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Instructional Services Librarian

Southern Virginia University
Instructional Services Librarian
Starting date: Fall 2024

Southern Virginia University seeks applications for a full-time Instructional Services Librarian starting in the Fall of 2024. The Instructional Services Librarian provides a variety of professional library services to patrons: creating, delivering, and assessing research instruction; coordinating with faculty members; and assisting in training the student-based reference team.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program
  • Creativity, initiative and interest in innovative approaches to library instruction, reference, and research assistance
  • Strong understanding of pedagogy and best practices in information literacy
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Effective time and organizational skills, with the desire and ability to work both independently and as a member of a collaborative team
  • Desire to mentor and foster skills in undergraduates


Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience delivering research instruction in an academic setting
  • Knowledge of instructional and multimedia technologies
  • Experience establishing and assessing instruction program learning outcomes
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education
  • Knowledge of the Library of Congress Classification system


Southern Virginia University is a private, self-reliant, residential university aligned with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its principles and values. Our mission is to gather faithful Latter-day Saints and like-minded students, lift them in intellect, character, and spirituality, and launch them into successful lives and careers.

Applications should include a resume/CV, at least three professional references, and a letter of interest addressing the desired qualifications, the university’s mission, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Application materials should be sent as a single pdf to provost@svu.edu.

Southern Virginia University is an equal opportunity employer.