Adelphi University Libraries seek a service oriented professional with website
management experience to provide research assistance to patrons, teach
students to effectively find information, and take a leadership role in the
design, development and management of the Library website. Provides reference
service, selects materials in assigned area(s), teaches information literacy,
and is responsible for the oversight of the Library website. Chairs Library
Web Committee, evaluates and recommends web applications and tools, and works
with the Electronic Resources Librarian and others to promote and evaluate
electronic resources. Advises on OPAC functionality and usability and keeps
abreast of information technology trends. Represents the library to campus and
Qualifications: This is a tenure track library faculty position. Applicants
must hold a master's degree from an ALA accredited school of
library/information science. A second post baccalaureate degree or similar
proof of advanced study is highly preferred and is required for promotion to
the rank of Associate Professor and tenure. It is desirable that applicants
will have strong reference experience, preferably in an academic environment,
1-2 years website management experience, a basic understanding and familiarity
with a CMS such as Wordpress, a strong interest in user interface design, and
familiarity with current and emerging library technology and website best
practices, trends and standards. The successful candidate will have a strong
user service orientation, core academic values, library instruction
experience, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ability to lead
and build consensus among library faculty and staff, the ability to work in a
collegial environment, and evidence of ability to meet criteria for promotion
Work Year: 190-day work year per the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
University and Library profile: Adelphi University, chartered in 1896, was the
first institution of higher education for liberal arts and sciences on Long
Island. The University is committed to building a diverse faculty and offers a
broad array of programs to a diverse student population of nearly 8,000, of
which one-third are graduate students. The Libraries serve the main Garden
City campus and locations in Hauppauge, Hudson Valley, and Manhattan.
Application Information: Position available September 2013.
Screening of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted until
position is filled.
For full job description and application see
http://www.adelphi.edu/positions/faculty. Include letter of
application and contact information for three references. Adelphi University
is an AA/EOE Employer.
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