Niagara University
  • Niagara University, NY, USA
  • Salary
  • Seasonal

OUTSTANDING BENEFITS UNLIKE ANY OTHER. Low cost health benefits, 8% 403b contribution, free tuition for you and your immediate family, discounted tuition at the Stella Niagara school, 35-hour work weeks, generous holidays (20 days annually), PTO, and half-day Fridays throughout the summer. Campus life is vibrant and offers free parking, on-site dining options, and a Tim Hortons in a beautiful park-like setting.


Niagara University is a liberal arts university, steeped in the Vincentian and Catholic traditions, with a total enrollment of nearly 4,300 students. Located just a few miles away from one of the world's premier tourism destinations, Niagara Falls, the university occupies a lovely campus overlooking the Niagara River gorge. Its close proximity to major cultural and business centers in Niagara Falls, Buffalo, and Toronto as well as the award-winning Niagara Wine Trail and several nearby cultural destinations make Niagara University an ideal place to work and live. If you'd like to know more, be sure to check out all of the NU Facts.



JOB SUMMARY:


Under general supervision, the Coordinator of User Education is primarily responsible for designing and implementing user education services, developing partnerships to implement Information literacy into academic programs



ESSENTIAL DUTIES:


  • Provides exemplary customer service.
  • Provides reference assistance requiring significant knowledge of Library services, holdings, websites, and online databases.
  • Develops curricula and teaches online and in person
  • Participates in print and electronic collection development.
  • Creates collaborative relationships with faculty, students, and staff in support of teaching and learning.
  • Designs and implements online and classroom curricula.
  • Develops and uses emerging and/or innovative instructional technologies and online learning pedagogies in support of hybrid or distance education.
  • Collaborates with the Faculty Development Coordinator to support student educational technology needs
  • In collaboration with faculty, promotes the use of software and technology tools by students.
  • Manages the user education program, including, planning, scheduling, marketing, training librarians, and evaluating program quality.
  • Coordinates the teaching assignments of librarians.
  • Ensures educational value through assessment.
  • Through participation on the Library management team, coordinates user education with other library services.
  • Actively pursues partnerships with campus programs and departments and seeks opportunities to integrate library resources and information literacy into academic programs.
  • Collaborates and shares responsibility with other Library staff on developing and scheduling programming and outreach.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Library Director.




REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:


  • Ability to be flexible with schedule, including the ability to work nights and weekend hours.

  • Experience in an automated library environment with strong database searching skills.

  • Ability to provide reference assistance to the patrons of the Library.

  • Ability to collaborate with faculty, design and assess curricula, teach, and engage students.

  • Knowledge of user education and emerging and/or innovative instructional technologies and online learning pedagogies in support of hybrid or distance education.

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, set priorities, and implement new information services and technologies.

  • Strong working knowledge of microcomputers, office applications software and technologies used in classroom teaching.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with a diverse population of students, faculty and staff.

  • Sufficient manual dexterity with proficiency to handle various office machines including but not limited to computer keyboard, calculator, copy machine and fax.

  • Ability to receive telephone calls, respond to inquiries and communicate with others by telephone with or without reasonable accommodations.

  • Commitment to excellence in customer service.

  • Commitment to University service and professional development.

  • Ability to travel on short notice and in a timely manner to various NU locations, including Canada.



QUALIFICATION STANDARDS


  • Master's Degree in Library Science, Education, or a related field. An equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be considered.

  • Teaching experience is required.

  • Experience in an academic library is preferred.

  • A valid New York State driver's license is required that satisfies both University and insurance company underwriting rules and regulations for driving a motor vehicle. Must also be able to operate a motor vehicle in Canada.

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