ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
§ Provide one-on-one library skills instruction and assist patrons in using library classification schemes, online catalog, electronic journals, electronic databases, and other resources.
§ Assist patrons face to face or via telephone, email, or chat during assigned hours.
§ Coordinate formal library instruction for assigned areas.
§ Collect, analyze, and report quantitative and qualitative data gathered from various sources including library systems, vendors statistics, observations, surveys, and web analytics
§ Maintain and update the library website to provide reliable online access to library services
§ Apply advanced web technologies to the development of the library website
§ Manage interface services to provide integrated access to the library’s resources
§ Adopt efficient and productive workflows; track and report on progress on projects or identified issues; monitor and maintain accurate information and data regarding library technology issues, projects and other activities
§ Conduct studies, surveys, and evaluation of services in support of the user experience
§ Work closely with the college ITS and other relevant groups to coordinate library projects and services with campus-wide systems and goals
§ Support the development of training and resources on the most effective utilization of current and emerging technologies to increase staff competencies
§ Pursue professional development opportunities to stay abreast of advances in the field of library information technology
§ Propose and manage projects related to optimizing the use of emerging library technologies
§ Ensure user-centric services for information access and discovery, including marketing and creating tools such as widgets
§ Manage all modules on the SpringShare platform (LibGuides, LibCal, LibAnswers, LibInsight, etc.)
§ Work closely with colleagues to integrate information literacy instruction or learning objects into courses
§ Meet regularly and maintain contact with faculty and division heads in assigned liaison areas.
§ Recommend purchase and selective withdrawal of materials for assigned areas consistent with the Library Collection Development Policy.
§ Create and maintain library guides and LMS modules related to assigned liaison areas.
§ Supervise library operations during evening and weekend shifts including resolving patron account issues, supervising the work of student assistants, troubleshooting minor computer and equipment issues, and opening and closing the building including monitoring the cash register.
§ Communicating to groups and individuals via verbal conversations, letter and memo writing using standard English, and electronic means
§ Utilizing advanced computer skills to include productivity software (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), databases, and automated integrated library systems
§ Participate in college-wide action teams and other activities, particularly related to emerging technologies.
§ Serve on statewide and national committees as needed related to emerging technologies
Master’s Degree in Library Science from a regionally accredited college or university and an institution accredited by the American Library Association.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The ability to work flexible hours and regular attendance at work are essential functions of this position. The ability to travel locally and out of town on college related business may be required.
Due to the nature of the college schedule, librarians rotate supervising during nights and weekends.
Required competencies include:
§ intermediate proficiency with common productivity software
§ ability to use and troubleshoot common library hardware and peripherals
§ knowledge of issues and trends in academic libraries
§ effective oral and written skills
§ ability and interest in instruction and information literacy
§ strong interpersonal skills
§ familiarity with course management systems
§ experience or recent course work in reference and collection development
§ effective organizational and time management skills
§ creativity, flexibility, and initiative
§ ability to work independently and as part of a team
** Candidates with academic library coursework or paraprofessional experience are preferred.**
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