Student Experience Librarian and Instruction Coordinator - SUNY Maritime College
Posted on November 15, 2019
The Student Experience Librarian and Instruction Coordinator is responsible for spearheading library instruction efforts. This position will work with faculty, regimental staff, and student support services to support the learning and research needs of students. Furthermore, this position will work towards increasing student retention by facilitating a robust schedule of activities designed to make student feel part of a broader campus community.
Serves as the primary contact within the Library for learning and research support.
Cultivates and sustains collaborative relationships with faculty, students, and staff in support of campus teaching, learning, research and student success.
Helps scholars use common information literacy tools and methods through instruction and training on library resources, research techniques and methodologies.
Provides consultation for student research projects.
Assists with inter-library lending and borrowing.
Develops and implements a robust information literacy program based on institution learning outcomes and industry best practices.
Coordinates and teaches general library research classes to undergraduate and graduate students and develops customized supplementary materials/tools as needed for instruction sessions.
Manages and assess information literacy instruction.
Responsible for the creation of research guides in collaboration with fellow librarians.
Participates in outreach and promotion events and maintain the library’s presence on campus, including but not limited to the Library Lecture Series, Book Club.
Partners with faculty, researchers, partners, and vendors, to plan creative, effective and innovative workshops.
Curate exhibits that highlight library resources, celebrate diversity and promote retention.
Initiates, builds, and nurtures relationships within the library, campus, and external communities to develop and implement library services based on student needs current standards and best practices.
With the library team, ensure efficient daily operations, quality outcomes, and user satisfaction.
Trains staff and student workers as necessary.
Provides general and specialized reference service in person and electronically.
Serves as a subject liaison for developing resources and collections.
Participates in professional service and research activities in support of promotion and tenure requirements.
Serves on college and library committees, participates in local, regional, and national associations, and engages in scholarly activity required for promotion and tenure.
Master’s degree in information and/or library science from an ALA-accredited school or an ALA- approved foreign equivalent
Ability to gather, analyze, and report data
Demonstrated collaboration and teamwork skills
Excellent communication skills, including listening, writing, and speaking
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and meticulous attention to detail
Ability to work independently and perform complicated tasks with minimal supervision
Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing assignments and needs
Strong customer service ethic
Demonstrated organizational and problem solving ability
Knowledge of current and emerging trends in academic librarianship
Evidence of successful collaboration
Ability to work occasional nights and weekends
Experience in an academic or research library
Demonstrated success in instruction development and delivery