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Government Documents/Reference Librarian (Job S#258)
Tuskegee University

Date Posted Apr. 1, 2022
Title Government Documents/Reference Librarian (Job S#258)
University Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, AL, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Library

Special Qualifications
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. **

Applications are available at the following link:

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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Attn: Employment/Recruitment
101 Kresge Center
Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, Alabama 36088
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