Coordinator of Library Services for Distance Education
Utica College seeks an experienced librarian to provide instruction and
reference services for a growing online and campus population. This new
position primarily serves students in online and hybrid programs but also
supports the campus community. Responsibilities include providing web-based
reference ...Utica College seeks an experienced librarian to provide
instruction and reference services for a growing online and campus population.
This new position primarily serves students in online and hybrid programs but
also supports the campus community. Responsibilities include providing web-
based reference and instruction services, creating online tutorials and
research guides, and applying current and emerging technologies to student
learning. Considerable experience with instruction technology and course
management systems is preferred. The Library has a staff of six professionals
and eight staff.
In deciding whether to apply for a position at Utica College, candidates are
strongly encouraged to consider the UC mission and culture to help determine
their potential success at
http://www.utica.edu/instadvance/marketingcomm/about/. Our Mission and Values
Statement includes a commitment to fostering diversity in background,
perspective, and experience within an environment that is dedicated to the
freedom of expression and the open sharing of ideas. At UC, diversity means
that we are a community that represents a range of human experience and makes
conscious choices to appreciate, respect, and learn from each other. Utica
College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with
exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments
to a more inclusive society.
Founded in 1946, Utica College is a private comprehensive institution
distinguished for its integration of liberal and professional study. Our
dedicated faculty and staff have built a tradition of excellence in teaching
and learning with particular emphasis on providing individual attention to
students. The College enrolls approximately 3,700 students - approximately
2,700 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students.
A city of approximately 60,000, Utica is located at the foothills of the
Adirondack Mountains in the Mohawk Valley region of upstate New York. The area
offers easy access to a broad variety of cultural attractions, including the
historic Stanley Performing Arts Center and renowned Munson Williams Proctor
Arts Institute, as well as four-season recreation.
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references.
Candidates for the position must include in their cover letter how you will
advance our institutional values including serving a diverse
All application materials must be submitted online at the following link:
First review of applications will begin May 18, 2016, and continue until the
position is filled. The anticipated start date for the selected candidate is
August 1, 2016.
Utica College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. We
encourage applications from under-represented groups as well as individuals
who have experience with diverse populations
MLS from an ALA-accredited program.
Second master's degree desirable.
2-3 years professional experience providing reference and information literacy
instruction services in an academic library serving both distance and on
campus students; demonstrated experience working or teaching in a learning
management system; demonstrated ability to create web-based instructional
tools and other web-based resources; applied knowledge of web-authoring and
multimedia tools and social networking software.
Ability to work pleasantly and cooperatively with faculty, staff, and
students. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, oral and written
communication skills, including good teaching and presentation skills; strong
interest in and ability to provide individual reference services in a wide
range of subject areas and instruct patrons in the use of print and electronic
resources; ability to contribute in a team environment with colleagues across
the library, IITS, and the college; ability to set and attain goals
independently and effectively; service, research/creative activities or
equivalent professional contributions encouraged. Experience with Web site
development tools and library/bibliographic instruction. Ability to cope with
busy and potentially stressful public service situations at the Information
Desk; physical ability to lift books for retrieval and shelving and
participate in occasional shifting of collection; physical ability to quickly
accompany library users to stacks and electronic resources in providing
instruction and reference assistance. Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel.
Acquires and maintains up-to-date technology skills at the level necessary to
perform a job, and use library devices and systems effectively.
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