|Title||Reference and Education Services Librarian|
|Description||Under the general direction of the Senior Reference and Education Services Librarian, the full-time Reference and Education Services Librarian works collaboratively with the Reference and Education Services Team and other library colleagues in providing reference services and research skills instruction for all College constituencies. The Librarian in this position will be able to gauge the needs of students, provide effective research assistance and instruction, and assess the library’s impact on student success; will be able to trouble-shoot technology-related issues; will participate in collection and policy development and outreach activities. Some evening work required. Weekend work may be required on occasion, and the Librarian will be asked to participate in the inclement weather rotation.
Reference Services and Research Skills Instruction (60%)
Programming, Outreach, and Collection Development (20%)
Planning and Policy Development (10%)
Carries out supervisory responsibilities for directing student workers in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities may include assigning and directing work, appraising performance, addressing concerns and resolving problems.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with physical disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
A Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program is required. In addition, the Librarian must have the ability to work cooperatively in a team-based environment and have familiarity with library systems. One to two years’ experience in an academic library and experience with classroom instruction and research skills instruction experience is preferred.
Strong computer proficiency in internet applications and email, Microsoft Office Suite Productivity products (such as Word, Excel & Powerpoint), and office equipment such as fax and phone required. Must have experience trouble-shooting PCs, application software, and office equipment. Good working knowledge of HTML or XML, CSS, and graphics programs. Experience with e-journal management and Blackboard is preferred. Ability to learn new applications quickly including organization-wide information systems and department-specific software applications.
Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to create effective sessions for library research skills teaching. Ability to write reports, to develop a written argument, and to communicate effectively in writing with colleagues, faculty, and students.
Ability to work with and apply mathematical concepts. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, currency conversions, and proportions to practical situations. Ability to draw conclusions from data and to make appropriate recommendations.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to hypothesize, draw, and support conclusions. Ability to work independently and as a member of a group in developing and executing project plans. Ability to work with theoretical concepts and to apply logic as appropriate.
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