Librarian – Coleman University

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A librarian in the academic community is responsible for the collection, dissemination and preservation of information and source materials and for services in support of the teaching, research and general learning functions of the University. As such, the librarian will support the Dean of Education in the management of academic endeavors of the university. A librarian instructs and assists in finding and evaluating information, wherever it may be located. A librarian is entrusted with the responsibility of ensuring the availability of information and ideas, no matter how controversial, so that teachers may freely teach and students may freely learn. A librarian is a member of a profession explicitly committed to intellectual freedom and the freedom of access to information for present and future generations, following the Code of Ethics of the American Library Association and its Library Bill of Rights.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following, although other duties may be assigned.

FOREMOST, all employees must recognize each student and fellow employee as a client/customer and must treat each individual with the dignity and respect a professional accords a client.

In accordance with the mission statement of the University, in collaboration with one another, and in defense of free inquiry, the librarian is responsible for providing services such as reference, instruction, collection development, and outreach. Examples of such duties include, but are not limited to:

  • providing information literacy instruction in person and online through workshops and other modes of instruction,
  • providing reference services in person and online using various print and electronic resources,
  • designing and producing curricular support materials, tutorials, and other instructional resources in a variety of formats,
  • developing collections in support of the various programs at the institution,
  • collaborating with discipline faculty on assignments and integration of information literacy into University curriculum,
  • collaborating with other employees to prepare accreditation self-studies for the library.

INTERACTION: 

Ability to interact effectively with students, instructors, staff, corporate officers, and the public through many communication channels.

Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS: 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND QUALITIES:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. The University will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES required by the job:

  • Knowledge of academic practices and procedures.
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching, specifically information literacy instruction.
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to collaborate with others.
  • A high level of research competency.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

The librarian holds a Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited university and has at least two years of experience in an academic library setting.

Preferred: A second post‑baccalaureate degree in business, education, information technology or a related field and experience integrating new technologies into a library context.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS:

The librarian must possess a strong public service orientation. This individual possesses the ability to work as part of cross-departmental teams; has well-developed organization and planning skills; and demonstrates excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to teach and present in front of groups.

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