Monday, June 26, 2017

Branch and Special Projects Librarian – Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts of the University of New Haven

Branch and Special Projects LibrarianLyme Academy College of Fine Arts of the University of New Haven. 35 hour/week position with benefits; the salary meets the CLA recommended minimum.
     Duties: Under the direction of the University Librarian, following standard library practices and library policy, the Branch and Special Projects Librarian has two major areas of responsibility. This position contributes to an innovative and collaborative approach to user-centered services and collections. The position is responsible for handling assigned projects that will benefit the entire University Library System at the main campus and all other locations in which the University offers instruction. The position is responsible for the diversified library work necessary to ensure the smooth operation of the Branch Library at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to, selection of materials, collection development and weeding, development of the information literacy program, the embedded librarian program, course reserves, journal services, and providing assistance to faculty and students utilizing the various resources and technologies in the Library. This librarian works closely with the teaching faculty to develop and integrate library instruction and information literacy to make the relevant links to the curriculum. The Lyme campus and its library are dedicated to programs in the fine arts and will require an innovative approach to maximize the library and its benefit of resources to students and faculty. The librarian collaborates with librarians on the main campus in designing library instruction curriculum to enhance lesson plans, design online learning materials, and analyze and present alternative models of information literacy instructions. The librarian produces a variety of informational and instructional materials, including library guides, web-based tutorials, and posting to the course management system.
     Qualifications: MLS degree from an ALA-accredited school required; demonstrated ability to teach in a library instruction program is essential as is current library reference practice; experience in an academic library is preferred; experience with integrated library systems is required and familiarity with the Voyager system is preferred. A background or degree in the fine arts is preferred. This librarian must be service-oriented and have effective, demonstrated verbal and written communication skills. Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize are necessary. Demonstrated ability to work collegially and professionally with all levels of staff is essential. Strong computer & information management skills are needed. Experience with LibGuides, Microsoft Office applications, instructional design applications, and course management systems, such as Blackboard strongly preferred. The position requires flexibility in scheduling including evening and weekend hours to provide library instruction during scheduled class times or extended library hours, such as exam periods and open houses.
     Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the Branch and Special Projects Librarian is appointed. Applications received by July 17, 2017 will receive priority consideration. Applications should include a cover letter specifying the search number, a resume, and names/phone numbers of 3 professional references. Email to: Include Search 17-02LA in the subject line of the email. The University of New Haven is an Equal Opportunity Employer.