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Library Support Specialist / Digital Outreach

Employer
Woodbury University
Location
Los Angeles, California
Salary
Competitive + University sponsored benefit plan and programs
Posted Date
Jul 14, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Library & Information Sciences, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Librarians & Library Administration
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Details

Woodbury University invites applications for the position of Digital Outreach/Library Support Specialist reporting to the University Librarian. This position is funded for three years through a Title V grant, and weekly reporting to the grant Activity Director will be required until the grant has matured. This individual serves as the subject specialist and liaison to Woodbury’s computer science programs in addition to providing administrative support to library faculty. 

This position qualifies for University sponsored employee benefit plans and programs (e.g., group health insurance, life insurance, tax deferred annuity plan, annual vacation, sick, and paid holidays), subject to the eligibility requirements and conditions of each plan and program.   

 

Responsibilities

  • Serve as specialist/liaison to Computer Science and Data Analytics, Computer Information Systems, Design Computation, and Computer Science – Media Arts programs. Support the project-related use of digital and physical collections by faculty, staff, and students.
  • Provide reference and research assistance. Provide subject expertise and promote awareness and use of library resources. Some evenings and weekends may be required to ensure adequate coverage of the reference desk.
  • Collaborate with technical, academic, and administrative departments to produce dynamic and responsive information delivery. Take proactive steps to ensure strong working relationships with other administrative and academic departments.
  • Provide administrative support at the direction of the University Librarian to library faculty overseeing operational functions such as Access Services, Systems, and Student Success.
  • Other duties as assigned.  

 

Requirements

  • Bachelors degree in Library Science, Computer Science, or related field.
  • Familiarity with digital reference materials.
  • At least two years of library/reference collection support, preferably at the post-secondary level.
  • Familiarity with the functions of integrated library systems or library service platforms.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills; ability to quickly acquire new skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain excellent cooperative working relationships with individuals and departments.
  • Commitment to the values of diversity, equity and inclusion as evidenced through library collections, services, and programs.
  • Strong public service commitment and team attitude.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral form to different types of stakeholders with different knowledge backgrounds.

Physical Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Close vision, hearing/listening, and clear speech.
  • Walking, lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds.
  • Kneeling, stooping, bending, sitting, squatting, standing, etc.
  • Works with/around and has verbal and face-to-face contact with others.
  • Works indoors/outdoors around construction and mechanical equipment.
  • Work schedule may include some weekends and evenings.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree in Library Science or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Post-secondary degree in Computer Science or related field.

 

APPLICATION: Review of applications will begin Immediately and remain open until filled. 

All application materials must be submitted through the Woodbury University Job Board. Email applications and submissions on third party platforms will not be considered.  Submissions must include:

  • Current resume/CV listing educational and employment history
  • Cover Letter providing some detail of the applicant’s qualifications and interest in the position
  • Contact information for at least three professional references

 

 

About Woodbury University

Located in Southern California at the global epicenter of creativity and influence, Woodbury University earns its reputation as a leading creative university thanks to nationally ranked programs in its School of Architecture and School of Media, Culture & Design. What makes the university unique is the array of unparalleled academic offerings in its School of Business and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The university has been named a College of Distinction for 7 years running and has earned NASAD (MCD, architecture), AACSB (business), WSCUC, ACBSP (business), CIDA (architecture), and NAAB (architecture) accreditations. With an 8:1 student-to-faculty ratio, students learn from one of the most professionally accomplished faculties in the world, intern and work at the most innovative companies in the world, and go on to build careers that others only dream of. Please follow the link to learn more about Woodbury University: https://woodbury.edu/about/about-woodbury/facts-and-figures/

 

Woodbury University is dedicated to celebrating diversity and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.  Woodbury University is an EEO/AA institution committed to multicultural diversity in its peoples and programs. All employment decisions for all job classifications will be made on the basis of such factors as education, character, ability, skill and training, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political orientation, disability, veteran status, marital status, parental status, genetic information, membership or non-membership in any lawful organization, or any other protected status. 

Company

With 26 practice-based, fully-accredited professional and liberal arts undergraduate and graduate majors, Woodbury is a non-profit institution dedicated to the student experience.

Mission

Woodbury University transforms students into innovative professionals who will contribute responsibly to the global community. We achieve academic excellence by focusing on purposeful student engagement, establishing external partnerships and ensuring that all our processes, services and environment enrich the student experience.

Vision

Woodbury University cultivates a personal, interactive learning environment that focuses on innovative, practice-based professional and liberal arts education. We add distinct value with our focus on faculty-student interaction and support for student development and achievement. We focus on our Core Values and Strategic Principles to enable the success of our students, employers who hire our graduates, and the community at large.

Core Values

Excellence | Driven by standards of excellence in teaching, services, student well-being, community safety and sustainable practice
Ethics | Setting the highest standards of academic and professional behavior to encourage social responsibility
Aspiration | Pursuing ever higher levels of competitiveness, distinctiveness and service learning
Community | Building a culture that values diversity, open communication, collaboration and engagement

Diversity

Woodbury University creates an inclusive climate because we know that the richness of different experiences and perspectives is intrinsically valuable and vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating a vibrant academic community.

We are committed to building a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness because this is an essential part of an experience-centered education.

We act on these values by pursuing individuals who themselves embody the experiences and perspectives of our different communities and have an understanding and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies.

We seek to create a campus culture with this wide range of perspectives and experiences by recruiting and encouraging diverse candidates to apply as students, staff and faculty, including people of any race, color, creed, national origin, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, disability, religion or military status.

Strategic Principles

Civic Engagement | Achieving civic fulfillment through the process of giving back

Entrepreneurship | Fostering a culture of creativity, innovation and opportunity

Design Thinking | Developing the ability, desire and confidence to imagine new ideas to create impact and make a difference

Transdisciplinarity | Harnessing the creative power of multiple disciplines and communities that broaden perspectives across academic boundaries

Sustainability

Woodbury University wants to equip students, faculty and staff with theoretical and practical knowledge that addresses sustainability issues in their disciplines, careers, community relationships and daily lives.

Many changes within the environment have critically affected our way of life. From water shortages to pollution and climate change, our planet has become stressed, yet our relationship to our surroundings is detached. Acknowledging these environmental, social and economic issues, Woodbury's goal is to create and nurture sustainable campus life. At Woodbury, sustainability is regarded as a subject of study and is implemented in every sector of the institution.

Woodbury encourages continued learning about sustainability through coursework, research and the experiences of life on campus. Sustainable Woodbury prompts our community to explore our future, our current status and our past and challenges us to examine our natural and built environments, campus life, curriculum, co-curricular learning opportunities and stewardship of resources in the spirit of shared and just decision making.

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