~~Is this job for you?
Have you been known to engage a room full of people with your instructive prowess? Does data mining and analyzing statistics put a smile on your face? Have you ever created a mental book list while on your commute to work? Do you have a positive perspective? Do you look to make a powerful and lasting impact? Are you able to stay focused in an interruption rich environment? Are you looking to start your career in an exciting academic library?
If you answered yes to all of these questions, this might be the right job for you. We are looking for an efficient, innovative, and organized problem-solver and team member. You should be a good communicator and someone who enjoys working in a diverse, intercultural environment.
About the Library and Information Commons
The Donald B. Watt Library and Information Commons provides a collection of materials and original research relevant to SIT Graduate Institute’s and SIT Study Abroad’s curricula. These materials include e-books, electronic databases, video streaming, and original undergraduate and graduate student or faculty research, in addition to books, DVDs, videotapes, and periodicals,. The majority of the library’s collection is available in electronic format as 93% of the Library’s more than 3,000 patrons are remote users arrayed in 35 countries around the world and at the SIT Graduate Institute’s Washington D.C. instruction site.
The Access and Instructional Services Librarian actively promotes the collection to students and faculty and responsively plans and delivers many of the Library’s access and instructional services. The position provides support and oversight of the InterLibrary Loan and Document Delivery systems, in addition to overseeing reference and circulation services. The candidate reports to the Donald B. Watt Library Director and works in close collaboration with the Electronic Services Librarian and the Educational Technologist. Areas of responsibility include but are not limited to:
- Actively promotes the collection, and assists with library marketing and outreach activities.
- Manages access and circulation services (utilizing all aspects of Koha, ILLIAD, and Springshare products, such as LibGuides and LibAnswers), including stacks and reserves management, patron account creation and modification, collection retrieval and delivery for on-campus and remote patrons. Supervises circulation desk activities.
- Manages Document Delivery (Interlibrary loan, commercial document suppliers, table of contents, etc.)
- Manages the adoption, implementation, and review of new technologies and methods to ensure quality of cataloging, metadata, and access to library services.
- Hires, supervises and trains library student workers/staff in the technical processing of all materials for the library collection.
- Provides reference and research assistance to on- and off-campus students, faculty, and staff.
- Provides library instruction to on-campus and off-campus students via email, phone and IM chat.
- Develops electronic training materials, instructional videos, interactive online tutorials, and research guides that focus on library databases and services.
- Develops new discovery tools for enhanced access to local, national, and international collections.
- Manages library acquisitions for reserves and interlibrary loan for purchase services.
- Assists with creating and maintaining content on library website.
- Responsible for collection development in assigned subject areas by evaluating collections and materials, serving as faculty liaison in assigned subjects, and recommending new purchases and licenses for online resources.
- Oversee all aspects of the physical space and its maintenance and operations
- Other duties may be assigned.
- Master’s Degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science from an accredited institution. If currently in graduate school, must complete degree within one semester of hire.
- Experience in Library Instruction.
- Ability to work effectively with remotely based patrons and with a diverse population from the U.S. and abroad.
- Ability to work some weekends and evening hours.
- Minimum of one year of academic library experience.
- Previous experience with Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services, Koha, and Springshare software (LibGuides, LibCal, LibAnswers, LibChat).
- Competency in one or more foreign languages.
- Experience in project and digital assets management.
- Student worker supervision.
Review of applications will begin immediately until position is filled. Please submit the following as one PDF and also email to Oscar.Lanzagalindo@sit.edu:
- Cover Letter
- Three professional references