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Why You Should Work at the Furman University Libraries

Furman University is a highly selective, independent liberal arts college of about 2,750 undergraduate and graduate students and 235 faculty. It is distinguished by its commitment to engaged learning, a problem-solving, project-oriented approach to education that involves students as active participants in the learning process through undergraduate research, service learning, internships, foreign study, and other activities. Furman is a caring community that seeks to nurture the whole person intellectually, socially, spiritually, and physically.

The Furman Libraries reflect the university's rigorous academic program and emphasis on engaged learning. The library's 13 faculty and 17 staff members are dedicated to the continuing development of excellent library resources and services. As a relatively small institution we emphasize flexibility and teamwork. Library faculty and staff alike are provided with opportunities for participation in a variety of different areas in an organization where creative new ideas are welcomed. They have a close connection to both students and faculty, with a history of collaborative library/faculty projects.

Furman's 750-acre campus, located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, is recognized as one of the most beautiful in the nation. It is located fifteen minutes from downtown Greenville, South Carolina, one of the South's most prosperous and international cities with a metropolitan population of 630,000 and an excellent array of cultural events, restaurants, and shopping. The campus is also just forty-five minutes from Asheville, North Carolina, which provides a wide variety of outdoor recreation and entertainment opportunities.

Both librarians and library staff at Furman have an excellent benefits package, including domestic partner benefits. Librarians have non-tenured faculty status.

Now that's you've seen what working at the Furman University Libraries has to offer, you can check to see if we have any available positions.