Assistant Librarian – Mass Communication Librarian

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Job Posting Title: Assistant Librarian – Mass Communication Librarian

Position Type: Faculty

Department: LSUAM Lib – PS – Research and Instruction Services (Michael Holt (00070179))

Work Location: 0141 LSU Library

Pay Grade: Academic

Job Description:

The Mass Communication Librarian supports teaching and learning by teaching the information literacy concepts and promoting the understanding of the information ecosystem; uses discipline-specific expertise with mass communication sources to support research; develops relationships with faculty and staff to foster scholarly connections and collaboration; promotes the library’s role within mass communication departments and other units on campus; and  advances librarianship with service, scholarship, and innovative practice.

Job Responsibilities:

70%     Serves as selector and subject specialist liaison for a range of disciplines within an academic college, school, department or program. Provides specialized outreach, instruction, and services to faculty and students in those disciplines. Advocates for use of library services and resources. Seeks department and campus partnerships and collaborations. Develops discipline specific Web pages and other internet-based materials, such as tutorials and subject, topic, and course guides.

10%     Provides reference and information services at the Research Help Desk and library instruction for general library instruction sessions. Participates in library outreach and programming events. May work nights and weekends in rotation, as needed.

15%     Works to meet research and service requirements for promotion and tenure.

5%     Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s (MLIS, MLS) degree from an ALA-accredited program

Additional Job Description:

Special Instructions:

A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are required prior to hire. Please provide three professional references including name, title, phone number and e-mail address. Please have three letters of recommendation available upon request.

Posting Date: May 12, 2022

Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):

Additional Position Information:

Background Check – An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits – LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

Essential Position (Y/N):

LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. To learn more about how LSU is committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSU’s Diversity Statement and Roadmap. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resource Management (

COVID-19 Vaccine Protocol:

LSU requires the COVID-19 vaccine for all students, faculty, and staff or mandatory monthly testing. New employees must either submit proof of vaccination within three (3) days of their official start date, otherwise they will be entered into the mandatory monthly testing protocol beginning in November 2021.

HCM Contact Information:
Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed

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