Academic Librarian in United States

at a Confidential Company

Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
Entry Level
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

Academic Librarian Job Description

*They are responsible for acquiring, organising, managing and distributing library resources, and ensuring that library provision meets the needs of all its users.

*They are responsible for providing support to academic departments.

*Academic librarianship is a people-focussed role, requiring individuals to manage learning resources while keeping the library users' needs in mind.

Duties and Responsibilities

*Selecting, developing, cataloguing and classifying library resources

*Answering readers' enquiries

*Using library systems and specialist computer applications

*Management of staff, including recruitment, training and/or supervisiory duties

*Liaising with departmental academic staff, external organisations and suppliers

*Ensuring that library services meet the needs of particular groups of users (eg staff, postgraduate students, disabled students etc.)

*Managing budgets and resources

*Supporting independent research and learning

*Developing IT facilities

*Assisting readers to use computer equipment, conduct literature searches etc

*Promoting the library's resources to users.

Qualifications and Training

*You are eligible to become an academic librarian with any degree.

Skills and Specifications

*Individuals with excellent organisational and interpersonal skills.

*Strong IT skills and familiarity with the use of databases and the internet

*Teamworking and management skills

*Assessment of resources and library users' needs

*Presentation and verbal communication skills

*Subject-specific knowledge or expertise in a particular function.
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