Liaison Librarians (2 positions), Denison University


[there are two relevant positions here: one as a liaison to fine arts, and another as a liaison to the humanities]

Classification Title: Administrative Staff
Position Title: Liaison Librarian
FLSA: Exempt (salaried)
Pay/Salary: Low to mid $40s, depending on education and experience.
Pay Grade Level: Administrative Staff
Position Type: Administrative Staff
Department: Library
Contact(s): Debra Andreadis
Search Committee Chair
Contact Phone/Extension: 740-587-5653
Contact Email:
Physical Demands:
Basic Function: Collaborate and partner with teaching faculty in the assigned division regarding campus-wide information literacy to determine instructional needs, methods, outcomes and collection development and management. Participate in normal activities of all University librarians.
Essential Job Functions: Partner with a specific division of the college (Fine Arts, Humanities, Sciences, or Social Sciences) as the Liaison Librarian. Incumbent will spend a portion of her/his time in the division to assist in meeting instructional needs. Select and monitor library collections in all media in support of the assigned division in consultation with the Assistant Director for Collections and Scholarly Resources. Promote the use of information and technologies in research and teaching in consultation with the Assistant Director for Education and Research Services. Collaborate with teaching faculty in division to acquire and determine best use of information resources to enhance instructional methods and improve learning outcomes.

Participate in the normal activities of all librarians, including but not limited to general reference work including weekend and evening rotations, committee assignments, and basic and course-specific instruction. Perform collateral duties in library operations, such as digital-metadata control, technology support for library personnel, government information, First Year Studies program liaison, or library web page, depending upon skills and interests of the Liaison and the needs of the library.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: REQUIRED

The successful candidate must exhibit a strong public service orientation, a commitment to service excellence, flexibility, initiative, and the ability to flourish in a rapidly changing environment. Must exhibit subject expertise in the area of the curriculum (Fine Arts, Humanities, Sciences, or Social Sciences) the Liaison Librarian is assigned, and achieve continuing growth in that subject expertise.

Minimum Qualifications:

1.MLS, MLIS, or MIS from an ALA accredited program, completed or near completion, or equivalent masters degree in an information-related field

2. Demonstrated subject expertise/degree(s) for the liaison position applied for

3. Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative environment and to interact effectively with faculty, staff, students, and colleagues

4. Strong competency in written and oral communication

5. Ability to manage projects and programs

6. Demonstrated ability to balance priorities and meet deadlines

7. Demonstrated aptitude for detail-oriented work, while grasping major trends and exhibiting creative thinking

8. Demonstrated ability to create effective web pages or willingness to learn

Preferred Qualifications: PREFERRED

1.Second masters degree in a field relevant to the liaison position

2. Previous experience in libraries

Work Hours: Vary, some nights and weekends in rotation required.
Posting Date: 12-12-2008
Closing Date: 02-16-2009
Optional Applicant Documents:
Required Applicant Documents: Resume
Cover Letter
Other Document 1
Special Instructions to Applicants: Please list three professional references with full contact information, including an email address, in the required “Other Document 1”.

Additionally, semi-finalists will be required to submit writing samples.

Search Type: External (open to all applicants)

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