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Job Title Institution Location Description Application Deadline
Head of Academic Engagement Vassar College Poughkeepsie, NY

Vassar College Libraries seeks creative and entrepreneurial candidates for the position of Head of Academic Engagement. The Head of Academic Engagement provides leadership and vision for connecting the Vassar College Libraries' collections, services, and expertise with emerging needs in coursework and research. Supervising a team of four librarians, the Head of Academic Engagement fosters collaborative relationships with constituents across the College, as well as with library colleagues in all areas. The Head actively seeks opportunities to respond to emerging needs, including through instruction and research consultation, collaboration on special projects, digital scholarship support, and community programming. Working with subject liaisons and department heads, the incumbent provides strategic guidance and support in the design and delivery of research and instruction services. The incumbent also works closely with the Director's office to advocate for the work of the library through outreach, communications, and branding efforts. The Head of Academic Engagement serves as a liaison to academic departments, as needed.

The Head of Academic Engagement, along with the Academic Engagement librarians, plays a key role in making decisions regarding initiatives that ensure VCL has a significant and positive impact on the academic life at Vassar. The incumbent also serves as part of the Vassar College Libraries' senior management team and participates in discussions that impact all areas of the libraries.

This opportunity comes at a particularly exciting time for Vassar, as a newly designed curriculum places greater emphasis on students working outside of traditional classroom settings, creating new opportunities for partnerships across campus.

Qualifications
Qualifications: Master's degree in Library and Information Science with an advanced degree in another subject area strongly desired, or, an equivalent combination of education and experience. A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience managing reference, instruction, or outreach staff in an academic setting, including at least 3 years of supervisory experience. Advanced knowledge of emerging trends and best practices in pedagogy and library research & instruction services. Demonstrated ability to conceive and execute new initiatives in pursuit of organizational goals. The ability to provide clear goals, priorities, expectations, and advocacy for staff. Excellent communications skills and a demonstrated ability to work productively and collegially with colleagues across departments. Competence and sensitivity in working at a college in which students are broadly diverse with regard to many facets of identity, including but not limited to gender, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

 

Information Literacy Librarian University of the South Sewanee, TN



Job Specifications/Position Qualifications (minimum)
 

Knowledge of librarianship and best practices, skilled instructor, actively seeking innovative ideas related to information literacy/fluency instruction and pedagogy. Excellent collaborative skills and excellent oral and written communication skills.

Coordinate and provide strategic guidance for the overall activities of the library’s instruction and outreach efforts. Support students at all levels in understanding information literacy through curriculum development, instructional design, and outcomes assessment. Advance learning on campus with the development of a multi-faceted instruction program. Collaborate with staff who provide a full range of reference services, research consultation, and instruction to all patrons.

Typical Duties & Responsibilities

Play a major role in designing and teaching in-person library research instruction to equip students with information literacy skills.
Develop and teach the formal, semester-long Academic Research and Critical Thinking credit course.
Steer the overarching direction of reference and research services, and provide reference and research consultation to faculty, students, staff, and community patrons.
Share expertise around instructional methods and the scholarship of teaching and learning with colleagues. Coordinate and mentor other librarians in the use of effective pedagogical methods.
Collaborate with faculty, academic departments, programs, and campus partners to develop students’ information literacy skills.
Prepare and implement assessment strategies to evaluate the effectiveness of library instruction on student learning and use the results to develop and strengthen the instruction program.
Create and update teaching materials, reusable learning objects, and tools in support of instruction and research needs.
Advance student engagement with the library.
Contribute to and participate in outreach events to effectively communicate and promote library instruction, services and resources.
Contribute to collection development activities.
Participate in the intellectual life of the University and the profession of librarianship, and keep current with new teaching, learning and technology movements and examine their applicability to library services.

Judgment Required Performance of the essential duties of this position is dependent upon independent ingenuity and developmental efforts.
Budgetary Responsibility Analyzes budgetary data and develops budget proposals.

Machines & Equipment Used

Computers, printers, digital microfiche, scanners, network resources

 

 

 

 

Education

ALA accredited Master’s in Library or Information Science or equivalent

Experience

1-3 years

Job Related Skills

Knowledge of librarianship and best practices, skilled instructor, actively seeking innovative ideas related to information literacy/fluency instruction and pedagogy. Excellent collaborative skills and excellent oral and written communication skills.

 

https://jobs.sewanee.edu/postings/3490

 

 

Director on Instructional and Curricular Design (Equity and Inclusion) Bates College Lewiston, Maine
The position will play an integral role in the successful implementation of a Mellon grant by collaborating with, inspiring and guiding humanities and humanistic social science faculty, programs and departments in building their capacity to teach and mentor a diverse student population and to create a 21st century curriculum for students in humanities and humanistic social science courses at Bates College.
 
