DescriptionUtica College seeks an experienced librarian to provide instruction and reference services for a growing online and campus population. This new position primarily serves students in online and hybrid programs but also supports the campus community. Responsibilities include providing web-based reference ...Utica College seeks an experienced librarian to provide instruction and reference services for a growing online and campus population. This new position primarily serves students in online and hybrid programs but also supports the campus community. Responsibilities include providing web-based reference and instruction services, creating online tutorials and research guides, and applying current and emerging technologies to student learning. Considerable experience with instruction technology and course management systems is preferred. The Library has a staff of six professionals and eight staff.
In deciding whether to apply for a position at Utica College, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the UC mission and culture to help determine their potential success at http://www.utica.edu/instadvance/marketingcomm/about/. Our Mission and Values Statement includes a commitment to fostering diversity in background, perspective, and experience within an environment that is dedicated to the freedom of expression and the open sharing of ideas. At UC, diversity means that we are a community that represents a range of human experience and makes conscious choices to appreciate, respect, and learn from each other. Utica College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society.
Founded in 1946, Utica College is a private comprehensive institution distinguished for its integration of liberal and professional study. Our dedicated faculty and staff have built a tradition of excellence in teaching and learning with particular emphasis on providing individual attention to students. The College enrolls approximately 3,700 students – approximately 2,700 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students.
A city of approximately 60,000, Utica is located at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in the Mohawk Valley region of upstate New York. The area offers easy access to a broad variety of cultural attractions, including the historic Stanley Performing Arts Center and renowned Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, as well as four-season recreation.
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references. Candidates for the position must include in their cover letter how you will advance our institutional values including serving a diverse community.
All application materials must be submitted online at the following link: http://uc.peopleadmin.com/postings/1450
First review of applications will begin May 18, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for the selected candidate is August 1, 2016.
Utica College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations
MLS from an ALA-accredited program.
Second master’s degree desirable.
2-3 years professional experience providing reference and information literacy instruction services in an academic library serving both distance and on campus students; demonstrated experience working or teaching in a learning management system; demonstrated ability to create web-based instructional tools and other web-based resources; applied knowledge of web-authoring and multimedia tools and social networking software.
Ability to work pleasantly and cooperatively with faculty, staff, and students. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, including good teaching and presentation skills; strong interest in and ability to provide individual reference services in a wide range of subject areas and instruct patrons in the use of print and electronic resources; ability to contribute in a team environment with colleagues across the library, IITS, and the college; ability to set and attain goals independently and effectively; service, research/creative activities or equivalent professional contributions encouraged. Experience with Web site development tools and library/bibliographic instruction. Ability to cope with busy and potentially stressful public service situations at the Information Desk; physical ability to lift books for retrieval and shelving and participate in occasional shifting of collection; physical ability to quickly accompany library users to stacks and electronic resources in providing instruction and reference assistance. Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel. Acquires and maintains up-to-date technology skills at the level necessary to perform a job, and use library devices and systems effectively.
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