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Academic Library Fellowship — St. Lawrence University

Position Title

Academic Library Fellowship

FLSA

Exempt

Primary Responsibilities

The St. Lawrence University Academic Library Fellowship offers a unique opportunity in a small liberal arts setting to a recent M.L.S. (or equivalent graduate degree) by providing a launching pad for a career in academic librarianship. Structured as an experience for newly qualified and early career librarians, the Fellow will develop a broad knowledge of the activities and functions of an academic library. This position will provide the selected candidate with professional early work experience and career development opportunities in preparation for future roles in the field. Individuals will refine professional skills, explore areas of specialization, and begin to build a professional network in preparation for future career opportunities.
The Fellow will be appointed at the rank of faculty librarian for a one and a half-year term from January 2019 through June 2020.
Compensation is competitive and based upon relevant experience and qualifications. The appointment will be full-time with access to the University’s benefits package. Professional development support including attendance at least one national conference as well as regional opportunities will be available.
Spring 2019
a. The Fellow will become familiar with the Library’s culture and purpose via orientations and mentoring
b. Work during first semester will focus on planning and teaching information literacy instruction sessions primarily for St. Lawrence’s highly respected First Year Program and providing one-on-one research assistance to students and faculty
c. Assists with projects throughout the library as needed
Summer 2019
Summer activities include work on an independent or collaborative project with library colleagues
Fall 2019
a. The Fellow will delve more deeply into an area of academic librarianship of interest to them including Special Collections/Archives, Scholarly Resources Acquisitions and Assessment, or Digital Initiatives. Fellow will continue to provide instruction and reference services as needed.
b. Propose and develop a presentation for a professional conference or work on scholarly project
Spring 2020
Fellow will continue to explore and develop professional interests while continuing to provide and assist with ongoing library services

Minimum Qualifications

1. Graduate of an accredited master’s degree program in library and information science. 
2. Strong interest in working closely with students and faculty in a liberal arts environment
3. Demonstrated interest in instruction and reference as well as interest in developing skills in one or more areas of academic librarianship including the following: digital scholarship, special collections/archives, collection development, library systems and technical services
4. Ability to collaborate with library staff and librarians across functional areas
5. Experience with emerging digital technologies and an understanding of how technology has and continues to transform academic libraries, scholarship, and teaching
6. Interest in and evidence of innovative problem solving 
7. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication, and presentation skills
8. Ability to be flexible and motivated in the face of changing work assignments and projects within a dynamic work environment
9. Commitment to valuing inclusion and to fostering a diverse educational environment

Preferred Qualifications

1. Preference will be given to recent graduates.
2. Additional graduate work or degree

Status (FT, PT, Seasonal, Temp)

Full-time (12 months)

Access Services Librarian – Penfield Library, SUNY Oswego (Oswego, NY)

 

Description of Department:

Penfield Library is a dynamic, innovative, and learning-centered environment serving students, faculty and staff at SUNY Oswego. The Library supports campus curriculum, teaching, and research, and is a member of the SUNY Library Consortium as well as the ACRL Diversity Alliance (http://www.ala.org/acrl/issues/diversityalliance). Sixteen full-time faculty and professionals, 6 adjunct faculty, and 15 classified staff support a well-established liaison program that provides collection development, specialized reference, and information literacy instruction in all curricular areas. The Library is evolving, currently in the process of exploring future campus partnerships, reexamining its organizational structure, and migrating to a new library services platform.

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/diversity/. All positions will be called on to contribute to building this environment.

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:

February 15, 2019

Review Date:  

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Benefit Information:  

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:  As soon as possible

Description of Responsibilities:

The Access Services Librarian (Senior Assistant Librarian) will

  • Lead and manage the processes and operations of the access services unit, including circulation, course reserves, and stacks management.
  • Serve as the expert for the access services components of the library system.
  • Assess these processes and operations, and prepare reports in order to (a) improve efficiency or the user experience (b) promote and improve the use of library collections and resources, and (c) communicate the work of the department to the library and/or college as a whole.
  • Design, implement, and participate in initiatives to advance the work of the access services unit, in collaboration with library colleagues. Current initiatives include migrating to a new library services platform, expanding reserve holdings of textbooks and other course materials, and staff professional development.
  • Directly supervise one senior library clerk, who oversees a unit of 5 full-time clerks plus student workers.
  • 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 and work to increase awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion.

