Website University of West Florida - UWF

Location Name: Emerald Coast Library
County: Okaloosa
Region: Northwest Florida
Address: 1170 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Zipcode: 32548
ALA accredited Masters required: Yes

Emerald Coast Librarian – 108840


The University of West Florida Libraries seeks an Assistant Faculty Librarian (position #108840) to manage the Emerald Coast Library. Responsibilities of this position include day-to-day management and supervision of personnel, resources, services, budget, facilities, and equipment. This position also serves as the liaison with University of West Florida (UWF) and Northwest Florida State College (NWFSC) administration, faculty, and students on the Emerald Coast Campus, as well as with library and other appropriate staff on the parent campuses. Position reports to the Dean of Libraries. This is a full time twelve-month non-tenure earning position with faculty rank and status.


Specific assignments during the contract period include:

·       Supervision and management of the staff and operations of the Emerald Coast Library

·       Oversight responsibility for completion of annual Emerald Coast Library objectives

·       Coordinating and/or providing library instruction to UWF and NWFSC students on the Emerald Coast Campus

·       Developing and promoting Information Literacy initiatives

·       Evaluating information resource needs in support of UWF programs offered at the Emerald Coast Campus and making appropriate recommendations to meet immediate and long-term needs

·       Responsible for the selection, acquisition, management, weeding, and development of library materials, in all formats, for assigned subject areas

·       Working with other UWF Libraries personnel and FLVC to ensure the ILS supports optimal discovery and fulfillment of library resources for Emerald Coast Library users and staff

·       Providing, facilitating and/or supporting current awareness and training for Emerald Coast Library staff

·       Maintaining the content of and requesting updates to the Emerald Coast Library section of the library website

·       Keeping library administration and other librarians informed of developments that may affect areas of responsibility

·       Maintaining library webpages related to the assigned areas of responsibility

·       Submitting annual and other reports as requested

·       Completing other duties as assigned


The successful candidate must be able to thrive in a collaborative and innovative environment, enthusiastically participate in projects involving new and emerging technologies, and possess excellent patron service, communication, writing, and organizational skills. Regular work schedule is Monday through Fridays, including occasional evenings and weekends.



·       Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited institution in library science

·       3-5 years supervising experience

·       Excellent verbal and written communication skills

·       Appropriate professional, academic library experience consistent with university guidelines



·       Experience in reference service and/or collection development

·       Background in science (e.g., Chemistry, Physics, Math, Computer Science, Engineering) Professional, academic library experience


Program Overview/Environment:

Informally known as “the best kept secret” in Northwest Florida, UWF on the Emerald Coast offers eleven undergraduate degree programs, as well as a variety of services and programs available for students and community members. UWF Emerald Coast offers the same small class sizes and personalized attention from accomplished faculty as the University’s main campus, with the benefits of a smaller, close-knit campus community minutes away from the beach. The Emerald Coast Library is a joint use branch location providing services to the Emerald Coast Campus in Ft. Walton Beach. It is a partnership between the University of West Florida (UWF) and Northwest Florida State College (NWFSC). The Library consists of 2 UWF employees, the Department Head and one staff member, and 1 NWFSC staff member.


The University of West Florida Libraries have 12 library faculty and 24 support staff in three facilities – the John C. Pace and Education Research Library on the Pensacola main campus and a branch library on the Emerald Coast Campus in Fort Walton Beach. UWF is one of twelve State Universities in Florida. For more information, see the website:


The University of West Florida is located in Pensacola, the crown jewel of Florida’s beautiful Emerald Coast, known worldwide for its pristine white-sand beaches. Famous for its pleasant climate and location on the Gulf of Mexico, Pensacola also enjoys a comparatively low cost of living. The campus is situated on a 1,600-acre nature preserve where 13,000 students receive the benefits of small classes and personal attention from their professors.



This is a full time twelve-month non-tenure earning position with faculty rank and status. Salary range for the posting is $65,000. Position reports to the Dean of Libraries. Anticipated start date is September 2, 2024. Submit application online to the University’s employment website: by August 2, 2024. Include a letter of application/intent, cv, and the names and email addresses of at least three references. Any person requiring special accommodations to respond may contact the UWF ADA Office at 1-850-474-2694 or 1-850-857-6158 (TTY). This position requires a criminal background screening. E-verify is required for employment. All applications for employment at the University of West Florida are subject to the Florida public records law.


UWF is an equal opportunity/access/affirmative action/veteran/disabled employer.

Contact Person: Human Resources
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Contact Phone: 0000000000
How to Apply / Instructions:

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