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Digital Liberal Arts Librarian Hope College Holland, Michigan

The Digital Liberal Arts Librarian position is designed to enhance the liberal arts at Hope College by empowering faculty, librarians, and students to make full and better use of the digital technologies that are reshaping pedagogical approaches and transforming research throughout the liberal arts. This position is designed to allow the library to better support and inspire classroom and library faculty by providing personal assistance, workshop training, and tools to encourage the integration of digital technologies into pedagogy. 

  • Foster a collaborative network of services on campus that support teaching and learning with technology and digital scholarship.
  • Support the integration of established and emerging technologies into the curriculum and into the scholarly practice of our community.
  • Foster successful adoption of best practices and applications in the digital liberal arts and collaborate with students, classroom and library faculty in an established DLA program.
  • Coordinate the development of workshops (in partnership with librarians, the Director of the DLA program and the Director of Academic Computing).
  • Lead the development of learning objects (modules and tutorials), for the library's website and the college’s learning management system, in support of teaching.
  • Collaborate with Research & Instruction Librarians to promote the integration of library resources (print and digital) into digital teaching and scholarship.
  • Participate in a network of other liberal arts colleges and consortia to share best practices in digital pedagogy and scholarship.
  • Qualifications
  • Masters in Library and Information Science or equivalent
  • Second Master’s degree or Ph.D. desirable (field open)
  • Background in Instructional design, Instructional Technology, Digital Humanities, Educational Technology or related field
  • At least two years experience teaching with technology
  • Familiarity with the concept of information literacy and the ACRL Competency Standards
  • Ability to seek out and learn/master new technology
  • Demonstrated successful experiences in collaborative working environments
  • Highly developed communication skills, both oral and written
  • Commitment to the character and goals of a liberal arts college with a Christian perspective and specifically, to Hope College's Mission

Online application and instructions are available at

A review of completed applications will begin December 15, 2014.
Humanities Liaison Librarian Dickinson College Carlisle, PA


Humanities Liaison Librarian
Dickinson College
Carlisle, PA

The Waidner-Spahr Library of Dickinson College seeks an innovative, enthusiastic, and service-driven librarian to join us in shaping services and collections for our humanities departments, including but not limited to Art History, English, Religion, and various interdisciplinary and language programs.  Candidates must have at least 2 years’ experience developing and delivering curriculum-integrated information literacy programs, preferably including first-year audiences.  Fluency in a Romance language is required.  Candidates for this position also must demonstrate knowledge of visual literacies and be able to teach students how to find and effectively use visual media. 

The Humanities Liaison Librarian works collaboratively with faculty to develop, teach, and assess student information literacy skills, and to build collections that support teaching, learning, and scholarship.  The liaison also cultivates and maintains a strong working relationship with faculty members, and develops an in-depth knowledge of the curriculum to inform classroom teaching and decision-making in collection enhancement.  Active engagement in the library and information science profession is encouraged and supported.

The Waidner-Spahr Library has a staff of 25, including 10 librarians, working in a highly collaborative, team-oriented environment.  All librarians have shared responsibilities for delivery of instruction, reference services, collection development, and assessment.  The library is committed to providing a high level of personalized service to faculty, students, and staff of the College.  Dickinson is a residential college; therefore, some evening and weekend work is required.

Founded in 1783, Dickinson College is a highly selective, private liberal-arts college known for its innovative curriculum.  Its mission is to offer students a useful education in the arts and sciences that will prepare them for lives as engaged citizens and leaders.  We serve 2,300 undergraduates at our 180-acre residential campus located in the heart of historic Carlisle, PA.  The college offers more than 40 majors with an emphasis on international studies and language acquisition, and has more than 40 study-abroad programs in 24 countries on six continents. 

For a list of specific qualifications and to apply online visit  Please include a cover letter describing how your experience qualifies you for the position, a resume, and contact information for three professional references.  Paper applications will not be accepted.  Review of applications will begin January 5, 2015. 

Dickinson College is located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, which offers excellent quality of life, affordable housing, fall color, and easy access to Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, DC and other major east coast cities.  The region has been ranked by Sperling’s BestPlaces as one of the least stressful in the nation.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience; and the College offers excellent benefits. 

