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Director of Special Collections Hope College Holland, MI
Description

 

Hope College is seeking the next Mary Riepma Ross Director of Special Collections, an endowed, 11 month non-tenure track faculty position within the library.  Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, this position is responsible for the management of physical and financial resources, planning and implementation of programming and policies, teaching, community outreach and security of archival and rare book collections. The Archivist ensures that the collections represent the broadest possible spectrum of viewpoints and human experience in accordance with Hope’s commitment to equity and inclusion. 



Special Collections at Hope College include the Joint Archives of Holland, and the Van Wylen Library Rare Books Collection. The Archives is housed in the Theil Research Center on Hope College’s campus. It serves as a regional center for local history research, specializing in Hope College, the history of the Dutch in America and the Holland, Michigan, area.  The Archives has a strong record of mentoring undergraduate research and writing. The collections include works and writings from Hope College students and faculty, records from administrative offices, photographs, recordings, and videos documenting the history of the College from 1866 to present, the community of Holland, and Reformed Church in America missionaries. It currently shares the building with the Van Raalte Institute. ArchiveSpace was implemented in 2021 and many of the digitized materials are held in Digital Commons and in Artstor Public Collections, two online repositories. As a member of the library staff, this position works closely with nine faculty librarians and serves on the Library Leadership Team. 



The Rare Books Collection at Van Wylen LIbrary, contains many rare Bibles, and volumes related to art, religion, Dutch history, Asian history and the history of science and aspires to be illustrative of the history of books and print culture.



Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all aspects of the Archives’ development, including implementing the program, mission statement and collections policy, and representing the Joint Archives in the community. 

  • Provide reference and research assistance to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and outside researchers using archives and rare book materials.

  • Provide course-integrated instruction to college classes and collaborate with faculty on the integration of special collections into the college curriculum.

  • Develop processing priorities for the archival collections of Hope College and Western Theological Seminary and oversee their principle processing and management.

  • Work with potential and past donors to collect archival materials and evaluate potential gifts of rare books. 

  • Provide access to archival collections through archival management software.

  • Work closely with other librarians to preserve original materials, digitize and provide access to digitized content.

  • Hire, train, and supervise staff, student assistants and volunteers.

  • Write or identify writers for Joint Archives publications, design and implement archival material displays, civic and educational presentations.

  • Work with Hope College academic departments to collect and preserve college records.  

  • Maintain an active program of professional development and scholarship through participation in seminars, workshops and conferences.

 

Qualifications

 

Required:

  • ALA-accredited MILS/MLS with a specialized archival training component. 

  • Three years of experience in an academic library and a combination of experience or course work with archival processing, cataloging, electronic records, digitization, teaching or reference services. 

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, demonstrated ability to work as a part of a team

  • Ability to understand diverse perspectives and acknowledge the significance of differences and complexities in background, cultures, values and viewpoints as the foundation for an inclusive environment

  • An understanding of and commitment to the undergraduate liberal arts college, the Mission of Hope College, and the historic Christian faith.



Preferred:



  • Demonstrated knowledge of computer applications including digital audio and visual software tools and current archival software systems. 

  • Demonstrated history of supervisory experience and strong interest in supervising or mentoring others.

November 1, 2021
Director of Special Collections Hope College Holland, MI
Description

 

Hope College is seeking the next Mary Riepma Ross Director of Special Collections, an endowed, 11 month non-tenure track faculty position within the library.  Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, this position is responsible for the management of physical and financial resources, planning and implementation of programming and policies, teaching, community outreach and security of archival and rare book collections. The Archivist ensures that the collections represent the broadest possible spectrum of viewpoints and human experience in accordance with Hope’s commitment to equity and inclusion. 



Special Collections at Hope College include the Joint Archives of Holland, and the Van Wylen Library Rare Books Collection. The Archives is housed in the Theil Research Center on Hope College’s campus. It serves as a regional center for local history research, specializing in Hope College, the history of the Dutch in America and the Holland, Michigan, area.  The Archives has a strong record of mentoring undergraduate research and writing. The collections include works and writings from Hope College students and faculty, records from administrative offices, photographs, recordings, and videos documenting the history of the College from 1866 to present, the community of Holland, and Reformed Church in America missionaries. It currently shares the building with the Van Raalte Institute. ArchiveSpace was implemented in 2021 and many of the digitized materials are held in Digital Commons and in Artstor Public Collections, two online repositories. As a member of the library staff, this position works closely with nine faculty librarians and serves on the Library Leadership Team. 



The Rare Books Collection at Van Wylen LIbrary, contains many rare Bibles, and volumes related to art, religion, Dutch history, Asian history and the history of science and aspires to be illustrative of the history of books and print culture.



Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all aspects of the Archives’ development, including implementing the program, mission statement and collections policy, and representing the Joint Archives in the community. 

  • Provide reference and research assistance to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and outside researchers using archives and rare book materials.

  • Provide course-integrated instruction to college classes and collaborate with faculty on the integration of special collections into the college curriculum.

  • Develop processing priorities for the archival collections of Hope College and Western Theological Seminary and oversee their principle processing and management.

