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August 15th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs by Anna

Niagara University is looking for an Outreach Librarian to design and implement user education services for distance and online education, provide reference service, and market library services and information literacy.

Please apply online at

The work year is nine months. The successful candidate must be:

*An awesome colleague and a flexible team player who enjoys working with others and embraces change and uncertainty.

*Passionate about teaching and enthusiastic about engaging students in fun and interesting ways.

*Willing to experiment, try new things, and be innovative in the use of technology and multimedia.

*Entrepreneurial in inventing new areas of service; or, to paraphrase Captain Kirk–willing to boldly go where no one has gone before.

*Relentless in making new connections to our users and promoting the Library.

*Self-motivated, always learning, and excited about sharing new ideas with colleagues.

*Passionate about customer service.

Required Qualifications include Master Degree in Library Science accredited by the American Library Association, with three years of experience is preferred; teaching experience is required, preferably at the higher education level. Experience in an automated academic library environment is preferred; a valid New York State driver’s license is required that satisfies both University and insurance company underwriting rules and regulations for driving a motor vehicle. The successful candidate must also be able to operate a motor vehicle in Canada.

Desired Qualifications include ability to be flexible with schedule, including the ability to work nights and weekend hours; knowledge of print and electronic collection development; experience in an automated library environment with strong database searching skills; knowledge of high quality reference practices. Ability to provide reference assistance to the patrons of the Library; ability to collaborate with faculty, design curricula, teach, and engage students; knowledge of user education and emerging and/or innovative instructional technologies and online learning pedagogies in support of hybrid or distance education; ability to manage multiple tasks, set priorities, and implement new information services and technologies; ability to work in a team environment; strong working knowledge of computer and mobile technologies, office applications software, and technologies used in classroom teaching; excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with a diverse population of students, faculty and staff; sufficient manual dexterity with proficiency to handle various office machines including but not limited to: computer, keyboard, calculator, copy machine and fax machine; ability to receive telephone calls, respond to inquiries and communicate with others by telephone with or without reasonable accommodations; ability to travel off-campus in the United States and Canada to meet with users, vendors, peers, etc.; commitment to excellence in customer service; commitment to professional development.

Non Discrimination/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Policy
The University affirms its commitment to equal opportunity and non-discrimination and recognizes its responsibility to provide for all employees an environment that is free of discrimination and harassment based on gender, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, national origin, age, marital status, predisposed genetic disorder, Vietnam Era or disabled veteran status, disability or other category protected by law. The University also does not tolerate any actual or attempted reprisals or retaliation against an employee who raises a sincere and valid concern regarding harassment or discrimination. All such discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation is, therefore, strictly prohibited. This policy protects and covers the conduct of all employees, without regard to job title or status. Anyone engaging in the above mentioned conduct is subject to disciplinary action up to and including discharge or termination of any other status.

Niagara University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
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