Review of applications will begin January 5, 2015.
Technical Services & Metadata Librarian Colby College Waterville, ME

Title: Technical Services & Metadata Librarian

Colby College Libraries

Supervisor: Assistant Director for Collections Management

The Colby College Libraries seek a dynamic, engaged, innovative and enthusiastic individual for the position of Technical Services & Metadata Librarian.  Reporting to the Assistant Director for Collections Management, the Technical Services & Metadata librarian is responsible for overseeing content management, cataloging, authority control, and metadata of the Libraries’ electronic, digital, and print collections.  Colby College Libraries currently add approximately 7,000 individual print monographs per year; most items are processed prior to arrival, though some require original cataloging.

The Technical Services and Metadata Librarian works closely with colleagues in the Collections Management department, as well as librarians and staff in Scholarly Resources & Services, and Digital and Special Collections, to ensure students and faculty have ready access to all collections in their various iterations.  In addition, she/he will engage regularly with library colleagues at Bates and Bowdoin colleges on standards, workflows, and procedures involving our shared catalog, CBBcat.  In addition, they will support the work of the Assistant Director for Collections Management in the upkeep of electronic resources managed in the Serials Solutions data management system.

Responsibilities and duties

Technical Services & Metadata

  • Some original cataloging and classification of materials in OCLC and the Innovative Interfaces Sierra ILS using AACR2,  RDA and LC Classification
  • Support the work of our consortial partners in bibliographic records creation, authority records management and associated processing and reports
  • Collaborate with Digital and Special Collections librarians and staff to produce and maintain standardized metadata for rare books, maps, videos, senior thesis, dissertations, and manuscripts
  • Responsible for applying professional guidelines and local practices for original and copy cataloging (including creation of manuals for Library staff and student employees)
  • Support the work of the Coordinator of Collections Management (Acquisitions) to oversee the process of acquiring materials, updating processes and enhancing workflows
  • Support the work of the Assistant Director for Collections Management, and Serials Assistant to manage access to electronic resources (subscription databases, e-journals, eBooks)
  • Monitor evolving trends in cataloging and metadata with an eye to  ensuring that the Libraries’ print, electronic, and digital collections are easily discoverable and accessible to students and faculty
  • Ability to work collaboratively and collegially in a dynamic, complex and rapidly evolving environment
  • Service on College Committees and participation in College activities expected

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MLS/MLIS from ALA Accredited institution
  • 2-3 years’ experience working with integrated library systems, preferably Innovative Interfaces
  • Familiarity with shared catalogs and library consortiums
  • 2-3 years’ original cataloging experience with OCLC
  • Experience with a variety of metadata standards (AACR2, LCSH, EAD, DC, MARC21, DDC, LC, RDA)
  • Familiarity with acquisitions and ILL services
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs.
  • Experience providing public service support activities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three or more years’ experience working in an academic library
  • Ability to conduct training workshops for colleagues, as required
  • Familiarity with best practices and standards for Music and Rare Book cataloging
  • Experience with project management
  • Supervisory experience
  • Familiarity with emerging metadata standards including linked open data, METS, PREMIS, and MARCXML 

Colby is a highly selective liberal arts college located in central Maine. The Colby College Libraries are “central to scholarship” and a key part of the Colby academic program. There are three libraries, a new state of the art storage facility, a staff of 14 professional librarians, 15 support staff, and more than 75 student employees. Colby librarians are faculty without rank, eligible for sabbaticals and are expected to contribute to creative, scholarly, and professional activities, and to participate in library-wide and campus-wide service. A significant reorganization in 2012 resulted in the Libraries being poised for transformational change in the provision of services, collections, and instruction. Bates and Bowdoin Colleges are key partners in building a shared collection and MaineCat, NExpress, and Rapid are used to facilitate resource sharing.

The Colby Libraries is a member of the Oberlin Group, the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), the Council of Libraries and Information Resources (CLIR), the Hathi Trust, the Library Publishing Coalition (LPC), the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) and the Maine Shared Collections Cooperative shared print project.

For more information about the Libraries, visit

Applicants should send the following electronically in PDF format to Stephanie Frost (

  • a cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • statement of philosophy on the role of technical services in a modern academic environment
  • graduate transcripts, and
  • three letters of recommendation

Position is open until filled. Priority will be given to applications received by January 3, 2015. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Preferred start date: April 1, 2015

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes personnel decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or veteran’s status in employment or in our educational programs. Colby is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and operates in accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination. For more information about the College, please visit our website:

January 2, 2105 or until filled
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