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Librarian II, Public Services (#86552T) Position Description

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The application collection portion of the recruitment for this position vacancy has concluded.

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, Edwin H. Mookini Library, full-time, temporary, non-tenure track, special funds, to begin approximately January 2013, pending position clearance and availability of funds. The Edwin H. Mookini Library is a shared use facility and serves both the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo and Hawaiʻi Community College. This position may be required to work some evenings and weekends. Temporary position through June 30, 2013, renewal contingent upon department needs and availability of funds.


Reporting to the Head of Public Services (Position No. 83792), this position is part of the Public Services unit. This position is responsible for a wide range of academic library public services duties including: participating in library instruction activities, providing reference assistance, assisting with collection development, assisting distance learning students and faculty, and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

ALA accredited MLS or international equivalent.

Desirable Qualifications

Public services experience in an academic library, excellent oral and written communication skills, experience providing library instruction in an academic library, proven and successful ability to work effectively and collegially with peers in a team-based environment, ability to work with students in a multicultural environment and at different educational levels (community college through doctoral), experience assisting distance learning students and faculty, experience creating web-based instructional resources, knowledge of basic Hawaiian information resources, experience using the Microsoft Office Professional Suite platform, experience with current electronic library systems, online information resources, and online citation management services.

Pay Range

Annual salary $50,004.

Applications (How to Apply)

Submit letter of application which addresses the applicant’s ability to fulfill the responsibilities of the position and how each minimum and desirable qualification is met; a current resume; official graduate and undergraduate transcripts (copies are acceptable, however, official transcripts will be required prior to employment); and the names of three references with contact information. Applications that do not include all of the above will not be considered. All requested documents must be postmarked by the application deadline and become the property of the university. Electronic applications will not be accepted. Application Address: Ms. Veronica Tarleton, Secretary, Attn: Search Committee for Temporary Librarian II, Edwin H. Mookini Library, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, 200 W. Kawili Street, Hilo, HI 96720-4091

Inquiries (General)

Ms. Veronica Tarleton, 808-974-7575,

Please refer to position #86552T when making inquiries.

Application Deadline

December 3, 2012.

Important Information

The official advertisement can be found at Work At UH.

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Individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation for the application or hiring process are encouraged to contact the EEO/AA coordinator(s) for the respective campus.

Employment is contingent on satisfying employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; reference checks of previous employers; and for certain positions, criminal history record checks.

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