About this Job
Siena Heights University
Position Description: Public Service and Reference Librarian
Siena Heights University is a comprehensive liberal arts centered university located in Adrian, Michigan. The University is a private, Catholic, co-educational institution, sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters. Through a strong liberal education curriculum and progressive academic programs, Siena Heights serves traditional students and working professionals in undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
This is a full-time, 10-month faculty appointment. In this position, the Public Service and Reference Librarian actively develops, maintains, and administers the physical collection and online library environment, ensuring equitable access to library materials. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to stay abreast of library technology trends, implementing cutting edge tools and services that will contribute to an active learning environment.
In addition, the Public Service and Reference Librarian is responsible for duties in these areas:
•Reference: Managing reference activities including staffing the reference desk and guiding students, faculty, and staff in the use of Library's physical and electronic collections; meeting with students and/or faculty one-on-one or in groups for research appointments and assignment planning.
Information Literacy: Creating/maintaining LibGuides, leading information literacy instruction sessions, demonstrating how to best utilize the library's physical and electronic collections and teaching students research strategies and ethical research concepts based on the ACRL information literacy framework and using a Critical Librarianship/Pedagogy lens.
•Collection Development: Selecting and deselecting appropriate library resources within assigned subjects to support campus curriculum and faculty research.
•Outreach: Library programming, staffing, liaising to academic departments and student groups, administering and overseeing content creation for Library social media.
•General Public Services: overseeing the Circulation Desk as needed, searching for missing books, taking fines, resolving patron issues, etc.
Qualified candidates are invited to send their cover letter, Curriculum Vita/resume, and list of three professional references to [email protected]. In the subject line of the email, please reference the job title of this position to ensure timely review and distribution of your materials. Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
• Graduate degree in librarianship from an ALA-accredited institution.
• 1-2 years of professional experience, preferably in an academic library.
• Effective teaching skills, in group and individual settings.
• Demonstrated experience using databases, other electronic resources,
online catalogs, and other web-based and print resources.
• Enthusiasm and commitment to library public services.
• Conversant with emerging technologies and emerging pedagogies.
• Excellent communication skills with the ability to follow and give clear
instructions and to communicate effectively with users and students.
• Ability to contribute to a positive work culture that fosters excellent customer
service and teamwork
• Strong planning, organizational and analytical skills.
• Clear writing ability and knowledge of trends and changes in academic
Siena Heights University prohibits discrimination and harassment and provides equal employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. SHU is committed to recruiting, hiring, and promoting qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.
How to Apply
Apply to this opportunity using the contact method(s) below
Please send resumes/vita, cover letter, reference lists, and transcripts to: [email protected]. Include the job title in the subject line. The University provides a rich benefits program, that includes: healthcare, dental, vision, tuition remission, retirement, paid holidays, paid vacation, paid sick leave, etc.
Posted On: Jan 12, 2023 / This posting expires: Mar 1, 2023