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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

P/T - Librarian, Yeshiva Univ (NY)

Librarian, Yeshiva Univ – NY

Librarian position at Yeshiva Univ. The Librarian performs professional duties related to providing library collections and services for the University community. This is a part time position. The schedule will be 4 mornings a week, 8:30 am to approximately 12:30 pm.
  • Perform library Collection Development and Collection Management tasks including but not limited to:
    • Select library materials for acquisition – physical and electronic monographic and serial materials, databases, websites, etc.
    • Monitor library materials expenditures
    • Develop approval plans
    • Implement electronic reserves services
    • Monitor product and service interfaces and making adjustments as warranted
  • Guide Library patrons in the use of library resources and research by:
    • Provide one-on-one reference service in person, via phone, email, “ask” service, texting, chat, and/or other developing technologies or modes of communication
    • Teach library classes
    • Create guides to library research
    • Develop content for library web pages
  • Perform cataloging and metadata services for library materials both physical and electronic
  • Train cataloging support staff and review their work
  • Ensure the integrity of the OPAC
  • Participate in study, analysis and review of developments in the cataloging and metadata fields and contribute to departmental decisions regarding their implementation
  • Plan utilization of library space, facilities and projects
  • Stay current with developments in the library profession, research trends and methods and modes of scholarly communication
  • Exhibit initiative in promoting the integration of new approaches and technologies into the University’s library services
  • Engage in research and professional activities such as publication, lectures, participation in library organizations and meetings, etc.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned
  • Interface with students, faculty, staff and visitors
  • Interact with Library staff members, staff in other University departments, vendors and library systems support services
  • Advise beginners as well as advanced graduate students and academics on matters related to scholarship and research, which requires independent motivation, judgment and professionalism
Experience and Educational Background:
  • Master’s Degree in Library Science and related experience
  • Hebrew language skills preferred
  • Skills and Competencies:
    • Excellent grasp of library principles, processes, software, technology and resources
    • Ability to learn new techniques and adapt to new paradigms
    • Expertise in at least one academic discipline
    • Excellent listening and communications skills
    • Customer service demeanor and patience when dealing with patrons
    • Accuracy, thoroughness, precision, ability to focus on detail without losing sight of the big picture
    • Should project a positive attitude about the Library and the University when interacting with Library patrons
    • Self-discipline and judgment are essential as work will often be performed in the absence of a supervisor
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