Rank of Assistant Librarian is for new professionals or early career with less than six (6) years of professional experience with appropriate service, professional development, and scholarly contributions. Generally responsible for a full range of library services to include subject specialty/curator, collection/digital archivist, expertise in preservation, research and reference, outreach and education, and technical services. Individual contributor to the collaborative work of the department and the library. Specialist may supervise students.
Reporting to the Director of the Library, the Reference and Instruction Librarian (RIL) will be a key member of Pitts Theology Library’s reference and instruction team and will work with colleagues to administer and further develop the library’s instructional program, including coordinating the weekly workshop programs. As a member of the reference team, the RIL staffs the reference desk for 15-18 hours per week during regular semester scheduling, coordinates the desk schedule, and helps lead orientation for all new students at Candler School of Theology and other units at the University. The RIL will also work with Emory faculty to develop and deliver library instruction and tutorials tailored to specific classes and supply ongoing research assistance to all patrons, including local and distance students. Depending on subject-matter expertise, the RIL may also play a role in selection of materials for acquisition and collection development. The RIL may also teach courses at Candler School of Theology. The RIL will coordinate Candler-wide academic support with the Office of Student Programming and the Writing Center. This person may also supervise graduate reference assistants.
ABOUT PITTS THEOLOGY LIBRARY
Pitts Theology Library, the premier theological library in North America, is one of Emory University’s six instructional libraries. It holds a distinguished collection of theological materials in a beautiful 60,000 square-foot facility. With active instructional and outreach programs and over 630,000 volumes, including over 154,000 volumes in its Special Collections, the library provides rich resources and services for the Candler School of Theology, Emory University, and the broader community.
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