In addition, the Access Services Librarian will be expected to demonstrate the 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.

Requirements:

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Librarianship/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program by time of appointment.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues.
  • Demonstrated interest or engagement with social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion issues, through professional or community experience.
  • Two years of experience in a full-time position, supervising permanent employees (not necessarily in a library setting).
  • Outstanding organizational skills.
  • A demonstrated ability to lead and inspire a team.
  • Experience in access services (student or clerical work acceptable).
  • Ability to effectively adapt to and use new technologies and software.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with the Alma library services platform.
  • Experience supervising student workers.
  • Experience migrating to a new library management system.
  • Experience with reference service, collection development and/or instruction.

Additional Information:

If you have any questions about the position, please call or e-mail:

Sharona Ginsberg, Search Committee Chair

(315) 312-3544

sharona.ginsberg@oswego.edu

Files must be complete (all documents requested and required in the application instructions submitted) to be considered.  Official transcripts required at time of appointment.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Application Instructions:

Submit a letter of application addressing the required qualifications, including how you see yourself contributing to diversity, inclusion or equity issues at Penfield Library or SUNY Oswego; resume, copy of unofficial transcript for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred or program in process, and contact information for three professional references (only the three referees listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted) electronically by clicking on the APPLY NOW button.

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Academic Library Fellowship – St. Lawrence University (Canton, NY)

Job Posting – Academic Library Fellowship, St. Lawrence University (Canton, NY)

https://employment.stlawu.edu/postings/1767

General Summary of Position:

The St. Lawrence University Fellowship offers a unique opportunity in a small liberal arts setting to a recent M.L.S. (or equivalent graduate degree) by providing a launching pad for a career in academic librarianship. Structured as an experience for newly qualified and early career librarians, the Fellow will develop a broad knowledge of the activities and functions of an academic library. This position will provide the selected candidate with professional early work experience and career development opportunities in preparation for future roles in the field.  Individuals will refine professional skills, explore areas of specialization, and begin to build a professional network in preparation for future career opportunities.

The Fellow will be appointed at the rank of faculty librarian for a one and a half-year term from January 2019 through June 2020.

Duties/Responsibilities/Structure:

  • Spring 2019
    • The Fellow will become familiar with the Library’s culture and purpose via orientations and mentoring.
    • Work during first semester will focus on planning and teaching information literacy instruction sessions primarily for St. Lawrence’s highly respected First Year Program and   providing one-on-one research assistance to students and faculty.
    • Assists with projects throughout the library as needed.
  • Summer activities include work on an independent or collaborative project with library colleagues.
  • Fall 2019
    • The Fellow will delve more deeply into an area of academic librarianship of interest to them including Special Collections/Archives, Scholarly Resources Acquisitions and Assessment, or Digital Initiatives.  Fellow will continue to provide instruction and reference services as needed.
    • Propose and develop a presentation for a professional conference  or work on scholarly project.
  • Spring 2020
    • Continue to explore and develop professional interests while continuing to provide and assist with ongoing library services.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Minimum Qualifications):

  • Graduate of an accredited MLS or MLIS program.
  • Strong interest in working closely with students and faculty in a liberal arts environment.
  • Demonstrated interest in instruction and reference as well as interest in developing skills in one or more areas of academic librarianship including the following: digital scholarship, special collections/archives, collection development, library systems and technical services.
  • Ability to collaborate with library staff and librarians across functional areas.
  • Experience with emerging digital technologies and an understanding of how technology has and continues to transform academic libraries, scholarship, and teaching.
  • Interest in and evidence of innovative problem solving.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to be flexible and motivated in the face of changing work assignments and projects within a dynamic work environment.
  • Commitment to valuing inclusion and to fostering a diverse educational environment.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preference will be given to recent graduates.
  • Additional graduate work or degree.

 Salary and Benefits:

Compensation is competitive and based upon relevant experience and qualifications. The appointment will be full-time with access to the University’s benefits package.  Professional development support including attendance at least one national conference and regional opportunities.

Required Application Materials:

  1.  Resume or CV
  2.  Cover letter
  3.  Written statement of interest
  4.  Diversity statement
  5.  Name and contact information for 3 professional references

Additional Information about St. Lawrence University:

Located in Canton, N.Y., St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,300 students, founded in 1856. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.

Post expires on Thursday February 28th, 2019