Assistant Professor - Teaching and Learning Librarian

  • Georgia College & State University
  • Milledgeville, GA
  • Jul 18, 2022
Full time Library & Information Science

Job Description


Job ID: 245254

About Us

Georgia College & State University is the state's designated public liberal arts university. As a member of the prestigious Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), Georgia College is committed to fostering a liberal arts environment that values interdisciplinary inquiry, diversity and inclusion, and academic excellence. The College enrolls approximately 7,000 students -5,800 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students-- and is prominently cited for excellence in teaching, undergraduate research, nursing education, and high impact practices outside the classroom in a number of leading publications.  

The university's beautiful and historic campus is located downtown in Milledgeville, Georgia, a charming, diverse college town of approximately 19,000 residents in Central Georgia, approximately 90 miles southeast of Atlanta. Milledgeville is also the home of noted American author and alumna, Flannery O'Conner, and the college community enjoys many exciting literary arts programs at O'Connor's former home, the Andalusia Institute, now owned by the College.  Milledgeville is also located on the banks of beautiful Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee, allowing faculty, staff, and students to take full advantage of the environmental and recreational benefits of being part of a lake community. For cultural, educational, and leisure opportunities beyond Milledgeville, Macon and Atlanta are located within easy driving distances.  

Georgia College takes great pride in combining the educational experience of private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of a public university. The university's main campus is a residential learning community focused on undergraduate education and a select number of graduate programs. Faculty and staff are dedicated to engaging students through high-impact pedagogies that foster intellectual curiosity, reasoned inquiry, and critical thinking. We strive for excellence in the classroom and beyond. We nurture collaborative leadership and global citizenship, and we value diversity and inclusion in all of its forms.  

Georgia College seeks faculty and administrators who understand and embrace our public liberal arts mission, who are committed to respecting and fostering diversity and inclusion inside and outside of the classroom, and who are dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through teaching, scholarship, and service. All Georgia College faculty share the responsibility of teaching our core curriculum and providing foundation courses for majors and non-majors alike. To carry out our public liberal arts mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to provide a first-class learning experience for our students, one that will prepare them to be competent, thoughtful, and well-rounded leaders who make transformative contributions to their communities and to the world.  

Job Summary

As a member of the Instruction and Research Department, the Teaching and Learning Librarian will coordinate the first year and second year instruction program, collaborating with other librarians and university staff to pursue strategic priorities of the library and the college. The librarian will work closely with undergraduate focused campus programs and collaborate with colleagues to design, coordinate, teach, and assess innovative instruction for students. The librarian will demonstrate a commitment to diversity and create a learning environment that is welcoming, accessible and inclusive for all students.


Faculty - Service to Institution 
Faculty contribute service to the institution. Examples include the following: Department, college, and university committee memberships and offices; planning and/or participating in programs, activities, and workshops; participation in special programs or projects and other service in the institution. 

Faculty - Teaching/Instructing 
Teaching and Instructional Responsibilities include actively soliciting, creating, and teaching information literacy instruction to support the students and the University's curriculum; and contributing to the Georgia College core curriculum by teaching information-literacy related course either in the first year (GC1Y) or sophomore seminar (GC2Y) courses or other credit library courses. 

This position provides consultation services to students and faculty as assigned and creates and promotes instructional information such as bibliographies, service guides, web publications, subject-related research guides, etc.  

Participating in the library's collection development efforts by reviewing, selecting, and making recommendations for the purchase of library materials that support the curriculum is also required of this position. 

Provides consultation and education to faculty and students on copyright, open access services, and resources, open access licenses and publishing alternatives; helps administrators, faculty, and students understand the role of the institutional repository as a scholarly communication tool and assists in content recruitment. 

Faculty - Public Service  
Public Service is often a part of the service expectations and might include activities, such as the following: service to the profession, consulting work, membership and participation in community organizations and other significant services to the community. 

Faculty - Professional Development 
Remains professionally active in their area of expertise; maintains an expert knowledge of recent advances or trends in librarianship and related fields through reading, training, networking, attending conferences, workshops, etc., or other means of development/personal growth. 

Faculty - Scholarship and Creative Activity 
As a member of the faculty, participates in planning, researching, writing, and publishing in areas of expertise; participates in professional organizations; plans and/or participates in programs, activities, and workshops; seeks external sources of funding and submits grant proposals. 

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science program  

  • Demonstrated knowledge of information literacy concepts and trends including the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy 

  • Working knowledge of current and emerging issues, practices, trends, and technologies that support teaching and learning in an academic library and/or university environment 

  • Demonstrated experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds 

  • Demonstrated exceptional written and oral communication skills; ability to present complex information to diverse user groups.  

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Desire2Learn or other Learning Management Systems. 

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with LTI tools as as NimblyWise Information Literacy Courseware

  • Demonstrated knowledge of high-impact practices (HIPs) in academic libraries

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Open Education, including Open Education Resources (OERs), tools, and practices

  • Specialized training in information litteracy, such as participation in the the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Immersion or Assessment in Action programs 

Hiring preference will be given to faculty who demonstrate an understanding of Georgia College's mission and who are enthusiastic about working closely with high-achieving students within an academic community dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through learning and scholarship.

Required Documents to Attach

  • Resume/Curriculm Vitae
  • Application/Cover Letter
  • List of references and contact information

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia College is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee and strives to create a campus environment which understands, fosters, and embraces the value of diversity. No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information, be excluded from employment or participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination, under any program or activity conducted by Georgia College. It is the policy our institution to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Georgia College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution.

Other Information

This is not a supervisory position.
This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
This position will not be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position will not travel

Background Check

  • Criminal Background Check
  • Education Verification

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