I. Information Literacy Education
• Plan, promote, execute, and evaluate the Libraries’ instructional program.
• Work cooperatively with teaching faculty to incorporate information competencies into their courses. Collaborate to identify needs, content and most effective delivery methods for teaching sessions.
• Develop, coordinate, and implement library research and resource-based workshops for the University community. Collaborate across campus to expand learning opportunities and advance the instruction program.
• Represent and introduce the Libraries at first-year student orientations and seminars to increase awareness and utilization of library resources and services.
• Maintain current knowledge of instructional methods and new technologies to facilitate teaching, learning and research.
• Cultivate and retain a collection of professional readings, suggested activities, training materials, and tutorials for use in instruction and research support.
II. Reference and Research Support
• Provide reference support and research assistance to faculty, students, and the campus community by receiving and responding to information requests in person and remotely through phone/email/chat.
• Promote and provide scheduled and impromptu research consultations.
• Train and mentor reference desk staff on use of applicable programs and best practices for providing high level patron service; train and supervise 2-3 student reference desk employees each semester.
• Manage staffing and scheduling of reference desk services.
• Create and keep viable general and subject-specific research guides on the Libraries’ website, as well as a variety of information literacy tutorials.
• Assess reference services through review of patron interaction statistics.
III. Collection Development
• Develop, manage, and evaluate, the Libraries’ collections in collaboration with colleagues as a member of the Collection Development Team.
• Make decisions regarding the selection and retention of print and electronic materials that support the academic curricula.
IV. Marketing and Outreach
• Promote the Libraries’ resources, programs and services through a variety of communication channels and institutional publications. This includes, but is not limited to, digital signboards, the Libraries’ news blog, Facebook posts, and orientation materials.
• Identify partnerships across campus to co-offer events and activities and seek ways to integrate resources and instruction into academic programs.
V. Public Services
• Assist where needed in hiring, training and supervising student workers in Evening Supervisor and Circulation Desk roles.
• Collaborate with other public services staff on workflow functions of the front office (circulation desk and business services support, including scheduling, policies, and web presence).
• Propose and implement policy for reference, collection development, and information literacy instruction.
• Explore and encourage innovative and creative use of available technology in support of library programs and services.
• Actively participate in institutional service and regional library committees; engage in appropriate professional development and scholarly activities to inform the position and for improvement to instructional programs and reference services.
• Other duties and projects as assigned by the Director of Libraries.
• Expertise navigating and searching a wide array of information resources.
• Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, and presentation skills with a high degree of computer literacy; ability to effectively communicate one-to-one, in small groups, and in public speaking contexts.
• Must be fluent in English.
• Aptitude for developing instruction sessions and teaching library users, both individually and in a classroom setting.
• Knowledge of ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (Framework).
• Ability to comfortably interact with a wide variety of individuals including faculty, students, and staff of the University, as well as outside agencies and vendors.
• Resourcefulness and strong organizational skills; self-motivation and the ability to utilize sound independent judgment.
• Demonstrated flexibility with evidence of successfully working in a team environment.
• Strong service orientation.
• Good time management skills and the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
• Proficiency in utilizing Microsoft Office Suite.
• Commitment to continued professional development.
• American Library Association (ALA) accredited MLS/MLIS degree or equivalent.
• 1-3 years of experience in an academic library or equivalent professional experience.
• Solid understanding of basic principles of library operations, processes, and trends.
• Experience with emerging technologies useful to the design and delivery of library services and instruction.
Must be able to travel.
Must be able to work evenings and occasional weekends.
• Second master’s degree or PhD in related field.
• 3-5 years of experience in an academic or research library.
• Experience providing successful library instruction in a college or university setting to students having a wide range of skills and goals.
• Library projects management.
• Experience with integrated library systems.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continues until the position is filled. To submit your application, go to www.clarkson.edu/hr and click “Career Opportunities” on the left hand navigation bar. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Clarkson actively seeks and encourages applications from minorities, women and people with disabilities.