Job Posting: Assistant Librarian (Part-time, temporary), New York School of Interior Design, NYC

Assistant Librarian (Part-time)

Job Title:                            Assistant Librarian (Part-time)
                                           Part-time & temporary 3-month term only, with a possibility of renewal
Reports to:                         Director of the Library
Compensation:                  $18/hour
Date Revised:                    February 22, 2018
Overview: Reporting to the Director of the Library, the Assistant Librarian supports the day-to day operations of the Library’s public services and the two materials libraries. S/he is an integral part of the Library’s public services team for providing instructional, reference, and circulating services to library users. During the closing shifts and in the absence of the Librarian, s/he manages the Library’s circulation and reference desk and supervises student workers. The Assistant Librarian performs a variety of system maintenance tasks, such as updating the Library’s website and online subject guides and maintaining other electronic tools and platforms pertaining to public services. S/he may need to perform tasks and projects related to the NYSID Archives & Special Collections.
Job Responsibilities
·         Assist the Librarian with the operations of circulation and reference services and delivering library instruction sessions to NYSID students, faculty and staff; answer reference queries and help patrons locate items and resources in the library and archives, and through online databases.
·         Manage the day-to-day public services operations and supervise student workers during closing shifts and in the absence of the Librarian.
·         Assist the Librarian to manage the two materials libraries on the main campus and at the Graduate Center.
·         Assist the Librarian to coordinate the schedule and content of the Library’s instruction program; conduct any library instruction sessions assigned within his/her schedule.
·         Working with other librarians, update the Library’s website and online subject guidelines on a regular basis to ensure the accuracy and currency of the information and content represented on those online platforms.
·         Resolve technical issues related to the Library’s online resources.
·         Working with other librarians, actively explore and implement new library/information technologies pertaining to the Library’s public and instructional services.
·         Perform tasks and projects related to the NYSID Archives & Special Collections on an as-needed
·         Other duties, projects and activities as may become necessary.
Job Qualifications:
·         MLS from an ALA-accredited institution (candidates pursuing an MLS degree at an ALA-accredited institution will also be considered).
·         Bachelors in art history, fine arts, design, or architecture preferred.
·         Some circulation and reference experience in an academic and research library environment highly desirable
·         Experience using an integrated library system, particularly its circulation module, desirable.
·         Proficiency in WordPress, LibGuides, Omeka, and other library and information technologies pertaining to library public and instructional services.
·         Strong technical skills of evaluating and employing a variety of new Web tools, systems platforms, and social media channels to facilitate and promote library services and operations.
·         Proficiency in MS Office Suite, particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
·         Excellent oral and written communication skills for lectures, presentations, and working with library/archives users and staff.
·         Professional committee memberships/activities in related organizations, such as ARLIS/NA, VRA, AASL, ALA, or ACRL, desirable.
Job Competencies:
·         Ability to work independently, be flexible, have high attention to detail; a proactive problem solver.
·         Friendly, with strong service orientation and good people skills.
·         Former teaching or library instruction experience highly desirable.
·         A commitment to user-oriented library services.
·         General knowledge of art, architecture, and design research resources preferred.
Working conditions:
·         Required to cover evening and/or weekend hours during the academic school year.
·         Ability to perform physical activities associated with library collections.
How to Apply
·         Please submit a resume and cover letter describing your interest and relevant experience to with “Assistant Librarian (part-time)” in the subject line.

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