Friday, May 14, 2010

Public Services Librarian: Paul Smith's College, Paul Smiths, NY

Reports to: Director of Library Services


The Public Services Librarian is a key member of the team staffing the Joan Weill Adirondack Library, with primary responsibility for leadership in circulation and audio-visual services as well as promoting the progressive development of information competencies and research skills through bibliographic instruction.

Duties & Responsibilities:

1. Supervise all aspects of circulation, including policies, assessment and report writing.
2. Coordinate Bibliographic Instruction including scheduling, teaching and assessment
3. Develop structure and content for some library web pages.
4. Manage Audio-Visual Services and aid students and faculty with use.
5. Use print and electronic resources to assist patrons with reference help.
6. Coordination and assessment of reference.
7. Share evening and weekend hours.
8. Other duties as assigned.


1. MLS degree from an ALA accredited library school; Academic library and/or Post-secondary teaching experience preferred.
2. Experience with Microsoft office suite, web editing software, experience using Sirsi ILS software preferred.
3. Ability to develop structure and content for library web pages.
4. Ability to integrate electronic information into all aspects of reference and library
instruction services and have a strong familiarity with academic resources.
5. Interest in working with patrons in one-on-one and group situations.
6. Strong personal service philosophy and solid interpersonal and communication skills.
7. Desire to share the varied workload of a small college in a team atmosphere.
8. Ability to carry 25 lbs. 200 yards.

To Apply:

Applicants may submit a letter of intent, resume and contact information for three professional references. For optimal consideration please submit application materials on or before May 28, 2010. Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged and should be sent in Word format to:
Mailing address: Director of Human Resources, Paul Smith’s College, PO Box 265, Paul Smiths, NY 12970.
Faxed to: (518) 327-6161.

Paul Smith’s College values diversity in the College community and seeks to assure equal opportunity through its continued Affirmative Action program.