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If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening, apply to Florida State University at https://jobs.fsu.edu. If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service. Search with the job opening ID to access the posting quickly. Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include education details even if attaching a Vita. Please attach a cover letter and CV to your online application.


Associate Dean, Resource Management and Discovery Services

Job Opening ID: 42534
Closes: Open until filled. Applications received by November 20, 2017 will be given first consideration. 

Summary: The Florida State University Libraries invite applications and nominations for the position of Associate Dean, Resource Management and Discovery Services Division. As part of the Libraries’ Senior Leadership Team, this position provides leadership for a staff of seven librarians and 18 full-time staff.  The Division has a broad range of responsibilities: acquisitions, including coordination with materials selectors; management of a dynamic and growing array of e-resources; metadata and discovery services; organization and accessibility of print and digital collections; maintenance of records in OCLC and other shared systems; preparation of reports related to the division’s functions; and negotiations with materials vendors. The successful candidate will lead the integration of functions within the Division and enable its full participation in library- and campus-wide initiatives.  

The Associate Dean works closely and collaboratively with other library leaders and managers to advance the strategic goals of the Libraries and the University.  The successful candidate will have the ability to adapt to a changing University environment, supporting current and emerging forms of scholarship and the integration of new technologies which include a variety of discovery platforms.  This Division works closely with other affiliated FSU libraries and with our statewide consortium, the Florida Academic Library Service Collaborative, on projects that include the shared statewide ILS. The implementation of Innovative’s Sierra ILS in July 2018 offers ample opportunities for rethinking the Libraries’ role in emerging modes of scholarship and information provision.

An important responsibility of the Associate Dean is to communicate and coordinate with other functional areas throughout the FSU library system to ensure that the Resource Management and Discovery Services Division is service-oriented, contributes to system-wide initiatives and needs, and enables efficiency and work of the highest quality.

Diversity Resident Librarians (3 vacancies)

Job Opening ID: 42565
Closes: Open until filled. Applications reveived by Novemenber 20th will be given first consideration. 

Summary: If you want to start your career in a major university library with exceptional programs in digital scholarship and data management, unique and distinctive collections, cutting-edge student services, and much more, the Florida State University Libraries may be the place for you. The FSU Libraries are seeking three early career librarians to participate in a 3-year post-master’s diversity residence program, who will benefit from a rich professional experience along with strong mentorship within the FSU Libraries.  This opportunity is specifically geared toward individuals interested in careers in academic/research libraries. 

The purpose of the Florida State University Libraries (FSUL) Diversity Residence Program is to increase the number of qualified academic librarians from diverse backgrounds.  Our purpose aligns with the ACRL Diversity Alliance program of which we are a member. FSU is an Equal Opportunity /Access/ Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled and Veteran Employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community that is welcoming to all faculty, staff and students. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to fostering and promoting the values of diversity and inclusion.   

The residency program strives to meet both the service and operational priorities of the FSU Libraries as well as the professional interests of the Residents, resulting in an exchange of thought to enhance program development, libraries’ practices, and agility in serving today’s diverse student and faculty populations.  The program is designed for Residents to experience multiple facets of academic librarianship, as well as an in-depth assignment in a chosen area of emphasis. Residents will work together as well as with coaches and mentors to design a program that benefits both the Residents and the Libraries.

Early in the program, Residents will become familiar with the aspects of a large academic research library by working in a variety of focus areas, facilitating and completing agreed upon projects and assignments with established goals and objectives. Subsequently the Residents will select a specific focus area for an in-depth work experience and, during the final phase, will be given time to search for a full-time position. The program will culminate in a written report from each resident to the Dean of the Libraries regarding their accomplishments and future recommendations for FSU libraries.

Rare Books Librarian
Job Opening ID: 42589
Closes: 11/27/17

Summary: Are you interested in working in a primary source research and learning lab with over one million items including some of the most important collections in the world?

The Florida State University Libraries seek a knowledgeable, collaborative, and user-focused individual for the position Rare Books Librarian.  This position will provide leadership and guidance to University Libraries and the campus community related to the development, analysis, and use of our rare book collections.

The Rare Books Librarian is responsible for managing the FSU Libraries’ rare book collections and leading the related outreach and instruction program. In addition the Rare Books Librarian serves as a lead member of the Special Collections Research Center reference staff.

The curatorial responsibilities of the Rare Books Librarian include collection analysis and development; selection; and bibliographical interpretation and advanced bibliographic description sufficient to support cataloging of complex and rare collections, in partnership with the Associate Dean for Special Collections and Archives and the Rare Book Cataloger.

The Rare Books Librarian reinforces the significance of primary source materials as curricular resources through educational planning and instruction and explores the use of technology to advance teaching, learning and research with materials from the rare book collections.

Humanities Librarian for History, Philosophy and Religion
Job Opening ID: 42688
Closes: 12/13/17

Summary: Join a dynamic and foreward thinking team at one of Florida’s preeminent research institutions and work with top ranked faculty in History, Philosophy and Religion! Florida State University Libraries seek a Humanities Librarian to provide consultation, instruction, and outreach services to the departments of History, Philosophy, Religion and affiliated programs, institutes and centers. The ideal candidate is proactive in developing partnerships and services and is able to identify and solve the challenges of our scholars. The Humanities Librarian will engage and collaborate with colleagues in the libraries, as well as faculty, staff and students and the Tallahassee community to provide exceptional services responsive to the needs of the academic community. The successful candidate will thrive in our highly collaborative, dynamic and user-focused environment and will engage with ongoing efforts to promote new and exciting initiatives in the libraries and on campus


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