ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN-Instruction & Outreach Librarian

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ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN-Instruction & Outreach Librarian

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Job Summary/Basic Function

SUNY Canton seeks a full-time (12-month) Instruction & Outreach Librarian to provide a range of academic librarian services to students and the campus community. The Instruction & Outreach Librarian will focus on initiatives that increase student access and engagement as well as collaborate and network with the campus community. This person will have an outward-facing role in promoting the Library Learning Commons and will work to maintain a welcoming and inclusive learning environment.

Job Requirements & Essential Functions of the Job

Primary responsibilities include:
• Providing library orientation and training to new students, faculty, and staff
• Developing and delivering classes on use of the library and its resources
• Supporting student retention through targeted outreach to the campus and our diverse student body.
• Leading student engagement efforts for the Library Learning Commons
• Collaborating with campus departments to ensure compliance with campus-wide and system-wide accessibility standards
• Acting as liaison to specific academic departments, including collection development and support for the integration of Open Educational Resources into courses
• Providing reference and patron service both virtually and at specified service points
• Engaging with the campus community by participating in campus governance and committees

Required Qualifications

• Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA -accredited program (those completing a degree by June 2021 are encouraged to apply)
• Demonstrated proficiency in customer service through engaging and interacting with patrons.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience with instructional technologies and support for in-person, blended, and remote/online learning
• Demonstrated ability to develop, promote, and assess outreach projects and activities
• Awareness of accessibility guidelines and how they relate to libraries and library resources
• Evidence of professional initiative and flexibility





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Special Instructions to Applicants

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The screening and selection process is currently underway and will continue until a successful candidate is chosen. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy further, you will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in this position at SUNY Canton.

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Based on your responses to the questions on the employment application, you do not meet the minimum required qualifications for this position. Thank you for your interest in this position at SUNY Canton.

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  1. Resume
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  2. Letter of Recommendation
  3. Letter of Recommendation 2
  4. Letter of Recommendation 3
  5. Diversity Statement