Library Support Coordinator

Full time

Created: April 21, 2014
New York City
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Description

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 over 4,500 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: to "bring wisdom to life" 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 and a shuttle to nearby subway location.

The Library Support Coordinator for YU Global will report to the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning. The LSC will take a leadership role in developing policies and procedures pertaining to students, faculty, and course developers affiliated with YU Global programs, and will provide service to these same individuals, while working in collaboration with library administrators and staff.
  • Collaborate with faculty members, course developers, and others associated with online programs to provide research assistance, reference materials, or related content for courses or course-work;
  • Provide guidance and information related to copyright issues to faculty members, course developers, and others associated with online programs;
  • Develop instructional materials including guides and tutorials;
  • Create content for web pages designated for online programs and students;
  • Teach online synchronous and asynchronous sessions related to use of library resources;
  • Provide appropriate technical support for use of library resources;
  • Perform assessment of library online learning program initiatives.
  
  • Graduate degree required;
  • Master of library and information science degree from an American Library Association accredited program, preferred;
  • Experience with virtual reference tools and online course management/learning management systems;
  • Knowledge of current and emerging trends in instructional technologies and enthusiasm for implementing new technologies;
  • Knowledge of copyright issues, both in general and specifically within the context of online courses;
  • Familiarity with usability, user feedback, and user experience literature;
  • Demonstrated ability to design and teach skills related to use of library resources, preferably in both online and face to face environments;
  • Experience providing both research and technical assistance to individual students and faculty
  • Ability to adapt well to change and the flexibility to apply new solutions to rapidly changing expectations.

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