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Friday, February 7, 2014

P/T - Librarian, Academy for Jewish Religion (NY)

The Academy for Jewish Religion, a pluralistic rabbinical and cantorial school located in Yonkers NY, seeks a Librarian. This is a solo, part-time (15 hours per week) professional position, located at the academy.
Overall Function:

The librarian will maintain and further develop the AJR collection of books, journals, and other materials (currently almost 10,000 volumes) related to the mission of AJR, namely the pluralistic education of rabbis and cantors. As information specialist, the librarian provides leadership and expertise in the selection, acquisition, evaluation, and organization of information resources and technologies in all formats, as well as expertise in the ethical use of information. The librarian will work collaboratively with members of the learning community to define the policies of the school library program, and to guide and direct all activities related to it.  We recognize that this could be a full time position, but at this point we only have funding for a part time position.  We will work with the librarian to prioritize responsibilities so that the librarian can be successful in this position.
Duties and Responsibilities:

1.      Oversee daily operations.
2.      Access and catalog new materials into the collection.
3.      Oversee evaluation of donated material, and carry out weeding.
4.      Responsible for budget management and purchasing.
5.      Organize and supervise volunteers as needed.
6.      Provide reference service as needed.
7.      Conduct library orientation/training classes for new students.
8.      Conduct strategic planning in concert with AJR leadership.
9.      Engage in long range planning of development of library.
Required Knowledge or Experience:

Masters degree in Library or Information Science from an accredited institution; working knowledge of Hebrew; degree in Jewish Studies preferred. Current in knowledge of library and information technology. Ability to work as a member of a team with the administration and faculty as well as the ability to work independently in developing policies and carrying out day to day duties.
To Apply:
Contact Dr. Ora Horn Prouser, AJR Executive Vice President and Dean at