Job No: 496457
Work Type: Staff 1199 Union, Staff Full-time
Department: University Libraries
Location: Brookdale Center, 55 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY
Cardozo Law's Dr. Lillian & Dr. Rebecca Chutick Law Library welcomes applications for a Librarian staff position. Our building is located on Fifth Avenue, in the heart of Greenwich Village, with many convenient options for public transit commuting.
This position will work on a team along with five other union staff who provide Circulation services to our law school community. The shift days and hours for this position are Monday-Friday, 8am - 4pm. The library provides a bustling and upbeat environment with opportunities to grow both Circulation and Reference skillsets. This is an excellent position for applicants with an interest in academic librarianship, and particularly those who are interested in the specialized area of law librarianship. New MLS graduates are encouraged to apply. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
Performs professional duties related to providing library collections and services for the University community.
Performs library Collection Development and Collection Management tasks including but not limited to:
- selecting library materials for acquisition - physical and electronic monographic and serial materials, databases, websites, etc.
- monitoring library materials expenditures
- developing approval plans
- implementing electronic reserves services
- monitoring product and service interfaces and making adjustments as warranted
Implementing electronic reserves services
- Filtering course syllabi and interfacing with faculty about additional course materials and copyright restrictions
- Organizing, scanning and making reserve materials accessible
- Updating, maintaining and reviewing course reserves pages
Guides Library patrons in the use of library resources and research by:
- providing one-on-one reference service in person, via phone, email, \“ask\” service, texting, chat, and/or other developing technologies or modes of communication.
- teaching library classes, designing instructional courses and implementing new and developing methodologies
- creating guides to library research
- developing content for library web pages
- Performs cataloging and metadata services for library materials both physical and electronic; trains cataloging support staff and reviews their work; ensures the integrity of the OPAC; participates in study, analysis and review of developments in the cataloging and metadata fields and contributes to departmental decisions regarding their implementation.
- Plans utilizations of library space, facilities and projects
- Stays current with developments in the library profession, copyright regulations, research trends and methods and modes of scholarly communication. Exhibits initiative in promoting the integration of new approaches and technologies into the University's library services.
- Engages in research and professional activities such as publication, lectures, participation in library organizations and meetings, etc.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Experience & Education Background:
Master's Degree in Library Science and related experience.
Skills & Competencies:
- Excellent grasp of library principles, processes, software, technology and resources.
- Ability to learn new techniques and adapt to new paradigms.
- Expertise in at least one academic discipline.
- Excellent listening and communications skills.
- Customer service demeanor and patience when dealing with patrons.
- Accuracy, thoroughness, precision, ability to focus on detail without losing sight of the big picture.
- Should project a positive attitude about the Library and the University when interacting with Library patrons.
- Self-discipline and judgment are essential as work will often be performed in the absence of a supervisor.
Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more.
We are a leading global educational institution that employs 2,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve. We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.
The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University's retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and have access to a shuttle to nearby subway locations.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.