  • Work with potential and past donors to collect archival materials and evaluate potential gifts of rare books. 

  • Provide access to archival collections through archival management software.

  • Work closely with other librarians to preserve original materials, digitize and provide access to digitized content.

  • Hire, train, and supervise staff, student assistants and volunteers.

  • Write or identify writers for Joint Archives publications, design and implement archival material displays, civic and educational presentations.

  • Work with Hope College academic departments to collect and preserve college records.  

  • Maintain an active program of professional development and scholarship through participation in seminars, workshops and conferences.

 

Qualifications

Required:

  • ALA-accredited MILS/MLS with a specialized archival training component. 

  • Three years of experience in an academic library and a combination of experience or course work with archival processing, cataloging, electronic records, digitization, teaching or reference services. 

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, demonstrated ability to work as a part of a team

  • Ability to understand diverse perspectives and acknowledge the significance of differences and complexities in background, cultures, values and viewpoints as the foundation for an inclusive environment

  • An understanding of and commitment to the undergraduate liberal arts college, the Mission of Hope College, and the historic Christian faith.



Preferred:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of computer applications including digital audio and visual software tools and current archival software systems. 

  • Demonstrated history of supervisory experience and strong interest in supervising or mentoring others.

November 1, 2021
Instructional Technologist Wheaton College Norton, MA
Wheaton College MA seeks an Instructional Technologist. Under the direction of the Director of Research and Instruction within Library Services, the Instructional Technologist provides expert guidance in the application of instructional technologies and acts as a point of contact, collaboration, and outreach for teaching and learning with technologies. The technologist serves as the primary administrator for the learning management system (LMS). The person in this role will establish processes for regular assessment of learning technologies in consultation with stakeholders and make recommendations according to industry standards and trends, with a particular emphasis on the accessibility of the college’s systems. 
 

For more information and to apply: https://jobs.wheatoncollege.edu/postings/3225

Open until filled
Academic Technology Librarian Occidental College Los Angeles

The Occidetnal College Library is seeking an innovative Academic Technology Librarian (ATL) to join our Teaching, Learning, and Research Support (TLRS) team as we develop, deliver, and support scholarly information resources and digital technologies. Reporting to the Director of TLRS, the ATL will interact closely with faculty and have the opportunity to utilize and further develop skills and experience in learning management systems, instructional design, digital initiatives, and scholarly communication.

Essential Duties

  • Furthers the College’s and Library’s deep commitment to equity and justice by supporting inclusive pedagogy and providing equitable access to digital technologies and scholarly information resources.
  • Plans, designs, delivers, and supports academic technology services to realize the College’s and Library’s teaching and learning goals. 
  • Serves as the College’s academic technology lead on its learning management system (Moodle), providing expert help and advice to faculty on how best to utilize the system to support their pedagogy.
  • Serves as the system administrator for Moodle. Provides advice and support to staff in using the platform.  Explores, recommends, introduces, implements, and supports new system features and technologies to improve or enhance user experience.
  • Collaborates closely with the Director of Scholarly Information Resources in administering and managing the Ex Libris Alma-Digital archive and repository.
  • Leads the Library’s implementation and subsequent oversight and management of Leganto, the Alma/Primo Library Services Platform’s resource list management system.
  • Provides support to users wishing to employ digital scholarship technologies, such as Adobe Creative Suite, Omeka, Panopto, Scalar, and Tableau, to advance their pedagogy and research objectives.
  • Utilizes usage and analytics data to align digital technologies with demonstrated pedagogical and scholarly needs.
  • Works with Information Technology Services colleagues to ensure reliable operation and consistent management of digital technologies that support pedagogy and scholarship.
  • Engages with other TLRS team members in the Library’s 4-Year Information Literacy Instruction (ILI) program by teaching classes, conducting training sessions, and hosting workshops on academic technologies, scholarly communication, and digital initiatives.  Provides expertise on integrating the ACRL ILI Framework within Moodle.
  • Serves as a selector/liaison to one or more academic departments.
  • Provides key support to faculty, student, and staff researchers through consultation on digital archiving; institutional repositories; affordable course materials (ACM); and developing and utilizing open educational resources (OER).
  • Collaborates with the Center for Excellence in Teaching, the Center for Research and Scholarship, faculty members, and library colleagues to review new and emerging technologies that support pedagogy and scholarship with a view to acquisition and implementation.
  • Participates in local, regional, and national professional associations and consortia devoted to advancing academic technology through committee service and/or presentations. Examples include the Consortium of Liberal Arts Colleges (CLAC), the Collaborative Liberal Arts Moodle Project (CLAMP), the Oberlin Group of Libraries, the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC), and the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).

