Thursday, October 05, 2006

Public Services Librarian, Reference - ECSU, Willimantic

Public Services Librarian, Reference - Assistant Librarian rank; Full time; Tenure track. RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide reference and information services to ECSU Smith Library users. Assist Information Literacy Librarian with planning and delivery of the library's instruction program. Participate in outreach service to off-campus students and faculty. Foster the use of the library and its resources through various promotional activities. Report to the Head of Public and Research Services. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND ABILITIES: 1. Provide reference and information services to library users. 2. Assist the Information Literacy Librarian in developing instructional materials for classroom or online delivery. Actively participate in the delivery of the library's instruction program. 3. Participate in proposing and developing new strategies to extend the library's public service programs, including out-reach to remote users, and support for Continuing Education students and faculty. 4. Participate in the library's Liaison/Builder program for collection development. 5. Help promote library services through participation in University and professional activities, and by developing promotional materials. 6. Work collegially with all library staff, faculty, and students. 7. Work well with a culturally diverse population. 8. Keep abreast of current trends in reference and information literacy services. 9. Participate in professional, library, and university activities, meeting tenure requirements. 10. Some night and/or weekend work may be required, including support for Access Services functions as circumstances dictate. QUALIFICATIONS: Required: ALA accredited Master's degree or its international equivalent. A strong service orientation. Relevant experience in providing reference services and library instruction in a print and online environment. Experience using an online integrated library system. Excellent written, oral, and presentation skills. Ability to work harmoniously and effectively with all segments of the University community. Desired: Academic library experience. Substantial information literacy experience, and demonstrated ability to deliver information literacy to students in an effective and engaging manner. Knowledge of presentation/authoring software. Strong technical skills including web-authoring skills, publishing software, digitization, and imaging experience. An additional advanced degree in a subject area. To apply, send letter of application, resume, and three recent letters of reference to: Patricia S. Banach, Director of Library Services, J. Eugene Smith Library, Eastern Connecticut State University, 83 Windham Street, Willimantic, CT 06226. Screening begins immediately and will continue until position is filled. Eastern Connecticut is an AA/EEO employer. Women, members of protected classes, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.