The University of Saint Joseph and the Pope Pius XII Library seek creative and enthusiastic applicants for the position of Digital Literacy Librarian, with a liaison area to a number of academic departments and schools. Working widely across the University and the Library system, this position presents an opportunity to provide traditional and non-traditional reference and instruction services. This position will also contribute to the production of digital content that will be used in a variety of different program areas, while also exploring emerging trends in digital literacy and learning. This position also provides the opportunity to be strongly embedded in instructional courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and may include opportunities to teach a variety of digital literacy workshops.
Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):
Plan and set goals for the Information Literacy and Digital Literacy curricula.
Develop the print and electronic collections for the Information Literacy and Digital Literacy curricula.
Provide proactive customer-oriented service, including library instruction, to the campus community.
Provide general reference services to the campus community.
Serve as library liaison to the faculty of the campus community.
Assemble reports, meet with administration, and submit recommendations specific to Library resources and services.
Implement and monitor technology resources within the Library.
Implement automated systems for Library material access and assist students in the use of these systems.
Develop and deliver instructional services tailored to in-person, near-distance, and remote learners.
Create digital content for the Library web site and other media channels.
Provide Library outreach to the students and faculty of the campus community
Assess the effectiveness of the Library informational services.
Masters of Library Science from an ALA accredited institution required.
Professional experience preferred.
Subject background in health or life sciences preferred.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Able to function independently while operating effectively within a team environment
Possess solid general computer skills, including ability to work in a Windows environment. Proficiency with MS Office Suite, Internet, and other programs as needed (e.g., mail merge, data base management). Familiarity with specific applications used by the University/Department a plus, including a solid working knowledge of academic library and reference applications required.
Excellent oral and written skills and ability to communicate comfortably with students, colleagues, and external constituents.
Demonstrated ability to handle complex and multiple tasks in a professional and efficient manner.
Cultural competency to work with diverse student and/or employee population.
Exhibits a high level of professionalism, leadership, creative problem solving, diplomacy, negotiation and sales skills, and the ability to manage complex projects with minimal supervision.
Professional, courteous demeanor and appearance; ability to engage positively and work professionally with students, faculty, staff and administration and represent the University professionally to the public.
Physical ability to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.
Grade 24; salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The University of Saint Joseph is building a culturally diverse faculty & staff, and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates.
To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, salary requirements and professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) is a thriving, forward-thinking institution, proud of its historic women’s-college undergraduate program, its co-educational graduate and adult programs, and its ability to successfully meet the needs of an evolving and diverse student body. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1932 (as Saint Joseph College), USJ has an established reputation for academic excelle...nce and outstanding career preparation. For more than 83 years, USJ has prepared students for personal and professional success by developing leaders who serve and inform their communities. Over the years, the University has retained the best of a Mercy-based, Catholic education, while evolving to meet the needs of today’s students and the current job market.
USJ is home to five Schools: Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Health and Natural Sciences, Graduate & Professional Studies, and Pharmacy. In addition, it operates two laboratory schools: The Gengras Center, a state-approved, private, special education facility for 120 children; and the School for Young Children, a National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accredited pre-school program for approximately 130 children. USJ’s main campus consists of 90 acres in the upscale community of West Hartford, Conn. A second campus, home to the School of Pharmacy, is in the heart of downtown Hartford.