184 Representative Documents: Job Descriptions SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES Outreach Librarian Outreach Librarian Learning Commons, Syracuse University Libraries Positon created: November 2017 Description The outreach librarian provides leadership for outreach activities and programming in the Learning Commons and the library as a whole. S/he utilizes innovative methods to engage with user populations and proactively collaborates with library and campus partners. The outreach librarian serves as liaison to offices and programs such as the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Slutzker International Student Center, English Language Institute and SU Abroad. In collaboration with the Director of Communications & External Relations, and the library as a whole, the Outreach Librarian will work with others to increase the volume and types of collaborations and partnerships in which we engage, employing new strategies for reaching targeted patrons as well as improving and maintaining relationships with current users and partners across campus. The Outreach Librarian will develop best practices, advise and guide others, and lead assessments of programming efforts. The Outreach Librarian will be an active contributor to the library’s social media program, professional mentoring efforts, and diversity and inclusion programming and leadership. Major Responsibilities (outreach): Identify and develop new library partnerships and collaborations Identify, develop, and advise on best practices for outreach and engagement in academic libraries Plan and provide outreach services and collaborate with colleagues inside and outside the library Provide leadership for assessment of outreach programming Expand programming, explore new methods and techniques Conduct outreach activities in collaboration with Department Head and Director of Communications & External Relations Specialized Knowledge/Skills Excellence in the use of current and emerging technologies, including instructional technologies, social media, mobile apps, and productivity tools. Demonstrated application of best practices in the delivery of reference and customer service, information literacy instruction, and training and mentoring colleagues. Demonstrated ability to effectively teach and present, both in-person and online. Proven success in learning commons’ or other service-oriented environments. Exceptional oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to establish and foster productive and effective working relationships.
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