Public Services Librarian — Felician University — Lodi, N.J.

JOB SUMMARY:

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.

a�? Staff the Lodi Campus Library reference desk.
a�? Provide leadership for virtual reference services (chat and email), including staff coverage, usage statistics and dissemination of best-practices.
a�? Provide leadership for research guide services across liaison areas, including usage statistics and dissemination of best-practices.
a�? Assist students, faculty and staff in addressing their information needs online and on-campus.
a�? Provide face-to-face and virtual reference services.
a�? Plan, promote and provide informal and formal instruction on information literacy and information seeking.
a�? Serve as library liaison to the School of Arts & Sciences (Humanities and Social Sciences), working collaboratively with their respective faculty and deans.
a�? Develop and deliver general and specialized instructional and reference services for the School of Arts & Sciences (Humanities and Social Sciences).
a�? Develop general and specialized research guides for the School of Arts & Sciences (Humanities and Social Sciences).
a�? Manage print and online collection development for the School of Arts & Sciences (Humanities and Social Sciences).
a�? Manage online subscriptions, in conjunction with Administrative Assistant and Director of Library Services.
a�? Assist in publicizing Library public services.
a�? Participate in university-wide committees, as assigned.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS:

a�? ALA-accredited Mastera��s degree in library and/or information science, second mastera��s degree strongly preferred.
a�? Thorough understanding of the structure and content of information resources in various formats.
a�? Demonstrated reference and research skills in face-to-face and online formats.
a�? Demonstrated teaching abilities, in both formal and informal venues.
a�? Strong organizational skills.
a�? Sound working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and e-mail applications.
a�? Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment.
a�? Willingness to support and uphold the Universitya��s Catholic/Franciscan tradition and mission.
a�? Well-developed interpersonal skills, complemented by a predisposition to assist others.
a�? Knowledge of humanities and/or social science reference sources a plus!

APPLICATION:

Please send letter of interest and resume to Susan Wengler, Director of Library Services (wenglers@felician.edu).

About John Pell

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

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