Special Collections Librarian, Assistant Professor of Library & Information Science
The Gerald R Sherratt Library at Southern Utah University invites applications for the position of Special Collections and Archives Librarian. This position manages the university's archive and provides strategic vision, leadership, and program development for the Library's Special Collections.
The successful candidate will supervise the Special Collections staff, as well as student employees and community volunteers; direct the ongoing development, preservation, promotion and access efforts of the university's archive and the library's unique and most valuable materials. With strengths in the traditional areas of history, culture, and literature, the Sherratt Library's Special Collections primary focus is on books, manuscripts, photographs and artifacts that support the core collection goals: Utah/southern Utah history, Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah, Shakespeare and National Parks/Public Lands.
This 10.5-month, tenure-track faculty position includes instruction and curricular responsibilities including teaching in the Information Literacy and/or School Library programs, working as a library liaison with one or more assigned departments, providing 1-shot in-class research instruction and working a scheduled shift at the library's Reference Desk. Library faculty are expected to work collaboratively and to be committed to student learning and will fulfill the responsibilities, contribute to faculty governance through campus committee service, and engage with the archival and/or academic librarianship community through professional development, local/regional consortia or library association service, and scholarship.
Located in beautiful Cedar City, Utah, Southern Utah University is a rural, state university offering associate, bachelors, masters, degrees in over 100 programs. Within 5-hour drive of eight national parks, home to the Southern Utah Museum of Art, and host to the Tony-award winning Utah Shakespeare Festival, Cedar City provides a plethora of scenic, historical, and cultural opportunities.
First Consideration Date for Applicants: 02/15/2023
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