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Librarian I - Technical Services Librarian

Goodwin University
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 8, 2022
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The mission of Goodwin University is to educate a diverse student population in a dynamic environment that aligns education, commerce, and community. Our innovative programs of study prepare students for professional careers while promoting lifelong learning and civic responsibility. As a nurturing university community, we challenge students, faculty, staff, and administration to fully realize their highest academic, professional, and personal potential.

Position Description Summary/Purpose

This position involves the full range of librarian duties and functions with specialized duties as required by the position. Assists in providing reference services, collection maintenance and circulation services.

Essential Job Functions/Primary Responsibilities :
  • Receives oral or written directions from the Library Director
  • Includes all duties of Librarian I
  • Maintains reference and circulating collections, and coordinates activities with faculty to assure currency of materials
  • Provides supervision and training to subordinate professional staff, clerical staff, and student employees
  • Recommends policy changes to the Director
  • Reports achievement of goals to Director
  • Conducts all work in a safe manner and all work safety practices are followed
  • Prepares regular statistical reports of some complexity for the Director
  • Administers technical library collection maintenance
  • Evaluates, implements, and supervises online information services for student and faculty use
  • Trains faculty and students in use of online products and promotes awareness of updates and changes
  • Troubleshoots technical problems and reports problems to appropriate support staff
  • Promotes library online services to university community
  • Attends workshops or courses necessary to keep current with digital technology
  • Maintains universitys Institutional Repository
Other Functions :
  • Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates
  • Continues professional development and training; keeps current with trends
  • Assists other department staff as needed to promote a team effort.
  • May act as a library representative at professional conferences
  • Serves as a library liaison to a University school
Knowledge, Ability and Skill :
  • Ability to apply principles of library science to solve practical problems
  • Ability to prepare and deliver reports of library services both orally and in writing
  • Strong computer application and digital technology skills
  • Ability to create and implement outcome-based lesson plans for Information Literacy skills
  • Ability to work effectively with other library staff
  • Ability to understand and use the library services provided by our integrated library systems
  • Knowledge of basic research materials; substantial interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communications skills
  • Considerable ability to perform research

Education, Training and Experience :
  • Masters Degree in Library Science/ Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited college
  • Minimum two years of progressively responsible academic library experience
  • Expertise using library technology/library systems
Physical and Mental Requirements :

Work Environment None Under 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 Over 2/3 Outdoor Weather Conditions X Work with fumes or airborne particles X Work near moving mechanical parts X Risk of electrical shock X Vibration X

Physical Activity None Under 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 Over 2/3 Standing X Walking X Sitting X Talking & Hearing X Using hands/fingers to handle/feel X Climbing or balancing X Bending, pulling, pushing X Driving X

Lifting Requirements None Under 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 Over 2/3 Up to 10 pounds X Up to 25 pounds X Up to 50 pounds X Up to 75 pounds X Up to 100 pounds X Over 100 pounds X

Vision Requirements:

X Close vision (i.e. clear vision at 20 inches or less)

X Distance vision (i.e. clear vision at 20 feet or more)

Color vision (i.e. ability to identify and distinguish colors)

X Peripheral vision (i.e. ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or

left and right while the eyes are fixed on a given point)

X Depth perception (i.e. three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and

spatial relationships)

___ No special vision requirements

Full-Time Employee Benefits:
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • 401k employer match
  • Employee & dependent life insurance
  • Great tuition benefits for employee, spouse & dependents
  • PTO program
  • Flexible work schedules
(This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee. It is used as a guide for personnel actions and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.)

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