Qualifications

Required

  • MLIS from an ALA accredited program or its equivalent in work experience, education, and training.
  • Minimum of one year of professional experience with learning technologies, management of technology and media resources, web development, and face-to-face instruction or training in an academic or research library.
  • Knowledge of learning theory, pedagogical practices, and instructional technology tools and practices.
  • An exciting vision for the role of emerging technologies in a liberal arts curriculum.
  • Excellent project management and presentation skills
  • Experience with planning and delivering classes, presentations, workshops, or training sessions on academic technology and scholarly communication topics
  • Close familiarity with learning management systems.
  • Strong support for the values of a residential liberal arts education and determination to strengthen the academic community by providing equitable access to a rich portfolio of digital technologies designed to advance teaching, learning, and research.
  • Commitment to supporting teaching, learning, and research by helping to develop scholarly information resources through open access, OER, ACM, digital archives, and institutional repositories.
  • Excellent listening, spoken, and written communication skills. Ability to interact successfully with students, faculty, staff, consortial and other professional colleagues, vendors, and off-campus community constituencies.
  • Energetic, motivated, and innovative team member and colleague. Team player who displays flexibility for working within a constantly evolving organization where responsibilities are shared across divisions and between individuals.

Preferred

  • Experience with the Ex Libris Alma/Primo Library Services Platform.
  • Engagement with open access, OER, and ACM initiatives and programs.
  • Exposure to digital scholarship technologies.

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Please submit a resume and cover letter explaining how your qualifications meet the requirements of the position to resumes@oxy.edu.

First consideration given to candidates applying by September 10, 2021. Initial interviews will be conducted on Zoom.

Open until filled. First consideration date September 10
Assistant Archivist Wellesley College Wellesley, Massachusetts

Wellesley College seeks a knowledgeable, collaborative, and service-oriented Assistant Archivist to oversee its collection management functions, including processing, accessioning, creating archival finding aids, and maintaining content in the archives information management system. This position assists the College Archivist in all other day-to-day activities of the Archives, including evaluating potential new collections for the Archives; providing reference services, outreach, and instruction; and supporting the College’s records management needs.

open until filled
Archivist Bowdoin College Brunswick, Maine

The Bowdoin College Library seeks an experienced, team-spirited, and innovative archivist to provide vision and leadership for Bowdoin College’s substantial archival and manuscript holdings. As a member of an active and highly collaborative special collections department, the Archivist manages the accessioning, arrangement, description, digitization, and preservation of archival and manuscript materials in all formats and administers the College’s records management program. The ideal candidate will be confident in their knowledge of traditional archival best practices and international standards, while taking an expansive view of how inclusive collecting, description, and online publication of archival and manuscript materials can support the academic library setting as well as further the teaching and research goals of the College.

First consideration will be given to applications that are received by August 31, 2021.
Digital Instructional Specialist Hope College Holland, MI

Hope College seeks a creative faculty member with solid experience to lead training, support, and best practices in digital instruction (online courses, hybrid courses, and face-to-face courses with technology dependent instruction). This person will partner with instructors and campus leaders to drive the effective integration of digital pedagogy in the Hope College curriculum. This position reports to the Associate Provost and is housed in the Van Wylen Library.
 

  • Consult with faculty on sound instructional design principles; help faculty develop, implement, and continuously improve online, face-to-face, and hybrid courses
  • Design and lead professional development workshops on digital instruction
  • Collaborate with CIT on LMS/Moodle support and training for faculty
  • Collaborate with the Digital Liberal Arts Librarian on technology instruction and support for Digital Liberal Arts projects
  • Work closely with departments/instructors and the Director of Assessment to develop learning outcomes for online courses.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Disability and Accessibility Resources on incorporating accessibility into technology-based courses
  • Research emerging trends and technologies in the field
  • Assist in the coordination and promotion of online courses; build capacity of campus to offer more digitally infused instruction.
  • Work with the Associate Provost to develop learning innovation strategies designed to support a student-centered learning community.
  • Serve on a Faculty Academic Computing Committee as a liaison to campus stakeholders.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Required:
 

  • Master’s Degree in instructional design; educational technology; or MLS/ MILS with certification in instructional design or a Ph.D. with exceptional documented experience in digital instruction.
  • Experience with Moodle or other learning management systems
  • Experience working with state-of-the-art digital content creation tools, other educational technology tools.
  • Familiarity with instructional design models and their application to various modes of instruction.
  • Familiarity with liberal arts learning outcomes and the role of technology in liberal arts pedagogy.
  • Ability to understand diverse perspectives and embrace the significance of differences and complexities in background, cultures, values and viewpoints as the foundation for an inclusive environment.

 
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Preferred:
 

  • Ph.D. with a focus in education, pedagogy or instructional design 
  • Experience teaching online
  • Experience with online video, tutorials, and/or other web-based learning objects.
  • The ideal candidate should have classroom teaching experience, an understanding of teaching with technology, experience working with university faculty, strong design skills, experience designing and delivering workshops around best practices.
  • Evidence of successful project management skills.

 APPLY AT: https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/hopeedu/jobs/3172397/library-digital-...

 

September 30, 2021
Library Director Sarah Lawrence College Bronxville, NY 10708

Sarah Lawrence College invites applications for a Library Director to lead the Esther Raushenbush Library. The College provides a highly individualized education focused on co-creation of knowledge to its approximately 1,400 undergraduate students and 250 graduate-level students. Sarah Lawrence is a residential liberal-arts college located in Westchester County, just north of New York City, and conveniently situated near a range of public transportation options.  

August 31, 2021
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