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Early Career Development Resident

  • Otterbein University's Courtright Memorial Library
  • Westerville, Ohio
  • Entry-Level
  • Full-Time

About this Job

When completing the on-line application, upload a resume and a cover letter that includes your long-term library interests and how you hope the residency will help those goals.

To help attract a talented team, Otterbein offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time faculty and staff. Benefits at Otterbein include tuition benefits for employees and their dependents, 4 weeks of vacation, 11 paid holidays, medical, dental, vision, life insurance and disability.

Salary

Competitive

Required Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Otterbein University requires all employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or have a medial or religious exemption approved by the University HR Director. Proof of vaccination or an approved exemption must be submitted to the University Human Resources department prior to the employees start date. Finalist candidates who would like to request information regarding religious and medical exemptions will be directed to the HR Director Scott Fitzgerald for details.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Candidates with less than two years of experience in a full-time professional librarian position are being sought. MLS/MLIS preferred; if a candidate is in the last semester of their MLS/MLIS program, they are welcome to apply. However, the candidate must complete their MLS/MLIS within the first six months of employment to continue the residency.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: N/A

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Must be competent in general math.

TECHNICAL SKILLS: Requires thorough knowledge of general and specialized reference sources as well as alternative sources of information (government documents, etc). Needs familiarity with learning management software (such as Blackboard or Moodle), general office equipment, Microsoft Office software, and Springshare tools. Able to provide basic technical support for library computers and equipment. Experience using Innovative Interfaces, Inc. (III) and familiarity with both PC and Mac platforms preferred.

REASONING ABILITY: Requires ability to set goals and priorities. Must possess excellent attention to detail; must be a team player and interact collegially with co-workers and other constituencies. Needs to be alert and diligent in maximizing opportunities to involve faculty and students in library use

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk or hear, sit, reach and use repetitive motions of hands and wrists. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop or bend. The employee must frequently lift and/or carry up to 20 pounds and occasionally push and/or pull up to 20 pounds. This position requires close vision. Must be able to meet regular and predictable attendance standards.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Duties are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting.

Desired Qualifications

MLS/MLIS preferred. If a candidate is in the last semester of their MLS/MLIS program, they are welcome to apply. However, the candidate must complete their MLS/MLIS within the first six months of employment to continue the residency.

Employer Statement

This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind of level of difficulty.

Otterbein University is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.

Otterbein University is committed to providing a welcoming environment free from unlawful discrimination. To this end, the University prohibits any form of discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, pregnancy, religion, creed, marital status, partnership status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, disability, military status, or any other legally protected status in its programs and activities. However, the University’s commitment to a nondiscriminatory environment is not intended to abridge unduly its commitment to academic freedom, free speech, or its educational mission. Inquiries or complaints regarding any form of discrimination or harassment may be directed to: Scott Fitzgerald Director of Human Resources and Legal Affairs Title IX Coordinator 614.823.1130

How to Apply

Apply to this opportunity using the contact method(s) below

Additional Instructions:

When completing the on-line application, upload a resume and a cover letter that includes your long-term library interests and how you hope the residency will help those goals.

To help attract a talented team, Otterbein offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time faculty and staff. Benefits at Otterbein include tuition benefits for employees and their dependents, 4 weeks of vacation, 11 paid holidays, medical, dental, vision, life insurance and disability.

Posted On: Dec 13, 2021 / This posting expires: Jan 6, 2022