About Roger Williams University:
Ranked in the top tier of masters level universities in the North by U.S. News & World Report, Roger Williams University provides its students with a strong academic experience that prepares them for success upon graduation. A medium-sized comprehensive university, RWU offers both liberal arts and professional programs on the undergraduate and graduate level. With over 40 majors and a myriad of opportunities for internships, study abroad and community engagement that are supported by strong athletic and co-curricular programming, RWU attracts students from across the country and around the world. Located on a scenic 140 acres overlooking Mount Hope Bay, the Roger Williams campus takes advantage of the New England coastline’s natural beauty, and our location in historic Bristol, R.I. is just twenty minutes from Providence and Newport, with easy access to Boston and New York City.
Roger Williams University is committed to creating and supporting an intellectual community devoted to teaching and learning and providing the opportunity for personal and intellectual growth for students, faculty and staff. The University credits much of that growth and success to the hard work and dedication of its employees.
Reporting to the Dean of University Libraries, the Learning Commons Librarian is responsible for providing a full range of information services including reference/research services, library instruction, assistance in the use of library technologies, and associated duties in support of the Library’s Learning Commons. The librarian will support full-time public service librarians by developing web-based course guides, and assisting with the training and supervision of student assistants. This position is 15 hours per week (2 evenings Monday and Thursday 4pm – 9pm and every other weekend Saturday 10am – 2pm and Sunday 10am – 4pm).
- Information services: Provides information and referral services for in-library and remote students, faculty, staff, and members of the local community. Instructs faculty and students in the use of and access to print and electronic information resources. Assists students and faculty in the use of technology resources and productivity software.
- Collaborates with reference librarians as well as other library departments in order to provide the highest quality patron services within the physical and virtual library commons. Promote library services to distance and online students.
- Instructional services: Communicates with faculty about their instructional needs; prepare handouts, web course guides/tutorials, and other instructional materials; teach classes and evaluate effectiveness of instruction.
- Supervision: In collaboration with the Learning Commons Manager on Duty, oversee the work of student Learning Commons Assistants.
- Professional awareness: Keep abreast of recent developments in information services and look for opportunities to develop and offer new services and resources to our users.
- Learning objects: create library guides to link to online courses
- Training: Assist with training of Learning Commons student assistants.
- General Library: Perform other related duties as assigned.
- Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA accredited program.
- A minimum of 1-3 years of previous library experience.
- Excellent oral and written communications skills.
- Requires tact and a strong service attitude to work with students, faculty, and staff in a service environment.
- Must have thorough knowledge of print and electronic information resources appropriate to the curriculum.
- Demonstrable computing skills and efficiency utilizing complex computing applications on the systems and programs of the University’s choice; currently, by way of example, Microsoft Office Suite, Internet and Innovative Interfaces library system.
- Expertise in a wide variety of library online databases and Web applications.
At the University’s discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the University, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.
Roger Williams University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to inclusive excellence and encourages applications from underrepresented populations.
Please apply online at http://rwu.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=33832 and attach a cover letter, resume, and list of three (3) professional references.