Outreach and Instructional Services Librarian — University at Albany — Albany, New York 12222

Oct 9, 2006 by

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POSITION: Outreach and Instructional Services Librarian, Science Library, at the Assistant or Senior Assistant level

RESPONSIBILITIES: The University at Albany libraries seek a creative librarian to coordinate, promote, and articipate in Science Library instruction and outreach to the University and local communities. The successful candidate will: Assess the current instructional services of the Science Library and plan for enhanced services, including customized presentations to student groups, faculty, and others. Serve as liaison, and collaborate with, information literacy instructors from the University Library and the Dewey Graduate Library. In consultation with other Science Library faculty and staff, create and maintain web pages for the library. Provide general library instruction and orientation. Collaborate with subject bibliographers to implement effective teaching techniques and apply information technology to science information literacy. Participate in developing and teaching the credit-course, UNL 206, Science Information Literacy and course-integrated instruction. Participate in reference service and individual research consultations. Position includes assigned hours at the Reference/Research desk, including some evening/weekend hours. Engage in research, publication and service to the Libraries, the University, and the profession, as expected for promotion and continuing appointment.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: A Master’s degree in Librarianship from an ALA-accredited institution or foreign equivalent. Demonstrated experience in information literacy teaching and reference work; web page authoring skills; interpersonal skills; and, evidence of highly effective communication skills, both in written and oral English. Applicants must address in their cover letters their abilities to work with a culturally diverse population. Preferred: Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in a science subject. All finalists invited to interview will be asked to submit official transcripts and to present on a specific topic to all library personnel.

TERMS & BENEFITS: Calendar year appointment and tenure-track position; sick leave and annual leave at 1.25 days each per month; health insurance, dental, vision and prescription coverage. TIAA/CREF or New York State Employees’ Retirement available (employee contribution rate 3%).

SUBMIT APPLICATIONS BY E-MAIL, IF POSSIBLE TO: azrl@uamail.albany.edu or to Anna Z. Radkowski-Lee, Library Personnel Officer, University at Albany Libraries-LI 111, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12222

DEADLINE: November 4, 2006. Please include the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of three references in addition to your resume and cover letter.

THE UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY, SUNY AND THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES Albany’s University Libraries are among the top 100 research libraries in the United States. They are a highly valued partner in teaching and research at the University, serving a campus community of 16,000 full-time and part-time students and 2,300 faculty and staff and a broader regional, national and international community. The Libraries employ a dynamic and knowledgeable staff of 124 FTE and 300 part-time student assistants to provide excellent services to a campus community that makes heavy demands on these services. Collections total over 2 million cataloged volumes and the Libraries offer a full spectrum of resources, from rare books and manuscripts to electronic resources. Librarians work closely with teaching faculty to offer user education and information literacy instruction. The University Library on the main campus is a 175,000 square feet, 4 story building. It contains several fully-networked library classrooms and laboratories, a 60 seat computer user room, a large networked reference area, and an interactive media center.

The Thomas E. Dewey Graduate Library on the Rockefeller College campus serves the graduate schools of Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Social Welfare and Information Science and Policy. The Science Library, opened in September 1999 on the main campus, houses the Science Library, the M. E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, and the Libraries’ Preservation Department.

The University Libraries are fully automated, offering an extensive array of electronic and networked resources and Web-accessible services. Minerva, the Libraries’ Web-based catalog, contains information on all cataloged holdings and is Internet accessible. The Libraries are members of the Association of Research Libraries and The Center for Research Libraries. Additional information about the University at Albany Libraries is available at: (http:/library.albany.edu).