Job: Distance Library Services Specialist

General Information
Distance Library Services Specialist

Number position available:

High $20,000's; commensurate with education and experience.

Job Category:
Reference & Public Services

Position DOES NOT require a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.

This position provides library support for distance and online learning, extended campus, and international study center populations. The Distance Library Services Associate will assist with planning and creation of learning objects and programs related to the reference, research, information literacy, and collection needs of distance students, staff, and faculty, working with the Extended Campus and Distance Services (ECDS) Librarian. Located within the Academic Success and Access (ASA) department, this position will work collaboratively as part of the Research and Learning services team to support student success. 

Responsible for the planning and creation library learning objects such as tutorials, videos, modules, and guides. Develops, maintains, updates, and improves library integration in the learning management system including subject-specific library tools. Assists with asynchronous and synchronous instruction for distance and extended campus users. Collaborates with ECDS Librarian for planning and implementation of asynchronous instruction modules.

Performs library research and learning services for students, staff, instructors at FSU international study centers and study abroad programs. Assists ECDS Librarian in diverse library collection projects in collaboration with international campus liaisons. Coordinates with ECDS Librarian to plan and provide training for student workers, instructors and staff as well as faculty transitioning from main campus to study abroad. Explores and aids in development of new areas of library outreach for extended campuses to support the information needs of these populations.

Develops web content to support distance and extended campus populations. Aids ECDS Librarian with coordination of virtual reference service. 

Responsible for other Academic Success and Access unit and library promotional activities in order to support FSU Libraries. Provides high-quality customer service to diverse patrons. Performs other duties as assigned. 

Directs the development and maintenance of Open Education Resources (OER) at international study centers. In collaboration with the ECDS Librarian, provides outreach and develops web content to support OER alternative textbook grants. 

Collaborates with ECDS Librarian on coordinating and implementing assessment projects focused on distance and extended campus library support. Develops and implements assessment techniques to meet the need of these populations. Creates reports and works with ECDS Librarian to utilize data for decisions and planning.



Bachelor's degree and two years experience or a combination of post high school education and experience equal to six years

Experience and comfort in virtual communication and collaboration

Demonstrated ability to work independently and to collaborate effectively with staff, faculty and students at all levels to promote teamwork, equality, diversity, and inclusiveness within the Libraries and the campus

Familiarity with digital technologies, online learning, and creation of online materials

Flexibility in adapting to changing organizational priorities and technological environments 

Strong service orientation and customer service initiative

Knowledge of applicable computer applications and basic computer functions.


Bachelor’s degree or comparable experience in the field of library services, education, or digital media services

Demonstrated experience in media production and tutorial creation with use of online learning applications, including screencasting and video conferencing software, presentation tools, etc.

Ability to effectively manage staff by establishing project priorities and setting performance expectations

Knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply related University policies and procedures.


Job open date:

Application deadline:
Open Until Filled

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Additional information
Library Type:
  • Academic Libraries

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Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
FSU Libraries

Job Location:
Northeast Florida

116 Honors Way




Institution Information
Institution Name :
FSU Libraries

116 Honors Way




Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Lindsey Wharton

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How to apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.

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