Updated: 5 months ago

The Vancouver Campus Librarian oversees the Learning Commons and coordinates planning, implementation and problem solving for all Vancouver Library functions.  Key areas of responsibility include reference services, library user instruction, access services, collection development, hiring and supervision of library student workers, interlibrary loan, and supporting campus and university library strategic planning.  Secondary areas of responsibility are faculty syllabus support, technical services support, general library programming and LibGuide development. 

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Provides reference and circulation assistance at the Vancouver Campus Library, including staffing the Information Desk, assisting students, faculty, and staff with reference questions, circulation of books, and assessment materials.
  • Trains and supervises student library workers and practicum students on the Information Desk.
  • Provides one-on-one research consultations to Vancouver Campus students and faculty on research skills and concepts, including utilization of library databases, systematic reviews/meta-analysis, conducting literature reviews and using citation management software.
  • Provides Vancouver Campus library instruction services including scheduling, creating lesson plans, preparation of class materials, teaching classes, as well as developing and maintaining LibGuides.
  • Manages the Doctor of Psychology program’s assessment collection by managing inventory, purchasing assessment materials, and reserving and preparing assessment kits and measures for individual PsyD students and classes.
  • Processes interlibrary loan requests for Vancouver students and faculty for materials not owned by Adler University.
  • Submits Adler Theses and Dissertations to Theses Canada.
  • Acquires and catalogues new materials by adhering to RDA cataloguing principles.
  • Curates the Vancouver Indigenous collection.
  • Ensures that the Library policies and procedures established by the Director of Library Services are applied consistently at the Vancouver Campus Library, while working with Vancouver Campus staff to adapt procedures to support local practice when possible.
  • Works with other Library staff to collect and analyze statistical data on Vancouver Campus Library operations, and reports on reference and instruction activity.
  • Collaborates with Vancouver Campus faculty and the Director of Library Services at the Chicago campus on recommendations of resource purchases for the Vancouver Campus Library.
  • Manages the Vancouver campus Library budget.
  • Works on special projects as established during the Library strategic planning process.
  • Serves on committees and represents the Vancouver Campus Library in other capacities as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Experience/Training: 

    • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Science.
    • 3 years full-time professional experience in an academic library setting.
    • A strong interest in the breadth of library services offered in an academic setting.
    • Knowledge of current resources and practices in academic libraries, particularly in areas of reference service, access services, and library user instruction.
    • Experience with academic library policies and practices.
    • Experience with integrated library systems, preferably ILLiad and AlmaPrimo, and knowledge of online database systems.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Excellent critical-thinking and problem-resolution skills, including demonstrated success with analyzing, organizing, and presenting information, an ability to prioritize assignments, and an aptitude for complex, analytical work with attention to detail.
    • Demonstrated leadership ability.
    • Flexibility appropriate for a dynamic, team-based work setting, with a willingness to participate in collaborative problem-solving.
    • Ability to work as part of a team, including teams with members in other locations
    • Ability to work with diverse groups and populations.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

    Language Skills:

    • Ability to read and write proficiently using the English language.
    • Ability to interact and speak effectively in interpersonal situations and before groups of people.

    Universal Core Behaviors: 


    • Effectively expresses oneself in all oral and written communications.
    • Exhibits good listening and comprehension skills.
    • Keeps others informed, as well as responds, in a timely manner.
    • Demonstrates match between words and actions.
    • Responds with tact, diplomacy, respect and composure when dealing with others.
    • Promotes the spirit and essence of the School’s Vision, Mission, Values and Key Strategies through both verbal and written communication.

     Teamwork and Collaboration:

    • Cooperates with others toward the achievement of common goals.
    • Seeks consensus and win-win solutions to problems and conflicts.
    • Contributes actively and participates fully in team initiatives.
    • Puts success of the team above own interests.
    • Builds and maintains constructive work relationships

     Responsive to Change:

    • Supports changes in the work environment.
    • Displays a proactive, problem-solving approach toward work.
    • Committed to life-long learning by continuously increasing skills, knowledge and effectiveness.
    • Actively seeks and initiates creative and innovative solutions.
    • Exercises sound, accurate and informed independent judgment when needed.

     Quality-Driven and Accountable:

    • Results-oriented and committed to quality through continuous process improvement.
    • Eliminates ineffective activities and closes performance gaps.
    • Anticipates and responds to campus needs.
    • Monitors own performance; accepts responsibility for actions and actively seeks feedback.
    • Meets deadlines and completes projects and activities in professional, timely manner.
    • Seeks opportunities to increase productivity and/or reduce costs while maintaining highest quality standards (fiscally responsible).

     Support of Vision, Mission, Values, Key Strategies:

    • Supports and models the School’s Values of: social interest, compassion, justice, respect for the individual, honors diversity and difference, intellectual rigor, optimism and collaboration.
    • Articulates the School’s Vision, Mission, and Key Strategies in a way to educate others.
    • Demonstrates active commitment in advancing the School’s Vision, Mission and Key Strategies.
    • Exhibits personal integrity, honesty, zeal and compassion.
    • Aligns work processes to advance the School’s strategic plan and key strategies.

    Other Duties:

    • Other duties as required.

    Physical Demands:

    • Ability to stand, bend and stretch.
    • Ability to travel and maneuver between site locations.

     Equal Opportunity Employer
    It is the policy of Adler University that all persons are entitled to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) protection. The University does not discriminate against any individual for employment because of age, religion, race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status (including unfavorable discharge from the military), or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

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