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SUNY New Paltz – Reference and Instruction Librarian

Job Description – Reference and Instruction Librarian

The Sojourner Truth Library at the State University of New York at New Paltz invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Librarian position beginning in August 2012.

Working within the Information Access team of librarians, the candidate will provide reference and instruction services to students and faculty at SUNY New Paltz. These services include, but aren’t limited to: Provision of information literacy instruction to classes and groups; provision of general public reference assistance at the Information Desk; assistance to users in finding information using the library catalog, electronic databases and other resources; creation of instructional guides through the use of the “LibGuides” program; participation in collection development and faculty liaison/student mentoring services and participation in the library’s strong program of cross training. Occasional evening and weekend assignments are required.

An ALA-accredited master’s degree in library/information science required. A successful candidate will have demonstrable knowledge of electronic and traditional information sources and services, reference experience, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, library instruction and/or teaching experience and a strong service orientation. Initiative, flexibility and the ability to work cooperatively in a team-based, user-centered environment is critically important. Academic experience is desirable.

We especially encourage applications from individuals who can bring diverse cultural and ethnic perspectives and experiences to the campus and who can advise and mentor all members of our diverse student body.

Applications accepted until position is filled; priority given to applications received by 7/09/12.

Submissions may be either electronic or in paper. Please submit: letter of application, curriculum vitae or resume, names and contact addresses of three (3) professional references to: or

Chair, Reference Assistant Librarian Search Committee
State University of New York at New Paltz
1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561

Please note Search #F12-08 on all materials submitted.

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