The Stevens-German Library at Hartwick College seeks collegial, service-oriented applicants for the position of Reference Librarian and Coordinator of Instructional Services. The position combines responsibilities for assisting students and faculty in conducting research with significant involvement in the college’s efforts to ensure that its students are skilled in the retrieval, assessment, and application of information. The holder of the position will report to the Head of Public Services.
Providing research assistance to students and faculty at the reference desk (including rotating evening and weekend duty) and by appointment
Collaborating in the development, management, and presentation of the library’s online information resources
Serving as a liaison to select academic departments
Participation in formulating service strategies and policies, including consideration of evolving telecommunications platforms, course management systems, and distance learning programs
Significant involvement in planning, implementing, and assessing a college-wide, interdisciplinary information literacy program
Cooperative scheduling of librarians’ provision of instruction sessions to classes
Direct provision of instruction sessions to some classes
Required Qualifications: Master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association; experience or relevant coursework in reference services; substantial experience using and interpreting a wide range of print and online information resources; ability to articulate contemporary approaches to information literacy, and contribute to discussions critically examining its role in the liberal arts curriculum; excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to work with faculty, students, and colleagues throughout the library with a cooperative spirit; flexibility in addressing issues and exigencies associated with the position’s responsibilities; appreciation of the nature and benefits of liberal arts education.
Experience providing reference service or information literacy instruction in an academic library.
Salary & Benefits:
Hartwick offers health benefits to domestic partners of employees, and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression. Hartwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
How to Apply:
Hartwick College is committed to provide a safe and secure educational environment. As such, employment at Hartwick College is contingent upon a successful background check on every new employee. Candidates to whom an offer of employment is made will be required to sign a Release of Information Form authorizing the College to conduct a thorough background check.
Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references in one document (pdf or MS Word preferred) to Kimberley Lindsley, Human Resources Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications may also be mailed to The Office of Human Resources, Hartwick College, P.O. Box 4020, Oneonta, NY 13820 or faxed to 607-431-4329. Applications received by July 10, 2013 will receive first consideration.
SUNY Geneseo seeks a service-oriented, inquisitive and enthusiastic individual to provide reference, library instruction, writing support and supervision of Service Desk student workers in an active liberal arts environment. Situated between the Service Desk and the Center for Academic Excellence, this position plays a major role in maintaining an established system of reference triage and strengthening connections between members within User Services.
During academic semesters, this librarian will work evenings (Sunday-Thursday, 5 pm-1 am) to cover a heavy portion of the library’s daily activity. During summer months and regular holiday breaks, the evening hours will need to be shifted to an earlier time in the day.
This is a 12-month, full-time tenure-track faculty position at the Senior Assistant Librarian level with attendant expectations for professional competence, service and scholarship. Initial appointment is for two years.
Provides outstanding research support to individuals and groups through in-person, phone, and online consultations
Collaborates with lead stakeholders of the Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) to blend, assess and maintain/improve student services
Offers workshops of benefit to the CAE’s goals, including plagiarism, the research/writing process, writing style, and study skills
Provides late night building supervision, reporting issues to proper campus departments for appropriate resolution and/or taking the necessary independent steps
Ensures secure closure of the library each night
In cooperation with Digital Media Lab staff and the Library’s Instructional Design team, creates digital assets as tutorials to help expand/support tutor work in the CAE
Contributes to the evolution of scholarly publishing practices by assisting campus authors and publishing team with layout, design and editing (e.g., open and traditional textbook projects, e-books, manuscripts and GREAT Day proceedings)
Fosters strong, collaborative, ongoing relationships with librarians, faculty, students and staff in an effort to support teaching, learning and research
Creates and/or maintains personal, subject, and course-related online research guides and/or instructional tools
Participates in the library’s information literacy instruction program, including INTD 105 sessions, GOLD workshops and summer course offerings like local-area high school visits, AOP and RYSAG (all as schedules permit)
Completes other duties as assigned
Occasional shift changes may occur to accommodate staff meetings
Master’s degree in information and/or library science from an ALA-accredited school or an ALA-approved foreign equivalent;
Strong commitment to enhancing service through teamwork and responsiveness to faculty, students, and colleagues;
Excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication and project management skills;
Commitment to providing high-quality public service within a flexible and continually evolving academic library environment
Academic reference desk experience
Evidence of scholarly writing, editing and/or publishing
Experience working with academic tutoring
Knowledge of issues in scholarly publishing
Previous supervisory experience
Salary & Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with qualifications/experience. Comprehensive benefits package included.
How to Apply:
Apply online at https://jobs.geneseo.edu and submit a faculty application, resume, cover letter and the name/title/contact information of 3 professional references.
Review begins June 17, 2013
All applicants are subject to drug and criminal background checks.
SUNY Geneseo is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. The College actively seeks applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.