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General Librarian

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
Cheyney, Pennsylvania
Posted Date
Aug 8, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Librarians & Library Administration
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Duties & responsibilities:

  • I. Meet student and faculty needs for teaching and learning:

Provide library support to strengthen academic programs.

  1. Assist students in developing information literacy skills. Help faculty members develop pedagogical skills. Work with university partners to raise awareness and collaborate on delivering library services.

Enhance teaching effectiveness.

  1. Provide access to information for students to complete coursework. Assist faculty members in delivering instruction. Assist students and faculty in conducting independent research. Identify discipline-specific resources and train others (faculty and library staff) to support disciplinary needs

            C.  Systematize opportunities for the development of student capacity for research.

  1. Provide continuous training, to prepare students in each stage of their development, to conduct academic research at an appropriate level Visit classes each term to orient students to the library, information literacy, and essential research techniques in their disciplines.
  • Plan and grow the Cheyney University library program:
  • Formulate the library department’s policies and procedures to manage and improve effectiveness. Oversee the conversion to a virtual library and implement library services and special collections assessments. Lead the development and implementation of an immediate plan to maintain archives and ethnic book collections, and a long-term process to digitize the collection. Submit requests to purchase library resources as appropriate. Serve as the library liaison with academic departments. Maintain and supervise shelf lists, revision filing, and catalog record maintenance. Perform original cataloging and complex copy cataloging as well as adapt OCLC records that do not conform to Cheyney University library format. Develop strategic partnerships and collaborate to plan and grow the library program, emphasizing especially opportunities to utilize new technologies, employ best practices and expand library services.

    Required Minimum Qualifications:

    Education, Training, and/or Experience:

    A minimum of American Library Association-accredited Master of Library Science degree or its equivalent, five (5) years of relevant academic experience with demonstrated ability to communicate and work with diverse clientele are required.  Evening and weekend reference work are required. Voyager Software and grant acquisition are preferred, and HBCU experience is highly preferred.


    Knowledge & Skills, Abilities:

    1. Public speaking and presentation skills
    2. Program assessment and data consciousness           
    3. Excellent communication skills - verbal and written
    4. Must be able to facilitate and model online course delivery to faculty Must be able to develop online course platforms of delivery Must be able to lead change in a positive collegial manner
    5. Problem solver
    6. Research and career programs best practices
    7. Organize and plan effectively
    8. Strong customer service orientation
    9. Ability to multitask
    10. Work effectively in a team environment with multiple stakeholders
    11. Computer Skills




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