DescriptionUnder direction of the Director of the Library, responsible for administering all Library information/reference services in an automated setting in accordance with established policies and procedures.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Administers the development and assessment of all reference collections and the information literacy program to reflect the requirements of the curriculum.
- Establishes goals for the Reference Department; trains, supervises, and establishes work assignments for Reference Desk Staff and reference student workers.
- Formulates and implements reference department policies that achieve the goals of the Library.
- Maintains statistical records of reference databases and reference services for the Library Annual Report and for planning purposes.
- Provides online database research services to support the needs of faculty and students.
- Offers information literacy instruction classes for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students; provides training for faculty and staff in the use of the Library's systems and services.
- Promotes the use of the Library through outreach to faculty and students and through the development of informational brochures, bibliographies, and instructional tools.
- Serves as a member of the Library's administrative team.
- Acts as the copyright liaison for the college; responsible for handling copyright issues for the Library.
- Oversees the service functions of the circulation and interlibrary loan areas including copyright issues; supervises the flow of basic information on collections, services, and facilities provided by staff in those areas.
- Responsible for the development and maintenance of the Library's web site.
- Participates in professional library organizations; keeps abreast of professional developments in the area of library automation, reference services, and information literacy instruction.
- In coordination with the Collection Development Librarian, and with approval from the Director of the Library, set criteria for additional significant weeding of the Reference Collection. Utilize library student employees to aid in the physical process of weeding.
- Collaborates with the Collection Development Librarian on the ongoing shift to full-text online resources, to replace print formats.
- Position includes faculty collection development/liaison responsibilities.
- Provide assistance to the Collection Development Librarian in the preparation of periodicals for shipment to a commercial bookbindery, including the coordination of bindery shipments.
- Assists the Circulation area as needed, including training and monitoring student assistants, acting as backup on scheduled hourly shifts, and performing circulation activities.
- Performs other related duties as required.
- Flexibility in scheduling to accommodate some evening and weekend coverage, as needed.
- Master's degree in Library Science and three to five years of related experience.
- Expert knowledge of library systems, online database searching, copyright law and reference services, including interlibrary loan.
- Expert knowledge of current library technology; knowledge of current library science principles and practices.
- Competency in library website maintenance and library website design.
- Basic teaching abilities and management skills; knowledge of effective reference performance training techniques.
- Ability to diagnose computer problems, investigates ways to resolve problems internally; reports outstanding problems to the ITS Help Desk and follows-up on problem resolution.
- Ability to supervise and direct employees in work tasks and functional duties.
- Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
- Ability to maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, other Library departments, community groups, and other libraries.
- Ability to assess the trends relating to library services and to effectively plan in order to meet those trends.
- Ability to project a positive public image.
Supervises Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery Supervisor, Evening/Weekend Reference Librarian, Information Services Associates, and Student Reference Associates. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with Regis College's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Normal office environment, not subject to extremes in noise, odors, etc.
May spend extended periods at terminal or on telephone requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity.
Regularly required to walk, stand, bend, reach, and lift books and materials.
To apply send a resume, cover letter and three professional references to: email@example.com.
In employment as in education, Regis College is committed to equal opportunity and affirmative action.
Published: Friday, May 9, 2014 14:31 UTC
Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:43 UTC