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Associate College Librarian for Research Services Bates College Lewiston, Maine
The Bates College George and Helen Ladd Library is searching for an Associate College Librarian for Research Services. Working in partnership with a new Vice President of Bates’ merged Information and Library Services (ILS), the Associate College Librarian serves in a senior leadership role within the Library and in the College community. This position is responsible for leading a team of professional research librarians and managing research and instruction services and operations. This position functions as a liaison with the Bates community and directs the Library in the Librarian’s absence or as needed. As principal associate librarian, the Associate College Librarian for Research Services serves as a statutory (non-tenured) member of the Faculty, a member of the CBB (Colby-Bates-Bowdoin) Governing Board, which shares both print and electronic resources and a joint catalog, and will pursue opportunities for increased collaboration within the Board and across the Oberlin Group. 
 
The responsibilities of this position also include serving as a subject librarian in appropriate areas of expertise, and as a member of the Information and Library Services management team. In addition to working with close ILS partners, such as the Curricular and Research Computing group, the Associate College Librarian will help envision and implement library support for exciting new initiatives in the digital humanities, open educational resources, and Bates’ new Digital and Computational Studies program. We are looking for a collaborative colleague who is dynamic, innovative, and willing to think creatively about the future of the academic library. This position supervises librarians and other staff engaged in reference and instructional services and oversees the ILLiad operations and its staff. 
 
Open until filled
College Librarian, Occidental College Occidental College Los Angeles
The College Librarian is the chief administrator of the Library and the Center for the Digital Liberal Arts (CDLA), reports directly to the Dean of the College and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and has faculty status (is a voting member of the faculty w/o tenure). The College Librarian provides vision, leadership and resources in support of the curriculum and faculty and student scholarship. S/he manages an operating budget of $1 million+ (exclusive of labor), with a total staff of 22 (17 FTE, 6 of whom are direct reports) and oversees all Library and CDLA units and functions – circulation and collection services, special collections and college archives, information literacy instruction + research, digital scholarship development + design, and peer learning.  S/he manages the Academic Commons, the facility that houses the Library and CDLA, and collaborates with the various curricular and co-curricular departments and programs in the Commons to provide a physical space that supports the ambitions of the academic program. S/he leads departmental planning and new initiatives, and represents the College locally, regionally and nationally.
 

DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND GOALS

  • Articulates and guides the strategic contributions of Library/CDLA in supporting excellence in teaching, learning, and research at Occidental College;
  • Collaborates with all stakeholders, disciplines, and programs to provide appropriate resources to encourage student engagement in all aspects of their academic and co-curricular pursuits;
  • Provides leadership and support for all Library/CDLA organizational operations including budget, personnel, collection development, policy, instruction, and archival and digital scholarship pedagogy, as well as oversight for the Academic Commons;
  • Works with faculty, department chairs, and senior academic administrators to ensure that Library/CDLA initiatives are aligned with the strategic goals and resources of the Academic Affairs division;
  • Facilitates information literacy efforts at all levels and across disciplines among faculty and students;
  • Oversees the identification, evaluation, and facilitation of innovative applications of technology, concentrating on research, pedagogy, curricular innovation, and the academic priorities of faculty and students;
  • Oversees learning technologies at the College, such as the learning management system and other technology platforms for scholarly publication, teaching and learning (e.g. Global Crossroads, OxyScholar);
  • Stewards the development of services and support to foster innovative pedagogical initiatives;
  • Works in partnership with ITS and institutional stakeholders on the planning and implementation of academic technologies to ensure a seamless user experience, scalable solutions, and cost effective practices;
  • Works with Institutional Advancement to establish and build relationships with individuals, corporations, and foundations; seeks donations, gifts-in-kind, and grants, as appropriate, which support capital and operating budgets;
  • Serves as an advocate for and communicates about the Library/CDLA’s role, services and needs to Occidental faculty, staff and students and outside groups, including cultural institutions, historical societies, alumni, vendor representatives, and other professional organizations and consortia;
  • Maintains appropriate documentation and coordinates assessment and reporting of operations;
  • Serves on college committees as elected or appointed.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in Information Science or an advanced degree in a related subject area (e.g., archival studies, education, informatics, museum studies, or a disciplinary PhD with digital humanities expertise);
  • Five years of effective supervisory, administrative, and management experience in a higher education library setting with strong archival and instructional technology components;
  • Demonstrated success in fostering a collaborative, creative, and collegial environment;
  • Proven leadership abilities in creating and communicating a vision for the library and the digital liberal arts, for building partnerships, and for collaborating broadly to meet the demands of a vibrant academic program and the expanding needs of students and faculty;
  • A strong understanding of new and developing trends in higher education;
  • A strong understanding of current issues and trends in archival and digital pedagogy and scholarship, instructional technology and design, intellectual property, scholarly communication, and holistic assessment;
  • Proven ability to work with professional integrity and a commitment to build strong relationships that respect diversity of identity, background, and perspectives.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Teaching experience in a higher education setting; evidence or record of scholarly achievement;
  • Proven ability to support faculty research in a liberal arts environment;
  • Experience in leading successful results-oriented planning initiatives;
  • Demonstrated team-building and mentoring experience;
  • Proven abilities to effectively manage organizational change for improving efficiencies and services;
  • Preference will be given to qualified candidates who demonstrate a commitment to recruiting, retaining, mentoring and actively engaging with underrepresented and underserved populations both on campus and in the broader community.
ABOUT OCCIDENTAL
Founded in 1887, Occidental is a small, highly selective and diverse liberal arts college in Eagle Rock, a creative and vibrant neighborhood in northeast Los Angeles. The distinctive interdisciplinary and multicultural focus of the College's academic program seeks to foster both the fulfillment of individual aspirations and a deeply rooted commitment to the public good. The College is distinguished by excellence in teaching and research, undergraduate research, institutional partnerships, and community engagement both locally and globally. Deep collaborative partnerships with local institutions such as Caltech and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Huntington Library, the Autry Museum of the American West, and Art Center College of Design provide faculty and students with incomparable research opportunities. The small size of the campus, yet wide access to the resources of Los Angeles and the world, make Occidental College intimate in scale but infinite in scope.
The Mary Norton Clapp Library at Occidental College opened on Founder’s Day in April 1924. The building was expanded in 1955 and again in 1971, bringing the total square footage to 107,000. An ever-evolving space, the building serves as the campus’ Academic Commons, bringing together students, faculty and staff with access to extensive technology, innovative programming and services, flexible learning and teaching spaces, peer tutoring and research support, in addition to digital, material and human resources.
 
