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SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) – Assistant Librarian

Job Description – Assistant Librarian

The F. Franklin Moon Library at SUNY-ESF seeks a forward-thinking assistant librarian to serve as the Library’s Interlibrary Loan and Collections Management Specialist. This position is responsible for interlibrary loan, document delivery, and acquisitions using a patron request driven model for collection development. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the Library Director and other Library staff to explore and implement the use of emerging technologies for rapid fulfillment of patron information needs. This position will also participate in reference rotations, provision of information literacy instruction, departmental liaison program, and other library activities as assigned.

• MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited Library Science program and library or related work experience.
• Strong Analytical and budget management skills.
• Ability to successfully initiate, track, and manage projects.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with faculty, students, vendors and academic administrators.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to use independent judgment, effective organizational and time management skills.

• A second Masters degree in a STEM subject area.
• Experience with ILLiad, OCLC, integrated library management systems, MS Office suite and current interlibrary loan standards and practices.
• Experience with developing academic research collections.
• Ability to work across organizational boundaries.
• General knowledge of discovery and delivery tools including ALEPH, Encore, ILLiad, bibliographic records and call numbering systems.
• Prior academic library experience, including the delivery of information literacy instruction.
• Experience providing reference/instructional services in an academic library setting, teaching experience, or knowledge of instructional methods.
• Experience with LibGuides and RefWorks or similar tools
• Excellent customer service skills

Application Deadline: Although applications will be accepted until the position is filled, candidates should submit their application by April 5, 2013 to assure optimal consideration.

Application Procedure: Submit a cover letter, a resume, and contact information for three references

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