Knowledge of national standards and guidelines for information literacy instruction
The ability to lead and work in a collaborative and cooperative environment
A demonstrated enthusiasm for teaching
A commitment to developing information literacy in the undergraduate curriculum
Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Commitment to providing responsive and innovative services to a culturally and racially diverse campus
Ability to work a schedule which includes some evening and weekend
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Information literacy
Plan, implement, market, and evaluate the Library's instructional program.
Coordinate and schedule all library instruction activities.
Serve as the contact person and faculty liaison for all general inquiries for library instruction.
Collaborate with others and work individually to produce a variety of informational and instructional materials.
Develop new instruction applications of technology.
Maintain a file of all instructional materials developed by the team.
Work collegially with classroom faculty to integrate information competencies into the curriculum by integrating resource-based learning experiences.
Develop, coordinate and implement workshops and instructional opportunities for the University community.
Develop and maintain collection of professional readings, suggested activities and other training materials for use by the team.
Perform original descriptive and subject cataloging for various library materials in a variety of languages and subject fields; determine appropriate guidelines in applying Cataloging Rules, Library of Congress subject heading policies and classification, Arabic subject headings, MARC21 and catalog materials in categories of advanced specialized backgrounds.
Create item record for books catalogs.
Lead the way in researching new techniques and technologies for cataloging.
Provide assistance to other catalogers in resolving difficult cataloging problems in specialty areas of language and subject competence.
Serve on various library committees and provide recommendations for the improvement and streamlining of library services.
Train new library staff on how to use Library Automation Systems and other library operations like circulation.
3. System management
Coordinates development, design and maintenance of ILS with staff and vendors. Monitors. Performance of applications and develops strategies for changes, enhancements, testing and upgrades as required.
Manages the efficient operation of the ILS throughout the library system. Isolates problems and coordinates resolution procedures with vendors to assure rapid solutions and continuous operation.
Researches, analyzes, evaluates, plans, tests, troubleshoots, designs, implements, and reevaluates all facets of ILS interfaces and services. Performs maintenance of databases and tables. Writes reports and scripts.
Creates and maintains complete and accurate system’s technical documentation, as well as records of a strategic and process nature, such as projects documentation and files.
Works with other departments and vendors for ongoing maintenance, development and support. Serves as primary contact for ILS related issues, and as liaison to staff, other libraries and vendors.
Participates in the ILS community, building strategic relationships with other users of the ILS.
Works closely with the Director on budget priorities and strategic directions of the ILS.
Manages the efficient operation of plagiarism system (Turnitin) and maintains the library license.
4. Reference desk
Performs circulation desk procedures, such as checking in and checking out materials, registering patrons and collecting fines.
Checks in deliveries of interlibrary loan materials.
Processes, withdraws, repairs, or reconditions library materials.
Shelves library materials and reads shelves.
Assists with library programs and displays.
Assist patron with ready-reference questions and reader advisory, bibliographic instruction and database searching.
Assists patrons with mechanical operations of library equipment.
Answers directional questions and refers patrons to appropriate personnel.