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Priority:      normal
Date:          Tue, 10 Feb 1998 15:12:31 EST
Reply-to:      Discussion of Library Reference Issues
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From:          Virginia Weathers <[log in to unmask]>
Organization:  Thomas Cooper Library
Subject:       Reference Position
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Reference Librarian. Thomas Cooper Library, University of South
Carolina.  The library seeks a dynamic reference librarian who will
provide information service to students and faculty in the
humanities and social sciences.  Duties include providing service at
a busy reference desk, with some evenings and weekends; conducting
library instruction sessions and general tours; database searching;
assisting patrons with the NOTIS system and various CD-ROM products;
selecting library materials for one or more subject areas and
serving as a liaison for departments in these areas.  The University
of South Carolina enrolls 17,000 undergraduate students and 8,000
graduate students on the Columbia campus.  The Thomas Cooper Library
contains 2.4.million volumes, 3.4 million microforms; provides
access to a wide variety of databases through CD-ROMs, the
mainframe, and the Internet; operates with OCLC and NOTIS systems;
and is a member of the Association of Research Libraries.

Qualifications Required:  Master's degree awarded from an ALA
accredited library school; effective oral and written communication
skills; ability to work successfully with colleagues and staff;
ability to teach effectively; familiarity with Internet, online and
CD-ROM searching; academic background in the social sciences or
humanities, and some reference desk experience.  Desirable: 1-2
years reference experience, facility in at least one foreign
language and computer literacy/proficiency.

Salary is $24,000 minimum for 12 months.  Salary dependent on
qualifications and experience.   Faculty status, tenure-track.
Benefits include medical, dental state retirement  or optional
retirement plan.  Letter of application , current resume and the
names, addresses and telephone numbers of four references should be
received by March 16, 1998.  Position will remain open until filled.
Apply to Virginia W. Weathers, Chair, Reference Librarian Search
Committee, Thomas Cooper Library, University of South Carolina,
Columbia, South Carolina  29208-0103.  USC is an Equal Opportunity,
Affirmative Action Employer.