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Review of applications will commence immediately, with preference given to those submitted by October 31, 2018. Application materials should include: resume/CV, a cover letter detailing how your qualifications meet the position requirements, and the names of three professional references. Submit materials to librariansearch@oxy.edu
 
As a condition of hire for a staff position and for appointment to a faculty position, Occidental College requires that all candidates who have received a conditional offer of employment complete an application form (if they have not already done so) and consent to a background check.  Satisfactory completion of a background check, along with pre-employment verifications and references are required as a condition of employment, but only as permitted by federal, state, and local law, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.
 
We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.
 
October 31, 2018
Digital Scholarship Technology Manager Drew University Madison, NJ

Drew University seeks applications for a Digital Scholarship Technology Manager. This position is 12-month, full-time with an anticipated start date of Summer 2018.

The Digital Scholarship Technology Manager is a new position designed to advance the digital humanities (DH) and digital scholarship (DS) at Drew University. Reporting to the Director of Instructional Technologies, a division of the University Libraries,  the incumbent will work in collaboration with technologists, librarians, faculty, and students. An initial focus will be Digital Drew, an interdisciplinary initiative funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to strengthen inclusive, integrative, project-based digital pedagogies across the institution.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supports technologies used in the university’s digital humanities (DH) and digital scholarship (DS) initiatives, including but not limited to web hosting and web applications available from Drew Domains;

  • Provides direct support and consultation to faculty involved in digital projects;

  • Conducts training workshops on current and emerging DH tools;

  • Supervises and mentors part-time student Technology Fellows;

  • Participates in DH outreach and advocacy initiatives;

  • May participate directly in DH projects, in collaboration with faculty, instructional technologists, librarians, staff, and students;

  • Participates in development of DH/DS lab facilities, computing, hardware and peripherals, and software;

  • Stays current in the field of DH and disseminates information to the campus community.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree and four years of relevant experience; or a Master’s degree and two years of relevant experience; or any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

  • Significant experience with current-generation DH/DS web applications and tools (Omeka, WordPress, etc.) in teaching and research environment

  • Experience with web hosting services and application management principles and tools, including but not limited to cPanel and DNS management

  • Ability to train, supervise, and mentor student technical assistants

  • Experience with DH lab facilities and services

  • Demonstrated communication, collaboration, and problem-solving, skills for successful partnerships with instructional technologists, faculty and staff, and students

  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative on assigned and new projects, and to work both independently and as part of a team.

  • Experience conducting training workshops

  • Experience with digital humanities projects

Preferred:

  • Supervisory experience

  • Presentation and teaching experience

  • Experience using virtual systems and cloud computing

Application:
To apply, submit the following materials to HR0718-2@Drew.edu. Please include your name in the subject. For full consideration, please submit all materials by August 10, 2018.

