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Friday, May 24, 2013

F/T - Reference/Instruction Librarian - Penn State (Greater Philadelphia Area)

Reference/Instruction Librarian, Penn State (Brandywine Campus) – PA

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries invite applicants for the position of Reference and Instruction Librarian at the Penn State Brandywine Campus Library.

The campus library seeks a proactive and creative librarian to provide general and specialized reference services. Duties of this tenure track position include the provision of reference services (both in person and in a virtual setting); bibliographic instruction; developing research guides and instructional materials; promoting library collections and services to faculty and students; and collection development. In addition to these duties, tenure track library faculty are expected to publish in scholarly journals, present at conferences, and demonstrate service to the University and the profession. Some evening and/or weekend work is required.

Requirements: Requires a MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program (or equivalent); experience with reference and bibliographic instruction; demonstrated knowledge of academic and library applications of Web 2.0 technologies, demonstrated ability to provide leadership in the delivery of a campus-wide bibliographic instruction program; strong knowledge of print and electronic information resources; demonstrated potential to achieve the requirements for tenure and promotion in the areas of librarianship, research, and service; excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Prefer at least one year of post MLS experience in an academic library setting. Please visit to learn more about the University Libraries Promotion and Tenure Guidelines.

Salary and Benefits: Salary and rank are dependent upon qualifications. Excellent fringe benefits include liberal vacation, excellent insurance and health care coverage, State or TIAA-CREF retirement options, and educational privileges.

Environment: Penn State Brandywine is located in the Philadelphia area. The campus offers 12 baccalaureate degrees, 3 associate degrees, and the first 2 years of coursework for over 160 Penn State majors. There are approximately 1600 students, all commuters. More details about the Penn State Brandywine campus can be found at

To Apply: Send a letter of application, resumé, and the names and contact information of three professional references to Search Committee, The Pennsylvania State University, Box BWRIL-PSUL, 511 Paterno Library, University Park, PA 16802. Applications may also be sent to Please reference Box BWRIL-PSUL in the email subject line. Applications will be reviewed as they are received with final considerations for interviews made no later than June 30, 2013. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

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