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Sunday, July 11, 2021

F/T - Asst Librarian, Dutchess Comm Coll (NY)



About Dutchess Community College:

Located in the heart of New York's beautiful and historic mid-Hudson Valley, just 90 minutes north of New York City, DCC is part of the State University of New York, the largest comprehensive public higher education system in the country. A winner of the 2015 HEED Award for inclusiveness, DCC is dedicated to respecting individuality, embracing diversity and partnering with the community to achieve shared goals. The College welcomes applications from faculty and staff who share and are anxious to support the institution's values of Excellence, Access, Diversity, Collaboration and Accountability, and who are passionate about engaging with both students and the community.

Job Description:

The Assistant Librarian position is a 12-month administrative position reporting to the Director of the Library.  The position primarily includes instruction, reference, resource management, collection development, and other public service activities. Assistant librarians assist the director in the overall operations of the library and ensure that excellent service is provided to our students, faculty, staff, and community members.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide remote and in-person reference services to patrons.
Respond to student inquiries and concerns at library service desks.
Work collaboratively with the Information Technology Department as needed.
Gather and analyze library statistics for reference, instruction, usage, etc.
Participate in the development and teaching of remote and in-person information literacy sessions.
Participate in print and electronic collection development. Act as a department liaison for up to three academic departments.
Create and update content in LibGuides, RitzDiscovery, and other library systems with a focus on the user experience.
Assist with managing electronic resources, patron data, and fulfillment services in Alma.
Assist with collection maintenance, including maintenance of the College Archives.
Assist with the library budget process if needed.
Regularly work evening and weekend hours. Oversee staff, facilities, and services during evenings and weekends.
Assist in library public relations, including the creation of marketing materials and displays, and represent the library at public functions,
Assist in the recruitment and retention of library staff.
Develop and implement strategies to promote student success through collaboration with faculty and staff across campus.
Participate in department, division, and institutional assessment activities as required.
Serve on college committees and participate in shared governance.

Other duties as assigned.


Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program required.

Minimum of 2 years of library experience required, preferably in a higher education setting. 

Familiarity with emerging technologies and strong technology skills required.

Experience working with Alma/Primo VE preferred.

Additional Information:


When classes are in session, this position will work Sunday to Thursday, including Sundays 1-6pm and two evenings per week until 7:30pm. The hours will vary during the summer sessions and intersessions.


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