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Instruction and Outreach Librarian
The Foundation for The Gator Nation
An Equal Opportunity Institution
Experience in provision of online and in person reference assistance to users or experience with public
Experience in the digital humanities.
Experience managing collections in an academic or research library.
Record of including individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender
identities, sexual orientations, and perspectives in research, teaching, service and other work.
The University of Florida (UF) is a major, public, comprehensive, land-grant, research university. The
state's oldest and most comprehensive university, UF is among the nation's most academically diverse
public universities. UF was ranked 9th among public universities in Forbes’ “America’s Best Employers
2015. UF has a long history of established programs in international education, research and service. It is
one of only 17 public, land-grant universities that belong to the Association of American Universities. UF
traces its beginnings to a small seminary in 1853 and is now one of the largest universities in the nation,
with more than 50,000 students. For more information, please consult the UF homepage at
The libraries of the University of Florida form the largest information resource system in the state of
Florida. The UF Libraries consist of seven libraries on the Gainesville campus and three off-campus
facilities; six of the campus libraries, and all of the off-site facilities, are in the system known as the
George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida. The remaining library is the Lawton Chiles
Legal Information Center. Collectively, the UF Libraries (the Smathers Libraries and the Legal
Information Center) hold or provide access to over 5.45 million print volumes, 8,100,000 microfilms, 1.25
million e-books, over 152,000 full-text electronic journals, over 1100 electronic databases, 1.26 million
documents and 1.35 million maps and images.
The UF Libraries have built a number of nationally significant research collections, including the Latin
American, Judaica, Florida History, Children’s Literature, and Maps and Imagery collections. The UF
Libraries are a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Center for Research Libraries
(CRL), and the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL). The library staff consists of
more than 300 FTE librarians, technical/clerical staff and student assistants. The organizational chart is
available at http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/orgchart.pdf.
The Humanities and Social Sciences Library (Library West) is the largest branch library on the UF
campus, with 17 faculty and 13 staff members, seating for 1,600 patrons, and 217 public computers,
including iPads and other circulating technologies. Last year, Library West received over 1.2 million
visitors. Renovated in 2006, the branch offers 18 group study rooms, a student video production space,
faculty and graduate carrels as well as a limited-access floor for graduate students. One classroom is
available with 19 computers for hands-on instruction. The Scott Nygren Digital Scholars Studio is a
flexible space that allows seats to be arranged for individual or group projects, or auditorium style for
presentations/workshops. Within the branch, there are four functional units: Research Assistance,
Instruction and Outreach, Collections, and Circulation; these units are managed by coordinators who
oversee the daily functions. See the organizational chart for current structure of the department.
Gainesville, Florida and the surrounding community are home to approximately 257,000 people and both
the University of Florida and Santa Fe College. Situated just over an hour from the Gulf of Mexico and
the Atlantic Ocean, the city is surrounded by over 40 nature parks, including many spring-fed lakes and
rivers. In 2015, Gainesville was named the “Best Midsize College City in America” by WalletHub and
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