Library Instructor (NAC#150919)
• ALA-accredited master s degree or equivalent
• 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.