Manhattanville College is an independent, coeducational, liberal arts college located about 30 miles north of New York City on a picturesque campus of 100 acres. The College enrolls a nationally and internationally diverse student body of approximately 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students with over 40% of our students coming from historically underrepresented populations. Building on its heritage of social justice and social activism, the College prepares students through rigorous academic and co-curricular programs, for ethical and socially responsible leadership in a global community. We achieve this through integrated learning that combines classroom rigor with experiential opportunities, leadership with service, intimate attention with global reach, progressive change with enduring values, and social commitment with ethical responsibility. The College is fully committed to an inclusive and culturally diverse faculty, staff and student community. We seek to recruit qualified and diverse candidates who will help us achieve our goal of creating an inclusive community that is welcoming to all people.
1. Objective / Summary / Function of Job; Special schedule or other requirements:
o Coordinate, evaluate and promote the College’s online presence – including managing the web site and online access to Library collections and services
o Configure, deploy, and integrate online Library services using available technologies; recommend adoption of new technologies as appropriate
o Design Library service delivery to students and faculty in remote academic programs
o Consult with staff and provide training on appropriate use of all Library technologies
o Collaborate on setting technology-related priorities and goals for the Library
o Assist with on-site Library services, including Reference, Instruction, and Circulation
o Liaise with campus IT personnel and the Office of Instructional Technology
o Some evenings required
2. Duties and Responsibilities (include other duties that are assigned from time to time):
• Train staff, faculty and students in use of Library technologies
• Stay current with developments in information technologies and libraries, sharing best practices and recommendations as appropriate
• Set up and troubleshoot access to subscribed digital content
• Assist with planning for and evaluating needs related to Library electronic services, hardware and software
• Assist with maintenance and use of specialized library hardware and software
• Liaise with faculty in several academic departments to market Library collections and services, including recommending materials and databases for purchase
• Represent the Library on faculty governance committees and task forces as requested
• Work as a member of a team with stakeholders both within and outside of the Library to optimize use of Library technologies, services, and resources
• Design and deliver both in-person and virtual Information Literacy instruction
Skills, knowledge, qualifications
• MINIMAL ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
· ALA-accredited MLS degree or equivalent
• Demonstrated excellence in written and oral communication
• Experience with manipulating a broad range of information tools and resources in an academic library, including hardware, library services platforms, content management systems, databases, and web applications
• Ability to excel in a busy, changing environment.
• Strong interpersonal skills; commitment to service and teamwork with diverse colleagues and library users.
• Demonstrated commitment to service in libraries, academic institutions, and local communities
ADDITIONAL DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
• Experience with the OCLC WMS library services platform
• Experience with scripting or programming languages
Evidence of engagement with the Library profession, including scholarly presentations and/or publications
For consideration, send cover letter and CV/resume to this email address. In your cover letter, please share particularly relevant experience you may have, as well as your past experiences and/or future goals working in the DEI arena.
Manhattanville College is committed to equality of educational opportunity, and is an equal opportunity employer. The College does not discriminate against current or prospective students and employees on the basis of race, color, sex, national and ethnic origin, religion, age, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic. If you are unable to complete this application process due to a disability, contact Manhattanville Human Resources to ask for an accommodation or an alternative application process.
Promoting the health and safety of all of Manhattanville’s students, faculty and staff is of the utmost importance. To that end, the College will be requiring that all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19. Applications may be made for accommodations based on medical disability or sincerely held religious beliefs.