Leads workshops and seminars that inspire and develop faculty’s interest and skills in inclusive and equitable curriculum, pedagogy, and classroom ecologies, focusing in particular on the unique needs and experiences of underrepresented and typically marginalized first-year students.
 

 

June 15, 2019
Head of Special Collections and Archives Berea College Berea, Kentucky

Faculty Employment Application

Head of Special Collections and Archives

Berea College invites applications for a full-time librarian position at the assistant professor level to begin in Summer 2019. An MLS or MLIS from an American Library Association-accredited institution is required or a Master’s degree from a related field with appropriate rare book and archive coursework. The successful candidate should have a minimum of five years of increasingly responsible professional experience in special collections, archives and digital scholarship.

Reporting to the Director of Library Services, the Head of Special Collections and Archives will take a leadership role in the management and oversight of the College’s rare book collection, the College and general archives as well as the preservation of the collections. The Head of Special Collections and Archives will take the leadership role of hiring, management of and evaluation of professional and para professional staff.

The successful candidate will supervise all department functions including collecting, processing, organizing, preserving, and digitizing materials in multiple formats; reference, research assistance and instruction; and providing maximum access to collections of rare books, manuscripts, archives, photographs, digital collections, and other rare and special materials. The Head is actively involved in donor cultivation, grant writing, and implementation.

Applicants should send a cover letter, transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and curriculum vitae to SCAsearch2019@berea.edu. Applicants should also complete and submit the Faculty Application available at Faculty Employment Application along with other materials. Review of materials will begin June 15th 2019, and continue until the position is filled.

Berea College achieved national distinction as the first coeducational and interracial college in the South. With an emphasis on service to the people of Appalachia and beyond, Berea enrolls 1,600-plus students from more than 40 states and 70 countries. The College has a longstanding commitment to interracial education; here, people of different races seek to learn from and about each other, while also living together. Berea is among the most racially diverse private liberal arts colleges in the United States. It admits only students whose families are unable to afford the high cost of tuition and awards each of them a Tuition Promise Scholarship, meaning no student ever pays tuition.  Berea’s students excel in the College’s supportive but demanding academic environment, and many are the first in their families to graduate from college. The College is one of nine federally recognized Work Colleges, and all students hold a position in which they work 10-12 hours per week. Washington Monthly Magazine has consistently ranked Berea in the top 3 of Liberal Arts Colleges for its success in educating and graduating academically talented, low-income students who become service-oriented leaders in their professions and communities; in 2016, 2017, and 2018, the magazine ranked it number 1.

Located where the Bluegrass Region meets the Cumberland Mountains, the town of Berea (pop. 15,000) lies forty miles south of Lexington and is approximately two hours from Cincinnati, Louisville, and Knoxville. More information about Berea College is available at www.berea.edu.

 Berea College, in light of its mission in the tradition of impartial love and social equality, welcomes all people of the earth to learn and work here.

 

June 15th 2019, and continue until the position is filled.
Technical Services Librarian Dickinson College Carlisle, PA

The Waidner-Spahr Library of Dickinson College seeks a Technical Services Librarian who is user-focused, creative, collaborative, flexible, tech-savvy and has strong bibliographic/metadata management skills.  This is an exciting time to join our team of dedicated, service-oriented individuals as we implement the Alma-Primo VE integrated library management system (with launch scheduled for June 18).

5/1/19
Electronic Resources Resident Librarian Bates College Lewiston, Maine

Bates College seeks applications for a two-year Electronic Resources Resident Librarian. This position is allocated half-time to technical services and electronic resources. During the remaining half-time, the Resident Librarian will spend the first six months rotating through various functional areas, after which the resident will commit to the functional area(s) of their choice. Ladd Library is a member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance, dedicated to increasing the hiring pipeline of talented individuals from traditionally underrepresented racial and ethnic groups. Early-career professionals from groups historically underrepresented in Library and Information Sciences are strongly encouraged to apply.

Review begins March 1, 2019
Electronic Resources Resident Librarian Bates College Lewiston, Maine

Bates College seeks applications for a two-year Electronic Resources Resident Librarian. This position is allocated half-time to technical services and electronic resources. During the remaining half-time, the Resident Librarian will spend the first six months rotating through various functional areas, after which the resident will commit to the functional area(s) of their choice. Ladd Library is a member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance, dedicated to increasing the hiring pipeline of talented individuals from traditionally underrepresented racial and ethnic groups. Early-career professionals from groups historically underrepresented in Library and Information Sciences are strongly encouraged to apply.

Review begins March 1, 2019
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