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Career Opportunity: Public Services Librarian

From SLA Leadership list. Posted by Elaine Lasda Bergman September 15, 2014.

Public Services Librarian – UCF Universal Orlando Foundation Library at Rosen College

Responsibilities: The University of Central Florida (UCF) Libraries is accepting applications for a full-time librarian to serve at the Universal Orlando Foundation Library at the Rosen College of Hospitality Management.  Primary responsibilities include participation in all modes of reference, library instruction, web development, outreach, and collection development duties.  The Public Services Librarian, reporting to the Head Rosen College Librarian, also maintains current knowledge of numerous print and electronic resources, as well as procedures related to circulation and other library services.  He/she also participates in regular electronic meetings, attends occasional meetings on the UCF Orlando campus, and participates in appropriate professional service and research activities.  Some evening and weekend hours may be required.

Required qualifications:

– Master’s degree from an American Library Association accredited institution

– At least one year post-MLS library experience


Preferred qualifications:

– Experience with academic, branch, or regional campus librarianship

– Strong service orientation and an ability to work with a wide variety of constituents

– Strong communication skills

– Flexibility, initiative, and ability to work both independently and collaboratively

– Experience with library instruction and/or experience in the preparation of instructional materials or tutorials

– Experience with the design and maintenance of webpages or online tutorials

– Experience with current reference practices and technologies

– Experience with hospitality, business, management, or related resources

– Commitment to professional service and research activities


Environment: This position serves students and faculty on the UCF Rosen College campus, located approximately 28 miles from the main Orlando campus.  The college has an enrollment of 3,500. Full time staffing within the Rosen Library is five: two librarians and three support staff.  The University of Central Florida is the nation’s 2nd largest public university, enrolling over 60,000 students and offering 91 bachelor’s, 86 master’s, and 30 doctoral programs.  The main UCF library and branches have a collection of 2.2 million volumes, subscription base of 43,000 serials, and serve as a partial depository for government documents and patents.  The total library materials budget is $6.1 million.  Full-time staffing of 116 includes 44 faculty.  For more information about the UCF Libraries and the Rosen Library see and

Salary and Rank: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.  This is a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position with generous insurance benefits and retirement options, 22 paid annual days, 13 sick days, 9 holidays, and no state income tax.

To Apply: For position number 33419 submit a letter of application addressing the stated qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three current professional references at by the closing date, 16 October 2014.  Review of applications will begin immediately.  Questions may be directed to UCF Human Resources: or 407-823-2771.  Searches are conducted in accordance with the state of Florida open-records laws.  UCF is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer.

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