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Information Services Librarian

Hours: Full-time

Accountability: Director of Library and Information Services

Purpose: Assist the Director of Library and Information Services with management and operation of the Western Seminary library, both locally and system-wide.

Required Competencies

  • Adaptable: Adjusts nimbly to obstacles or changing conditions to arrive at the desired goal. Takes initiative to creatively address challenges and create solutions in this modern evolving academic library environment.
  • Relational: Relates well with people and represents the library with courteous and professional service.
  • Organized: Handles multiple priorities and frequent interruptions, while working with minimal supervision. Thinks strategically about immediate vs future priorities.
  • Communicator: Expresses self clearly, effectively, and compellingly in written, verbal, and non-verbal modes. Listens carefully to learn and understand communication from others.
  • Detailed-Oriented: Appreciates the importance of efficient library operations and takes pride in completing complex tasks while minimizing errors.

Essential Functions

  • In conjunction with the Director of Library and Information Services, ensure effective operation of the library.
  • Provide leadership and management of the library systems and services, ensuring seamless integration of library resources.
  • Work collaboratively with other library staff to provide creative reference and information literacy services.
  • Work collaboratively with other library staff to perform collection development duties, with a special emphasis on electronic resources.
  • Work collaboratively with other library staff to assess library resources, systems, and operations.

Qualifications

  • An MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited program is required.
  • An M.A./M.S. degree in a program area that is equivalent to those offered by Western.
  • 1-3 years library experience is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of library organization, concepts, and terminology.
  • Self-directed learning ability, especially for computer software and library systems.
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills, including familiarity with MS Office Word and Excel.
  • Basic instruction and troubleshooting abilities with library equipment and software, including computers, printers, copier, etc.
  • Able to carry up to 25 lbs. up and down stairs.
  • Evangelical Christian commitment and lifestyle consistent with the World Evangelical Alliance Statement of Faith and the Seminary’s governing virtues.

Applications and further employment information can be found on Western’s website: ​https://www.westernseminary.edu/employment​