Job Description: Resource Sharing Librarian
Penfield Library at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a 12-month, tenure track Senior Assistant Librarian position.
Posting Date: June 30, 2017
Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. In addition, the State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package. Click here for more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) faculty or click here for a benefits summary.
Date of Appointment: Fall 2017
Description of Responsibilities:
- Manage and provide leadership for borrowing and lending operations of Penfield Library’s Interlibrary Loan (ILL) unit, including goal setting, report preparation, and budgetary oversight.
- Supervise and train unit staff (two full time clerks, student workers, and adjunct librarian assistants).
- Participate in ILL request fulfillment, and provide relevant professional expertise and troubleshooting as needed.
- Oversee and maintain custom holdings.
- Oversee ILL copyright compliance.
- Continuously assess and improve resource sharing policies and procedures.
- Explore, plan, and oversee resource sharing initiatives.
- Handle initial identification and troubleshooting of problems and opportunities regarding ILL software (currently ILLiad and Odyssey).
- Collaborate with a variety of internal library partners and resource sharing librarians at other institutions.
- Participate in the review and, when necessary, revision of vendor contracts and license agreements.
- Serve as liaison to assigned academic departments, with responsibility for subject specialized collection development and instruction.
- Participate in Research Help Desk rotation for on-site and virtual reference, including some evening and weekend shifts.
- Engage in educational opportunities to increase awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion.
In addition, this position will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in librarianship, scholarship, and service; commitment to undergraduate and graduate education; and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.
Penfield library is committed to the practices of social justice, diversity, equality, and respect among our staff, students, collections, and services. We are actively working to build an inclusive environment by setting goals that directly reflect equity and inclusivity, and supporting the goals outlined in SUNY Oswego’s Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan, available at https://www.oswego.edu/dive