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Public Services Librarian/Instructor

Niagara County Community College
Sanborn, NY 14132
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Position Title: Public Services Librarian/Instructor
Position Category: Faculty
Position Status: 12 Month
FLSA: Exempt
Advertised Salary: $57,342
Department: Library Learning Center

General Description: Niagara County Community College is seeking a dedicated, motivated individual to provide leadership, engagement, and discipline expertise for the Henrietta G. Lewis Library's public services unit to continue to move the library forward in innovative ways. As a full-time tenure track faculty member at Niagara County Community College, the successful candidate will possess the skills and drive to develop library services to support the College's mission. Reporting to the Chair of the Henrietta G. Lewis Library, this position manages the Library's public services including circulation, reference, and instruction.

Typical Work ActivitiesEssential Functions:
I. Access Services
Coordinate all aspects of library circulation, including scheduling and supervising the circulation staff
Campus lead for Alma Fulfillment and Discovery modules

II. Reference
Provide research support for patrons at the reference desk as well as by phone, email, and chat
Coordinate reference desk schedule

III . Library Instruction
Develop and teach library instruction classes for in-person and online classes
Create and maintain online research guides and/or instructional tools

IV. Divisional Support
Advocate for the library within the College and the community
Engage in outreach to students and faculty to ensure their awareness of library resources and services
Participate in hiring, training, mentoring, and evaluation of librarians and staff
Participate in high school to college committees or special interest groups; act as liaison with local high school librarians
Assist in compiling statistics and analytical reports for strategic planning

V. Collection Development
Read book reviews and make selections as appropriate; consider circulation statistics and reference requests to enhance collection

VI. Academic Advisement
Advise students as assigned by the Student Resource Center

VII . Other duties as assigned (which may include but are not limited to):
Serve on College committees
Assist at Student Orientation
Assist at Open House

Essential Functions: Ability to work with and teach a diverse student population. Ability to be an active member in the division and serve on committees representing the division. Ability to speak in front of groups of people. Must be able to effectively communicate with students, co-workers, supervisors and the campus community. Must be able to develop, prepare and present information.
Ability to advise students for classes, transfer options and career advice in the field. Must able to operate computers. Must be able to physically perform the duties of the position.

Required Qualifications:
ALA -accredited Master's Degree in Library Science and/or Information Science
Demonstrated knowledge of current library best practices, especially in relation to information literacy instruction and reference
Demonstrated knowledge of library systems particularly Ex-Libris Alma, Primo, EZproxy, and LibGuides
Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a culturally diverse environment
Excellent communication skills with the ability to engage with library patrons

Desirable Qualifications:
Experience teaching student populations
Demonstrated ability to integrate the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education into library instruction
Evaluation and support of open educational resources ( OER )
Supervisory experience
Demonstrated knowledge of Learning Management Systems, particularly Blackboard
Experience with academic assessment and student learning outcomes
Familiarity with ILLiad workflows

About NCCC: Established in 1962, NCCC offers a comprehensive and vibrant learning environment with an enrollment of approximately 5,214 students (Fall 2018 semester). The student to faculty ratio is 17:1, providing a high degree of personalized attention for students.

The NCCC campus, located in Sanborn, NY, offers easy access to both Buffalo, NY and Niagara Falls State Park, and is minutes from the Canadian border. The campus is centrally located between the county's three main cities of Lockport, Niagara Falls, and North Tonawanda. NCCC serves the community in two locations within Niagara County, at the Sanborn campus, and at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, located in the heart of downtown Niagara Falls.

NCCC continues to actively expand with the recent opening of its Learning Commons Center, a $25 million dollar project on the Sanborn campus. In just a short period of time, it has become the nucleus of the campus; a place for faculty to collaborate and help students develop critical thinking skills while incorporating state-of-the-art technology and innovative student support services.
Our college nurtures and empowers its students in ways that recognize and value our common humanity as well as the richness of our diversity. NCCC offers high-quality academic programs leading to degrees and certificates which are supported by outstanding student services. NCCC provides a variety of cultural, social, and international experiences, as well as community education and workforce development that supports economic development that positively impacts the quality of life. The College operates through a collegial model of shared governance and is accountable to meet the highest standards of professionalism and integrity.

NCCC welcomes applicants who are committed in helping us fulfill our mission and to reach our vision of being a leader in providing a dynamic, high quality, educational environment responsive to current and emerging needs of our students and community. At NCCC we embrace diversity and promote inclusion throughout the institution and seek candidates who share those principles and encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.

Background Check Detail: Niagara County Community College is committed to maintaining a safe environment for its faculty, staff, students, volunteers and the general public that use our facilities. Therefore NCCC will conduct an employment criminal background check on all individuals for whom employment is to be tendered. Those candidates who are discovered to have past criminal convictions will be evaluated for employment per Article 23-A of the New York Correction Law.

EEO Statement: NCCC does not discriminate and prohibits harassment or discrimination related to any protected category including creed, ethnicity, citizenship, sexual orientation, national origin, sex, gender, pregnancy, disability, marital status, political or social affiliation, age, race, color, veteran status, military status, religion, sexual orientation, domestic violence status, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression or perceived gender. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number: F076P
Open Date: 07/27/2020
Close Date: 08/23/2020
Open Until Filled: No
Special Instructions Summary: Niagara County Community College considers only those applications that clearly demonstrate the applicant meets all required qualifications as indicated on the posting, please review the qualifications before applying. Persons meeting the required qualifications as stated above should submit the following:

cover letter that addresses each of the qualifications
unofficial transcripts
names and contact information for three (3) current, work related references

Incomplete packets will be rejected for lack of information.



Posted: 2020-07-28 Expires: 2020-08-28

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