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Location: Fargo, ND

Position Description:

The NDSU Libraries
are a Joint Regional Federal Depository Library with over 500,000 items in print and electronic formats. This position coordinates NDSU Libraries’ role as a Joint Regional Federal Depository Library, serving as liaison to the Federal Depository
Library Program (FDLP), ensuring that NDSU Libraries collection meets FDLP requirements, working with other federal depository libraries in the state, and providing reference and instruction
services to NDSU affiliates and the larger community. This position also supports the Libraries’ participation in
the State Government Depository Program.

The Government Information Librarian coordinates processing and cataloging of materials with
the Resource Acquisition, Management and Discovery (RAMD) department, including adding select items to the NDSU Repository.

NDSU has served as a Federal Depository Library since 1907, becoming a
Joint Regional Depository in 1968 and a selective State Depository in 1965. This rich collection offers many opportunities for researchers
and a built-in collaboration with our joint regional at the University of North Dakota. North Dakota State University (NDSU) is a land grant university established in 1890 and is ranked one of the National Science Foundation’s top 100 in a
number of areas, https://www.ndsu.edu/about/.

The Government
Information Librarian will play a vital role in leveraging library expertise and in identifying new opportunities for partnering with and
supporting instruction and research initiatives on campus and in the community in relation to government information, as well as with other
depository libraries in the state. The main library underwent a renovation in 2015 and is located in Fargo, ND, ranked one of the best
places to live, work, attend school and conduct business in the country, http://fargond.gov/explore/about-fargo/awards-recognition.

The responsibilities and duties are as
follows:

  • Select, assess and maintain government information collections and resources in all formats.
  • Liaise
    with the Federal and State Depository Programs and with the University of North Dakota as a member of the North Dakota Joint Regional
    Depository.
  • Serve as liaison to faculty, students, and subject librarians in the promotion of government information in academic
    pursuits.
  • Provide reference and research services, assisting students, faculty, staff and other patrons in using and learning how
    to use the full range of resources available through the NDSU Libraries.
  • Provide support for discovery,
    access, and management of government data.
  • Provide information literacy and instruction services.
  • Participate in scholarly
    activities, do committee work, and other tasks as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • M.A., M.S.,
    M.L.S., or M.L.I.S. from ALA-accredited program by time of appointment
  • Demonstrated ability to work
    collaboratively and collegially with faculty, students, and colleagues
  • Experience or coursework in providing reference
    services
  • Experience or coursework in instruction
  • Experience in an academic, research, or depository library
  • Demonstrated knowledge of government information resources
  • Knowledge and understanding of emerging practices, standards, and
    trends in academic or research library environment, including data management
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two or more years’ experience working with a federal and/or state
    government document depository
  • Two or more years’ experience providing reference and instruction services in an academic, research,
    or depository library
  • Knowledge and understanding of cataloging standards and practices
  • Demonstrated ability to take
    initiative in reaching out to students, faculty, or community members
  • Demonstrated potential for engagement in scholarly
    activities, including involvement in professional organizations
  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience with ILS systems such as Alma


NDSU is an equal opportunity institution. Women and traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

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