Monday, October 10, 2016

Duke Kunshan University: Research/Instruction Support & Collection Development Librarian

Occupational Summary: The incumbent will provide a full range of research and instructional services, participate and collaborate in collection development, plan and facilitate outreach, coordinate access services, and perform a variety of other professional duties in support of the mission of the University.

Reports to: University Librarian

Essential Duties

Research / Instruction Support:
• Providing reference services and research consultation in assigned academic programs at the University to support teaching, learning, and research
• Collaborating with faculty to identify opportunities, determine requirements, and choose tools that will allow students to discover, access, and incorporate the library’s resources into course assignments
• Working closely with the University Librarian to plan and implement information literacy program into Undergraduate curriculum
• Playing an integral role in developing and designing virtual and on-site library instruction programs including creating instructional materials and research guides, accessing learning management software, and using other online and mobile learning tools, new media production tools, and geospatial/data visualization information systems
• Maintaining and updating Library’s web pages
• Serving as a library liaison in assigned academic programs at the University and representing the Library in relevant program committees

Collection Development:
• Managing the acquisition budget, monitoring expenditures, and ensuring proper handling of ordering and receipts of library materials in all formats and media
• Developing and implementing collection management policies in assigned subject areas
• Selecting materials in print and electronic formats in assigned subject areas
• Overseeing vendor relations and maintaining accurate acquisitions data, statistics, reports, and policies

Access, Outreach, & Other Duties:
• Coordinating and overseeing circulation functions
• Supervising, training, mentoring, and evaluating access and technical service staff
• Planning, developing, and delivering major library outreach programs
• Facilitating and coordinating special library projects
• Compiling statistics, analyzing data, and preparing reports relating to areas of responsibility
• Performing other job-related duties as required or assigned

Required Qualifications:
• Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program or international equivalent in library and information science
• Strong user service attitude
• Experience using technology in the delivery of reference and instruction
• Experience with staff functions of an integrated library system or discovery layer
• Fluency in oral and written English
• Demonstrating ability to work well independently and as a team member
• Demonstrating communication, planning, problem-solving, and analytical skills
• Knowledge of current and emerging trends, issues, and methods of access and discovery to scholarly resources
• Knowledge of information literacy/organization trends, practices, and issues
• Potential for research, scholarly work, and professional services

Preferred Qualifications:
• Ability to manage and oversee projects in a team environment and communicate complex issues and perspectives across a global network
• At least one-year working experience in a Western academic library setting
• A subject degree in social science or science field
• Experience hiring, training, mentoring, and supervising staff/student workers
• Fluency in oral and written Chinese

Duke Kunshan University requests from all applicants a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and the name and contact information for three references. The materials should be submitted to Priority will be given to applications received by October 31, 2016 and applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

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