Employment: Instruction & Engagement Librarian, User Experiences, FAU Libraries

Employment: Instruction & Engagement Librarian, User Experiences, FAU Libraries

The FAU Libraries are looking for a proactive, enthusiastic, and creative Instruction & Engagement Librarian, User Experiences to engage and collaborate with faculty, staff, and students around current and emerging technologies, library services, and resources.

Reporting to the Head, Instruction & Engagement Services Department and working closely with the Libraries’ Assistant Dean for Public Services, the Director of External Relations, and the Director of Information Technology Services, the position of Instruction & Engagement Librarian, User Experiences provides introductory and in-depth orientation to library services and resources for students and faculty using exhibitions, public programming, classes, online tutorials, social networking, and other innovative techniques to engage the community. Utilizing a proactive, user-centric service model, the mission of the department is to engage actively and collaborate with the FAU community and support its instructional and research needs in traditional and innovative ways. Instruction & Engagement Librarians participate in library programming and outreach efforts, liaison with academic and student support units, reference (both virtual and in-person), selection of library materials, and instruction.

To learn more about this position and how to apply for it, please visit:  https://library.fau.edu/job/instruction-engagement-librarian-2

The Libraries have just completed a revision to our mission and strategic goals and are entering a new phase of implementation. Playing a leadership role in the effective use of technology across the University, the main library in Boca Raton has three open-use computer labs, a GIS lab, a virtual reality lab, and is about to open a multi-disciplinary artificial intelligence lab in conjunction with the Machine Perception and Cognitive Robotics Laboratory, one of the very first such endeavors in an academic library in North America.

Recognizing the value of all types of library experience, the minimum requirements for the position include an MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent and a Minimum of one year’s experience in an academic, public, or special library or related field.  The one-year minimum could have been acquired through internships or paid employment in more than one position. We are most interested in attracting someone with the right mindset, someone who puts the users first and who is willing to try new approaches to serve a very diverse student body and a group of distinguished faculty.

Application deadline is March 23. Please note that the application process requires the submission of both a cover letter and a CV in order for applications to be considered.

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