Tag Archives: Librarians

Honor your campus library

Regent University Library: "[one] of the kindest places on campus"
A recent article in Inside Higher Ed urges faculty, staff, and students of colleges and universities to be mindful of the contribution their libraries make to their institutions. Maria Shine Stewart, an adjunct professor of writing who spends a lot of time in libraries, enumerates three virtues that make library faculty and staff an important resource to their communities:

  • Most academic librarians and staffers are very patient.
  • Most library personnel have vast intellectual curiosity.
  • Library personnel have a superb sense of organization.

According to the author, “The energy of students, faculty, and staff members moving from the sheer beauty of a question to a strategy or to a resource – or to a series of strategies and resources – and then on the path to a firm (or tentative) answer is for me the heart of what a college represents.”

Prof. Stewart concludes her article urging readers to spend more time in their campus libraries, noting that, “Academic libraries may be some of the kindest places on campus.”

Regent University Library Seeks Assistant Librarian

Information Literacy and Outreach Librarian

Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia

August 31, 2010

Job Description: Regent University Library is seeking a library faculty member to plan, implement, and assess library instruction, information literacy training, and educational programming. Salary range: $38,000 to $42,000.

Duties: Develop and implement information literacy training and educational programming on campus and online. Oversee the required Information Research and Resources course. Reference and research assistance, along with other professional librarian duties, as assigned. For a complete job description see http://www.regent.edu/admin/hr/faculty_jobs.cfm.

Required: ALA-accredited degree. Experience and/or training in information literacy instruction in an academic setting. Proficiency with instructional technologies, social media, and library assessment tools related to instruction.

Preferred: Second Master’s degree in subject area taught at Regent.

About Regent: Regent University is an academic center for Christian thought and action with over 70 undergraduate and graduate programs available worldwide. Our mission is to provide an excellent education from a biblical perspective and global context in pivotal professions to equip Christian leaders to change the world.

To apply:

Please complete the official Regent University Application www.regent.edu/jobs_faculty and submit with your cover letter, vita, Statement of Christian Faith, and copy of transcripts to:

Bonnie McDowell
Regent University
1000 Regent University Drive, ADM 111
Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Email:  bonnmcd@regent.edu

Qualified prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination because of race, color, gender, age, national origin, or disability.

Review of Applications begins October 15, 2010.

Library Bids Farewell to Jon Ritterbush

Librarian Jon Ritterbush
Librarian Jon Ritterbush
Written by Marta Lee, Associate Librarian

On December 22, the Library bid farewell to faculty member Jon Ritterbush. Last fall, Jon accepted a librarian position at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. His new position will focus on systems and technology.

Jon joined the Regent Library faculty in August 2006, moving to Virginia Beach with his wife and two sons from Chattanooga, Tennessee. At Regent, Jon served as a reference librarian, liaison to the School of Communications and the Arts, newsletter editor, and member of the Web team which redesigned the Library’s website.

Although only at Regent for 2½ years, Jon made many contributions, particularly in Web-based production and services that will benefit the University for years to come. Some of his accomplishments include overseeing the conversion of the Library newsletter to a blog format, introducing social bookmarking websites, such as Del.icio.us, as research tools, and playing a leading role in the redesign of our Website. Jon also regularly wrote articles for the Library newsletter, explaining new developments in information technology in a way comprehensible for the not-so-technically inclined.

More than for his professional accomplishments, however, Jon will be remembered for his unfailing friendliness, modesty, and Christian witness and comportment. The Library faculty and staff pray God’s protection and blessings for Jon and his family as they begin their new life in Nebraska.