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Clark University invites applications and nominations for the position of University Librarian. We are seeking a forward-thinking leader who will advance a vision for the university‘s library resources to support the teaching, learning, and scholarly activities of the Clark community. The University Librarian reports directly to the Provost, the Chief Academic Officer of the university, Clark is a private, urban, liberal arts and research institution located in central Massachusetts with 3,300 undergraduate and graduate students and 220 full-time faculty.

Metadata Librarian Skidmore College Saratoga Springs, NY

Skidmore College, a small liberal arts college situated in the foothills of the Adirondacks in upstate New York, seeks a creative, user-oriented Metadata Librarian to provide strategic and innovative leadership for metadata services. The Metadata Librarian will play a critical role in supporting discovery, access, management, and preservation of Scribner Library’s physical, digital, and electronic resources. This person will partner with colleagues in other service areas within the library – Acquisitions, Resource Management, Systems, Public Services, Digital and Special Collections – and will serve as a forward-thinking leader on matters of resource description and metadata creation/management. The successful candidate will have a comprehensive understanding of how metadata creation supports research assistance and instruction, and will be responsive to the information needs of the entire academic community.

Based in Lucy Scribner Library’s Bibliographic Services Department and reporting to the College Librarian, the Metadata Librarian holds an 11-month contract and, as a non-tenured faculty member, participates in shared governance at the College. Skidmore College has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence. We are particularly interested in candidates from underrepresented backgrounds, as well as candidates who have had experience working with students from underserved populations.

Scribner Library is looking for someone attuned to new technologies and able to participate in the administration of a comprehensive technology plan that guides the library’s adoption of next generation library systems. Projects on the horizon include transitioning to a new library services platform, making our digital collections more accessible, improving our library website, and improving or replacing our discovery services. The Metadata Librarian will demonstrate a willingness to train and mentor cataloging staff through changes in library technology, and advocate effectively for the needs of the team. This person will serve as a member of Scribner Library’s project teams that require metadata expertise, and will apply that expertise to the Library’s collections and their future development.

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Director of Research & Instruction Wheaton College Norton, MA

Wheaton College (MA) seeks a diverse pool of applicants for the position of Director of Research & Instruction in Library Services.  The Director of Research & Instruction (R&I) reports to the Dean of Library Services and serves on the library’s leadership team. The Director leads an innovative, collaborative team of librarians and academic technologists in promoting effective student use of library and technology resources for self-discovery, empowerment, and success.

Head of Academic Engagement Vassar College Poughkeepsie, NY

Vassar College Libraries seeks creative and entrepreneurial candidates for the position of Head of Academic Engagement. The Head of Academic Engagement provides leadership and vision for connecting the Vassar College Libraries' collections, services, and expertise with emerging needs in coursework and research.

Information Literacy Librarian University of the South Sewanee, TN

Job Specifications/Position Qualifications (minimum)

Knowledge of librarianship and best practices, skilled instructor, actively seeking innovative ideas related to information literacy/fluency instruction and pedagogy. Excellent collaborative skills and excellent oral and written communication skills.

Coordinate and provide strategic guidance for the overall activities of the library’s instruction and outreach efforts. Support students at all levels in understanding information literacy through curriculum development, instructional design, and outcomes assessment. Advance learning on campus with the development of a multi-faceted instruction program. Collaborate with staff who provide a full range of reference services, research consultation, and instruction to all patrons.

Typical Duties & Responsibilities

Play a major role in designing and teaching in-person library research instruction to equip students with information literacy skills.
Develop and teach the formal, semester-long Academic Research and Critical Thinking credit course.
Steer the overarching direction of reference and research services, and provide reference and research consultation to faculty, students, staff, and community patrons.
Share expertise around instructional methods and the scholarship of teaching and learning with colleagues. Coordinate and mentor other librarians in the use of effective pedagogical methods.
Collaborate with faculty, academic departments, programs, and campus partners to develop students’ information literacy skills.
Prepare and implement assessment strategies to evaluate the effectiveness of library instruction on student learning and use the results to develop and strengthen the instruction program.
Create and update teaching materials, reusable learning objects, and tools in support of instruction and research needs.
Advance student engagement with the library.
Contribute to and participate in outreach events to effectively communicate and promote library instruction, services and resources.
Contribute to collection development activities.
Participate in the intellectual life of the University and the profession of librarianship, and keep current with new teaching, learning and technology movements and examine their applicability to library services.

Judgment Required Performance of the essential duties of this position is dependent upon independent ingenuity and developmental efforts.
Budgetary Responsibility Analyzes budgetary data and develops budget proposals.

Machines & Equipment Used

Computers, printers, digital microfiche, scanners, network resources






ALA accredited Master’s in Library or Information Science or equivalent


1-3 years

Job Related Skills

Knowledge of librarianship and best practices, skilled instructor, actively seeking innovative ideas related to information literacy/fluency instruction and pedagogy. Excellent collaborative skills and excellent oral and written communication skills.



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