The position of Public Services Librarian is a full-time, twelve-month support position. The Public Services Librarian, under the supervision of Director of Library Services, supports a collegial environment with the central goals of service, instruction, and outreach with a firm commitment to the information literacy initiatives of Felician University.
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
The following listing of primary job responsibilities indicates the general nature and level of work required in this job. This is not designed to be a comprehensive listing of all the activities, duties, or responsibilities that may be required in this job. Individuals assigned to this job may be asked to perform other duties as required.
• Staff the Lodi Campus Library reference desk.
• Provide leadership for virtual reference services (chat and email), including staff coverage, usage statistics and dissemination of best-practices.
• Provide leadership for research guide services across liaison areas, including usage statistics and dissemination of best-practices.
• Assist students, faculty and staff in addressing their information needs online and on-campus.
• Provide face-to-face and virtual reference services.
• Plan, promote and provide informal and formal instruction on information literacy and information seeking.
• Serve as library liaison to the School of Arts & Sciences (Humanities and Social Sciences), working collaboratively with their respective faculty and deans.
• Develop and deliver general and specialized instructional and reference services for the School of Arts & Sciences (Humanities and Social Sciences).
• Develop general and specialized research guides for the School of Arts & Sciences (Humanities and Social Sciences).
• Manage print and online collection development for the School of Arts & Sciences (Humanities and Social Sciences).
• Manage online subscriptions, in conjunction with Administrative Assistant and Director of Library Services.
• Assist in publicizing Library public services.
• Participate in university-wide committees, as assigned.
• ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library and/or information science, second master’s degree strongly preferred.
• Thorough understanding of the structure and content of information resources in various formats.
• Demonstrated reference and research skills in face-to-face and online formats.
• Demonstrated teaching abilities, in both formal and informal venues.
• Strong organizational skills.
• Sound working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and e-mail applications.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment.
• Willingness to support and uphold the University’s Catholic/Franciscan tradition and mission.
• Well-developed interpersonal skills, complemented by a predisposition to assist others.
• Knowledge of humanities and/or social science reference sources a plus!
Please send letter of interest and resume to Susan Wengler, Director of Library Services (firstname.lastname@example.org).