Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Electronic Resources Librarian - Andrew Mellon Library, Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford

Electronic Resources Librarian - Andrew Mellon Library, Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford. Position available: September 2013. The Electronic Resources Librarian position is a 36-week administrative faculty position reporting to the Director of the Andrew Mellon Library. The schedule includes two evenings a week and a portion of the weekend. The Librarian must have a Masters of Library Science, demonstrated facility with rapidly changing technologies and experience providing library services to young people in an academic environment. Choate Rosemary Hall is an independent boarding school; consequently a commitment to actively participating in the school community and student life is expected. Responsibilities: Support students and faculty as they discover, evaluate and retrieve library resources, regardless of format. Participate in the effort to develop the most appropriate collection of resources and technology for students' academic needs and personal interests. Keep current on technology trends and strive to implement appropriate new technologies. Create and support the library's academic atmosphere. Identify appropriate electronic resources: evaluate and present the information for consideration. Promote new electronic resources by sharing information with key faculty and by preparing instructional guides. Work with a variety of consortia to guarantee that we are acquiring resources at the best available price. Given the likelihood that the school will change the platform on which the library website resides, the Electronic Resource Librarian must possess the technical and personal skills appropriate to collaborate in creating the new web presence. Regardless of platform, insure that the library site is well designed, kept current and presents information in an effective way so it can be easily used and promotes the library program and resources. Work with the webmaster and ITS to make sure all resources are working properly and presented effectively on a variety of platforms, i.e. iPads, thin clients, laptops, mobile devices. Leadership responsibility in maintaining and expanding the library's collection of LibGuides. Review and revise the library's LibGuide templates as necessary. Work with librarians and faculty to expand the role of LibGuides in the library instructional program. Actively participate in the library's instructional program. Prepare general orientation sessions; demonstrate online resources to classes as necessary. Work with students on an individual basis to teach them how to find and use appropriate materials on a variety of platforms. Actively participate in the acquisition process. Read reviews in the library journals and internet sites which describe appropriate resources. Participate in the formal weeding process to insure that the collection houses the best material available regardless of format. Actively participate in the discussions and planning sessions for the library program. Bring to library faculty meetings issues of concern and ideas for improving the library program. Monitor and oversee the work of the library supporting staff during the evenings when serving as the librarian on duty. Work to see that the library study atmosphere is maintained through the firm, fair and friendly application of the library rules and procedures. Coordinate the annual book sale and other special library celebrations. Resumes should be sent to: Kathy White, Assistant to the Dean of Faculty, Choate Rosemary Hall, 333 Christian Street, Wallingford, CT 06492 or