The Systems and Learning Technologies Librarian will work collaboratively with others to identify, develop, deploy, and manage new and existing technologies (hardware, software, virtual and cloud-based) to support library services, teaching and learning, research and creative endeavors. This is inclusive of electronic resources, Ex Libris Alma/Primo, Ship library web site, and applications to deliver reference and instructional services. This position will require innovation, creativity and a willingness to problem solve.
Administer and maintain the integrated library management system (Alma) and discovery tool (Primo) and electronic resources access. Troubleshoot issues that may arise with these tools Provide technical expertise, day-to-day administration, and broad support for traditional and emerging library hardware and software. Serve as administrator for subscribed Springshare products. Work collaboratively with others, within the library and across campus, on systems-related, technology-related, and digitally-based services and projects. Provides library systems support to library colleagues. Understands and responds to library systems-related needs across library units. Engage faculty and students to explore new technologies around which the Library may build research and learning support services. Manage the evolving slate of library technology service operations. Participate in the collaborative libraries-wide efforts to extend technology learning support to students and faculty across the curriculum through resource development, training and communication. Work closely with the Center for Teaching Excellence on Blackboard administration. Responsible for all facets and complexities of the Electronic Resources life-cycle, from acquisition to access, administration, support and evaluation; advocates for fair terms & pricing, open access, new models of shared access, and content preservation. Work closely with the Content Management Librarian to identify new e-resources, and evaluate & assess collections for content, discoverability and ease of access. Communicate changes in content & platforms to library faculty and staff in a timely and effective manner. Generate and maintain customized reports for library systems and learning technologies. Participate in library instruction, including creation of research guides, in collaboration with fellow librarians. Trains staff and student workers as necessary. Provides general and specialized reference service in person and virtually. Serves as a subject liaison for developing resources and collections. Teaches general library research classes to undergraduate and graduate students and develops customized supplementary materials/tools as needed for instruction sessions. 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. High degree of current awareness in computers and related technologies in emerging use at institutions of higher education. Strong understanding of electronic resource management and library systems. Knowledge of Blackboard/learning management systems. 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. Knowledge of current and emerging trends in academic librarianship. Ability to work occasional nights and weekends.
Throggs Neck, NY
6 Pennyfield Avenue, Throggs Neck, NY 10465
Human Resource Services, 718-409-7303, [email protected]