  • Cover letter

  • CV/Resume

  • 3 professional references

About Drew University
Drew University, located on a beautiful, wooded, 186-acre campus in Madison, New Jersey, includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Theological School and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. It has a total enrollment of more than 2,100 students with 145 full-time faculty members. Over 35% of our undergraduate students are from underrepresented groups, and we were recently ranked 19th among baccalaureate institutions for the number of international students enrolled. The Theological and Caspersen Schools offer master’s and doctoral degrees, and the College confers bachelor’s degrees in 32 disciplines.

Drew is dedicated to exceptional faculty mentorship and hands-on learning that successfully prepares students for their futures. Students regularly connect with local communities, and because of our proximity to New York City, we are home to multiple New York Semester experiences for our undergraduate students: Wall Street, United Nations, Contemporary Art, Communications and Media, Social Entrepreneurship, and New York Theatre. The University also houses the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti, the Center for Global Education, the Center for Civic Engagement, the Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict, and the United Methodist Archives and History Center.

To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with Department of Homeland Security regulations, a successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States. These positions are subject to a background check.

August 10, 2018
Head of Acquisitions and Resource Management St. Olaf College Northfield, MN

The St. Olaf College seeks an enthusiastic, creative, and nimble individual to provide leadership and coordination to the acquisitions and resource management department.  This individual will also serve on the Library Leadership Team and contribute to library-wide planning, policy-making, goal setting, and the development and leadership of new services and initiatives.

We are looking to hire a candidate at either the Assistant or Associate level (requirements listed in job description) OR at the Head level (requirement is more experience in an Acquisition and Resource Management librarian capacity). 

This is a full-time, 12-month position. Please find the job description and apply at:

https://stolaf.hiretouch.com/staff-postings

Until Filled
Instruction + Research Specialist for the Arts & Humanities Occidental College Los Angeles

The CDLA supports textual, visual, and archival modes of inquiry across the arts and humanities through a focus on resource curation, sharing, and analysis. We seek an engaged arts and humanities information specialist to join our diverse team of librarians, disciplinary specialists, and academic technologists. This is a two-year limited term position with possibility of renewal.

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

More about Working @ Oxy   More about LIBRARY / CDLA     

Rolling review of applications. Position is open until filled.
Instruction + Research Specialist for the Sciences Occidental College Los Angeles

We seek an engaged science information specialist to join our diverse team of librarians, disciplinary specialists, and academic technologists as we cultivate, deliver, and support information resources and technologies. Within this stimulating and collegial environment, you will have the opportunity to invoke skills in course design, field and lab methodologies, instructional technologies, and scholarly resources and research.

Please submit: Current CV or resume and a cover letter to resumes@oxy.edu

More about Working @ Oxy   More about LIBRARY / CDLA     

Rolling review of applications. Position is open until filled.
Instructional Designer Drew University Madison, NJ

Drew University seeks applications for an Instructional Designer.  This position is 12-month, full-time with an anticipated start date of Summer 2018.

The Instructional Designer is a new position designed to advance and accelerate technology-enhanced teaching and learning at Drew University, with initial focus on hybrid and online graduate courses in the Theological and Caspersen Graduate Schools. Reporting to the Director of Instructional Technologies, the incumbent will bring faculty development and instructional design expertise to the university’s central instructional technology support team and to collaborations with faculty, students, technologists, librarians, and  archivists.

A division of the University Libraries, Instructional Technologies supports the enterprise learning management system (Moodle) and Digital Drew, an interdisciplinary initiative funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to strengthen inclusive, integrative, project-based digital pedagogies across the institution.

Key Responsibilities:

Instructional Design and Course Development

In collaboration with faculty and other subject matter experts, applies current instructional design theories, practice, and methods to learning activities and course content in alignment with learning outcomes

  • Provides instructional design or curriculum development training and support to academic units with complex needs, including but not limited to new online programs, addressing accessibility concerns, cultivating professional and personal development, or exploring competency-based education
  • Develops course templates, structures learning activities, and creates quality visual resources and interactive elements
  • Manages instructional design projects, ensures timely completion and delivery of hybrid and online instructional design projects, and maintains project documentation
  • Works with faculty to continually assess and improve the quality of hybrid and online courses through a quality improvement initiatives, including Quality Matters.
  • Writes copy, instructional text, and audio/video scripts for courses
  • Identifies opportunities for adoption of open education resources
  • Participates in LMS (Moodle) and videoconferencing (Zoom) administration and training, especially for instructors using the platforms for online and hybrid courses

