Oklahoma State University

Education and Learning Librarian

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The following faculty employment opportunity is currently available in the OSU Library.
For more information, contact Jackie German at 405-744-6324.


The Oklahoma State University Library seeks a highly motivated professional with a strong commitment to reference and public service to lead the Mary L. Williams Education and Teaching Library. The Education and Teaching Librarian is a member of the OSU Library faculty reporting to the Library Associate Dean for Special Collections and will work closely with the other two professional campus branch libraries. Although this position reports directly to the Associate Dean for Special Collections, close cooperation and indirect reporting relationships with the Associate Deans for Library Operations and Research & Learning Services and other library administrators are required of all library faculty. This is a tenure track position with anticipated initial appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

The Library is undergoing significant reorganizational changes to meet the evolving research and learning needs of its students and faculty. Information regarding the OSU Library’s current direction can be found at: http://www.arl.org/focus-areas/workforce/workforce-transformation-stories/3349-workforce-transformation-possible-library-futures#.VE_U4E0o6cx


The Education and Teaching Librarian has primary responsibility to administer the Education and Teaching Library in accordance with Library and University policy and procedure. He/she will:

  • Provide excellent reference and information services to users of the Education and Teaching Library.
  • Deliver library instruction and orientation classes within the College of Education.
  • Identify, evaluate, and select materials to support teaching, learning, and research efforts of the College of Education.
  • Work with College of Education faculty members and students in a highly professional discipline.
  • Develop creative projects and services that reflect priorities adopted by the OSU Libraries and its three professional campus branch libraries.
  • Supervise one full-time staff and 3.0 FTE student assistants.
  • The Librarian is responsible for developing and administering the Education and Teaching Library budget.


Required Qualifications:  (Please address these qualifications in your application materials.)

  • MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • A minimum of three years relevant professional experience in an academic library
  • A demonstrated commitment to public and reference service.
  • Exceptional core competencies including leadership, communication, and organization
  • A record of research, publications, presentations, or service to the profession.
  • Ability to interact with the public in a friendly manner, successfully complete multiple projects, and meet deadlines. Strong reference and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with faculty, students, and staff to create a service-focused environment and to develop branch activities compatible with overall library goals and policies.
  • Aptitude to plan, initiate, and manage both physical and virtual operations
  • Ability to effectively manage finite resources
  • Ability to meet university requirements for tenure, including scholarly and creative activities and service.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in a land-grant institution.
  • Previous work in an education library
  • Expertise in the areas of instructional design, pedagogical theory, and/or information literacy


$55,000 minimum for 12 months. Social security; health and life insurance; 11 holidays; 22 days of annual leave and 22 days of sick leave per year.



Application review begins on June 2, 2015, and continues until the position is filled.

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Materials can be submitted through the OSU website: jobs.okstate.edu. Search req500 for the listing.

Oklahoma State University is a comprehensive research and land grant university offering more than 200 academic programs with state, national, and international impact. The Stillwater campus enrolls 21,000 students. The Library, with holdings of more than 2.9 million volumes and documents, is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and the Greater Western Library Alliance, and participates in the OCLC system as a member of AMIGOS. It uses the Voyager library management system and administers systems for a consortium of eleven other Oklahoma libraries. Library faculty hold academic rank.

Oklahoma State University is an AA/EEO/E-Verify employer committed to diversity. Hiring contingent upon available funding.