Reference Visiting Assistant Librarian (Part Time)
Penfield Library at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a temporary Reference Librarian to provide part time (18.75 hour/week) research services assistance through June 30, 2018.
Posting Date: October 4, 2017
Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. In addition, the State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package. For more information on benefits for part-time United University Professions (UUP) faculty, visit: https://www.suny.edu/media/suny/content-assets/documents/benefits/benefit-summaries/UUPPTbenefitsummary-Feb-2017.pdf or http://www.suny.edu/benefits/
Date of Appointment: As soon as possible
Description of Responsibilities: Assist the college community in using library technologies and collections, and provide basic and in-depth research services in person, by telephone and through real-time chat. Special projects or other assignments, depending on library needs and librarian interests. This half time position will require daytime hours and will also include some evening and weekend hours.
In addition, this position will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship, commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.
- Master’s of Library Science or Master’s of Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited program, or the equivalent from another country
- Availability to work some evening and weekend hours
- Previous experience providing reference/research assistance.
To Apply: Submit a cover letter addressing qualifications, resume, copies of unofficial transcripts of all degrees showing degree awarded and date conferred, and contact information for three professional references electronically to:
If you have any questions about the position, please call or e-mail: Chris Hebblethwaite, Search Committee Chair, email@example.com or 315-312-3060
Official transcripts are required prior to hiring. Files must be complete to be considered.
Visa sponsorship not available for this position.
Description of Department: Penfield Library is a dynamic, innovative, and learning-centered environment serving students, faculty and staff at SUNY Oswego. Located at the heart of the campus and online at www.oswego.edu/library, the Library is an evolving high tech learning facility that supports campus curriculum, teaching, and research. Sixteen full-time faculty and professionals, 6 adjunct faculty, and 15 classified staff support a well-established liaison program that provides collection development, specialized reference, and information literacy instruction in all curricular areas.
Penfield Library is committed to the practices of social justice, diversity, equality, and respect among our employees, students, collections, and services. We are actively working to build an inclusive environment by setting goals that directly reflect equity and inclusivity, and supporting the goals outlined in SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan, available at https://www.oswego.edu/diversity/. All positions will be called on to contribute to building this environment.
Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger's “Best College Value” for 2015, and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College’s success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.
Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at www.oswego.edu.
Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy, https://www.oswego.edu/title-ix/non-discrimination-policy.
In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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