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Job Posting Date:
January 31, 2020
$62,048 – $77,560 (C42)
Madison College is seeking a knowledgeable, customer-orientated and tech savvy librarian to join our dynamic Library Services team. We are actively searching for motivated and engaged candidates who share a willingness to collaborate and deliver award winning service to our students, faculty and staff members. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a focus and commitment to serving Madison College’s diverse student body. This position will have the opportunity to work with a creative and collaborative team of librarians who are dedicated to student success, innovation and support. This position will be housed at Truax Campus. If you are interested in helping develop Madison College students throughout their academic careers by providing a vital service, apply now!
Madison College’s dedication to promoting equity, inclusion and diversity is reflected in our Mission, Vision, and Values. Hiring an inclusive workforce that mirrors our student population is more than just a commitment at Madison College—it is the foundation of what we are striving to do. Come be part of our great team!
This is an exempt full time, 40 hours per week, 52 weeks per year position. Candidate must be able to work until 9:00 p.m. during the week and also Saturday mornings. Flexibility is a must as hours will adjust depending on semester. Schedule is subject to change by the supervisor. Some district-wide travel will be required.
Madison College offers a generous benefits program including health and dental benefits. The employee selected will serve a twelve (12) month introductory period. This position does not offer a relocation package.
This position will be open until filled, with a first consideration date of March 2, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. After this date, the recruitment may close without further notice. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
This position is located in the vibrant and diverse city of Madison, Wisconsin’s 2nd largest city and state capitol. Nestled between two recreational lakes, Madisonians are offered year-round activities for all, including the http://dcfm.org/markets/saturday-on-the-square located around the Capital Square, more than 200 miles of scenic biking and hiking trails, world class restaurants, and numerous festivals and community events. Madison is consistently ranked as a https://www.visitmadison.com/media/rankings/ in which to work, live and play. Madison offers a small town feel, with a big city impression. But, if that’s not enough, Madison is just a short 125 miles northwest of Chicago and 77 miles west of Milwaukee. To learn more about what Mad-Town has to offer, you can visit https://jobs.madisoncollege.edu/hr/postings/14658/www.visitmadison.com
ORGANIZATIONAL FUNCTION AND RELATIONSHIPS:
This position is responsible for providing professional level library services to students, faculty, staff and community users throughout the District. The College considers the Libraries to be an essential service to students and staff and is a critical life skill that enhances student retention and success. The successful candidate in this role provides information literacy instructional sessions, serves as primary student computer help desk, provides reference and research support, offers circulation services, assists Student Achievement Center [SAC] staff, markets library and SAC resources and services, supports multimedia needs of students and participates in collection development. This position will also work with social media, updating the college’s twitter and facebook pages along with other social media outlets. In addition, each library staff member is responsible for coordinating a special library service or function (e.g., cataloging, acquisitions, information literacy, serials control, virtual and online library services, reference, circulation, reserves, library automation, computers & technology, interlibrary loan, social media, SAC, regional or downtown centers).
This position requires a working knowledge of academic library functions, processes and standards, strong customer service skills, high level of technology skills, social media savvy, the ability to organize own workload, complete assignments independently, problem-solve effectively and develop productive and collaborative working relationships with students, faculty and staff. Some evening, Saturday and Sunday hours are expected. Some District-wide travel will be required.
This position reports to the Dean of Libraries & Academic Support Services. Librarians direct the work of casual, student employees or library school practicum students.
The following are duties typically expected of this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
1. Each librarian coordinates an essential assigned library service and/or function such as cataloging, information literacy, serials control, reference, virtual learning, social media, circulation, reserves, library automation and technology, web design, interlibrary loan, acquisitions, regional or metro campus libraries. Serves as back-up to any or all areas as assigned.
2. Provides information literacy training to both individual and groups through formal classroom training, reference and research assistance. Supports information literacy efforts by creating and maintaining web libguides, customized online tutorials, learning objects, displays, collaborating with faculty on course assignments and projects, assessment, collection development, etc. in assigned subject areas.
3. Provides one-on-one, on demand reference assistance during assigned public desk shifts using both traditional print and a wide array of electronic resources. Also provides reference services via office, building or site visits, phone, email, text, social media, Skype and chat.
4. Assists in the coordination of the circulation desk during assigned public desk shifts, including helping students with class reserve collection, updating student accounts, explaining library services and policy, dealing with concerns with overdue materials and renewals, frontline complaints and directing the work of student employees.
5. Keeps up-to-date with changes in technology and alternative learning formats and methods and provides technology support in primary general student computer labs in each library including the College’s Print Smart program, mobile needs, virtual desktops, online College processes, online databases, ebooks, apps, the Student Center, social media, Blackboard, etc. Provides support and training on information literacy, library technologies and changing formats for classroom use to faculty and staff. Maintains library and SAC web pages.
6. Selects, maintains, and deselects materials in all formats in assigned subject areas to ensure the library collection supports the college curriculum and is accessible for all users while staying within budgetary guidelines.
7. Serves as library liaison to faculty in assigned academic and /or program areas to integrate and ensure appropriate information literacy, library resources and services that support changing curriculum, trends and departmental needs.
8. Hires, trains, and supervises student workers and/or directs their workflow in various capacities in technical processing, circulation, student computer help desk and the SACs.
9. Participates in marketing and outreach of library resources and services district-wide, which may include participating in College-wide events, creating brochures, displays, handouts, giving presentations, tours, presenting poster sessions, site visits, etc.
10. Supports library decision-making and strategic planning through participation in regular staff meetings, membership on internal continuous quality improvement library teams and appointments to College committees.
11. Maintains required statistics and assessment for designated service area and creates reports as requested by library administration when needed.
12. Supports regional and metro libraries by filling in for, and/or assisting, appropriate Library Services Planner as directed for desk coverage, information literacy sessions, special events, orientations, etc.
13. Demonstrates a commitment to the college values of excellence, respect and integrity.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:
1. Thorough knowledge of information literacy standards and resources to include such things as online catalogs, electronic databases, e-books, varied technologies, mobile learning, online learning and information literacy training methods and philosophies.
2. Experience with print and electronic information resources utilized for reference and research work in academic libraries.
3 Working knowledge of current computer software, hardware, virtual desktops, social media, mobile devices and other technologies.
4. Ability to work in a team-based, continuous quality improvement and rapidly changing environment.
5. Thorough understanding of current best practices in library services and ability to stay abreast of new developments and trends in library practice, education and technology.
6. Demonstrated experience working with a library automation systems.
7. Prior customer service experience. Demonstrated collaboration with faculty and students.
8. Demonstrated skill in communications and human relations with people of diverse social, racial, and ethnic backgrounds and people with disabilities.
1. A Master’s degree in Library & Information Science from an ALA accredited institution.
2. One (1) year of experience of work experience directly related to the skills required for successfully performing this position which must include experience working within a post secondary academic library.
3. Valid drivers license as travel will be necessary.
Preference may be given to candidates who meet the above minimum qualifications and are also bi-lingual in Spanish.
REQUIRED APPLICATION PROCEDURES:
Upload the following items:
• Cover Letter
• Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
• Answers to the following supplemental questions.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO THE APPLICANT:
As a requirement of this application, please submit a MS Word or PDF document answering the following three supplementary essay questions below. Limit your answers to no more than two pages total, double spaced, with spaces between paragraphs.
1. Describe your experience engaging with a diverse student body and/or workforce.
2. How do you see this position impacting students and employees with varying beliefs, behaviors and backgrounds.
3.Are you bilingual in Spanish, please answer yes or no. If you answered yes which of the following best describes you?
Level of Proficiency
Basic – Includes the only the basic functions of using the language.
Conversational – Ability to communicate socially with limited professional application of the language.
Business – Able to speak clearly in a structured manner. Good sense of the language’s grammar. Broad Vocabulary.
Fluent – Can participate in any conversation with experience. Fluent use of the language.
If you are experiencing application issues please contact the HR hotline, (608) 246-6900.
Madison Area Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Rosemary Buschhaus, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Associate Vice President, Human Resources, 1701 Wright St Madison, WI 53704 (608) 246-6900
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