Research/Instructional Services Librarian

Salisbury, MD

Salibury University

Salisbury University (SU) is seeking two creative, dynamic, and collaborative people to join the staff of the SU Libraries as Research/Instructional Services (RIS) Librarians (2 positions) reporting to the Chair of Research/Instructional Services. These are full-time, 12-month permanent status track library faculty positions expected to begin in summer 2022 or as soon thereafter as possible.

The Salisbury University Libraries were ranked in the top 20 college libraries nationwide in 2021 by The Princeton Review. The Libraries comprise the main campus library and the Nabb Center for Delmarva History and Culture, both of which are located in the state-of-the-art Guerrieri Academic Commons, and the Curriculum Resource Center, located in the Seidel School of Education s building. The SU Libraries are user-oriented with relatively small collections but a dynamic staff with a deep commitment to meeting the information needs of our students and faculty. We are committed to providing services, collections, and programs that promote affirmation, respect, inclusion, and understanding.

Primary Job Duties: Serve as the librarian liaison to academic departments primarily in the Henson School of Science and Technology or the College of Health and Human Services, responsible for instruction, collection development, and other support for the liaison departments' teaching and research-related information needs. Effective and creative instruction is especially important. Participate in providing face-to-face and electronic reference services, including some evening and weekend hours. Cooperate with other librarians in library-wide instructional activities, such as developing activities for and teaching sessions of freshman English classes. Serve on committees and task forces and be active professionally. RIS Librarians at SU also typically assume primary responsibility for coordinating some area of activity, such as scholarly communications, reference desk, instruction, or social media; what those areas will be for these positions will be a subject for discussion, and training will be provided, as needed. Contribute to the Libraries diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

Minimum Qualifications: Master s degree from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent degree from a foreign institution by June 2022. Demonstrated knowledge of principles and best practices in information literacy instruction. Demonstrated knowledge of reference sources and best practices in reference services and information literacy. Technological fluency, a willingness to stay up to date with library trends, and the ability to be flexible are absolutely essential. Must be committed to contributing to a culturally diverse educational and work environment.

Preferred qualifications: Undergraduate or second graduate degree in a STEM field or substantial coursework in STEM. Reference and instructional experience in an academic or research library. Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills.

Applications received by March 28, 2022, will receive first consideration. The positions will remain open until filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment will be contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S.

Applications and supporting documents are accepted only via Salisbury University s Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.

To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit the following in order for your application to be complete: 1) a letter of interest; 2) curriculum vitae or resume; and, 3) the names and phone numbers of at least three professional references. If you have any questions about the position, please contact the search chair, Angeline Prichard, at Please do not send any documents via email.

These positions are based in Salisbury, MD, an area with a culturally diverse population with rich cultural experiences. Salisbury University, a member of the University System of Maryland, is a regionally accredited four-year comprehensive institution offering 60 distinct graduate and undergraduate programs. Founded in 1925, Salisbury University features a beautiful campus close to ocean beaches and the Chesapeake Bay and 2-3 hours from the metropolitan areas of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Norfolk. SU is consistently ranked among the nation s top colleges and best values by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review and other publications. SU has 416 full-time faculty members serving a student population of approximately 7,500.

Diversity and inclusion are core values of Salisbury University. We strive to create a truly diverse and inclusive environment where the richness of ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives of our community is harnessed to create value for our University community to include students, faculty, and staff, today and in the future. To this end, the University recruits exceptional and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across Maryland, the United States, and around the world, supporting all members of the University community as they work together to achieve institutional goals and vision. To learn more about the University s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus, please visit

Posted: 06/24/2022