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Librarian Part Time

General Purpose:

Manages the operations of the Library & Learning Resource Center on the San José campus. Provides reference services, one-with-one instruction, faculty and student outreach, information literacy instruction onsite and online, classroom A-V support, basic Microsoft Office Suite and Google Apps software user support, and manages library circulation at this location.

Participates in managing JFKU Library systems, and may take major responsibility for one or more of: ILS, online resource access, LibGuides or other Library publications, integration of Library-licensed content into BlackBoard (or other LMS). Assists with university-wide library assessment efforts. Facilitates communication between the San José campus library and the other university libraries. Coordinates with related Office of Student Experience initiatives.

 

Responsibilities:

Library Management - 40%

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the San José Library, including circulation, course reserves, serials check-in, and shipping items between JFKU libraries; enforce policies consistent with the JFK University Libraries.
  • Handle all local library patron issues or complaints; collect and process Library fees.
  • Record and maintain statistics and records.
  • Participate in Library system planning and decision-making.

Collection Development and Outreach - 20%

  • Participate in collection development by serving as the liaison between San José faculty / students and Acquisitions librarians in Pleasant Hill.
  • Perform weeding and other collection management duties for the San José collections.
  • May serve as a subject selector for University Libraries.

Public Services and Instruction - 40%

  • Provide excellent reference services and one-with-one research instruction to San José students and faculty
  • Conduct orientations and information literacy instruction for students and prospective students.
  • Share responsibility for classroom technology support with the Campus Program Assistant and Information Technology staff.
  • Create and maintain online learning objects and workshops
  • Participate in embedded library instruction and online teaching support for online or hybrid classes across the JFKU University system.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS: 

Education

  • MLS or MLIS degree
  • Minimum of at least one year of academic library experience that includes reference services, research and database searching, instruction, and library circulation.

Experience:

  • Teaching experience helpful, especially teaching in online environments.
  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: (Level of knowledge, measurable skills and talents)
  • Able to provide basic PC, printing, and Microsoft Office suite support.
  • Able to provide faculty members with basic classroom technology support.
  • Excellent oral, written, and email communication skills

Special Skills & Training: 

  • Professional academic librarian skills including reference, research and instruction.
  • Experience with creating LibGuides or other online learning objects.
  • Able to manage branch Library / Learning Resource Center functions independently (solo librarian experience a plus) while also successfully collaborating within the context of a larger university library system.
  • Understanding of library operations and services including circulation, course reserves, serials (print and online), faculty services, library automated systems and information technology.
  • Familiar with university policy concerns (common legal, ethical, diversity and safety issues for academic environments), in order to minimize institutional liability and enhance staff/student recruitment, retention, and academic success.
  • Exhibits respect, sensitivity, tact, clarity, discretion and humor in interpersonal interactions with a diverse constituency of students, faculty and staff; strives to provide services within the learning environment which accommodates and welcomes all library patrons.
  • Up-to-date with trends in library practice, resources, and applications.
  • Collaborates productively with other university departments and constituents to enhance services and support for students, faculty, and community.
  • Uses creative problem-solving skills; can work successfully in an environment that has frequent interruptions at times, but in other times is almost solitary.

Tools & Equipment Used:

  • Constant use of personal computers (including MS Office and Google applications).
  • Frequent use of telephone, printers / photocopiers, scanners / fax machines, and videos.
  • Frequent – to – occasional use of specialized applications: Library ILS (Koha); Google hangouts, Zoom, or other distance meeting / video conferencing applications for meetings with University staff and professional development; familiarity with bibliographic citation applications a plus.
  • Frequent use of University administrative systems (e.g., SOAR).
  • Occasional use of LMS (e.g., Blackboard).
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