Reference and Collection Management Librarian for Journalism and Mass Communications – University of Florida – Gainesville, FL

The George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, and the Humanities and Social Sciences Library (Library West) seeks a creative and service-oriented reference and collection management librarian for journalism and mass communications. The Journalism and Mass Communications Librarian is a tenure track library position which will provide reference assistance, instruction, outreach and collection management to support the large faculty and student populations and academic programs in this discipline. The primary focus will be on the College of Journalism and Communications ( The Journalism and Mass Communications Librarian will work closely with academic faculty and students, the Humanities and Social Sciences Collections Coordinator, other librarians selecting social science materials, and technical services librarians to provide and improve library services.  A key element of the assignment is the use of new technology to access and deliver information to library users. The librarian will work collaboratively on group efforts and maintain close professional relationships with faculty, students and colleagues.

The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Journalism and Mass Communications Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Journalism and Mass Communications Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in work activities. The incumbent will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional association activities, to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

The deadline for applications is March 10, 2013.  Interested candidates should follow the application procedures outlined in the Position Vacancy Announcement at:


All inquiries and submissions of required application materials should be sent to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at:

About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.

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