New York School of Interior Design
Job posted to this site on October 31st at 10:32am
Application Deadline: December 1st 2023
Overview: Reporting to the Director of the Library, the Librarian manages the day-to day operations of Library’s public services activities, including the two materials libraries and supervision of all library student workers for coverage of the Library’s circulation and reference desk. The Librarian plays a leadership role in adopting and implementing new and creative technologies and workflow in the above-mentioned areas. S/he also coordinates with NYU’s Access, Delivery and Resource Sharing Services for issues related to circulation and the shared integrated library system, Alma. The Librarian will serve as the backup of the Director when s/he is absent.
- Manage the day-to-day operations of the Library’s circulation desk, including scheduling desk coverage, supervision and training of all student workers, managing the Reserves collection, and providing circulation and reference services when needed.
- Working with other librarians, assess and determine the levels of library services, formulate and document library procedures and policies pertaining to its services, recommend and implement new service models if necessary.
- Assume the leadership role in introducing and implementing new library/information technologies pertaining to public and instructional services, including but not limited to WordPress (on which the library website is built), LibGuides, Omeka, and other social media channels.
- Manage The Mario Buatta Materials Atelier on the 2nd floor of NYSID’s 70th Street building (Main Campus), and The Ruth and C.J. Trimble Materials Collection on the 3rd Floor of NYSID’s Graduate Center.
- Working with the Director, develop relationships with vendors and firms to ensure steady supply of new material samples.
- Maintain the Library’s collections, including performing inventory and implementing yearly shelf-read workflow, weeding, tracing lost books, and recommending books for replacement.
- Assess preservation needs for the collection, including training student workers to perform simple book repairs or coordinating with vendors for professional bindery or preservation services.
- Working with Facilities, develop and maintain the Library’s written disaster plan, providing training in disaster prevention and preparedness for library staff and student workers.
- Coordinate with NYU’s Access, Delivery and Resource Sharing Services for issues related to circulation and the shared integrated library system, Alma.
- Maintain and collect statistics relevant to the above-mentioned areas.
- Serve as the backup of the Director when s/he is absent.
- Other duties, projects and activities as may become necessary.
- MLS from an ALA-accredited institution.
- Bachelors in art history, fine arts, design, or architecture preferred.
- 1-2 years of library experience related to circulation, reference, or library instruction services preferred.
- Proven experience in managing part-time staff or student workers.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills for lectures, presentations, and working with library/archives users, staff, outside donors, and vendors.
- Former experience in formulating and documenting library procedures and policies.
- Experience using integrated library systems, such as Aleph/Alma, particularly the circulation module; basic knowledge of MARC cataloging and acquisitions records.
- Strong technical skills of evaluating and employing a variety of new Web tools, systems platforms, and social media channels to facilitate and promote library services and operations.
- Former experience of collection development and library instructional programs preferred.
- Professional committee memberships/activities in related organizations, such as ARLIS/NA, VRA, AASL, ALA, or ACRL, desirable.
- Ability to work independently, be flexible, and have high attention to detail
- A proactive problem solver; exercise judgment if necessary.
- Strong supervisory skills, demonstrate ability to motivate his/her staff.
- Friendly, with strong service orientation and good people and communication skills.
- General knowledge of art, architecture, and design research resources.
- Demonstrated track record of coordinating and completing projects and tasks with limited resources.
- Must be able to multi-task and have good time-management skills.
- May be required to cover some evening or weekend shifts.
- Ability to perform physical activities associated with library collections.
LocationNew York School of Interior Design, 170 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021
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