Research and Instruction Librarian — Yeshiva University — New York, NY

RESEARCH AND INSTRUCTION LIBRARIAN (Beren Campus)

THE POSITION:

The Research and Instruction Librarian will support student learning by developing and delivering innovative library instruction programs; by providing research education services, both in-person and virtually, by incorporating appropriate technologies; and by envisioning and executing digital projects, including subject guides, to facilitate instruction, learning, and research.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Perform professional duties related to providing library collections and services for the University community
• Perform library Collection Development and Collection Management tasks including but not limited to:
o selecting library materials for acquisition – physical and electronic monographic and serial materials, databases, websites, etc.
o monitoring library materials expenditures
o developing approval plans
o implementing electronic reserves services
o monitoring product and service interfaces and making adjustments as warranted
• Guide Library patrons in the use of library resources and research by:
o providing one-on–one reference service in person, via phone, email, “ask” service, texting, chat, and/or other developing technologies or modes of communication
o teaching library classes
o creating guides to library research
o developing content for library web pages
• Performs cataloging and metadata services for library materials both physical and electronic; trains cataloging support staff and reviews their work; ensures the integrity of the OPAC; participates in study, analysis and review of developments in the cataloging and metadata fields and contributes to departmental decisions regarding their implementation
• Plans utilizations of library space, facilities and projects
• Stays current with developments in the library profession, research trends and methods and modes of scholarly communication. Exhibits initiative in promoting the integration of new approaches and technologies into the University’s library services
• Engages in research and professional activities such as publication, lectures, participation in library organizations and meetings, etc.
• Performs other related duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience and Educational Background:
• ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science and related experience
Skills and Competencies:
• Instructional experience desirable
• Knowledge of Hebrew language helpful
• Excellent grasp of library principles, processes, software, technology and resources
• Ability to learn new techniques and adapt to new paradigms
• Expertise in at least one academic discipline
• Excellent listening and communications skills
• Customer service demeanor and patience when dealing with patrons
• Accuracy, thoroughness, precision, ability to focus on detail without losing sight of the big picture
• Should project a positive attitude about the Library and the University when interacting with Library patrons
• Self-discipline and judgment are essential as work will often be performed in the absence of a supervisor
ABOUT US:
Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more.

We are a leading global educational institution that employs over 6,000 people across our various campus locations — Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission: to “bring wisdom to life” through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve. We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.
The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University’s retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and a shuttle to nearby subway locations.
The Hedi Steinberg Library is the center for study and research support at Yeshiva University’s Beren Campus. Occupying four levels in Stanton Hall, the Library offers a wide range of collections and services in support of academic programs at Stern College for Women and the Syms School of Business.

With its collection of over 170,000 physical volumes, and access to more than 50,000 electronic-journals, several hundred databases, and 428,000 electronic book titles shared with libraries at the Wilf Campus, the Hedi Steinberg Library provides students and faculty members with a vast array of information sources. Special collection strengths include Jewish Studies, women’s studies, pedagogic materials and DVDs of Jewish and general interest. Computing, wireless access, scanning, copying and printing services, along with software tools such as Electronic Reserves and citation programs, support research and learning activities.

Full description of this position and application instructions can be found here: https://careers-https://careers-yeshiva.icims.com/jobs/9465/research-and-instruction-librarian/job?mode=view

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