Lead the provision of library liaison services to faculty and library instruction services to students to meet the research and curricular needs of the University by promoting the discovery, evaluation, and use of scholarly resources in a continually evolving library environment. Supervise a staff of bibliographers and reference librarians in Mugar Memorial Library who provide liaison, instruction, reference and collection services across many disciplines. Collaborate with other campus libraries in coordinating liaison and instructions services. Report to the Associate University Librarian for Undergraduate & Distance Services as key member of management team working to assess and adapt library services to the changing needs of faculty and students, in accord with professional standards, and consistent with the Librarys strategic plan. Represent Boston University Libraries in local and national settings addressing academic library liaison and instruction developments.
Requires: MLS, outstanding customer service skills with faculty, students, and staff, superior teaching skills demonstrating the selection and use of web-based scholarly resources, ability to manage, coach, and train staff in a collegial work environment, ability to effectively lead, and participate in, group meetings and initiatives, highly proficient in the use of web-based scholarly resources, such as databases, journals, digital collections, and bibliographic management tools, conversant with important issues in scholarly communication and academic publishing such as copyright, open access, and assessing impact of scholarly publications, excellent technology skills, easily adapts to new interfaces, platforms, and configurations, ability to organize work, assess work priorities and develop effective work processes, demonstrated project management skills, experience developing and maintaining websites and five to eight years of professional library experience required. Substantial library instruction experience and reference / consultative services to faculty, graduate and/or undergraduate students in the discovery, evaluation, and use of scholarly resources and two to three years supervisory experience required.
Boston University - 23 months ago