What I do:
The User Services Librarian’s overall responsibility involves the coordination of reference service, information literacy and e-Learning initiatives, as well as provides communications with, and support for, Library Services users to achieve institutional learning goals.
Reporting to the Director, Library Services, the User Services Librarian’s overall responsibility involves the coordination of reference service, information literacy and e-Learning initiatives, as well as provides communications with, and support for, Library Services users to achieve institutional learning goals.
•Providing general reference services in all disciplines individually and at the service desks, as well as specialized reference/research services;
•Providing input in the selection of new reference/electronic resources based on analysis, need and suitability;
•Working collaboratively with college faculty and library colleagues to integrate information literacy and research skills across the curriculum;
•Cultivating partnerships and collaborating with faculty on projects;
•Teaching library research instruction sessions at all library locations across a wide range of programmes;
•Participating in ongoing development of the library webs site; monitoring and evaluating web sites and research sources;
•Contributing information and advice about user’s needs towards ongoing planning and development, in order to provide leading edge Library Service; providing strategies toward the ongoing development of new library initiatives;
•Staying abreast of relevant library technologies, including Web 2.0 communication and social networking technology and developing marketing, outreach and reference services through the use of these technologies;
•Responsible for technology-enhanced instruction through the development of learning objects, streaming audio-video, web-based modules, and e-learning within course management systems; assessments of teaching and student learning outcomes;
•Working collaboratively with liaison librarian to create discipline-specific modules, web-based exercises, simulations, and other applications;
•Participating in development of references services, information literacy and e-learning policies;
•Coordinating the development of library publications to promote and instruct on the library and its resources;
•Providing guidance to all full and part-time support staff in the Library;
•Other duties as required.