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Research Instruction Librarian

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicants should be prepared to upload a cover letter that addresses how his/her qualifications meet the position requirements and a CV. Contact information for three references should be supplied at application. References will be invited to submit a letter of reference at the time of initial interviews. Review of applications will begin upon receipt. To be guaranteed consideration, applications must be completed by March 1, 2018. It is anticipated that preliminary phone interviews will be conducted the end of February. On-campus interviews should be completed by the middle of March.

Vacancy Announcement

Position Information

Campus Title Research Instruction Librarian
Department Milne Library
Position Summary

SUNY Geneseo’s Milne Library invites applications for a full­-time, tenure­-track, Research Instruction Librarian at the Sr. Assistant Librarian rank. This individual will be responsible for scholarly communication developments and information technologies that affect access and preservation of scholarly information. This position will also have liaison responsibilities to the sciences. We are looking for a team member dedicated to user services who can thrive in an environment that encourages experimentation and creativity. The ideal candidate will have a commitment to collaborative work and strong outreach skills.
Responsibilities:

• Develop and provide specialized information literacy instruction for the sciences and other academic departments as part of the library’s general instruction program for undergraduates
• Provide outreach and research support to students, faculty, and staff in the sciences and other academic disciplines
• Lead the development of a scholarly communications program that promotes the scholarship of Geneseo’s students, faculty, and staff
• Remain current with developments in copyright, data analysis and management, open access, scholarly publishing, and open educational resources
• Assist with the data analysis and assessment of library projects
• Establish the long-term vision and manage operations of the undergraduate research journal The Proceedings of GREAT Day
• Participate on library teams in support of the library’s mission

Milne Library has a well-established culture of innovation and takes great pride in its excellence in information literacy instruction. The library has been recognized by the American Library Association for its Library Instruction Leadership Academy.

Required Qualifications

• Master’s degree in information and/or library science from an ALA-accredited school or an ALA-approved foreign equivalent
• Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching information literacy to undergraduates
• Ability to create training materials and to conduct workshops
• Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive working/teaching environment

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience with scholarly communications platforms, programs, technologies, or workflows
• Experience providing research support, preferably in a liberal arts setting
• Knowledge of data management practices
• Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, and implement projects in a technology-rich environment

Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number F094
Number of Vacancies 1
Full or Part-time Full-Time
Appointment Type Term Tenure Track
Length of Initial Appointment 2 year
Appointment Start Date
Job Posting Date 01/22/2018
Apply By 03/01/2018
Job Posting Closed Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant

Applicants should be prepared to upload a cover letter that addresses how his/her qualifications meet the position requirements and a CV. Contact information for three references should be supplied at application. References will be invited to submit a letter of reference at the time of initial interviews.

Review of applications will begin upon receipt. To be guaranteed consideration, applications must be completed by March 1, 2018. It is anticipated that preliminary phone interviews will be conducted the end of February. On-campus interviews should be completed by the middle of March.

About SUNY Geneseo

SUNY Geneseo is highly selective and is consistently rated among the top public universities in the north by U.S. News & World Report. Located in the national historic landmark village of Geneseo, the residential campus overlooks the picturesque Genesee Valley, just 30 miles south of the major metropolitan area of Rochester and 70 miles east of Buffalo. SUNY Geneseo is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, a national alliance of leading liberal arts colleges in the public sector. http://www.geneseo.edu/

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

SUNY Geneseo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. For our full non-discrimination statement, see: http://www.geneseo.edu/affirmativeaction.

Background Investigation Statement

All applicants are subject to drug and criminal background checks. See our full Background Investigation Statement at http://www.geneseo.edu/hr/employment.

NY State Executive Order 161

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

Clery Statement

Applicants interested in positions may access the Annual Security Report(ASR) for the College at www.geneseo.edu/police. The ASR contains information on campus security policies and certain campus crime statistics. Crime statistics are reported in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Applicants may request a hard copy of the ASR by contacting the SUNY Geneseo University Police Department at 585-245-5651.

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Physical Demands Analysis

Essential functions are those for which the College is unable to make a reasonable accommodation. In terms of a typical workday “occasionally” equals 1%-33%, “frequently” equals 34%-66%, and “continuously” equals 67% - 100%. Some physical requirements may only be required monthly or annually. In such cases these equal “rarely”.

Physical Demands Analysis

Lifting 10 pounds or less Daily
Lifting up to 20 pounds Occasionally
Lifting 20 to 50 pounds Not Required
Lifting in excess of 100 pounds Not Required
Lifting 50 to 100 pounds Not Required
Kneeling Occasionally
Crouching Occasionally
Crawling Not Required
Climbing Not Required
Ascend/Descend
Work Atop
Stooping
Position Self
Carrying Occasionally
Pushing Occasionally
Pulling Occasionally
Transport/Put/Move
Balancing Occasionally
Repetitive Motion Frequently
Grasping
Eye Hand Coordination
Fine Manipulation
Reaching Occasionally
Sitting Daily
Standing Daily
Stationary Position
Speaking
Communicate/Convey/Exchange Information
Vision - Ability to Distinguish Colors
Vision - Depth Perception
Vision - Close Vision
Vision - Distant Vision
Seeing
Hearing
Discern/Detect/Perceive
Inspect/Judge/Assess
Walking Daily
Walking - Uneven Surfaces
Traversing/Moving

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited school or an ALA-approved foreign equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents