University Librarian

Husson University
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Oct 22, 2021

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University Librarian



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Job Description Summary:

The University Librarian plans, supervises and assesses all aspects of library operations in accordance with the mission of the University. The Library is a service center meeting the University’s needs as a teaching institution that serves students and faculty in professional career oriented programs including, but not limited to: Business, Education, Biology, Psychology, Nursing, and Pharmacy, in an on-campus and on-line environment. The University Librarian establishes and implements library policies and sets long-range goals and objectives working in collaboration with the broad range of constituents utilizing the library.

Duties and Responsibilities:

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
•Establishes and facilitates the library’s place in the University Community as an attractive and welcoming service center.
•Sustains a collection development policy and acquires print and online resources in accordance with that policy.
•Provides instruction to students to facilitate their efforts in accessing library resources and discerning the quality of resources upon which they rely.
•Serves as the key liaison to the administration in formulating, communicating, and carrying out policies and budgets.
•Maintains an environment conducive to study and research.
•Assists students and faculty with research undertakings.
•Hires, supervises and assesses library personnel.
•Prepares the budget in conjunction with the Associate Provost and controls expenditures.
•Generates policies and procedures for the library.
•Provides direction in the integration of appropriate and emerging technologies.
•Provides strategic vision and leadership for the library; communicates vision and goals to the larger University community.
•Provides reference assistance to students and faculty.
•Represents the library in professional library associations statewide.
•Collaborate with various members of the University Community in establishing goals, objectives, and customer service benchmarks for the library.
•Sustains the obligations of being a Responsible Employee and Campus Security Agent under Title IX and the Clery Act.

Education and Experience:

Education: MLS or MLIS degree required.
Experience: At least 4 years of college library experience.

Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities: Familiarity with library resources and with information literacy software and tools is important. Ability to meet the informational needs of local and distant faculty and students is important. Ability to work independently and have flexible hours is preferred. The University Librarian must also have solid communication, organizational and leadership skills such that the person in this position will be able to work with and provide conducive research and study space and resources for the broad range of users.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and talk or hear.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

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Mission Statement:

Husson University inspires and prepares students for professional careers in current and emerging fields within the context of an education informed by the sciences and humanities.

The University
Located in beautiful Bangor, Maine, Husson University is a small school that makes a big impact. With 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students and an average class size of 18, Husson University prides itself on being an institution where everyone focuses on the student. Our students are more than just a number here at Husson.

We have a long-standing commitment to providing affordable and accessible education. Our faculty members are some of the leading experts in their fields. They include Fulbright scholars and numerous leaders of honorary and professional societies.

Husson University dining hallWe have a strong focus on experiential learning. In fact, U.S. News & World Report ranked Husson as one of the top 10 institutions in the country for student participation in internships. (2013 and 2014)

Combined, these attributes have made Husson the “University of Choice” for professional careers in current and emerging fields where students succeed, experiential learning is championed and global understanding is promoted. All of our programs are designed to help students achieve career success. With 54 degree programs and 10 graduate professional programs to choose from, you’ll find Husson graduates in organizations devoted to business, information technology, criminal justice, hospitality, education, healthcare, communications, pharmacy and much more.

Our warm, welcoming campus community is part of Maine’s third largest city. Bangor is located along the banks of the Penobscot River and is part of the Maine Highlands. It offers local residents the perfect balance of arts, culture, shopping, dining, and entertainment, in a town with one of the lowest urban crime rates in America. Husson is easy to access from I-95 and Bangor International Airport.

And if you love the great outdoors, Husson offers you four seasons of adventure. Acadia National Park, Baxter State Park, Moosehead Lake Region, and the Camden Hills area are all just a short drive away. Everything from a relaxing day at the beach, to a thrill-packed mountain bike ride in fall foliage, to world-class skiing, is within reach.Husson University dining hall

If career growth and quality of life are important to you, and if you have a passion for educating the next generation of leaders by transforming students’ lives, then we invite you to learn more about Husson University.

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