Regional Government Documents Librarian — Humanities and Social Sciences Library (Library West), University of Florida —

The Regional Government Documents Librarian is a 12 month, tenure track library faculty position in the Humanities and Social Sciences Library (Library West). The scope of the collections include federal, state, and international documents as the Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida Libraries are designated as a depository for the publications of the United States Government, European Union, and the State of Florida.

The Smathers Libraries serve as the Regional Depository Library for Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This position will be the primary contact for the Selective Depository Libraries in the Region, supporting their participation in the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). The Regional Government Documents Librarian is responsible for FDLP outreach, public access, support services, and collection development and serves as the primary liaison to the U. S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) in matters relating to the Librariesa�� service as a Regional Federal Depository Library.
In this role, the individual will build on the Smathers Librariesa�� current leadership in implementing a successful regional model that connects traditional publication and collection management with technological innovation through its virtual meeting and educational presence and support of collaborative projects for online delivery and digitization of government publications. In addition, the candidate will build on strong partnerships with all constituents including other regional depositories, library consortia and the GPO, to advance new and innovative ways to increase the publica��s access to and use of government information. More information about the regional depository library can be found at

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

The search has been extended to allow for additional applications and will remain open until April, 3, 2017 applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered. If you have any questions or concerns about this process please contact: Bonnie Smith, George A. Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

Address inquiries 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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