Reference & Circulation Librarian — SUNY Old Westbury — Westbury, N.Y.

The Reference and Circulation Librarian is responsible for the circulation and maintenance of physical collections and for course reserves, both physical and electronic. This librarian will supervise clerical and student employees, and reports to the Library Director. This librarian provides reference services in-person and online; reviews policies and makes recommendations to the director; keeps current with relevant technologies and methods and makes recommendations; prepares quantitative and qualitative reports monthly and as requested; ensures that reserves are copyright compliant; produces web-based research guides, etc.; participates in resource development; engages in college service; and maintains professional development through continuing education and professional organizations. Other duties may be assigned, and some evening and weekend work may be required. The successful candidate will be cooperative and confident, customer-centered, and eager to engage with the changing services and methods of libraries.

Minimum Required Qualifications:
ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree. Ability to take initiative, prioritize, meet deadlines, and manage change. Strong analytical and organizational skills. Strong customer service, interpersonal and communication skills. Facility with Excel, PowerPoint and LibGuides (or comparable tools). Ability and enthusiasm for reference service in-person and online. Demonstrable knowledge of emerging technology for lending and maintaining physical collections. Physical ability to move about the building and to handle the tools of the trade. The successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

Preferred Qualifications:
Supervisory experience. Experience with electronic reserves. Experience with copyright compliance. Experience managing automated circulation systems. Reference experience. College/university library experience.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply:
Send letter of interest, resume, names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references by June 20, 2014 to: SUNY College at Old Westbury, Search Committee: RLIB-LS, Office of Human Resources, P.O. Box 210, Old Westbury, NY 11568; or e-mail application materials as attachments in pdf format (only if application to include attachments total less than 15 pages) to: hrsearch@oldwestbury.edu

The State University of New York College at Old Westbury is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

About John Pell

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

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