Glass Memorial Library at Johnson University invites applicants for the position of Assistant Librarian on the Tennessee campus. The successful candidate must have an MLS or the equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution, must support the University’s mission and core values, and must sign Johnson University’s statement of faith (available by request).
Johnson University is associated with churches that identify with the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement, including the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the Churches of Christ (a cappella), and the independent Christian Churches. While the successful candidate for this position need not attend a Stone-Campbell Movement church, a working familiarity with its literature is highly desirable.
Oversee and implement the library’s information literacy plan; provide additional information literacy sessions as needed in response to faculty requests; supervise interlibrary loans; oversee resource sharing agreements; and assist the Library Director in providing reference services, developing and maintaining the library collection, and providing access to library resources and services for students, faculty and other library users.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
· Assist the Library Director in providing scholars with access to learning resource materials by
o Developing, implementing, and evaluating the library’s information literacy plan in collaboration with departmental faculty.
o Providing additional information literacy sessions as needed in response to faculty requests.
o Developing finding aids and training materials to support research in multiple formats and locations.
o Providing one to one reference assistance in all modes (in person, by telephone, and electronically).
o Supervising interlibrary loans and overseeing resource sharing agreements.
o Collecting and reporting reference, instruction, interlibrary loan, and resource sharing statistics.
o Participating in collection development.
o Assisting with the cataloging of library materials.
o Contributing to the formulation of policies and regulations governing the use of library materials by students, faculty, and other library users.
o Other duties as assigned.
· Assist the Library Director in training, organizing, and supervising the library staff.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
· Participation in faculty meetings and faculty committees as assigned.
Knowledge and Skills Requirements:
· Master’s degree in library science or the equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution.
· Additional post-secondary education is desirable, especially in biblical and/or theological studies.
· Working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, databases, web authoring, and presentation software.
· Working knowledge of descriptive cataloging, subject and name authorities, Library of Congress classification, and standard data formats such as MARC.
· Working familiarity with the literature and bibliography of the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement is desirable.
· Requires prolonged periods of sitting, computer keyboard operation (word processing, spreadsheet data entry, etc.).
· May require occasional bending/stooping and lifting of 20 pounds or more.
· Some evenings and weekends required.
· Master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association.
· Minimum of three years’ reference and instructional experience preferred.
Since 1893, Johnson University has been a leader among historic faith-based colleges and contemporary fiscally responsible universities. Johnson is listed on Forbes magazine’s “100 Most Financially Fit Colleges” (2nd among CCCU member and affiliate institutions), USA Today’s “Least Expensive Colleges to Get Your Degree,” (1st among SACSCOC accredited schools), and Niche’s “Top Christian Colleges,”... (15th among CCCU institutions.) The university offers more than 70 bachelor’s, master’s, Ph.D., and associate’s programs across three campuses – in Knoxville, Florida, and online. Johnson faculty strive to prepare promising students for excellence in Christian ministry and other strategic vocations through an affordable, community-oriented, Christ-centered education.