Ithaca, NY
Apr 04, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Information

Vacancy ID S2087 Job Title RESIDENCY LIBRARIAN Department Library School/Parent Organization Provost and Educational Affairs Parent Org Division Provost and Educational Affairs Division Employment Category Fulltime-Regular Anticipated start date 08/07/2017 If temporary, expected end date Hours per week 37.5 Weeks Per Year 52 Normal Start Time 8:30 AM Normal End Time 5:00 PM Position/Job Summary
In support of Ithaca College's commitment to inclusivity, the Ithaca College Library invites applications for a two-year residency program designed to increase the presence of historically underrepresented groups in the professional librarian ranks and introduce new and innovative perspectives to the Library. The residency provides an early-career librarian with a range of professional experience in a supportive environment for professional exploration and engagement. The residency is intended to recruit a recent library school graduate who will contribute effectively to the diversity of the profession and obtain a meaningful work experience. Responsible for outreach to assigned academic departments and programs. Actively engages with departmental faculty and students. Develops an understanding of relevant curricular needs to provide specialized information/research assistance, subject-specific library instruction, and appropriate library collections and content. Provides general research assistance as scheduled.

A research project that is tailored to resident's professional interests and to the needs of the library will be developed in consultation with the College Librarian during the second year of the residency. The resident may work independently or collaboratively with colleagues to develop, complete, and report on the project with a goal of publication or presentation at a professional conference.
Position/Job Responsibilities
1. Serve as the library liaison to English, Religion & Philosophy, and Writing departments, promoting Library services and resources that support and are aligned with disciplinary work in the departments. Establish and maintain communications to keep faculty apprised of new acquisitions, library procedures, and solicit opinions on resources to be considered for adding to the collection.

2. Teach core Information Literacy (IL) concepts and course-appropriate research skills in face-to-face sessions or targeted learning modules. Collaborate with instructors on presentations and activities linked to course requirements, assignments, and desired learning outcomes. Assess and evaluate IL initiatives, instruction, and learning outcomes.

3. Develop and demonstrate a multicultural awareness and contribute to cultivating an inclusive, diverse and respectful College community. Demonstrate civil and inclusive behavior when interacting with staff, faculty, students and visitors to the College. Promote a flexible, collaborative and inclusive work and living environment and engage in educational opportunities to increase awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion.

4. Select and initiate the purchase of relevant materials in all formats (print, digital, multimedia) for the library collection in assigned subject areas, using appropriate reviews and selection tools. Monitor and track expenditures of funds budgeted for collection development in assigned disciplines and ensure the timely expenditure of these funds within the fiscal year. Review gift materials in assigned subject areas.

5. Create and maintain online research guides for assigned subject areas, related courses, and relevant topics in support of campus learning.

6. Provide specialized research assistance and general reference services, in person or online. Stay informed of new and changing resources, trends, and methods in instruction, reference, and research assistance.

7. Develop and implement research services policies and procedures informed by an assessment of data collected from engagement with library users. Enhance research services with the thoughtful and appropriate implementation of new technologies.

8. Develop and evaluate library policies and procedures, services, activities, and facilities in collaboration with library colleagues. Maintain familiarity with library policies and procedures and accurately communicate them to library users as necessary.

9. Participate in various library and College teams, groups, and committees, as well as in the activities of professional associations and/or community groups related to librarianship.

10. Assist with special projects as assigned.
Position/Job Qualifications
A master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school, preferably granted within the most recent 24 months of the hiring date; demonstrated interest or experience in diversity and inclusion initiatives; undergraduate or graduate coursework in the humanities is preferred, as well as interest or experience in the digital humanities and the analysis of the user experience/user needs. Knowledge of current developments in academic librarianship, including current practices and technology in library instruction; excellent presentation skills, strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to effectively work and interact respectfully within a diverse and inclusive environment; ability to work collaboratively as well as independently with patrons from diverse backgrounds; ability to deal positively, collegially, and proactively within a changing environment is required.
EEO Statement
Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.
Instructions for submitting your application:
Interested applicants must apply online at and attach a resume, cover letter and list of three professional references. Questions about online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Screening of applications will begin immediately. To ensure full consideration, please submit your application materials by April 24, 2017.
Work authorization (select one): Department description College Description
At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. Our strategic plan, IC 20/20, positions us to offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age.

We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements.

We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel.

When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. They must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in the college.

Nestled in the heart of New York State's scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger's as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.

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Market Hiring Range $50,000 - $52,000 FLSA Status Exempt Is this position eligible for benefits? Yes

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