In keeping with the President’s commitment to Tuskegee University Becoming "One Tuskegee", the ideal Government Documents/Reference Librarian will possess the willingness to use their expertise in transforming Tuskegee into a leading 21st century living and learning environment.
As a designated selective Federal Depository Library (FDLP), Tuskegee University Library Services is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the Government Documents/Reference Librarian position. The Government Documents Librarian/Reference Librarian must maintain a strong familiarity with the Governments Documents collection and Reference collection, stay up-to-date with FDLP instructions and announcements, responding accordingly to requests from the FDLP. The incumbent will be working under the direction of the Head of Reference and the Director Library Services.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
- Responsible for processing (binding, stamping, labeling, etc.) documents in compliance with the mandatory rules and regulations set forth in the Federal Depository Library Handbook and any other manuals developed for the department.
- Select and deselect federal documents
- Provide catalog access, including online system records
- Provide instruction in the effective use of government documents
- Monitors Government Documents listservs, the FDLP Desktop and other related websites for activities and changes that may affect the processing of documents.
- Perform reference services, library instruction, and faculty liaison duties
- Participate in shared decision-making of Reference Services
- Participate in Collection Development
- Attend and participate in Library, University and professional committee activities, meetings, and conferences
- Shelves materials according to the SuDoc Classification System and shelf-read as necessary
- Responsible for the orderly appearance of the documents area
- Supervise work-study students. This includes assigning duties, scheduling and preparing timesheets
- Shift collection as needed
- Maintains the proper order of the Government Documents collection through regular shelf reading
- Periodically locates and pulls outdated Government Document materials in accordance with library policy
- Assists patrons in locating Government Documents
- Stay abreast of professional development in library science
- Must be available to work one night a week and work weekends on a rotating basis
Masters in Library and Informational Studies Reference and instructional experience Supervisory ability
Knowledge of print and electronic resources relevant to collection management and reference services
Experience in using both traditional/print and electronic resources Demonstrated initiative and self-direction as well as ability to work collegially Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
Ability to meet to the public pleasantly
Good organizational and problem solving skills
Commensurate with education, training and experience
**The statements contained in this job announcement reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility. It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. **
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Each applicant, including all current/existing employees, must complete and submit a Tuskegee University employment application, resume/CV, a list of (3) to (5) references (with detailed contact information) and copies of unofficial transcripts (official transcript(s) will be required upon hire). Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and submit a completed application packet in order to be considered for the position. The University reserves the right not to fill the position in the event of budgetary or operational constraints. Application packets with missing information will be considered incomplete and will not be processed.
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101 Kresge Center
Tuskegee, Alabama 36088
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