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Public Services Librarian/Instructor

Public Services Librarian/Instructor

Public Services Librarian/Instructor

Frazar Memorial Library/Department of Public Services
McNeese State University invites qualified applicants for the position of Public Services Librarian/Instructor in the Frazar Memorial Library/Department of Public Services. This is a full-time, 12–month, unclassified, non-tenure-track position. The appointment begins after a suitable candidate is selected.

Position Description and Responsibilities:

The Public Services Librarian/Instructor is responsible for functions related to:
  • Advocate library services across campus.
  • Participates in the library’s liaison program.
  • Plans and conducts library orientations, classes on information literacy, and workshops.
  • Guide faculty in identifying, adopting, and assessing affordable textbook alternatives (OAR).
  • Create resources and deliver workshops on affordable course content.
  • Track OAR adoptions across campus, calculate savings, and disseminate to broader campus community. 
  • Prepares special materials, reports, study guides, and related materials.
  • Maintains current awareness of changes and trends in libraries and librarianship through reading the professional literature; attending conferences, professional meetings, and workshops; completing additional coursework; engaging in scholarship; and contributing to the library profession.
  • Provide reference service and research assistance to students, faculty, staff, and visitors through various modes (face-to-face, email, phone, chat, text, etc.).
  • Contribute to the improvement of library programs and services.
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellent service and ability to work successfully in a collegial environment within a diverse community that includes: faculty, students, library staff, and other members of the university community, members of the profession, and the general public. 
  • Committee work (department, college and university)
  • Provide backup coverage for circulation functions.
  • Participate in commencement ceremonies each semester
  • Observe and comply with state and institutional policies and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution. Ability to communicate effectively and work collegially with library patrons and staff; effective oral and written communication skills required.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products and the ability to adapt to rapidly changing technology.
  • Skill and comfort in preparing and conducting presentations with a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to work well with library patrons and staff;
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, manage a diverse workload, and meet deadlines.
  • Maintains public services desk duties during weekend, evening, and other specified times
  • Sufficient mobility and dexterity to move around the Library and retrieve and carry materials from library shelving and cabinets, including standing, walking, stooping, bending, kneeling, lifting (up to 35 lbs), ability to work with keyboard, mouse, and monitor for extended periods of time; ability to travel to attend training workshops, meetings, and conferences.
  • The University Policy Page serves as one guideline for policies and procedures.  Faculty are expected to support institutional commitment to academics, student success, fiscal responsibility and community partnerships.
  • Coursework, training, and/or experience in the field of education.
  • Experience in an academic library
  • Knowledge and experience in promoting and working with open access (OA) resources such as the Louisiana Board of Regents’ Affordable Learning LOUISiana and e-textbooks initiatives.




Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.

Application Materials and Contact:

For the application process, applicants should submit:  Letter of Application, Resume, References (name, phone number, and e-mail address of at least three), and Unofficial Transcripts.  Please submit the required documents to: 
Walt Fontane, Head of Public Services
Frazar Memorial Library
McNeese State University
Box 91445
Lake Charles, LA 70609
Phone:  (337) 475-5729
Fax:  (337) 475-5727
TDD:  (337) 562-4227

Additional Information:

McNeese State University, located in Lake Charles, Louisiana, is a public university and a member of the University of Louisiana System. Under Louisiana law, applications and al l supporting materials will become public record. All applicants are expected to submit complete and accurate materials as specified in the position announcement. A background check and an English Proficiency assessment will be conducted on selected finalists. We comply with Louisiana Revised Statute 49:1001, et seq, and State of Louisiana Executive Order 98-38, which provides for drug testing of employees, appointees, prospective employees, and prospective appointees. Prospective employees and employees are informed if a drug test is required.

McNeese State University is an AA/EEO/ADA employer committed to excellence through diversity.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires McNeese State University to inform applicants that the University can employ only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the U.S. Each new employee is required to present documentation verifying his/her identity and right to accept employment.

McNeese State University is a member of the University of Louisiana System. Under Louisiana law, applications and all supporting materials will become public record. An executive session pursuant to La. Rev. Stat. 42:6.1(A) may be required.

Persons needing reasonable accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the Equal Opportunity Office: Voice: (337) 475-5428; TDD/TTY, Hearing Impaired: (337) 562-4227; Fax: (337) 475-5960; or

Instructional Faculty Candidates with foreign degrees must provide official certification of equivalency to U.S. degrees, an official comprehensive course-by-course report and U.S. Equivalency Statement, from World Education Services. The official Credential Evaluation Report and U.S. Equivalency Statement must be submitted directly to the Office of Academic and Student Affairs, Box 93220, Lake Charles, LA 70609; (337)475-5508. Simple translation of the language on foreign diplomas, transcripts, coursework, or similar will NOT suffice and will cause the application packet to be judged as incomplete.