Summary:Assists with campus library operations providing library reference services and instruction to students and other library patrons
Essential Job Functions:Serves as a liaison to academic departments to provide embedded and customized instructional support to faculty and research assistance to students
Jointly oversees the library's operations and manages patron borrowing services
Prepares and presents seminars on the use of print and electronic information sources
Provides general reference and scholarly research assistance to students and other library patrons regarding library resource material location and retrieval
Assists with managing the campus library's interlibrary loan system as well as the serials collection
Researches industry best practices for effective library reference material management and implements practices, as appropriate
Develops print and online guides to library facilities, resources and services
Supervises and manages student employees, as necessary, to enhance their academic and professional development
Performs other duties as assigned
Minimum Level of Formal Education:Master's
DegreeArea of study:Library and information science
Preferred Qualifications:Three to five years of academic library experience.
Prefer three to five years experience in a supervisor role.
Experience with Springshare platform and Libguides. Experience with Chat Reference.
Commitment to serve diverse learners.
Evidence of institutional support.
Founded in 1914, Johnson & Wales University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with approximately 15,000 graduate, undergraduate and online students at its 4 campuses in Providence, RI; North Miami, Fla.; Denver, Colo.; and Charlotte, NC.
An innovative educational leader, the university offers degree programs in arts and sciences, business, culinary arts, education, nutrition, hospitality, physician assistant studies, engineering and design. Its unique model integrates arts and sciences and industry-focused education with work experience and leadership opportunities, inspiring students to achieve professional success and lifelong personal growth.
The university’s impact is global, with 100,000+ alumni from 155 countries pursuing careers worldwide.
Unique Educational Model
Just about every college lately is talking about experiential education. That’s because it works. At Johnson & Wales, we’ve been perfecting this approach for more than 100 years.
We offer an optimal blend of intellectual development, industry-focused education, résumé-building work experiences, community and leadership opportunities, and an uncommon depth of career services.
At Johnson & Wales, experience is the difference. This means that experiential learning is much more than an internship tacked onto a major. It’s woven into all aspects of our education, in and out of the classroom. You won’t just learn theory. You’ll turn it into real world practice. You’ll work on real world projects in class, in our industry specific learning labs, and sometimes with real companies.
This approach is a more effective way to learn. Through these experiences, you’ll be uniquely prepared for shifting industries and have the flexibility to pursue other career paths and entrepreneurial ventures.
JWU is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Inc. (NEASC), through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE). The nation’s oldest regional accrediting association, NEASC accredits educational institutions internationally. This accreditation encompasses the university’s four campuses.
Candidates should electronically submit the following materials together:
Please submit application to the JWU Works website.
Denver Campus Library: http://den.library.jwu.edu/JWULibrary
Johnson & Wales University: https://www.jwu.edu/campuses/denver/index.html
Job Posting: https://jobs.jwu.edu/cw/en-us/job/494582/librarian