Under the general supervision of the Library Director, this tenure track faculty librarian will have responsibility for supporting electronic resource services, as well providing reference, research, and instructional services and Information Literacy (IL) programming. The Serials, E-resources & Instructional Services Librarian works in a collaborative, team-based environment to actively support students’ and faculty information and research needs.
The Serials, E-Resources, & Instructional Services Librarian will work in a team environment to make all resources – whether print or electronic – accessible and available to serve both educational and leisure interests of the student body, supporting a culture of learning and use of library resources, collections, and research services using the library’s Integrated Library System, (currently OCLC), Knowledgebase, LibGuides, and other library resources. The Serials, E-Resources, & Instructional Services Librarian contributes her/his individual skills and experience when assisting the Collection Development Librarian with cataloging and records management, in order to support the library’s mission, values, and objectives, relying on teamwork and judgment in establishing priorities among changing and competing demands.
This tenure-track faculty position is also expected to be part of supporting the teaching mission of the University by actively engaging with students, playing a key role in working on Information Literacy and Outreach projects as part of the reference research and instruction section of the Daniel A. Cannon Memorial Library. This person will also work closely with library writing faculty and faculty librarians to foster and encourage a culture of learning and use of library resources, collections, research and writing services.
Tenure track faculty librarians are expected to support the mission of the university through their work in the library; they are also expected to publish and present at conferences; and, give of their time and talent through service to the university, the larger community, and the profession.
Duties and Tasks:
- Catalogs and maintains e-resource records, including eBooks, and e-serials records as needed
- Maintains currency and ensures accuracy of print and e-resource collections using OCLC Knowledgebase, OCLC WMS, EBSCO subscription services, along with other vendors and systems.
- Keeps up-to-date, accurate and detailed records concerning serial subscriptions, A-Z resources, catalog record issues, and print subscriptions.
- Co-ordinates access to e-resources with Learning Design and promotes e-resources to faculty and students
- Provides non-traditional and traditional reference for students and faculty to support the mission of the University by assisting students in improving their research and writing skills
- Teaches library instruction sessions -in person and via the web or other technologies.
- Assists students in improving their research and writing skills
- Directs, trains, and supervises 1-2 student workers, who assist with maintaining the print serials collections by receiving, processing and checking in items, tracking use, reporting missing and damaged print serials, etc., and assisting with checking e-serials records for currency, and trains and assists student workers when preparing materials for the bindery.
- Uphold service, system standards, and best practices to ensure high quality access to electronic resources and ease of discovery of library collections and resources in all formats
- Develops and maintains academic relationships with students and faculty in LionsShare and other University online platforms to encourage academic and professional growth, and use of the library.
- Works closely with the Collection Development Librarian to actively support collection assessment and execute collection development decisions guided by the library’s Collection Development Policies, and in consultation with the Library Director.
- Exhibits expertise in how best to provide reliable seamless access to all patrons (including ADA) in our diverse and evolving discovery landscape, which includes library management systems, knowledge bases, discovery systems, central authentication services, and access options which support diverse and growing e-collections.
- Some weekends and evenings may be required
- Some occasional travel may be required
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Master's Degree from an American Library Association accredited program in Library and Information Studies, and some teaching experience at the post-secondary level.
- Knowledge of best practices in cataloging, print and e-collection access and maintenance, as well as working on LibGuides.
- Expertise in e-resource collection management practices and discovery systems
- Some experience with major Integrated Library Systems or other automated systems
- Understanding of reference, research, or liaison services in an academic or research library environment.
- Knowledge of best practices in marketing the library to increase user engagement
- Writing support skills to assist students improve their research and writing skills
- Metadata, collection support, cataloging
- Effective and engaging instruction and presentation skills.
- Strong communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
- Strong writing skills
- Computer application skills using Microsoft Office, LibAnswers, and other library-related software
- Ability to work in a team environment where consultation, flexibility, creativity, collaboration, and cooperation are essential. Must be service-oriented, energetic, collegial, and self-motivated
- Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects independently while meeting deadlines.
- Ability to work flexibly, creatively, and collaboratively with others in a changing, lean, and fast-paced environment with a diverse population. Proactive and interested in outreach efforts for information literacy and integrating Information Literacy into the curriculum.
- Ability to integrate new ideas and services as needed into current library systems to benefit a geographically dispersed and diverse student and faculty population
- Ability to learn new software and programs quickly
- Adventurous enough to expand or shift range of responsibilities to meet evolving campus needs.
- Ability to effectively use the reference interview to assist students at all locations.
The work environment characteristics described here are a representation of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The term “qualified individual with a disability” means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of this position.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email and other electronic means, move about the office and University, handle various type of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds unless otherwise specified in the job description.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Saint Leo University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student and graduate success.
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