Job: Resource Sharing Librarian

General Information
Position:
Resource Sharing Librarian

Number position available:
1

Compensation:
Salary commensurate with experience

Job Category:
Reference & Public Services

ALA:
Position REQUIRES a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.

Description:

The Resource Sharing Librarian is a non-tenure track position with faculty status responsible for facilitating patron access to material not owned by the College through interlibrary loan (ILL) services and document delivery. The Resource Sharing Librarian participates in the instructional mission of the library through reference assistance and library instruction, and in the daily operation of circulation services.


Essential Functions


Representation and Promotion of Roux Library and McKay Archives Center 

    1. Presents professional, friendly and outgoing demeanor and physical appearance at all times.
    2. Maintains thorough knowledge of all library and archives collections and services.
    3. Develops professional relationships with faculty, students, student organizations, and staff.
    4. Displays exemplary customer service and written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
    5. Supports library and archives events, social media, and college activities with enthusiasm and ownership.
    6. Serves as a liaison to academic departments to assist with curricular support and collection development. Communicates new services and policies to library patrons.
    7. Serves on faculty committees.
    8. Attends college events and community functions (e.g., commencement) and is familiar with faculty and campus leadership.
    9. Assumes leadership role and exhibits professional curiosity when assigned special projects.


Resource Sharing

    1. Coordinates interlibrary loan activities, including policy development, training, implementation, and troubleshooting.
      • Manages daily interlibrary loan function; searches OCLC and local databases, initiates requests, and fills borrowing requests, communicates with borrowers and other libraries.
      • Compiles special or routine reports for interlibrary loan functions.
      • Assists in supervising one or several student assistant(s).
    2. Provides in-person and virtual reference assistance and guidance to faculty, students, and other patrons in the use of the collection.
      • Confers routinely with Instructional Services Librarians to better understand the needs of the users.
      • Prepares and provides library instruction in collaboration with the Instructional Services Librarians, and with other librarians who share in reference and instructional services.
    3. Performs reference/public services duties as needed, including regularly scheduled nights and weekends.
    4. Participates in the daily operation of the circulation system by ensuring proper patron identification and checking materials in and out.
    5. Assists public services personnel as needed.
    6. Participates in the collection development program.
    7. Performs other duties as assigned.


Professional Development 

    1. Strives for currency in interlibrary loan and documentary delivery best practices and library practices in general.
    2. Participates in webinars, conducts off-campus peer outreach, reads professional publications and other sources to develop skills.
    3. Attends college workshops and supports engaged learning culture.
    4. Displays intellectual curiosity and eagerness to work on self-directed projects.


Contributes to the success of the department by performing all other duties as needed to drive the vision, fulfill the mission, and abide by the values of the College.


Education:

Education, Work Experience, and Requirements

  1. ALA-accredited MLS degree.
  2. Proficiency in the use of OCLC’s WorldShare.
  3. Working knowledge of print and electronic reference resources.
  4. Proficiency with online database searching.
  5. Knowledge of copyright and electronic licensing issues related to interlibrary loan.
  6. Familiarity with integrated library systems, including library automation issues and procedures.
  7. Interest in personal and professional development.
  8. Ability to meet the public in a pleasant and helpful manner.
  9. Ability to organize work and time.
  10. Ability to work closely with library colleagues and faculty.
  11. Ability to work independently and with others on library projects.
  12. Excellent interpersonal, problem-solving, and verbal and written skills.
  13. Proficiency with personal computing applications.

Multilingual:
N/A

Job open date:
04-21-2022

Application deadline:
Open Until Filled

Apply at:
https://portal.flsouthern.edu/ICS/Employment_App/Default_Page.jnz

Additional information
Library Type:
  • Academic Libraries

Job Type:
Full-time

Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
Florida Southern College

Job Location:
Central Florida

Address:
111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr

City:
Lakeland

Zip:
33801

County:
Polk


Institution Information
Institution Name :
Florida Southern College

Address:
111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr

City:
Lakeland

State:
FL

Zip:
33801

Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Human Resources

Contact Email:
hr@flsouthern.edu

Contact Phone:
863-680-5079

Contact Fax:
863-680-5007

How to apply
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications received by May 2, 2022 can be assured full consideration. A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement on philosophy of librarianship (up to 500 words), names and contact information of three references, and unofficial graduate transcript(s). To apply, visit Florida Southern College's Human Resources webpage: https://www.flsouthern.edu/camp.../human-resources/home.aspx

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