Location: Newport, RI Category: Education Posted On: Mon Feb 4 2019 Job Description:
The Special Programs and Instruction Librarian will play a leading role in coordinating outreach and library events as well as participating in information literacy initiatives, to enhance the role of McKillop Library as the center of the academic community for Salve Regina University. The incumbent will support all phases of the research process: providing information literacy instruction, liaising with selected academic departments for collections and research support, and developing innovative programs that showcase research, teaching, and creative activities at the University.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Work with university offices and academic departments to plan and schedule events in McKillop Library showcasing scholarship and research;
Provide research services through in-person, phone, text message, chat and email services; accurately and quickly providing appropriate information to patrons;
Design, deliver, and assess course-integrated instruction sessions in collaboration with faculty;
Serve as library liaison to academic departments at Salve Regina;
Develop online learning objects to support face-to-face and online instruction ;
Provide basic troubleshooting of equipment such as copiers, microfilm readers, printers, scanners; assisting library users with MS Office suite and other software packages;
Continue to develop professionally through active participation in professional associations, publishing, presentation, or other professional activity.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Work with other librarians to continuously improve service to patrons and facilitate communication.
Serve on library and university committees.
Attend department and library staff meetings.
Participate in cross-training initiatives in order to provide occasional coverage of circulation functions.
Evening and weekend work required.
ALA accredited master's degree in library or information science.
Effective instructional, presentation, organization, and communication skills.
Excellent facility with library and office-related technologies, including an interest in learning new technologies.
Knowledge of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education and its use in teaching.
Strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education.
Demonstrated excellence working in a highly service-oriented environment.
Demonstrated strong "people skills" such as an energetic, positive, friendly, and approachable demeanor.
The ability to balance contributions to departmental activities with self-directed and self-motivated tasks.
Commitment to enhancing departmental and organizational effectiveness within a collegial, team-based work environment.
Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including:
health and dental coverage
tuition benefits and more
Salve Regina University strives to provide equal opportunity in employment and education to all employees, students and applicants. No employee, student or applicant shall be discriminated against or harassed on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, marital or parental status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal or state law, in the administration of Salve Regina's employment policies, education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other University administered programs. In accordance with Title IX, it does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its educational programs or activities. Salve Regina is also committed to making its programs and campus accessible to its visitors and compliant will all applicable non-discrimination laws.
Internal Number: 107091
About Salve Regina University
Located on a picturesque campus in the historic city of Newport, R.I., Salve Regina University is a Catholic, coeducational university founded by the Sisters of Mercy. The University offers a comprehensive education with a liberal arts foundation that fosters the development of each student's individual talents.Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the University enrolls more than 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students from across the U.S. and around the world. Salve Regina's diverse range of academic programs is complemented by community service initiatives, extracurricular activities and a full athletics program featuring varsity, intramural and club sports.The undergraduate course of study is designed to further intellectual, social and spiritual growth and encourage students to work for a world that is harmonious, just and merciful. Graduate and continuing education programs are tailored to the unique needs of adult students, combining the integration of knowledge and personal values with the development of greater competency in both theory and practice.Salve Regina's 80-acre campus is set on seven contiguous Gilded Age estates and features 21 st...ructures of historic significance that have been sensitively adapted to meet University needs while also preserving their status as treasures of the 19th and early 20th centuries.