User Services Librarian

Job Locations US-NY-Valhalla
Requisition ID
2021-7631
Position Type
Full-Time
Schedule Shift
1
Hours Per Week
35
Travel
None
Category
Library

Overview

The User Services Librarian is a library faculty position providing front-line reference and consultation services, and high quality and friendly service to all library users. The User Services Librarian serves as liaison between the Access Services and USER Services Divisions of the Library, and between the library and several university departments. Functionally the incumbent will report to the Associate Director for USER Services. The ideal candidate will have a strong customer service orientation, communication and analytical skills, and solid reference, instruction, and searching capabilities.

 

Salary Range: $55,000 - $59,000

Responsibilities

  • Provides reference service and consultation to onsite and remote library users;
  • Acts as liaison to multiple academic departments;
  • Triages questions effectively to other librarian liaisons and subject specialists;
  • Provides orientations to new users; develops and teaches appropriate training workshops;
  • Provides support for interlibrary loan (ILL) service, including participation on the ILL Committee;
  • Promotes the library’s role in and participates on systematic review teams;
  • Maintains the functionality of the library facility ensuring a suitable study environment for library users, handles user requests, and facilities and equipment issues;
  • Maintains and updates library policies;
  • Creates web pages (LibGuides) related to library services and resources;
  • Participates in library communications, public relations and development activities;
  • Serves as a member of the Collection Development team;
  • Develops new  and innovative service and instruction delivery methods;
  • Implements special projects, new hardware, and software as appropriate;
  • Trains Access Services and other staff as appropriate;
  • Participates in Library programming and exhibits;
  • Completes monthly, annual and special reports for the department and library as needed;
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS) from an ALA-accredited library school; 
  • Basic reference experience, including web development, PubMed searching, etc.;
  • Demonstrated computer and technical literacy;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and a strong customer services orientation;
  • Flexibility and ability to manage competing priorities and deadlines.

Preferred:

  • One year library experience, preferably in an academic (particularly academic health sciences) environment; 
  •  Instructional experience; 
  •  Knowledge and expertise using health sciences databases, Koha, Excel, ILLIAD, DOCLINE, OCLC, and basic educational media equipment; 
  •  Basic supervisory experience, particularly in a team environment.

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