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SUNY Oswego – First-Year Experience/Evening Librarian

Job Description – First-Year Experience/Evening Librarian

Penfield Library of the State University of New York at Oswego seeks an innovative, proactive, service-oriented librarian to fill an exciting new position of First-Year Experience/Evening Librarian.

The person in this position will serve as Penfield Library’s liaison to SUNY Oswego’s special courses and programs for first-year students, and lead library participation in college recruitment and orientation events. Responsibilities include collaboration with the faculty and staff leading first-year programs; service on the instruction team; and design, promotion, implementation and assessment of instruction and outreach programs for first-year students. This new position includes working with freshman across many disciplines in programs such as our FirstChoice programs and Living/Learning Communities, and with high school students visiting the Library and campus admissions events.  In addition this librarian will participate in the reference service rotation, including virtual reference, and will be responsible for collection development and instruction for assigned subject liaison areas.

This is a 12-month, tenure-track position with faculty status at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian.  It is an evening position with regular hours from 12:30 to 9 p.m., and rotating weekend shifts.  The position reports to the Coordinator of Instruction and also works closely with the Library’s Reference and Collection Development Coordinators.

An MLS from an ALA-accredited institution; experience working in an academic library; teaching experience in a classroom setting;  experience working with first-year college students or programs;  ability to use current reference and teaching technologies, and to adapt quickly in a rapidly changing technological environment; working knowledge of multidisciplinary research resources, including electronic databases; excellent communication skills and ability to work collaboratively with colleagues; strong customer service orientation; experience working with multicultural populations; and availability to work from 12:30 to 9PM Monday-Thursday (Friday daytime hours).

Experience in providing library reference service, including chat reference; experience with library collection development; experience in managing multiple responsibilities; project leadership experience.

Review of applications will begin November 28, 2011, and will continue until the position is filled. Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications, a copy of transcripts, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three current professional references. Official transcripts are required prior to hiring.

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