You’re the type of person who would rather sit down with a college student and help her learn how to craft a search and navigate a database than sit behind your own desk. You get excited when you know you’ve made that light bulb go on in a student’s head, and that next time she has an information need, she might just remember something you taught her! You love to sell your library because you believe so strongly in the value of libraries in our society and YOUR library in particular.
If you were working here, here are some of the things you would have done last week:
• Taught four one-shot library instruction classes to students, one face-to-face and three on Blackboard Collaborate. Worked with faculty in preparing for all, assuring that library instruction supports information literacy, student learning, and faculty goals.
• Hired two new student assistants and participated in their training; conducted the annual review of the Library Assistant, and collaborated on her annual goals.
• Cataloged new items; weeded six rows of books, following established guidelines. • Drafted Campus Library budget for the following fiscal year; met with campus administrators to discuss and negotiate same. • Designed and wrote a new policy for the Campus Library relating to events in the Library.
• Met with Library Assistant to review current practices relating to the Campus Library’s Federal Depository Library Program collection.
• Attended Campus Advisory Council meeting and made short presentation to members highlighting Campus Library’s accomplishments and statistics over the past fiscal year.
• Updated several Campus Library web pages; designed and created a new web page showcasing Fall events.
• After consultation with history professor, created a Libguide for his new class.
• Met with First City Libraries librarians about the impact of upcoming changes to ILS.
Here are some other things you might do: Unjam the copy machine, add paper to the color printer, and answer several directional questions; Check out books, DVDs, laptops, math calculators, and magazines; register new patrons; update patron records; Make another pot of coffee for our appreciative students; Hung colorful and attractive posters around town, according to Campus Library strategic list, promoting UAS Ketchikan events to be hosted in the Campus Library.
Experience is important. We’re looking for someone who’s worked in an academic library for at least three years and in a supervisory role for at least one year. You would be the only academic librarian in town, supported by the academic librarians from the Egan Library at UAS Juneau and by the librarians from the Ketchikan Public Library, and school librarians in Ketchikan. Ketchikan, Alaska is a welcoming island community, population approximately 13,000, with strong ties to tourism, fishing, and the arts. A major stop on the cruise ship itinerary, Ketchikan visitors come for sports fishing, hiking, kayaking, wildlife viewing, and cultural opportunities. Ketchikan has the world’s largest collection of totem poles, carved by artists from the Tlingit, the Tsimshian, and the Haida tribes. Ketchikan is one of “America’s top 100 small arts communities.” It receives daily jet and ferry service, and is a 90-minute flight from Seattle, Washington. The southernmost city in Alaska, Ketchikan has a moderate climate with little snow and has plentiful opportunities for outdoor recreation. Grade/Step: 753/A –J;
Monthly Salary: $3,990.96 – $4,563.21 DOQ Status: Regular, Full-time / Aug 15 – June 30; Regular, Part-time (10 hours/week) July 1 – Aug 14 Application and complete job description available on the City’s Website at http://www.egovlink.com/ketchikan/postings.asp?listtype=JOB; Cover letter and resume required. Phone 907-228-5631 OR E-mail email@example.com. Position is Open until Filled; EOE/AA. If this job sounds like something you’d love to do every day, we definitely want to hear from you!