: Professional experience providing library
instruction, reference, research, and/or mediated online search
services. Professional experience working in an academic or
research library. Education and/or experience in one of the
following: science, engineering, technology, or education.
Experience collaborating with library systems staff.
BENEFITS: This is a full-time, 12 month position. Expected
salary is mid to upper twenties. Competitive benefits package
ENVIRONMENT: Michigan Technological University is located in
Michigan's scenic Upper Peninsula and has over 6,000 students
enrolled in its undergraduate and graduate programs. It is the
Upper Midwest's only public technological university supporting
programs in engineering, the sciences, business, technology,
communication and forestry. The J. Robert Van Pelt Library
employs a staff of 35, including 12 professional librarians. The
library uses a team- oriented approach to problem solving in a
rapidly changing environment. For more information visit our web
DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on February 24,
1997. Send letter of application, resume, names, addresses and
phone numbers of three work related references, and URLs for web
pages you have helped create to: Laura Alexander, Human Resources
Department, Michigan Technological University, 1400 Townsend
Drive, Houghton, MI 49931-1295.
Michigan Technological University is an equal opportunity
educational institution/equal opportunity employer.