This position will provide leadership and professional expertise in library resource sharing and electronic resource access and discovery. The incumbent will proactively identify user pain points in the discovery and delivery of library resources and collaborate across library units to find solutions to these problems. The position will lead the collection and analysis of usage data to support e-resource collection assessment and process improvement.
The Discovery and Resource Sharing Librarian has responsibility for the overall, strategic direction of electronic resource management in the library and directs the day-to-day operations among the unit staff. The position coordinates the activation, customization, and maintenance of a wide range of licensed electronic resources such as databases, journals, and books. They will oversee all resource sharing activities, including managing ILL systems and service quality. They will stay abreast of emerging trends and standards in e-resource discovery and sharing and establish best practices.
Other responsibilities include supervising two full-time staff members; administration of e-resource management tools (e.g. EZProxy, Full Text Finder, Summon, etc.); oversight of resource sharing systems (ILLiad/Tipasa) and ILL request fulfillment; and maintaining the integrity of e-resource knowledge bases. The successful candidate will be professionally engaged, forward-thinking, collaborative, and able to initiate and complete projects in a timely and independent manner.
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This librarian will design, coordinate, and assess learning opportunities and services, including research assistance and library instruction, for undergraduate programs such as first-year composition and first-year experience classes. The person in this position will evaluate the undergraduate user’s experience of the library and explore avenues for engaging with partners across campus including the Honors College, Writing and Learning Commons, First Year Experience Programs, and will work to enhance outreach to transfer students and other undergraduate communities.
The librarian in this position will also provide high-quality face-to-face and virtual reference services to all of the library’s constituencies at the library’s reference service point and will develop tutorials and research guides based on student and curricular needs. The librarian will participate in collection development and perform other duties as assigned.
All RIS librarians at Hunter Library provide interdisciplinary, high-quality research assistance and library instruction during weekdays, evenings, and weekends. RIS librarians also participate—both on campus and at other instructional sites—in an active information literacy program and collaborate with colleagues in library-wide decision-making and initiatives. The successful candidate will assume responsibility for additional duties, projects, assignments, and initiatives as needed or assigned.
This is a 12-month, tenure-track position reporting to the Research and Instruction Services department head. The successful candidate will be professionally engaged, inquisitive, creative, and fully committed to fulfilling tenure requirements in teaching/librarianship, service, and scholarship.
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