Research and Instruction Librarian – Yeshiva University, Beren Campus, New York, NY

Position Summary:

Serve as Research and Instruction Librarian at Hedi Steinberg Library on the midtown Beren Campus and provide critical public and instructional services to a diverse group of University constituents.

The schedule is Monday-Thursday 12:45-9pm and Sunday 12-6pm.

Position Responsibilities:

Performs library Collection Development and Collection Management tasks including but not limited to:
. selecting library materials for acquisition: physical and electronic monographic and serial materials, databases, websites, etc.
. monitoring library materials expenditures
. implementing electronic reserves services
. monitoring product and service interfaces and making adjustments as warranted
.implementing electronic reserves services
.filtering course syllabi and interfacing with faculty about additional course materials and copyright restrictions
.organizing, scanning and making reserve materials accessible
.updating, maintaining and reviewing course reserves pages

Guides Library patrons in the use of library resources and research by:
.providing one-to–one reference service in person, via phone, email, “ask” service, texting, chat, and/or other developing technologies or modes of communication
. teaching library classes, designing instructional courses and implementing new and developing methodologies
. creating guides to library research
. 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, copyright regulations, 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.

Experience & Educational Background:
Master’s Degree in Library Science and related experience.

Skills & Competencies:
. Knowledge of Hebrew language preferred.
. 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:

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 electronic media 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.

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 2,000 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 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.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.