Resource Sharing Coordinator

Penfield Library

State University of New York at Oswego seeks an energetic, innovative and service-oriented librarian to join Penfield Library as Resource Sharing Coordinator.  The individual in this position will lead efforts to ensure an efficient, responsive interlibrary loan and document delivery service, and lead active participation in regional (NNYLN), state (IDS, a nationally recognized cooperative) and worldwide lending/borrowing partnerships.  He/she will collaborate extensively with librarian colleagues to serve students and faculty studying diverse subject matter on-campus, at off-site locations and online. Additional responsibilities include participation in reference service and collection development.  This is a 12-month tenure track position reporting to the Library Director.  

Posting Date: April 30, 2014    

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin June 1, and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary:  Commensurate with rank and experience.

Date of Appointment:  October 1, 2014

Description of Responsibilities:   The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage and provide leadership for borrowing and lending operations of Penfield Library's Interlibrary Loan Unit (ILL), including supervision and training of two full time clerks and student workers, goal setting and report preparation.
  • Participate in and provide expertise regarding ILL requests fulfillment, including needed troubleshooting.
  • Oversee & maintain Custom Holdings
  • Oversee ILL copyright compliance.
  • Continuously assess and improve resource sharing policies and procedures.
  • Explore, plan, initiate, and oversee resource sharing innovations.
  • Handle initial identification and trouble-shooting of problems and opportunities regarding ILL software, which currently includes ILLiad and Odyssey.
  • Collaborate extensively with a variety of partners, including Penfield Library Coordinators of Library Technology and Collection Development, the Distance Learning Librarian, and Resource Sharing librarians at other institutions.
  • Serve as liaison to assigned academic departments, with responsibility for subject specialized collection development, and, optionally, instruction.  
  • Participate in Research Help Desk rotation for on-site and electronic reference, including some evening and weekend shifts.
  • Contribute to the scholarship of the discipline and service of the library and college, in accordance with criteria for promotion and tenure. 

Required qualifications:

  • A Master's degree in Librarianship/Information Sciences from an ALA accredited program.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively adapt to and use emerging library technologies and software.
  • Commitment to the continuous development of personal knowledge and skills, including in the areas of resource sharing/interlibrary loan, collection development and reference. 
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues.
  • Demonstrated strong customer service orientation.
  • Experience working effectively with diverse populations.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Recent work experience in an academic library setting.
  • Experience in the area of Resource Sharing/Interlibrary Loan.
  • Experience with ILLiad and/or Odyssey software.
  • Experience with reference service, collection development and/or instruction.
  • Supervisory experience.

To Apply:  We accept online applications only.  Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications, a curriculum vitae, contact information for three current references, and unofficial transcripts to:

http://oswego.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=48762 

 Official transcripts are required prior to hiring.

Description of Department:  Penfield Library is an active partner in the teaching and learning process, connecting members of the SUNY Oswego community with meaningful resources, user-centered services and engaging spaces.  The professional staff includes 15 full-time librarians, several part-time adjunct librarians and 15 full-time support staff.  Additional information about Penfield Library can be found at www.oswego.edu/library.

Description of SUNY Oswego:  Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse.  Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News America's Best Colleges in 2010 and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8300 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in business, teacher education, and the arts and sciences. The College's success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to liberal arts and sciences foundations, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities.  The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research is evidenced by Quest, a College-wide day spotlighting original student research, a Summer Scholars Program, which awards stipends to students engaged in independent research and creative work at the highest levels, and the Global Laboratory, a STEM based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.  

Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at www.oswego.edu.

SUNY Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity.  SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from professionals of color, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.  In accordance with INS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States, per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office, 315-312-2230.