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Reference/First-Year Outreach Librarian Williams College Williamstown, MA

Williams Libraries seeks a highly-motivated, creative, tech-savvy, user-centered individual to work in Research Services as the Reference/First-Year Outreach Librarian. This newly-defined position was created to meet the library’s priority of expanding and strengthening outreach to first-year students. This is a full-time (37.5 hours per week), year-round, regular appointment, reporting to the Head of Research Services and Library Outreach.

For optimal consideration, April 10, 2017
Director of Libraries Williams College Williamstown, MA

Williams College invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of Libraries. This is an exceptional opportunity for a talented and adept leader to continue to advance the libraries as an integral part of a Williams’ education and to collaborate on a vision for the evolving role of the libraries in learning, teaching, and research at the College.

Head of Access Services (Position Reposted) - Williams College Williams College Williamstown, MA

Williams Libraries seeks a Head of Access Services, reporting to the Director of Libraries. This is a full-time (37.5 hours per week), year-round, regular appointment. Williams Libraries seeks a collaborative, innovative and user-oriented librarian to lead its Access Services Department. The Head of Access Services is a key member of the library's leadership team who oversees circulation, reserves, interlibrary loan, document delivery, and consortial resource sharing.

March 3, 2017 for full consideration
Digital Technologies Librarian Vassar College Poughkeepsie, NY

The Vassar College Libraries seek a dynamic, collaborative, and innovative library professional for the position of Digital Technologies Librarian. The incumbent will work alongside faculty members, students, librarians, and IT colleagues across campus and within open-source communities on projects that advance research, teaching, and learning. This position is an excellent opportunity to work within a team to develop and maintain tools, systems, and applications that enhance scholars' ability to pursue new avenues for learning and research using the Library's resources and expertise. The incumbent will also help to implement systems and services that bring library resources to our faculty and student scholars in innovative ways. 

Science Librarian St Lawrence University Canton NY

St. Lawrence University seeks an innovative, creative and service-oriented colleague as our next Science Librarian.  Part of the Libraries and Information Technology division and reporting to the Director of Libraries, the Science Librarian oversees the Launders Science Library.   The Science Librarian has principal responsibility for outreach to science departments regarding resources, services, and spaces. As a member of the St. Lawrence community dedicated to the promotion of the liberal arts, this individual will work closely with students and faculty in innovative ways that will have an ongoing impact on advancing scientific knowledge across the curriculum.

until filled
Music Librarian Oberlin College Oberlin, OH

The Oberlin Conservatory Library is seeking a qualified librarian with music background and expertise in technical services including cataloging, metadata, and optimal access to resource discovery.

Open until filled
Vice President for Libraries and Information Technology Hamilton College Clinton, NY

Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, seeks a Vice President for Libraries and Information Technology (VP) who will be a dynamic and thoughtful leader and will provide strategic and operational guidance to Hamilton leadership and constituents on all aspects of information technology and library planning, program, and resources. The VP will serve as the Chief Information Officer and collaborate with key leaders across the campus in the development of shared goals and the delivery of client-focused information and technology solutions and services that support the work of faculty, students, and staff. As a member of senior staff, the VP will actively participate in all its discussions, advising on matters related to college operations, initiatives, and strategic directions.

Open until filled
Scholarly Communications Librarian Gettysburg College Gettysburg, PA

Gettysburg College's Musselman Library invites a service-oriented Scholarly Communications Librarian to join its staff in a key role providing and expanding library services related to open access, Open Educational Resources, and library publishing. This newly-created position will oversee sustainable growth and management of our established institutional repository, The Cupola, as well as promotion, outreach, and education for various campus constituents.

Application materials must be received by March 31, 2017
Research & Instruction Librarian Gettysburg College Gettysburg, PA

Gettysburg College’s Musselman Library invites a service-oriented librarian to join its Research & Instruction department.  Our library is a dynamic organization where every staff member makes a difference.  We serve a small, liberal arts community of 2,600 students.  The successful candidate will work collegially with four other librarians in the Research & Instruction department.

March 10, 2017
Research & Scholarly Communications Librarian at F&M Franklin & Marshall College Lancaster, PA

The Franklin & Marshall College Library seeks a Research & Scholarly Communications Librarian to contribute to the development of resources and services related to Open Educational Resources, open access, open textbooks, scholarly communication and digital scholarship in the College Library and on the Franklin & Marshall campus. This newly created position will play a key role in the College Library’s outreach, growth, promotion and educational efforts around these topics.

Candidates should have an educational or experiential background in scholarly communication, and a strong belief in the value and future of open scholarly assets in higher education.

Functions include:

  • Participating in education and training regarding open educational resources, open access publishing, new scholarly communication models and digital scholarship to students, staff and faculty.
  • Staying informed on current developments in these areas, and acting as a contact person for interested faculty and scholars.
  • Exploring open textbooks and other curricular materials and how they could benefit students and faculty.
  • Providing assistance to faculty who want to adopt, adapt or create open educational resources for use in the College curriculum.
  • Supporting digital scholarship projects undertaken by faculty and students.
  • Managing and developing the annual Celebrating Scholarship exhibit and reception.
  • Keeping abreast of trends in scholarly communication and related areas by identifying and attending relevant workshops and conferences.

The RSCL will report to the Research & Instruction Librarian, and work with many colleagues to participate fully in a period of development in the College Library, which just created and is implementing an ambitious strategic plan. A migration to OCLC’s WMS, new digital collection platforms and a growing interest on campus in open educational resources will allow for the exploration and integration of open scholarly assets in our work.

Additional responsibilities include contributing to services in the Shadek-Fackenthal Library, and working with colleagues in both libraries as needed to support the curriculum and research in assigned academic departments. Our successful candidate will be able to:  

  • Provide research services, library instruction and other assistance to faculty, staff and students.
  • Provide liaison service and collection development in support of the research and information needs of academic departments in assigned areas.
  • Serve as an effective part of the library community through exploration, professional development and service.
  • Actively contribute to the formulation of library-wide policies, procedures, goals and priorities.

Education and Experience:

  • ALA- accredited master’s degree in Library or Information Science is required. Coursework or experience in areas relevant to open scholarly assets is also required.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, a positive service orientation and the ability to work with diverse populations are required.
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team in a changing environment is required.
  • A high degree of comfort learning new systems and processes is required.
  • An appreciation for a diverse liberal arts environment is required.
  • Experience in an academic library is preferred.
  • Experience with information literacy instruction and undergraduate digital scholarship projects is preferred.

 The complete position advertisement appears on the College careers site, under Professional Staff Opportunities​.

4/21/17

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