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Detailed Job Description

Please note:

  • International travel to the global campuses may be required
  • Occasional weekend and non-traditional shifts will be required to accommodate time zone differences

This professional librarian provides reference, research services, and instruction to students, staff, the community and faculty at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). This includes the Rochester, NY, RIT Dubai, RIT Croatia, RIT Kosovo and RIT China campuses. The librarian builds upon an ongoing understanding of the disciplines and relevant library resources to navigate and provide instruction in all fields of study including information sciences, media, entrepreneurship, management, web and mobile computing, international business and engineering and international hospitality and service management.

The librarian is responsible for working as a member of the Research & Instruction Services department and collaborating with colleagues throughout the RIT Libraries and across campus to develop dynamic programs and instruction opportunities. This includes partnering with the College of Liberal Arts librarian to develop foundational information literacy classes, assignments and experiences as well as supporting the College of Liberal Arts Exploration Program. The librarian will also support the Division of University Studies and School of Individualized Study.

The ideal candidate will be creative, curious and enthusiastic about teaching and collaboration with an interest in online and global education initiatives.

Primary Responsibilities:
-Working with faculty to develop timely and targeted library instruction and support
-Designing, delivering, and assessing in-person and online teaching sessions
-Participating in on-going collection development and management projects
-Seeking out and developing collaborative partnerships with faculty and staff
-Engaging and participating in ongoing assessment of student learning, library collections and services
-Advocating, representing and communicating the unique needs of the global campus communities including resource access and availability
-Following scholarly trends, resources and new technologies with a view toward their application in research and teaching
-Developing online tutorials and research guides based on student and curricular needs
-Promoting RIT’s institutional repository to faculty and graduate students
-Serving on RIT Libraries committees
-Participating in professional associations or organizations

Department/College Description

RIT Libraries advance knowledge, spark creativity, and connect communities.

As a member of the RIT community, you’ll receive a comprehensive employee benefits package that offers multiple options and access to additional employment advantages. You can tailor your benefit elections to meet your needs (affordable medical/dental/vision benefits; paid vacation/sick time/retirement saving plan with exceptional employer match; and tuition assistance for you and your family, to name a few).

We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student-centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. Links to RIT’s core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.

Required Minimum Qualifications

-Master’s degree from ALA-accredited program of library or information science
-1-2 years’ experience in an academic, public or special library.
-Experience providing reference assistance to library users both in-person and virtually
-Demonstrated teaching and instruction skills and experience
-Experience working with research databases and tools
-Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication including experience working with patrons whose first language isn’t English
-Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills
-Ability to work productively, both independently and with a team
-Evidence of creativity and innovation
-Strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education and ability to work with faculty, students, staff and colleagues from diverse backgrounds
-Ability to travel, including international travel
-Ability to work non-traditional shifts when needed

Preferred Qualifications
-Demonstrated aptitude and experience with relevant information technology, such as integrated library systems, LibGuides and Microsoft Office including proficiency with Excel
-Initiative to provide outreach to students, faculty, and other constituencies
-Demonstrated understanding of principles and best practices of information literacy instruction
-Demonstrated knowledge of online education techniques
-Experience in selecting appropriate curricular-based materials for academic programs, and in the ongoing review of those materials

Required Minimum Education Level: Masters-Other

Required Application Documents
Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume

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