Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Library Lecturer, Business Reference and Instruction

J Eugene Smith Library, Eastern Connecticut State University. 19 hours per week. Temporary, part-time. No benefits. RESPONSIBILITIES: As a member of the Library’s professional staff, provide reference and instruction to students, faculty and staff with an emphasis on Business subjects. Provide information literacy sessions as requested by faculty to support the Library’s information literacy program. Staff the Reference Desk, and provide support for Access Services as needs dictate. Report to the Head of Public and Research Services. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND ABILITIES: Actively participate in the delivery of user education to traditional users, distance learners, and off-site users. Staff the Reference/Information desk as assigned, including demonstrating the use of library tools and equipment, answering the reference phone, email, chat, texts, keeping statistics on reference queries, etc.  Provide information literacy sessions as requested by faculty to support the Library’s information literacy program, particularly in Business related subjects. Assist in staffing the Circulation Desk and supervising staff and students as needed.  Work collegially with the library’s professional staff and effectively with its support staff as part of the library team. Serve as a librarian liaison to an academic department(s) as needed. Perform other duties as assigned based on library needs, including night/weekend work. Work well with a culturally diverse client population. Keep abreast of current trends in user education, information literacy, public services, and librarianship. QUALIFICATIONS: Required: MLS degree from an ALA accredited, or equivalent international program. Demonstrated competence in public services areas in college/university libraries, including reference and user education. Expertise in using Business databases and other Reference sources pertaining to Business.  Comfortable and adept with new information technologies. Excellent oral and written communications skills. High degree of flexibility and dependability in work schedule to meet instructional requests and accommodate Library schedule needs. Friendly, welcoming demeanor and ability to work well with students, faculty, staff and local community patrons. Grace under pressure required. Desired: An undergraduate degree in a Business or Economics related field and/or an advanced degree in a Business or Economics subject area. Experience in providing information literacy in a classroom setting. Digital skills related to digital humanities. Qualified applicants should send a letter of application, resume, and three letters of recommendation to the attention of Patricia Banach, Director of Library Services, J. Eugene Smith Library, Eastern Connecticut State University, 83 Windham Street, Willimantic, CT  06226.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Electronic submissions are accepted and encouraged (banachp@easternct.edu).