Location: Alfred, NY Category: Faculty Posted On: Mon Feb 13 2017 Job Description:
The Hinkle Memorial Library at Alfred State is accepting applications for Assistant Librarian (rank equivalent to Instructor). This is a full-time, tenure track, 10-month position. We a seeking an energetic, creative, service-oriented individual to join the library faculty team. Primary duties are participation in the library instruction program and administrative involvement with the library management system (Aleph 500). Responsibilities also include reference service, collection development, assessment, and participation in faculty governance and college life.
Assist patrons at the information desk and at library workstations, which includes some evening and weekend hours.
Participation in library instruction, including creation of library guides and collaboration with other librarians.
Trains staff as necessary; may supervise full-time and/or part-time non-librarian employees.
Supporting technical services staff in purchase, cataloging, and maintenance of materials.
Strongly Preferred Qualifications:
Ability to demonstrate creative approaches to public service and instruction.
A record of working collaboratively with diverse constituencies.
Working knowledge of standard bibliographic and other reference tools
Experience with an integrated library system (Aleph 500 preferred), with some cataloging experience.
Familiarity with MARC format and cataloging rules including RDA, AACR2, LCSH, and LCRI.
Strong interpersonal skills, good organization skills, effective verbal and written communication skills, an ability to interact successfully with a broad clientele both inside and outside the institution, and a flexible approach.
Self-starter interested in new library technologies and open educational resources.
American Library Association-accredited
Masters in Library Science or equivalent required.
One to three years of professional post-MLS experience, preferably in an academic library setting required.
Project-based learning is a cornerstone of our Alfred State culture. When students work on real-world problems, they learn how to think, not what to think. As a result, Alfred State has a 99% employment and transfer rate. Many of our programs lead to internships with area companies. We also offer job placement services and very active academic advising and counseling. In our most recent placement ...survey, 99% of our graduates either found jobs or went on to pursue four-year degrees.Being well-prepared and work-ready gives ASC students a significant head start on life and in their professional careers. Employees consistently marvel at how ASC graduates are able to hit the ground running; making an ASC degree worth more in the marketplace.