Librarian

Recruiter
Colorado State University
Location
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
Posted
30 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
28 Oct 2017
Ref
50185
Contract Type
Temporary
Hours
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The Colorado State University Libraries is a technologically sophisticated environment with extensive electronic resources collections and services primarily located in Morgan Library. The Dean of Libraries is also the campus Vice President for Information Technology, and Academic Computing and Network Services is part of the Libraries. CSU is making a strong strategic investment to ensure that our academic libraries meet the needs of the institution, now and into the future. A strong collaboration exists and is burgeoning with the Vice President for Research.

Colorado State University will establish and maintain a pool of librarians from which future appointments to temporary positions may be made. Appointments may be part-time or full-time, depending on the nature of the position and the duties assigned. This temporary librarian pool is anticipated to remain continuously active through January 31, 2018.

Position Summary

POSITION:
Colorado State University Libraries will establish and maintain a pool of librarians from which future appointments to temporary positions may be made. Appointments may be part-time or full-time, depending on the nature of the position and the duties assigned. This temporary librarian pool is anticipated to remain continuously active through January 31, 2018.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Various assignments may include:

  • Research assistance, including virtual, text, and/or chat reference support.
  • Library instruction for classes and groups.
  • Collection management analysis or activities in support of specific academic disciplines.
  • Access service support, including circulation and shelving projects.
  • Cataloging and metadata creation.
  • Digitization and archival processing.
  • Special projects.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Graduate degree in library science or equivalent professional experience gained in fulfilling the above responsibilities; excellent oral and written skills; excellent interpersonal and customer service skills; and the ability to work in a team environment.

RANK:
Rank is at the Instructor (faculty) level. Insurance benefits are available through a “cafeteria” allocation – faculty may select from several options for medical, life, dental, and personal disability insurance, as well as retirement plans. Full-time faculty earn 24 days of vacation and 15 days of sick leave annually. Optional deferred compensation.

UNIVERSITY DESCRIPTION:
Colorado State University was established as the land-grant institution of the State of Colorado in 1870. Student enrollment is approximately 25,000, and the University employs 1,400 academic faculty, 1,900 administrative professionals, and 2,000 classified staff. Colorado State University is located in Fort Collins, a dynamic community with a population of approximately 135,000, and situated 65 miles north of Denver, at the western edge of the Great Plains and at the base of the Rocky Mountains. Averaging 300 days of sunshine per year, with low humidity and moderate winters, Fort Collins is ideally located for a variety of recreational, cultural, and family activities. The University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and has a comprehensive online presence at http://lib.colostate.edu.

This full position description may be viewed online at http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/41630

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Required Job Qualifications

Graduate degree in library science or equivalent professional experience gained in fulfilling the above responsibilities; excellent oral and written skills; excellent interpersonal and customer service skills; and the ability to work in a team environment.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please upload a cover letter outlining your areas of expertise, a resume’ or CV, and the names of 3 professional references.

References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

This pool is valid through Jan. 31, 2018. After that time you will need to reapply if a new pool is established.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Diversity Statement

Personal and professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by involvement in teaching, research, creative activity, service to the profession and/or diversity/inclusion activities.

Search Contact Sande Innes, sande.innes@colostate.edu

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Research Duty/Responsibility

Research assistance, including virtual, text, and/or chat reference support.

Percentage Of Time TBD Job Duty Category Instruction Duty/Responsibility

Library instruction for classes and groups.

Percentage Of Time TBD Job Duty Category Analysis Duty/Responsibility

Collection management analysis or activities in support of specific academic disciplines.

Percentage Of Time TBD Job Duty Category Access support Duty/Responsibility

Access service support, including circulation and shelving projects.

Percentage Of Time TBD Job Duty Category Cataloging Duty/Responsibility

Cataloging and metadata creation.

Percentage Of Time TBD Job Duty Category Digitization Duty/Responsibility

Digitization and archival processing.

Percentage Of Time TBD Job Duty Category Other Duty/Responsibility

Special projects