Instructor of Library Services -- Northeastern State University -- Tahlequah, OK

This position provides liaison services for assigned programs, departments, and colleges; provides information literacy and research instruction; and provides reference and research assistance.


  • Serves as resource coordinator and liaison to assigned academic programs, departments, and colleges.
  • Provides specialized reference assistance to researchers in assigned disciplines.
  • Provides on-call reference assistance on a rotating schedule.
  • Designs library guides and finding aids in assigned disciplines.
  • Provides library instruction for general education courses and courses in assigned academic disciplines.
  • Select monographs and databases for purchase in support of assigned academic programs, departments, and colleges.
  • Evaluates library collection needs in liaison areas, articulates criteria for removal for de accessioning, and pulls items for weeding.
  • Participate on faculty committees as assigned.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


  • Initiative in communication, diplomacy, understanding of academic culture, understanding vocabulary of particular academic disciplines.
  • Knowledge of resources in specialized disciplines.
  • Knowledge of resources in specialized disciplines, strong interviewing skills, online search skills.
  • Broad knowledge of the academic universe.
  • Basic Knowledge of the work of other library departments and of higher education more generally.
  • Knowledge of resources in academic disciplines and skills in using specialized delivery interfaces such as Blackboard and LibGuides.
  • Strong knowledge of information resources in assigned areas and ability to communicate and negotiate with teaching faculty.
  • Knowledge of information retrieval strategies and information resources.
  • General knowledge of higher education.

Guidelines include the American Library Association Code of Ethics, protocols established by Library Administration. The guidelines are general and require interpretation. At time guidelines may cause conflict and that that time the employee may have to make a high-level trade-off decision.

Requires a minimum of a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), Master of Science Library Science (MSLS), MA in Library Science (MA), or Master of Library Science (MLS). Must be accredited by the American Library Association.
Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the use of specialized bibliographic databases and references sources.

Two years of professional experience in reference librarianship, instructional librarianship, or library collection development.

“Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.”

Annual salary $45,312.00 with excellent benefits, including generous leave time

Projected hire date 07/15/2024

Application close date June 30, 2024

NOTE: Posting will close to applicants at 11:59 p.m. on the date above. Once an application has been submitted, it cannot be revised.

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Notice to applicants
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