Assistant Professor: Teaching and Learning Librarian



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Job description

Job ID: 257947

About Us

Georgia College & State University is the state’s designated public liberal arts university. As a member of the prestigious Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), Georgia College & State University is committed to fostering a liberal arts environment that values interdisciplinary inquiry, diversity and inclusion, and academic excellence. Georgia College & State University enrolls approximately 7,000 students -5,800 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students– and is prominently cited for excellence in teaching, undergraduate research, nursing education, and high impact practices outside the classroom in a number of leading publications.

The university’s beautiful and historic campus is located downtown in Milledgeville, Georgia, a charming, diverse college town of approximately 19,000 residents in Central Georgia, approximately 90 miles southeast of Atlanta. Milledgeville is also the home of noted American author and alumna, Flannery O’Connor, and the college community enjoys many exciting literary arts programs at O’Connor’s former home, Andalusia, now owned by Georgia College & State University.  Milledgeville is also located on the banks of beautiful Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee, allowing faculty, staff, and students to take full advantage of the environmental and recreational benefits of being part of a lake community. For cultural, educational, and leisure opportunities beyond Milledgeville, Macon and Atlanta are located within easy driving distances.

Georgia College & State University takes great pride in combining the educational experience of private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of a public university. The university’s main campus is a residential learning community focused on undergraduate education and a select number of graduate programs. Faculty and staff are dedicated to engaging students through high-impact pedagogies that foster intellectual curiosity, reasoned inquiry, and critical thinking. We strive for excellence in the classroom and beyond. We nurture collaborative leadership and global citizenship, and we value diversity and inclusion in all of its forms.

Georgia College & State University seeks faculty and administrators who understand and embrace our public liberal arts mission, who are committed to respecting and fostering diversity and inclusion inside and outside of the classroom, and who are dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through teaching, scholarship, and service. All Georgia College & State University faculty share the responsibility of teaching our core curriculum and providing foundation courses for majors and non-majors alike. To carry out our public liberal arts mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to provide a first-class learning experience for our students, one that will prepare them to be competent, thoughtful, and well-rounded leaders who make transformative contributions to their communities and to the world.

Job Summary

As a member of the Instruction and Research Services Department, the Teaching and Learning Librarian will coordinate the first year and second year instruction program, collaborating with other librarians and university staff to pursue strategic priorities of the library and the college. The librarian will work closely with undergraduate-focused campus programs and collaborate with colleagues to design, coordinate, teach, and assess innovative instruction for students. The librarian will demonstrate a commitment to diversity and create a learning environment that is welcoming, accessible and inclusive for all students.


Faculty – Service to Institution –
Faculty contribute service to the institution. Examples include the following: Department, college, and university committee memberships and offices; planning and/or participating in programs, activities, and workshops; participation in special programs or projects and other service in the institution.

Faculty – Public Service –
Public Service is often a part of the service expectations and might include activities, such as the following: service to the profession, consulting work, membership and participation in community organizations and other significant services to the community.

Faculty – Teaching/Instructing –
Librarian will conduct instruction and outreach programs focused on first and second year students with a creative approach, drawing on traditional and innovative practices; May teach approximately 3 credit information-literacy-focused courses a year for the library, depending on departmental needs; Librarian will monitor emerging issues, practices, trends, and technologies that support inclusive teaching and learning in academic library and/or university environments; Librarian will collaborate with library and campus faculty and staff to integrate information literacy in the first- and second-year course curricula; Librarian will develop flexible and inclusive instruction and outreach programming for both in-person and online environments; Librarian will participate in planning, assessment, training, and policy-making activities with library colleagues; Librarian pursues opportunities for outreach and collaboration with academic and non-academic units that support the first-year experience, high-impact practices, and the Georgia College & State University Journey’s program

Liaison –
Librarian will: proactively develop the collection by consulting and collaborating with colleagues, faculty members, and students; interpret library policies and procedures for administrators, faculty, staff, students, and visitors; represent the needs of their assigned departments in the formulation of the Library services and policies; provide consultation and education to faculty and students on copyright, open access services, resources, and publishing alternatives; collaborate with other units on campus to organize lectures, seminars, and other events on digital scholarship.

Faculty – Professional Development

Remains professionally active in their area of expertise; maintains an expert knowledge of recent advances or trends in librarianship and related fields through reading, training, networking, attending conferences, workshops, etc., or other means of development/personal growth.

Faculty – Scholarship and Creative Activity 

As a member of the faculty, participates in planning, researching, writing, and publishing in areas of expertise; participates in professional organizations; plans and/or participates in programs, activities, and workshops; seeks external sources of funding and submits grant proposals.

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
ALA-accredited Master of Library Science degree

Other Required Qualifications
Demonstrated knowledge of information literacy concepts and trends including the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy
Working knowledge of current and emerging issues, trends, and technologies that support teaching and learning in an academic library and/or university environment
Demonstrated exceptional written and oral communication skills; ability to present complex information diverse user groups.

Required Experience
Experience providing information literacy instruction or teaching credit courses

Demonstrated experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Preferred Qualifications
Demonstrated knowledge of or experience with LTI tools such as Credo Information Literacy Courseware

Demonstrated knowledge of high-impact practices (HIPs) in academic libraries

Demonstrated knowledge of Open Education, including Open Education Resources (OERs) tools, and practices

Preferred Educational Qualifications
Experience with Desire2Learn or other Learning Management Systems

Specialized training in academic libraries such as the ACRL Immersion or Assessment in Action Programs

Preferred Experience
Three years of demonstrated experience providing information literacy instruction or teaching credit courses

Experience using library-specific online platforms such as Springshare’s LibGuides and/or Credo Information Literacy Courseware

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Ability to present complex information to diverse user groups

Demonstrated knowledge of information literacy concepts and trends including the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy; Working knowledge of current and emerging issues, practices, trends, and technologies that support teaching and learning in an academic library and/or university environment

Demonstrated exceptional written and oral communication skills

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia College & State University is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee and strives to create a campus environment which understands, fosters, and embraces the value of diversity. No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information, be excluded from employment or participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination, under any program or activity conducted by Georgia College & State University. It is the policy our institution to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Georgia College & State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution.

Other Information

This is not a supervisory position.
This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
This position will not be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position will not travel
This position does not require security clearance.

Background Check

  • Criminal Background Check
  • Education Verification

How to apply

Apply online

Required Documents to Attach

  1. Transcripts
  2. List of References

GC&SU is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action institution, with a commitment to cultural, racial, and ethnic communities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. It is expected that successful candidates share in this commitment. For more information, please visit our web page at

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