Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Supervise, coach, and support Glendale Research & Instruction Librarians (2) and Circulation Supervisor (1)
- Foster and maintain positive and meaningful relationships with other departments and programs on the Arizona campus in a concerted effort to expand the awareness of library services, instruction, and resources
- Provide reference, research and instruction services as well as assisting with circulation services
- Lead and coordinate outreach for health fairs, cultural fairs, and other clinic and campus events
- Provide leadership to both campuses to coordinate university-wide library outreach for events, projects, other opportunities, and continuous improvement of library services.
- Participate in collection development activities
- Other duties as needed
The position is responsible for the direct supervision of 2 librarians and 1 supervisor.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This individual must have the ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner and must have regular, predictable, in-person attendance.
Education and/or Experience
- A Master’s degree in Library/Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited institution
- Experience providing library instruction in both formal and informal settings
- A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience providing reference in a health science or academic library setting.
- A minimum of 5 years’ supervisory experience including evidence of experience managing a diverse group of people
- Experience working in a team, and customer service oriented environment
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- MLA membership preferred
Computer proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook). Reference management software proficiency preferred.
High skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals,
technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information to top management, and boards of directors
High skills: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
Basic skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to interpret bar graphs.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee is frequently required to sit, use hands to handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. The employee must frequently lift and /or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or veterans status, in accord with 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/).