Position: Reference/Web Services Librarian
Deadline Date: Open until filled
Adelphi University Libraries seek a service oriented professional with website management experience to provide research assistance to patrons, teach students to effectively find information, and take a leadership role in the design, development and management of the Library website. Provides reference service, selects materials in assigned area(s), teaches information literacy, and is responsible for the oversight of the Library website. Chairs Library Web Committee, evaluates and recommends web applications and tools, and works with the Electronic Resources Librarian and others to promote and evaluate electronic resources. Advises on OPAC functionality and usability and keeps abreast of information technology trends. Represents the library to campus and external agencies.
Qualifications: This is a tenure track library faculty position. Applicants must hold a master’s degree from an ALA accredited school of library/information science. A second post baccalaureate degree or similar proof of advanced study is highly preferred and is required for promotion to the rank of Associate Professor and tenure. It is desirable that applicants will have strong reference experience, preferably in an academic environment, 1-2 years website management experience, a basic understanding and familiarity with a CMS such as Wordpress, a strong interest in user interface design, and familiarity with current and emerging library technology and website best practices, trends and standards. The successful candidate will have a strong user service orientation, core academic values, library instruction experience, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ability to lead and build consensus among library faculty and staff, the ability to work in a collegial environment, and evidence of ability to meet criteria for promotion and tenure.
Work Year: 190-day work year per the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
University and Library profile: Adelphi University, chartered in 1896, was the first institution of higher education for liberal arts and sciences on Long Island. The University is committed to building a diverse faculty and offers a broad array of programs to a diverse student population of nearly 8,000, of which one-third are graduate students. The Libraries serve the main Garden City campus and locations in Hauppauge, Hudson Valley, and Manhattan.
Application Information: Position available September 2013. Screening of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted until position is filled.
For full job description and application see http://www.adelphi.edu/positions/faculty. Include letter of application and contact information for three references. Adelphi University is an AA/EOE Employer.