COLA Liaison/Librarian 4878BR The Wallace Center - Research and Instruction Services Provost
Professional Area: Employment Category: Fulltime Staff Job Function:Wage Band: 119A
Research and Instruction Services-RIT Libraries
Detailed Job Description
Responsible for providing access to knowledge by developing and maintaining library information resources to support the RIT curriculum and student/faculty scholarship for the College of Liberal Arts. Responsible for instructing (and assisting) the RIT community in the use of the library collections and information discovery systems. Responsible for serving as primary contact for students enrolled in and faculty teaching at the College of Liberal Arts. Responsible for working as part of the Research & Instruction Services department and collaborating with colleagues within the department, as well as across campus.
Working with faculty to develop timely and targeted library instruction and support
Designing, delivering, and assessing teaching sessions
Participating in on-going collection development and management projects
Seeking out and developing collaborative partnerships with Liberal Arts faculty
Engaging and participating in ongoing library-wide assessment of student learning, library collections and services
Evaluating resource access and recommending updates to improve r e-resource discovery, including vendor platforms for databases/e-journals/e-books and other library resources
Following scholarly trends, resources and new technologies with a view toward their application in research and teaching
Partnering with the Digital Humanities & Social Sciences Librarian, RIT Archive Collections and the Cary Graphic Arts Collection to coordinate teaching and develop programming
Developing tutorials and research guides based on student and curricular needs
Promoting RIT's institutional repository to the College of Liberal Arts faculty and graduate students
Serving on RIT Libraries committees
Participating in professional associations or organizations
Required Minimum Qualifications
Masters degree from ALA-accredited program of library or information science
1 year experience in an academic, public or special library. Successful experience can include library/information science program assignments, internships and practicums
Experience providing reference assistance to library users
Demonstrated teaching and instruction skills and experience
Experience working with research databases and tools
Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication
Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills
Ability to work productively, both independently and with a team
Evidence of creativity and innovation
Strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education and ability to work with faculty, students, staff and colleagues from diverse backgrounds
Demonstrated aptitude and experience with relevant information technology, such as integrated library systems, LibGuides and Microsoft Office including proficiency with Excel
Initiative to provide outreach to students, faculty, and other constituencies
Demonstrated understanding of principles and best practices of information literacy instruction
Demonstrated knowledge in the areas of social science and humanities research methodologies, data applications and statistical tools.
Familiarity with information resource structures and core resources in the humanities, social sciences and the arts
Experience in selecting appropriate curricular-based materials for academic programs, and in the ongoing review of those materials
Required Application Documents Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume
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