Education/Psychology Librarian - University of San Diego in San Diego California

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University of San Diego

San Diego, California 92110

United States


Detailed Job Description

Education/Psychology Librarian
University of San Diego

Detailed Description
The University of San Diego’s Copley Library seeks an energetic and enthusiastic individual for an Education and Psychology Librarian and Coordinator of Library Instruction position. Reporting to the University Librarian, this librarian serves as liaison to the School of Leadership and Educational Sciences (SOLES), which includes the Center for Policy and Law, the Institute for Nonprofit Education and Research, and the Leadership Institute. For more information about SOLES see He/she will also serve as liaison to the Psychological Sciences Department in the College of Arts & Sciences as well as the Center for Educational Excellence. This librarian will be responsible for cultivating a strong collaborative and consultative relationship with these liaison areas through collection development, instruction, and reference work for the undergraduate and graduate programs. Teaching responsibilities will include library research methods classes, course-integrated instruction sessions, and workshops. Duties also include providing general academic reference service with some evening and weekend responsibilities.

As Coordinator of Library Instruction, this librarian will coordinate and provide leadership for the library instruction program and serve as the point person in the areas of learning and teaching, pedagogical techniques, and technology as it relates to information literacy. Essential tasks may include developing instructional materials and designing and implementing an assessment program of information literacy. Outreach to faculty is essential to this position.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: ALA accredited MLS is required. Must possess excellent speaking, writing, and teaching skills, familiarity with new technologies, as well as be able to work individually and as a team member and be able to work on cross-organization collaborative projects. Working knowledge of SPSS or ability to learn software required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience as an Education Librarian Liaison. A bachelor’s or advanced degree in a field related to this position’s responsibilities. Professional involvement at the local and national levels.

Salary and rank are commensurate with education and experience. Librarians in Copley Library have faculty appointments and must demonstrate excellence in librarianship, research, and service and otherwise meet reappointment, promotion, and tenure criteria. This is a 12-month tenure-track library faculty position.

Benefits include health, life insurance and retirement plans, and tuition remission. USD is a private, Roman Catholic University with over 7,800 undergraduate and graduate students. The university's website is

Formal review of applications will begin March 26, 2012, and continue until the position is filled. July 1, 2012 is the effective start date for this position.
To apply follow these steps:
1) Go to and click on job IRC6842
2) Click apply now and register as an applicant.
3) Please upload the following documents (please do not send any additional materials).  If you have difficulty uploading any documents, please contact Human Resources at (619) 260-6806 or (619) 260-2725 and reference job posting IRC6842.
a) Letter of application
b) Resume
c) Names, addresses and telephone numbers of five professional references.

Questions can be directed to Dr. Theresa S. Byrd, University Librarian, (619) 260-2370,

USD is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer


Keyword Phrases

  • Education
  • Psychology
  • Librarian
  • ALA accredited MLS
  • library research methods classes
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Other
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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