Position Title: Instruction and Electronic Services Librarian
Job Type: Full-time
The Instruction and Electronic Services Librarian is responsible for overseeing, coordinating, and delivering library instruction under the supervision of the Director.
The Instruction and Electronic Services Librarian administers the technical aspects of the library’s interface with shared and subscription-based electronic services such as consortia, licensed resources, OCLC, etc.
Description of Duties
• Develop and present customized in-class library tutorials designed to facilitate students’ mastery of information literacy concepts and library research methods.
• Facilitate class visits to the library, with or without library instruction.
• Initiate contact with faculty to develop discipline-specific library instruction sessions customized to topics and assignments.
• Oversee the production and maintenance of library research guides and tutorials.
• Train students, faculty and staff in the use of the online catalog and databases.
• Maintain awareness of current professional literature and research in the area of information literacy, and incorporate current techniques and approaches into curriculum design and delivery.
• Ensure performance and efficiency of library systems, including first response to requests and tickets, installing of clients, managing system upgrades, troubleshooting.
• Maintain staff permissions and patron authentication to ensure efficient and secure access to licensed resources.
• Maintain integrity of and access to electronic records of library’s holdings.
• Support web-based technologies including library portal and website.
• Manage library’s social media presence.
• Liaise with campus IT.
• Liaise with vendors of electronic services and systems regarding technical interface.
• Liaise with campus.
• Marketing vis a vis library web presence.
• Collect, monitor, and analyze data related to ILS and other electronic services.
• Explore emerging technologies and determine their application to our academic library environment.
• Research and evaluate the functionality of vendor applications to meet user needs; assess vendor proposals.
• Develop, coordinate, and provide training in library technologies to library staff.
• Serve as library liaison for campus-wide learning management system.
• Conduct reference interviews with students, faculty and staff to provide accurate assistance in finding appropriate library resources.
• Staff the Reference Desk during assigned hours.
• Function as on-site supervisor of student library assistants during assigned shifts.
• Participate in collection development and maintenance.
• Plan, support, and execute special projects, events and programming, and other duties as assigned
Education and experience
• Master’s degree in library and/or information science from an ALA-accredited institution and demonstrated experience managing library systems and services.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities
• Experience with preparing and delivering library instruction in a classroom setting, acknowledging current standards of instruction (such as the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education) and utilizing current technology and presentation techniques and applications
• Experience using various library-based information technology services Knowledge of and experience with subscription databases for academic libraries
• Management, implementation, and/or integration of any discovery layers
• Understanding of information-seeking behaviors and search strategies used with standard library databases and e-resources
• Familiarity with proxy servers
• Familiarity with using APIs to develop applications for end users
• Knowledge of and experience with web content management systems Web design and/or webmaster experience
• Knowledge of, and ability to use, a wide variety of computer programs and applications such as Microsoft Windows (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) OCLC modules, reference databases and other online tools and resources
• Knowledge of and ability to use and instruct others in the use of technological resources including photocopiers, and audio/visual equipment, e.g. LCD projectors Ability to communicate and follow-up verbally and in writing to ensure shared understanding of information
• Ability to cope with multiple interruptions
• Ability to follow through on a project from beginning to completion Ability to maneuver narrow spaces between shelves and steps leading into the building and offices
• Ability to move up to 50 pounds and to push/pull book carts
• Must be able to handle multiple projects at the same time