The Charles C. Sherrod Library at East Tennessee State University (ETSU) is seeking a Director of Research and Instructional Services (RIS) to provide leadership and strategic direction for reference and research consulting, library instruction, and collection access services. Under the general supervision of the Dean of University Libraries, the Director will foster collaboration, manage, and support a team of library faculty and staff providing general reference and referral service; in-depth, specialized research consultation; library instruction; and circulation, course reserve, and collection maintenance. Reference, referral, research consultation, and instruction services are provided in-person and online. The Director of RIS will lead development and implementation of performance standards and practices for delivery and evaluation of the unit's services. This position coordinates design and implementation of user-centered research, curriculum development in library research skills, and library partnerships with teaching faculty and other campus units to support teaching, learning, and research. As a member of the library leadership team, the Director will represent RIS needs, priorities, and perspectives in planning, budgeting, and evaluation discussions. This position requires a varying work schedule that includes evening and weekend hours.
Job Category: Faculty
-Master’s degree in information and/or library science from an ALA-accredited program, or equivalent degree if earned outside the U.S. or Canada. -At least five years of progressively more responsible professional experience providing research consulting, library instruction, and faculty outreach services. -At least two years of experience in assessment of library instruction and of reference/research consulting service. -At least two years of experience supervising librarians and professional staff in an academic library. -Demonstrated proficiency using educational/instructional technologies. -Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills. -Evidence of commitment to responsive and effective user-centered service. -Evidence of strong leadership and collaboration skills. -Evidence of ongoing professional development, scholarly research and publication, and service appropriate for tenure-track library faculty.
Founded in 1911 (as East Tennessee State Normal School), East Tennessee State University serves over 15,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. ETSU has eleven colleges and schools, including health sciences, liberal arts, education and business & technology. ETSU is centered on a warm and friendly residential campus nestled in the secure and beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of north...east Tennessee. As part of the ETSU community, you will enjoy all the region has to offer, including snow-skiing, various festivals, numerous golf courses and lakes, popular national and state parks, whitewater rafting, the Appalachian Trail, and much more.