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School of Education Librarian

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For full consideration, all materials should be received by XXXX. Materials arriving after this date will be reviewed and considered until the position is filled.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 034168
Department Code 20610-5452
Department SU Libraries
Job Title School of Education Librarian
Location Syracuse NY
Pay Range Commensurate with Experience
Salary Grade 00
FLSA Status Exempt

Standard University business 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

The Libraries at Syracuse University is seeking to hire a Librarian for the School of Education.

The Librarian serves as a subject specialist and reference librarian for the School of Education, ensuring that SU Libraries services and collections support the academic and research needs of the School of Education’s students and faculty.

The Librarian provides essential services, including research assistance, information literacy instruction, and development of Libraries collections.



MLS (ALA-accredited) or equivalent combination of education and experience.

• At least one year of professional experience as a librarian.


• Two years or more of professional experience providing reference or public services in an academic library or research setting including at least one year focused on instruction or providing services to a college/school of education.

• Graduate work/degree or other relevant experience (work or volunteer) in an Education field/setting.

Job Specific Qualifications

• Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills

• Demonstrated competence using electronic resources, including electronic and web-accessible databases

• Exceptional computer-based skills or experience with digital initiatives, and the ability to plan innovative services emphasizing electronic resources

• Ability to work cooperatively in a demanding and rapidly changing environment

• Ability to work effectively in a collegial, multi-disciplinary team environment to explore and promote the application of new technologies

• Effective time management and organizational skills

• Knowledge of contemporary issues in Education curricula


Information and Research support services

• Serve as librarian and liaison to programs located in the School of Education (SOE). The SOE supports undergraduate, masters, and doctoral level curricula, many of which are related to professional programs.

• Provide information and research and services.

• Provide in-depth research support (conduct one-on-one research consultations, provide subject-based reference services, research reputation management, etc.) in assigned disciplines. Provide a full range of general and multi-disciplinary information services including consultative, referral, phone, by-appointment, and digital reference services.

Instruction & Outreach

• Develop and provide specialized online and in-person information literacy instruction for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff

• Create and maintain subject-related information and instructional materials

• Participate in the marketing, development, implementation, assessment, and provision of outreach programs for Libraries services.

• Develop professional relationships with faculty and researchers in appropriate schools, colleges, and departments in order to assess and respond to research and teaching needs.

• Work with faculty and Libraries colleagues to develop and market relevant Libraries services for interdisciplinary areas the SOE is strongly involved in.

Collections & Scholarly Communication

• Participate in interdisciplinary library liaison teams as assigned and work collaboratively and creatively to implement and enhance programmatic services that benefit the School of Education and the rest of the university.

• Select materials in coordination with Collection Analysis and Development Librarians, and perform other relevant discipline-specific collections activities as needed.

• Interpret and communicate findings obtained from outreach with constituents using well-defined library communication channels.

• Promote open-access and effective publishing models as relevant to furthering the mission of Syracuse University.

Professional Development and Service

• Engage in activities that contribute to the advancement of the Libraries, the university, and the library profession.

• Maintain awareness of professional developments, issues, and practices through research and activities that increase one’s knowledge and abilities, and that positively impact one’s performance and service contributions.

Physical Requirements

Not Applicable


Not Applicable

Application Instructions

For full consideration please submit a resume/CV and cover letter.

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.


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 01/12/2018
Application Deadline
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Job Category Staff
Message to Applicants

For full consideration, all materials should be received by XXXX. Materials arriving after this date will be reviewed and considered until the position is filled.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
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