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Inclusion and Accessibility Librarian

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 033510
Department Code 20620-5720
Department SU Libraries
Job Title Inclusion and Accessibility Librarian
Location Syracuse University
Pay Range Commenserate with Experience
Salary Grade 00
FLSA Status Exempt
Hours

8:30am -5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)


Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Job Type Full-time
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Job Description

Syracuse University Libraries seeks to expand our role in sustaining a diverse and inclusive campus community through the appointment of an Inclusion and Accessibility Librarian, the first position of its kind at Syracuse University. This individual will play a critical leadership role in fostering an inclusive culture and expanding the Libraries’ accessibility services.

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, the Inclusion and Accessibility Librarian will guide and support the Libraries’ efforts to promote inclusion and accessibility including goal-setting, planning, assessment, and advocacy. This individual will consult directly with our leadership team and will collaborate widely across our library, within the University, with other academic libraries and throughout higher education. In addition, as the Libraries’ expert on accessibility, this individual will oversee the Libraries’ assistive technology and accessibility services, working directly with Libraries clientele and staff as needed.

Qualifications

ALA-accredited master’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required

• 3-5 years professional library experience, preferably in an academic or research library

• Advanced degree in a related field preferred.

Job Specific Qualifications

• Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, including demonstrated ability to develop and build relationships with a wide variety of constituencies and to work cooperatively in a diverse, dynamic, team setting.

• Deep commitment to and demonstrated success with discussing, integrating, and promoting inclusion and accessibility throughout a complex and dynamic organization.

• Demonstrated ability to effectively network, build relationships and collaborate with various internal and external stakeholders.

Special consideration will be given to candidates with the best combination of the following:

• Working knowledge of alternate format and assistive technologies, e.g., JAWS, Kurzweil, Read and Write Gold, as well as accessibility features in Windows and Mac; familiarity with commercial web accessibility evaluation and reporting tools

• Demonstrated knowledge of current accessibility laws (e.g., Section 504 and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act) and standards (e.g., W3C WCAG 2.0).

• Demonstrated experience with accessibility research and/or practice or equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Proven success leading projects as well as contributing in groups and committees

• 1 year’s experience developing and presenting workshops, training, information sessions

• Knowledge of inclusive and/or universal design principals

Responsibilities

• Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, including demonstrated ability to develop and build relationships with a wide variety of constituencies and to work cooperatively in a diverse, dynamic, team setting.

• Deep commitment to and demonstrated success with discussing, integrating, and promoting inclusion and accessibility throughout a complex and dynamic organization.

• Demonstrated ability to effectively network, build relationships and collaborate with various internal and external stakeholders.

Special consideration will be given to candidates with the best combination of the following:

•Working knowledge of alternate format and assistive technologies, e.g., JAWS, Kurzweil, Read and Write Gold, as well as accessibility features in Windows and Mac; familiarity with commercial web accessibility evaluation and reporting tools.

• Demonstrated knowledge of current accessibility laws (e.g., Section 504 and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act) and standards (e.g., W3C WCAG 2.0).

• Demonstrated experience with accessibility research and/or practice or equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Proven success leading projects as well as contributing in groups and committees.

•1 year’s experience developing and presenting workshops, training, information sessions

• Knowledge of inclusive and/or universal design principals

Physical Requirements

Not Applicable

Tools/Equipment

Not Applicable

Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume for full consideration.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.

A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of the state, Syracuse, N.Y., is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.

EEOC

Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Job Posting Date 03/23/2017
Application Deadline
Full Consideration By
Job Category Staff
Message to Applicants

Applicant Documents

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