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Assessment Librarian Claremont Colleges Library Claremont, California

The Claremont Colleges Library seeks an energetic, innovative, knowledgeable, and productive individual to join its new leadership team as Assessment Librarian. This position offers an excellent opportunity for an ambitious, service-oriented professional with strong planning, analytical, communication, and evaluation skills to help transform the library into a vibrant, exciting, and user-driven physical and virtual center for teaching, learning, and research. Reporting to the A.J. McFadden Dean of the Library, and working closely with other members of the leadership team, the successful candidate will have broad responsibility for ensuring that the library further develops a culture of assessment, asserts its value to those it serves, and successfully implements its new strategic plan.

The Assessment Librarian will engage in a wide range of data gathering, analytical, evaluative, and reporting activities that support, further, and sustain the efforts of the library to serve the educational and information needs of the faculty, students, and staff of The Claremont Colleges. The librarian will provide vision, leadership, and oversight for assessment initiatives that inform the library’s planning, priority-setting, and decision-making, and sustain its organizational effectiveness. In collaboration with senior administrators and staff at the library and the colleges, this position develops, facilitates, and implements successful and sustainable assessment programs in order to enhance existing information resources, resources, operations, programs, projects, and physical spaces. The Assessment Librarian helps to document, articulate, and advocate for the value of the library to the colleges’ institutional missions and goals by building upon principles established in the Association of College and Research Library’s (ACRL) Value of Academic Libraries (2010).

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to further contribute to the success of the library through a Campus Liaison assignment in the new Research, Teaching and Learning Services (RTLS) division. RTLS provides an innovative matrix approach to enhancing the user experience through a compelling package of information literacy instruction, research services, selection of information resources, outreach to the colleges, and programmatic activities.
Requirements include a MLIS degree from an accredited ALA program (or equivalent education and experience), and five years of professional experience in an academic library or equivalent professional engagement in assessment and planning in higher education.

Salary is negotiable, full benefits package included. For the full position description and application procedures visit: Candidates applying by February 20, 2015 will be given first consideration.

February 20, 2015
Dean, Barnard Library and Academic Information Services Barnard College New York, NY

The Dean oversees all areas of operations for the Barnard Library, including management of budgets, facilities, staff, and collections. She or he is also responsible for the Library’s strategic planning. The Dean supervises six direct reports: the Associate Dean for Teaching, Research and Technology; the Director for Learning Initiatives and Data Services; the Director for Communications and Curator of the Zine Collection; the Director for Archives and Special Collections; the Director for Collection Services; and the Department Assistant. The Dean will work closely with the Dean of the College as well as the Vice President of Information Technology. She or he will serve as an external representative for the College, participating in consortia, conferences, fundraising, and presentations.

To see the full position description please visit

Barnard College has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search process. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Nominations, inquiries, and applications, including a letter of interest describing the individual’s qualifications for the position and curriculum vitae, should be sent in confidence to:

Ponneh Varho, Principal, Beverly Brady, Managing Associate and Talia Greenwald, Associate
Isaacson, Miller, DC
1300 19th Street NW #700
Washington, DC 20036

Barnard College is a women's liberal arts college in New York City and is affiliated with Columbia University.

Open until filled (announced 2/11/15)
Director of Library Research Services & Collections Trinity College Hartford, CT

Trinity College seeks an innovative and forward-thinking librarian to fill a key leadership position in its newly merged Library and Information Technology Services organization.  This is an opportunity to participate in shaping the services and organizational structure of two highly regarded departments that continually seek to enhance their services and support institutional priorities.

The position reports to the Vice President of Information Services and Chief Information Officer. The incumbent serves on the Library and Information Services Division senior leadership team and contributes to division wide strategic planning, policy development, assessment, and resource management. 

The full position description can be viewed at:


Application review will begin immediately and posting will remain open until position is filled.
Head of Collection Services Washington and Lee University Lexington, Virginia

Washington and Lee University Library seeks an innovative and service-oriented leader for the Collection Services Department.  The Head of Collection Services coordinates development of all library collections, manages the $1.3 million materials budget, contractual vendor services, and chairs the Collection Management Committee.  The position has primary responsibility for establishing transformative workflows that meet evolving needs in every stage of the resource lifecycle.  The Head of Collection Services oversees the various resource management and discovery systems, including the ILS, discovery layer, archival management system, and institutional repository.  This position will lead in the selection and implementation of a new integrated library system, and supervises the Digital Scholarship Librarian, 1 professional staff, and 4.5 support staff.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To view the full job description and to apply online, visit us at

open until filled
Research and Instruction Librarian - Social Sciences Haverford College Haverford, PA

As a member of a team of librarians, provides full range of instruction, reference, research support, user education, outreach, and collection development services.  Provides expert research, instruction and collection development service for assigned fields in the Social Sciences.  Works with the Digital Scholarship team to provide services to faculty and students in the social sciences.  Collaborates with colleagues at Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore to maintain and improve cooperative relationships among the three colleges' libraries.  Reports to the Lead Research and Instruction Librarian

July 1, 2015
Vice President for Information & Library Services and Librarian Bates College Lewiston, Maine

Bates College ( seeks a broadly qualified, dynamic, and service‐oriented professional to lead all areas of information technology and library services. Reporting to the President, the Vice President for Information & Library Services and Librarian will take a respected legacy organization and position it to continue to play a central role in the success of faculty, students, staff, and the College itself. For a complete postiion descrption and propsectus, see:

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