Faculty Member in John E. Riley Library
NORTHWEST NAZARENE UNIVERSITY
Faculty Members in John E. Riley Library
Northwest Nazarene University
Northwest Nazarene University (NNU), a comprehensive university with a rich liberal arts tradition, is located in Nampa, Idaho. The university's location in the southwest part of the state allows easy access to local ski resorts, mountain hiking, and river rafting. The proximity to Boise, the state's capital, offers cultural amenities such as the Boise Philharmonic Orchestra, Boise Master Chorale, Opera Idaho, Ballet Idaho, Riverside Jazz Orchestra, and the Boise Art Museum. The university is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. NNU has been rated by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top master's level universities in the west. The university is sponsored by the Church of the Nazarene.
Description of Position
NNU's John E. Riley Library is seeking candidates for two full-time (11-month) tenure-track positions with the available ranks of instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, or professor. These positions are Collection Management Librarian and Access Services Librarian. One position to begin immediately; the second to begin in summer 2014. Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications.
John E. Riley Library is one department within the Academic Services unit of the university. The Academic Services departments work together closely and will be housed in the new Learning Commons building, scheduled to open Fall 2014. This exciting, new environment requires the ability to work collaboratively within the library, with other departments in the Learning Commons building, and with other campus units in providing services and resources for students and faculty. Library faculty are expected to serve on faculty committees, engage in scholarly endeavors, and to provide meaningful service to the community and to the profession.
NNU librarians work in a service-oriented, highly collaborative and rapidly changing environment. The successful candidates will be broadly focused and flexible in order to adjust their range of responsibilities to meet evolving campus and library needs. Each library faculty position includes three major responsibilities: functional services, liaison services and reference & instructional services.
Functional services for Collection Management Librarian include:
- Supervision of all aspects of collection management operations including ordering, invoicing, cataloging and processing of all collections, both print and digital
- Supervision of Collection Management staff
- Oversight of the integrated library system
- Oversight of all cataloging (original and copy cataloging) of print and non-print materials using OCLC
- Coordination of all aspects of interlibrary loan services
- Other responsibilities as assigned
Functional services for Access Services Librarian include:
- Management of the institutional repository (as yet to be developed/implemented)
- Oversight of the library's web presence, social media, and mobile device initiatives
- Coordination of library public relations and marketing efforts
- Oversight of library services to graduate and non-traditional programs
- Management of the library's electronic resources
- Other responsibilities as assigned
Liaison services include:
- Collection development for assigned academic departments/programs
- Working collaboratively with faculty to develop and assess learning activities which will meet information literacy core objectives
- Promoting library resources and services for all users
Assignment of liaison departments/programs will be based on the successful candidates qualifications and interests.
Reference & Instruction services include:
- Serving regularly scheduled hours at the Reference/Information desk including some evening and weekend hours
- Providing general reference assistance through consultations, online reference, phone, e-mail, chat, and on-site referrals
- Providing library instruction in both face-to-face and online classroom environments for assigned academic departments/programs
- Developing web-based instructional guides
Assignment of liaison departments/programs will be based on the successful candidate's qualifications and interests. Functional services responsibilities may be increased or otherwise adjusted based on the successful candidate's experience and interests
- ALA accredited MLS/MLIS or equivalent required
- Additional master's degree in a content area or earned doctorate preferred
- Ability to work in a team environment
- Ability to communicate effectively and work efficiently with faculty in a variety of disciplines
- Evidence of leadership in collaborative activities
- Strong organizational skills and the ability to respond efficiently to changing needs and priorities
- Awareness of developing technologies and tools appropriate for library application
- Familiarity with integrated library systems
- Passion for quality library service centered around student learning and characterized by collaboration with faculty in support of teaching and research needs
- Proficient in common MS Office products
- Record of participation in and/or contribution to library professional organizations
- Demonstrated web development skills.
- Familiarity /experience with a Learning Management System
- Experience in an academic library
- Teaching experience at the college/university level
- Strong customer service background
- Experience using the SpringShare suite of web-based products
- Experience and familiarity with OCLC WorldCat Local
- Experience in a learning commons environment
The salary will be determined by the educational background and experience of each applicant. Full-time faculty will be offered access to a benefits package including health, dental, and vision insurance for employee and family, tuition benefits for employee and family, group life and long term disability insurance, holidays, opportunities for faculty development, sabbatical experiences, and a retirement program.
To be considered for this position, a complete application packet must be received. A complete application packet will include the following:
- Letter of interest
- Application form
- Curriculum vitae
- Responses to the NNU Christian Mission link
- Statement describing your philosophy of Christian higher education
- Statement describing your philosophy of librarianship
- Two reference letters from professional associates
- One pastor's reference letter
- Transcripts (unofficial are okay for the hiring process, official required upon hire)
Please send your complete application packet to:
Northwest Nazarene University
Department of Human Resources
623 S. University Blvd.
Nampa, ID 83686
Phone: (208) 467-8036
Employment at Northwest Nazarene University is contingent upon the results of an independent background check.
Posted 11/1/2013. Review of applications to begin immediately and continue until position is filled.
Northwest Nazarene University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As an educational institution operating under the auspices of the Church of the Nazarene, Northwest Nazarene University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, Sections 702-703, United States Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended).