Scholarly Communication & Distance Learning Librarian — Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus — New York, NY


TITLE OF POSITION/RANK: Scholarly Communication and Distance Learning
DEPARTMENT/PROGRAM: Quinn Library, Lincoln Center


– Reports to the Head of Access, Information and Collection Services and
– Leads Fordham University Libraries efforts to explore alternative
means of assessing and delivering the University?s scholarly output and
– Responsible for developing and presenting marketing plan to promote
scholarly communication.
– Initiate and fully support digital scholarship across all disciplines.
– Monitors Copyright compliance on all scholarly communication projects
and venues sponsored by the Fordham University Libraries.
– Oversees library resources and services specific to distance learning,
including the selection of e-resources and development of new services as
required by new or changing academic programs.
– Develops and maintains user guides for distance learning students and
faculty, partners with all departments initiating distance learning programs
coordinating access to library resources and develops support
– Effectively uses technology in research instruction, including
course-specific web pages and library resources for learning management
– Designs and develops online learning and library instructional
materials, including multimedia components.
– Provides one-on-one reference service to students and faculty
assisting with research across all disciplines taught at the University.
– Develops and teaches bibliographic instruction classes, often
customized for specialized subject research.
– Takes part in Information Literacy initiatives requiring research,
implementation, and assessment.
– Joins colleagues in monitoring virtual reference, chat service, and
text reference service.
– Develops Research Guides, surveying and updating subject information.
– Participates in outreach projects involving a variety of university
wide and professional constituencies.
– Responsible for facets of collection development, which include the
continual refreshing (weeding) of the print collection, and
assisting with assessing
digital content to meet the instructional and research priorities for all
faculty departments
– Participate in library efforts related to research and grant
proposals, coordinating these efforts with University departmental partners
or outside institutions
– Assists Fordham students, faculty, staff, and visitors at the
Reference Desk, responding to on-site, telephone, email, text, and
Virtual Reference
– Supervises student-workers and collaborates with Support Staff
colleagues on a variety of library projects
– Participates in library staff efforts to initiate new instructional
– Monday to Friday (some rotation of evenings/weekends)


– ALA accredited MLS or MLIS; two years? experience preferred as a
professional librarian providing reference and instructional services in an
academic library
– Experience with grant writing for library initiatives
– Experience with academic e-journals, and digital repository
recruitment, experience providing reference and publication services in a
digital and Web environment for students, faculty, and library colleagues
– Experience in collection development and knowledge of current
technologies and their applications in an academic setting
– Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, students, administrators
and library staff; and excellent communication skills ? both oral and
– Ability to adapt to shifting needs and priorities; a strong commitment
to public and inter-departmental service.
– Project management experience desirable
– Willingness to perform assignments at all Fordham campuses required

*SALARY: *Commensurate with experience
*SEND LETTER & RESUME TO: *Nick Alongi, Head of Access, Information and
Collection Services, and Library Operations,

No phone calls, please

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

About John Pell

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

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