Reference and Assessment Librarian — Fordham University, Walsh Library, Rose Hill Campus — Bronx, NY

Position: A03085 Date: August 18, 2015
ADMINISTRATIVE POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

TITLE OF POSITION/RANK: Reference and Assessment Librarian
DEPARTMENT/PROGRAM: Walsh Library, Rose Hill

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the direction of the Head of Reference, this librarian provides critical support to the research and learning community of Fordham
University on weekday evenings and Sundays.
• Provides in person telephone, email, text, and chat research support
• Creates and delivers library instruction sessions; plans, develops and implements library-wide assessment programs and strategies
• Coordinates the gathering of library-wide statistics, such as ACRL and IPEDS and maximizes the value of statistics gathered
• Works closely with library departments to support the gathering and reporting of appropriate statistics
• Investigates and communicates new methods for data collection, analysis and documentation
• Acts as a primary administrative contact to visitors, faculty, students, and staff during hours when many other university departments and librarians are not available
• Assists in library collection development initiatives
• Assists in the creation and maintenance of web based content management tools
• Provides outreach to academic departments and programs
• Collaborates with individuals throughout the university to promote and facilitate the use of library resources and services
• Supervises the library support staff and student assistants
QUALIFICATIONS:
• Master’s degree from an ALA accredited library school
• Minimum of two years of professional experience in an academic library.
• Experience providing Reference and Instruction services in person, via telephone, via text and chat services, and via email
• Current knowledge of assessment issues and trends for academic libraries
• Proficiency with statistical software applications, such as Excel
• Broad familiarity with reference literature in a wide variety of disciplines including major print and electronic sources and databases
• Familiar with the major metro New York library consortia and research collections; experience searching WorldCat as a referral tool
• Experience creating and maintaining web based content management tools such as LibGuides
• Comfortable developing content for web pages
• Comfortable evaluating the usability and functionality of library sources
• Experience contributing to collection development and collection review initiatives
• Familiar with Government Documents
• Experience assisting all levels of researchers including undergraduate, graduate, faculty, alumni, and freelancers
• Experience collaborating with students, staff, and faculty across all functions and multiple campuses of a diverse university community
• Experience providing outreach to designated disciplines and programs
• Familiar with online research repositories, digital collections, and open access archival materials.
• Ability to work effectively in a rapidly changing environment
• Ability to learn new technologies with ease, and to teach technological and research skills to a diverse community
• Ability to initiate and maintain long term library projects and programs with limited supervision
• Comfortable training and supervising student assistants and support staff.
HOURS: Sunday through Thursday, 1:00 pm to 9:00pm
SALARY: Commensurate with experience
STARTING DATE: As soon as possible
SEND COVER LETTER AND RESUME: Jane Suda, Head of Reference and Information Services, jsuda@fordham.edu

No phone calls, please.

Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.
Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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