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Access Services and Instruction Librarian

The Harrell Health Sciences Library at Penn State College of Medicine located in Hershey, PA, seeks an early career access services and instruction librarian. The incumbent will report to the associate director/coordinator for innovative technology services. This is a faculty position, may be multiyear renewable contract or tenure-track based on qualifications, experience, and preference. The access services and instruction librarian will provide general reference service, provide research support, and participate in user-centered library instruction. Position is responsible for managing and coordinating access services, including managing the information and reference desks, supervising staff, developing and documenting policies and procedures, collecting statistics, overseeing printing and copying in the library, providing local support for library automation systems, scheduling reference desk coverage, and responding to patron questions. The librarian will also serve as a liaison to one or more academic departments, participate in the maintenance and support of the Harrell Library web page, and participate in strategic planning and evaluation of library programs, services, and resources. Critical skills include the ability to function effectively in a team environment, flexibility, and the capacity to embrace change in a dynamic and evolving organization, and a facility for cross-departmental communications. To review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters and policies, please go to, which will also explain how to request a paper copy of the Annual Security Report.

Required: Master’s of library science or library and information science (MLS/MLIS) from an American Library Association–accredited institution (or equivalent); reference experience or education in academic library reference; some experience with HTML or web development software and web tools and services; demonstrated familiarity with current technologies; demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, service-oriented, rapidly changing environment to accomplish mutual goals; excellent oral and written communication skills; a strong public service orientation; demonstrated commitment to professional development and potential for promotion; and a strong commitment to diversity, equity, respect, and inclusion.

Salary: Minimum salary will be $55,000 per year. Review of applications will begin 8/27/2018 and continue until position is filled. For an expanded description of job duties and requirements and application on the position, visit The university libraries value diversity of thought, perspective, experience, and people, and are actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. Employment with the university will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with university policies. Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. (061)

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