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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Learning Rscs Ctr Mgr, Strayer U (NJ)

Learning Resources Center Manager, Strayer University – NJ

Piscataway, NJ based Strayer University seeks  a Learning Resources Manager.

Working under the supervision of the Campus Dean, The Learning Resource Center Manager manages the Learning Resources Center (LRC) in support of the academic mission of the university. They ensure that the LRC functions properly and assists students, faculty and staff in its use. In conjunction with the University’s Information Literacy Program and the Library Office, this position actively supports information literacy efforts through instructional activities in and out of the classroom as well as through other coordinated promotional efforts. They direct the work of the LRC staff, as appropriate. In conjunction with the Regional Career Development Officer, the LRC Manager acts as campus representative in meeting students’ career development needs. In conjunction with the Regional IT Support Office, supports academic information technology needs and acts as the test administrator for the campus.

• Ensures the proper functioning of the LRC using the policies and procedures as set forth in the LRC Training and Resources Manual, Information Literacy Plan and other related library documents.
• Assists students in using the LRC and fosters information literacy by participating in student orientations, delivering presentations to students (including library orientations to faculty and targeted classes) and creating and distributing promotional materials.
• Creates and submits Monthly Library Report and submits suggested book and AV purchases to Regional Librarian
• Conducts annual inventory of collection and reviews subscriptions; renews appropriate material.
• Coordinates circulation of library materials to include intralibrary loans.
• Maintains periodicals and keeps track of receipt. Suggests additions and deletions in keeping with annual renewal process. Files claim for missing periodicals.
• Maintains LRC in an orderly manner; performs regular inventory and weeds when scheduled to do so.
• Conducts special library-related projects as assigned.

Career Development:
• Creates and maintains the “Career Corner,” a designated area within the LRC which includes career displays, career resources, and a job book containing a list of current job openings.
• Provides career development assistance to students by previewing and promoting resources such as online career databases and specific career websites.
• Assists with career development activities, such as providing initial resume review; marketing career workshops, researching jobs, and creating attractive career displays.
• Fosters employer recruiting relationships by researching area employers, posting appropriate job listings, and coordinating the Employer On-Campus Program.
• Completes special career projects, maintains usage statistics, prepares monthly reports, participates in job training, and supports RCDO’s direction for career development.

• Administers placement, aptitude, language and other academic tests as required.
• Assures testing site is in compliance with Strayer and testing company policies.
• Maintains Administrator and Proctor accounts with testing companies and Strayer Records Center.
• Schedules and administers Accuplacer, CLEP and DSST tests.
• Provides test information to students (Strayer and non-Strayer students).
• Records placement test scores in system.

Information Technology support (when there is no Campus IT Tech):
• Responsible for maintaining computer lab and assisting students with computer-related issues.
• In conjunction with Regional IT Support office, responsible for all campus computers, printers, media cart equipment, and server room
• Handles faculty and student-based IT hardware and software needs and liaises with Regional IT Support in fulfillment of campus IT duties and responsibilities.
• Ensures security of all classroom computers and rooms in which computers are used for teaching.
• Schedules audiovisual equipment usage for all instructors.
• As needed, creates user accounts, changes cd or hard drive, updates & downloads Strayer-approved programs.
• Prepares detailed, accurate, and timely support documentation where required, including trouble tickets.

• Manages the creation and distribution of student identification cards and parking passes.
• Attends staff meetings and training sessions as requested and approved by Campus Dean.
• Supports the Dean during New Student and New Faculty Orientations.
• Assists with coordinating menu, food delivery, setup, and clean up after all academic functions.
• In conjunction with the Campus Dean, interviews and recommends for hire any part-time LRC personnel and manages such personnel, including provision of on-the-job training as appropriate.
• Assists with MBS Direct buy-back and other University-sponsored promotions.
• May assist with preparation for graduation.

• A Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts or Library Science is required. Due to state licensing regulations/requirements, a Master’s degree may be required in some states.

Work Experience
• Prior library experience is highly preferred. Experience in troubleshooting basic computer problems is a definite plus.

Job Skills:
• Must be able to develop familiarity with all LRC resources, mastery of LRC Online resources, and mastery of various reference interview techniques so as to maximize personal effectiveness in meeting the research needs of students, staff, and faculty.
• Possess excellent customer service skills and be well organized and self-motivated.
• Must have strong computer skills (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Internet etc.)

Communication Skills:
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.

If you are seeking a growing organization where you can use your talents to help others achieve their goals, join Strayer University. We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including a 90% tuition discount and significant career growth opportunities.

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