Evening & Weekend Reference Librarian (Librarian 1)

New Haven, New Haven County
Mar 19, 2014
STARS Requisition number 24506BR

Department Medical Library

University Job Title Librarian, Access Services

Posting Position Title Evening & Weekend Reference Librarian (Librarian 1)

Bargaining Unit None

Job Category Managerial & Professional

Type of Employment Full Time

Duration Type Regular

Salary Grade 00

Work Location University Library System

Worksite Address 333 Cedar St

Work Week Flexible or Non-Standard (for anything other than Standard)

Work Schedule (Other than Standard) Sunday - Thursday, Flexible 7.5 hours from 2:00 to Midnight.

Position Focus: The Evening & Weekend Reference Librarian provides research support, bibliographic instruction, and other reference services during evening and weekend hours to support students, faculty and staff. Conducts literature searches to support patrons' research proposals and grants, clinical practice decisions, education instruction and article publication. In collaboration with the Education Librarian, prepares and provides a range of evening classes, including but not limited to database searching, citation management tools, and research strategies. Oversees and supervises the circulation, interlibrary loan, reserves, and stacks management activities of two full-time Clerical & Technical staff members, and several student workers during evening and weekend hours. Supervises, motivates, trains, and evaluates the performance of these staff members and student workers to ensure the consistent provision of excellent customer service. Assists the Head of Access & Delivery Services with overall departmental management, operations, and strategic planning, and functions as Department Head in the absence of the Head of Access Services. Hires and trains new staff and students. Sets work priorities and schedules. Plans projects and workflows. Compiles and analyzes reports and statistics to support improvement in customer service and productivity. Maintains departmental policies, procedures and training manuals. Manages several collaborative projects that support specific School of Medicine units e.g. for the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation, tracks, compiles and reports publications by faculty supported by the YSM's Clinical Translational Science Award. Serves on library committees, including Curriculum and Research Support, the Medical Library Security Committee, and the Web Advisory Group. Creates department web pages, forms, promotional materials and communications for distribution through Library's website, blog, social media, and print media. Participates in the library's Personal Librarian program. Is professionally active and represents the Library in the academic, scholarly, and professional community. This position reports directly to the Head of Access & Delivery Services, and indirectly to the Education Librarian.

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Principal Responsibilities
1. May be responsible for staffing and services in the following areas: information desk, circulation, course reserves (electronic and print), resource sharing, stacks maintenance, privileges, security, and/or oversight of and liaison for facilities operations.
2. Participates in hiring, training, coaching and evaluating the work of access services staff members.
3. Participates in planning and implementing new services, and supporting and improving existing services.
4. Responsible for ensuring consistency in service quality, policy interpretation, and following procedures.
5. Works with vendors or other units that support library operations, such as technical services, collection development, Library IT, facilities maintenance, and security.
6. Participates in departmental library access services program planning.
7. Participates in library system-wide planning, committees, and work groups, and engages in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and collaborative activities. Participates in professional activities outside of Yale and monitors developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Yale's collections and research support services.
8. May be required to assist with disaster recovery efforts.
9. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience
1. Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in a related discipline may be required or substituted for a master's degree in library science.
2. Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability.
3. Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.
4. Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations.
5. Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment.

Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments (see range assigned to this description as noted in the posting position title).

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Required Skill/Ability 1: Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, analytical, and communications skills, including the ability to actively listen, understand and articulate user needs.

Required Skill/Ability 2: Demonstrated commitment to providing excellent customer service standards, and a passion for teaching.

Required Skill/Ability 3: Demonstrated ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines, and to conceptualize and conceive new solutions to problems with creativity and flexibility.

Required Skill/Ability 4: Demonstrated ability to work both independently or collaboratively in a team environment, and to effectively build partnerships and promote the benefits of change in an academic culture that often values ambiguity, diversity of opinion and historic precedent.

Required Skill/Ability 5: Demonstrated excellent computer and technology skills are essential and a strong interest in emerging technologies, including proficiency of Microsoft Office suite of software.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: One year of library supervisory experience. Post-graduate degree in related discipline e.g science

Weekend Hours Required? Yes

Evening Hours Required? Yes

Drug Screen No

Health Screening No

Background Check Requirements All external candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. Internal candidates may be subject to a motor vehicle or credit check for this position based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent on successful completion of the required background check. Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Posting Disclaimer The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.