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Research and Writing Librarian (LIB018, 701)

University Mission:  Concordia University is a Christian university preparing leaders for the transformation of society.

Research and Writing Librarian

 

Position Summary

Are you a librarian looking for a 15 hour per week part time job? Concordia University has an opportunity to consider!

This position provides instruction in the areas of both research and writing and collaborates with library faculty and staff to provide excellent service and instruction to students, faculty, staff, and community members.

 

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

MLIS, MLS, MSLS or MALS from an ALA accredited institution (or international equivalent).

1+ year library, teaching, or writing tutoring experience.

Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate professionally with a diverse constituency.

 

Position Title

Research and Writing Librarian

Department

Library, GRW

Reports To

Graduate Writing Chair

FLSA Status

Non-exempt

Position Number

LIB018

Salary Grade

Grade 6: Hiring rate is $25.00/hr. This position is not eligible for CU sponsored insurance benefits or PTO.

Primary Work Location

George R. White Library; onsite; Portland Main Campus

Work Schedule

15 hours per week, schedule to be determined

Employee Classification

06 – Staff, Part-time, Non-exempt

EEO Classification

25-4021

FTE

15 hrs. per week, 0.375 FTE

Last Updated

October, 2018

 

Preference

Concordia University is a private, Christian university. Concordia University reserves the right to give preference in employment based on religion in order to further the Lutheran objectives of the University and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Reference Instruction

· Provides proactive, user-centered reference instruction in-person and via email, chat, phone, or other means, with an approachable, professional attitude.

40%

Writing Instruction

· Provides proactive, user-centered writing instruction in-person and via email, chat, phone, or other means, with an approachable, professional attitude.

40%

Communication

· Communicates and meets with writing chairs, head of reference and instruction, and faculty librarians. Assists in developing, planning, implementing, promoting, and assessing instructional programs.

10%

Performs other duties as assigned.

10%

 

Work Contacts

Collaborates regularly with department faculty, staff, and student workers. Interacts with other students, faculty, staff, and community members on a regular basis. Interactions occur in person, in meetings, and via telephone, email, and chat.

 

Scope of Work

Activities and tasks support the operations of the Libraries. Requires knowledge of institution and department policies and practices.

Span of control includes the technical aspects within field of expertise. Provides advice and consultation to a diverse constituency. Serves as a subject matter expert. Exercises independent judgement under limited supervision.

 

Working Conditions

Academic library environment.

 

Minimum Physical Requirements

Able to enter data and statistics electronically.

Able to teach research and writing onsite and virtually.

Able to communicate effectively in person, in front of audiences, electronically, and via telephone.

Able to review hard copy and digital materials for accuracy.

Tolerance to repetitive motions including keyboarding and writing.

 

Preferred Experience

Experience providing in-person and virtual reference including chat reference.

Experience teaching writing or tutoring students in writing.

Experience in a higher education setting with a diverse student population.

 

Minimum Requirements (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

Able to demonstrate a commitment to the goals of scholarship.

Able to consistently demonstrate enthusiasm and aptitude for integrating technology in providing library services.

Ability to communicate and work effectively with students, faculty and staff in an academic environment.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office Applications, network access procedures, network drives and webmail.

Able to effectively utilize administrative software including the Integrated Library System and the Institutional Repository system.

 

Pre-Employment Screening Requirements

Successful pass a criminal background check

 

Attitude and demeanor of all Concordia University employees: As part of a work environment that highly values Christian education, educational excellence and service to students, all members of the community will:

Publicly support the mission of Concordia University.

Communicate effectively with warmth, sensitivity, and understanding as s/he deals with administrative colleagues, teachers, students, parents, faculty, college personnel and program associates.

Work as a team member in a professional environment.

Possess a “service attitude” (willingness to be flexible to meet the needs of the department).

Have a professional physical appearance (appropriate clothing, personal hygiene, etc.).


 

Minimum Requirements (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

Ability to demonstrate excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.

Ability to be highly productive and self-motivated with minimal supervision.

Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle private information with discretion, tact, and good judgement.

Ability to contribute to a respectful environment and work collaboratively with diverse students, faculty, and staff.

 

Pre-Employment Screening Requirements

Criminal background check

 

Attitude and demeanor of all Concordia University employees: As part of a work environment that highly values Christian education, educational excellence and service to students, all members of the community will:

Publicly support the mission of Concordia University.

Communicate effectively with warmth, sensitivity, and understanding as s/he deals with administrative colleagues, teachers, students, parents, faculty, college personnel and program associates.

Work as a team member in a professional environment.

Possess a “service attitude” (willingness to be flexible to meet the needs of the department).

Have a professional physical appearance (appropriate clothing, personal hygiene, etc.).