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Assistant Librarian for Research and Instruction Knox College Galesburg, Illinois

The Knox College Library invites applications from service-oriented and innovative professional

librarians for a full-time staff position promoting undergraduate learning outcomes through active liaison relationships with selected academic programs; service on reference and instruction teams; and coordination of assessment initiatives with the library’s professional staff. The College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.

 

Duties and responsibilities: The successful candidate will advance the library’s instructional and information literacy initiatives by applying and promoting innovative teaching methods and technologies; by coordinating outreach, orientation, and general instruction programs; and by managing instructional publications and documents in print and digital formats.

 

As a member of the reference, instruction & liaison teams, will provide both reference and research assistance to the Knox campus (including evening and weekend rotations) and advanced reference, instruction and liaison services to faculty and students for assigned academic departments.  As a member of the library’s professional staff, will also participate in planning and assessing public service initiatives and library collections.

 

Required: an ALA accredited MLS; experience in or professional knowledge of library instruction and information literacy; demonstrated instruction and presentation skills; commitment to user services, and ability to work effectively with groups; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to work independently and collaboratively with library colleagues, faculty, and other academic support staff. Preferred: knowledge of library assessment methods and tools, working knowledge of a European or East Asian language.  

 

Please send cover letter, resume, Knox College Application, and the names of three professional references to the Human Resources Department at hr@knox.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled.

 

Knox College is a nationally ranked, private, residential liberal arts college of 1,420 undergraduate students located in Galesburg, Illinois. Founded in 1837 by social reformers strongly opposed to slavery, Knox was one of the first colleges in the United States open to all, regardless of race, gender and financial means. With a campus population that includes students from 48 states and 51 countries, significant representation of first-generation college students, and substantial cultural and racial-ethnic diversity, Knox is a vibrant and creative community.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Knox College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious affiliation, sexual orientation or preference, age, marital or family status, disability, veteran status, or other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law in admission, financial aid, employment, athletics, or any other aspect of its educational programs or activities. Any inquiries regarding Title IX or the College’s policies that prohibit discrimination should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator or the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

 

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Associate Librarian for Research, Instruction, and Outreach Bowdoin College Brunswick, Maine

The Bowdoin College Library seeks an experienced and creative leader for the position of Associate Librarian for Research, Instruction, and Outreach.  With responsibility for the overall administration and coordination of the Library’s public-facing services, the Associate Librarian will articulate a vision and strategic direction for innovative services in support of teaching, learning, and scholarship; advance the Library’s research and instruction program; and promote outreach to the campus community. 

Director of Research and Instruction - Wheaton College, Norton MA Wheaton College Norton, MA

The Director of Research and Instruction creates a collaborative environment that shapes the vision for research and learning services and cultivates a community of self-sufficient and lifelong learners. The activities of the department focus on student academic success, especially in developing proficiency in the access and use of information resources and technology. To achieve these goals, the department utilizes a blended model that marries technology and innovation with best practices in librarianship. This model supports faculty in the exploration and adoption of instructional technology and innovative pedagogical approaches.

As a member of the Library Deans and Directors group, this position participates in strategic planning for and operational oversight of the library, and is responsible for the strategic direction of research and instructional services, including the information literacy skills program. This includes responsibility for identifying innovative user-centered initiatives and facilitating the creation of an overall vision, which includes curriculum development, information literacy skills, and technology planning to ensure excellence in research and scholarship.

Responsibilities of the Director of Research and Instruction include, but are not limited to, the following:

● Develop goals, objectives, and assessment protocols for Research and Instruction activities; develop and monitor key metrics for performance against the goals and strategic plans of the library.
● Develop and direct services in direct support of student and faculty scholarly activities and explore and propose collaborative projects, options for new library services, and options for better integration of services. Continually assess and reinvent programs and services to meet the needs of users.
● Direct the library role in teaching information and technology fluency skills, and participate in the ongoing planning and development of a proposed Center for Teaching and Learning.
● Coordinate library collaboration with faculty to use resources effectively in order to meet student learning outcomes, and effectively support student research.
● Oversee development and management of online learning services, including the course management system.
● Hire and manage staff, provide mentorship and career coaching as well as personal development for direct reports.
● Manage and develop a budget supporting the activities of Research and Instruction services.
● Coordinate communication and outreach activities for the department with all segments of the Wheaton community and professional peers.
● Apply knowledge of best practices in the assessment and development of programs and models for supporting research.
● Contribute actively in instructional/academic technology planning and development across campus.

For full posting and to apply: https://jobs.wheatoncollege.edu/postings/2245

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Learner Experience Librarian College of Wooster Wooster, Ohio

We are now accepting applications for our Learner Experience Librarian position (apply.interfolio.com/47006).  While not a new position at the College of Wooster Libraries, it is newly revised to reflect our changing instructional needs. 

The College of Wooster offers an excellent, comprehensive liberal arts education, culminating in a rigorous senior project, in which each student works one-on-one with a faculty mentor to conceive, organize and complete a significant research project on a topic of the student's own choosing. Through this distinctive program, every Wooster student develops abilities valued by employers and graduate schools alike: independent judgment, analytical ability, creativity, project-management and time-management skills, and strong written and oral communication skills. Founded in 1866, the college enrolls approximately 2,000 students.

I recently accepted the position of Librarian of the College leaving a university librarian position at an R1 institution.  I was attracted to the College of Wooster Libraries due to the distinctiveness of its liberal arts and research-intensive approach to the undergraduate experience.  Almost every senior has a study carrel in one of the three libraries.  Our gate count is one of the highest (15,000/week) for an institution our size as is our circulation of physical materials from our million-volume collection.  Our access to resources via Ohio Five’s consortia catalog and our membership in OhioLink rivals what I had access to at an R1.  Students are focused and engaged in their learning.  The student population is approximately 54% women, 20% domestic students of color, and 13% international students.

We are not seeking someone who is “like us,” or “one of us,” but rather an individual with the knowledge and vision to help us achieve our mission of cultivating “an environment where students, faculty, and staff, as a diverse community of learners, discover, create, communicate, and preserve knowledge and insight.”   For information on how to apply and documents needed for your application, go to apply.interfolio.com/47006.

Review commences December 15, 2017 and continues until filled
Reference and Digital Projects Archivist Mount Holyoke College South Hadley, MA

Library, Information and Technology Services (LITS) at Mount Holyoke College seeks a diverse pool of applicants for a new entry-level position. The Reference and Digital Projects Archivist position is intended to give a recent ALA-accredited MLS graduate (or equivalent), with a concentration in archives management or a relevant field, the opportunity to quickly gain a broad and experience-based understanding of archives and digital collections and bring fresh ideas and new perspectives to LITS.   

 

Working in a collegial and service-oriented environment, this position will work across departments engaged with the strategic development of digital and archival collections to build connections to the College’s unique materials.  The successful candidate will report to the Associate Director of Discovery and Access and work closely with the Head of Archives and Special Collections.

 

If you: have a passion for archives and digital stewardship; are an enthusiastic and fearless user of technology with the skills and curiosity to learn more; are committed to working collaboratively within a diverse community of faculty, staff, and students; are eager to apply your creativity, flexibility, and sense of humor to our exciting and challenging initiatives, then we encourage you to apply.

 

You can find a full description, including qualifications, and apply online at: https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu/  

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