Head Librarian – Manhattan Center Library, Adelphi University – New York, NY (Part-time, 20 hour wk, adjunct faculty)

Reporting to the Associate Dean of Libraries for Public and Administrative Services, the Librarian at the Manhattan Center Library is responsible for providing library reference services for Manhattan Center courses and Manhattan-based blended and online courses; for providing and designing information literacy instruction in support of the curricula; for developing and maintaining the collection; and for working with Garden City colleagues to further the educational mission of the Adelphi University Libraries, with a particular eye toward implementing new educational technologies and collaborating with Garden City colleagues in moving the Libraries forward with a strong vision for in-depth coordinated services.

Provide in-depth face-to-face and virtual reference services to Manhattan Center students and faculty, as well as visiting users, employing and implementing new technologies to work with people remotely—a particular challenge in light of our largely nontraditional population. Collaborate with Garden City Library colleagues, IT, and FCPE (as appropriate) to explore these new technologies and launch them consistently and seamlessly across locations.

Develop LibGuides to support classroom research needs; partner with individual faculty members to help design online work that has information literacy component on course Moodle sites; and develop and provide Library Instruction sessions (online or in person) at the request of professors, program Directors, or as needed. Commitment to creating/maintaining LibGuides and other structural tools.

Perform collection development and liaison responsibilities for relevant subjects (currently Social Work, Education, and Nursing), in print, nonprint, and digital formats, working in collaboration with other selectors to build a strong, forward-thinking collection policy that will serve students at their point of need.

Work to create and maintain collaborative and individual study spaces in the library and throughout the center.

Recognizing the need to address the entirety of student and faculty needs, actively foster library collaboration with support services such as Learning and Writing Center tutoring, Career Services, Psychological Services, IT, and FCPE services for faculty.

Supervise a small staff of student and hourly workers to maintain smooth working of day-to-day operations of the library. Order supplies and recommend equipment for purchase. Maintain liaison with photocopy, book scan, printer, and security gate vendors. Maintain communication with IT’s Help Desk and Manhattan Center’s network technicians to report and resolve problems as efficiently as possible.

Applicants must hold a master’s degree from an ALA accredited school of library/information science. Supervisory experience and experience in providing reference and information literacy instruction required. Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work in a collegial environment.

APPLY ONLINE: http://chj.tbe.taleo.net/chj03/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ADELPHI&cws=3&rid=1502

About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.

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