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Opening for Public Services Librarian at Monmouth College

(via Richard J. Sayre, Library Director at Monmouth College-rsayre@monmouthcollege.edu)

Hewes Library is seeking an energetic and creative person to coordinate our library’s instruction program, e-resources and reference services. Responsibilities include:

  1. INFORMATION LITERACY AND INSTRUCTION: act as Coordinator of the Hewes Library Information Literacy program, perform outreach to faculty members, develop lesson plans and program structure, schedule all instructional sessions, collaborate and train with other teaching librarians, assess programs and sessions on a continual basis.
  2. ELECTRONIC RESOURCES: Evaluate databases performance and usefulness, based on observation and statistical reports, assisting the director in choosing databases for annual subscription purposes, handle trial subscriptions of databases, gather usage statistics from various administrative modules, coordinate electronic product renewals and contracts, act as liaison to library consortia for electronic products. Act as Discovery System Administrator.
  3. WEBSITE MANAGEMENT: responsible for maintaining, updating, and general overall upkeep of the website which operates on Springshare’s LibGuides system, act as System Administrator for the software, train library staff members on software as needed, gather usage statistics and prepare reports for the director upon request, continually evaluate and update as needed; maintain and update other library web services as needed.
  4. REFERENCE SERVICES: serve at the Reference Desk approximately 18 hours/week, reference scheduling for all librarians, serves as an alternate when scheduling conflicts arise, distribute popular class assignment information to all Reference staff, manage the reference activity statistics, and prepares them for use by the director upon request.
  5. COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT: manage assigned budgets within given limits for print and media additions to the collections, select titles for purchase, submit orders to Acquisitions Manager, routinely weed print collections, oversee the library’s popular reading collections.
  6. PUBLIC RELATIONS: develop content for the library’s blog, maintain the library’s social media presence, publicize library’s collections to campus, coordinate library display cases and exhibits and special events.

The successful candidate must be committed to the liberal arts and work collaboratively with faculty, staff and students to ensure excellent friendly service to library users. Qualifications: ALA-accredited MLS required, plus the ability to communicate and work effectively with all members of the college community; minimum 1-3 years of professional experience in an academic library and experience with an integrated library system and website management preferred.

The Public Services Librarian reports directly to the Director of Hewes Library which includes a staff of 7.1 FTE staff (3.5 FTE professional librarians). This is a full-time administrative staff position with some evening and weekend reference hours. Competitive salary and liberal benefit package including health and retirement plans and tuition benefits for eligible dependents.

Hewes Library serves a student body of 1,100 undergraduates and 106 FTE faculty. The library has a general collection that exceeds 150,000 volumes and 100,000 government documents, as well as access to over 100 online databases. Established in 1860, the federal depository is the oldest continuous depository in Illinois. Hewes Library is a governing member of the Consortium of Academic & Research Libraries of Illinois (CARLI), a full participant in the ISHARE Resource Sharing Catalog with 85 other academic libraries in Illinois, and a voting member of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL).

Full consideration given to applications received by Friday, April 1. Review of applications begins April 1 and will continue until the position is filled. Position will be available beginning July 1, 2016. Send letter of application, resume and three reference letters to the Academic Affairs Office, Monmouth College, 700 E. Broadway, Monmouth, IL 61642. E-mail address: academicaffairs@monmouthcollege.edu.

Monmouth College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to diversity and encourages applications from women and minority candidates. The College’s EOE/Nondiscrimination Statement is available here.

To apply, go to the Monmouth College Employment Website.

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