Research and Training

  • Develops and facilitates individual and cohort-based training and orientation programs for university instructors and course development partners
  • Develop online training courses and learning modules for adult students to access and succeed in online instructional environments

Professional Development and Service

  • Attends professional workshops and meetings, sharing knowledge and networking with other instructional designers and related communities of practice
  • Enhances expertise by reading appropriate professional journals and trade publications.
  • May serve on library, university, and regional or national committees and project teams

Requirements:

Minimum Hiring Standards

  • An advanced degree is required
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience in an instructional design, faculty development, or project management position related to teaching with technology in a college or university setting
  • Demonstrated experience designing templates for online courses in collaboration with department, program, and/or institutional faculty and staff
  • An advanced understanding of the learning theories, principles, and strategies that support best practices in online and technology-enhanced teaching,  including Universal Design for Learning
  • An advanced understanding of the ways that online learning enhances and impedes learning across differences and impacts access to education for underrepresented students
  • Demonstrated experience with a learning management system and a range of learning technologies
  • Demonstrated experience designing and facilitating workshops and trainings for instructors
  • Demonstrated project management skills, with the ability to adapt and solve problems proactively and independently
  • Demonstrated understanding of policy, compliance, and risk environment affecting online and hybrid courses and programs, including but not limited to accessibility, privacy, information security, and academic integrity
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work as a contributing and collegial member of a team, and to communicate proactively within the team environment.
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at  Drew University

Preferred

  • An advanced degree in a discipline such as Instructional Design, Learning Technologies, Curriculum and Instruction, Adult Learning, or a related field
  • Teaching experience in a college or university setting
  • A record of professional or scholarly contributions to instructional design or faculty development, evidenced through either publications or participation in professional organizations
  • Experience designing and facilitating cohort-based faculty development programs
  • Familiarity with professional and/or theological education and the specific challenges and opportunities of online learning for vocational and formational development

Application:
To apply, submit the following materials to HR0718-6@Drew.edu. Please include your name in the subject. For full consideration, please submit all materials by August 24, 2018.

  • Cover letter
  • CV/Resume
  • 3 professional references

About Drew University:
Drew University, located on a beautiful, wooded, 186-acre campus in Madison, New Jersey, includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Theological School and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. It has a total enrollment of more than 2,100 students with 145 full-time faculty members. Over 35% of our undergraduate students are from underrepresented groups, and we were recently ranked 19th among baccalaureate institutions for the number of international students enrolled. The Theological and Caspersen Schools offer master’s and doctoral degrees, and the College confers bachelor’s degrees in 32 disciplines.

Drew is dedicated to exceptional faculty mentorship and hands-on learning that successfully prepares students for their futures. Students regularly connect with local communities, and because of our proximity to New York City, we are home to multiple New York Semester experiences for our undergraduate students: Wall Street, United Nations, Contemporary Art, Communications and Media, Social Entrepreneurship, and New York Theatre. The University also houses the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti, the Center for Global Education, the Center for Civic Engagement, the Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict, and the United Methodist Archives and History Center.

To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with Department of Homeland Security regulations, a successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States. These positions are subject to a background check.

August 24, 2018
Reference and Instruction Librarian for Social Sciences Carleton College Northfield, MN

The Reference and Instruction Librarian for Social Sciences serves as liaison to selected social sciences departments and helps carry out the mission of the Reference and Instruction department to support the teaching and learning goals of Carleton College.  We emphasize excellent service to students and faculty, a vision for student research knowledge, active participation in campus initiatives, and involvement in the campus intellectual life.  As part of this team, the Reference and Instruction Librarian will provide instruction one-on-one at the Research/IT desk, in appointments, and during information literacy instruction sessions in a manner that supports the curriculum and mission of the college. The Reference and Instruction Librarian for Social Sciences reports to the Head of Reference and Instruction.

This is a full-time, 12 month position.  Please find the job description and apply at:

https://jobs.carleton.edu/postings/3851

Open until filled.
Research & Visual Arts Librarian Franklin & Marshall College Lancaster, PA

The Franklin & Marshall College Library is very pleased to announce a search for a Research & Visual Arts Librarian - The RVAL will assist with growing campus interests in the visual arts and digital scholarship efforts, liaise with the Art & Art History, Classics or other humanities departments, and lead on the shaping of the College Library's existing and new visual collections.

Review begins immediately
Research and Instruction Librarian - Macalester College Macalester College Saint Paul, Minnesota

The DeWitt Wallace Library, Macalester College, has an opening for a Research and Instruction Librarian.  This is a four-year appointment, and it is an entry level position.  This entry level position is an excellent opportunity for an early career librarian to gain valuable experience, knowledge, skills, and competencies to thrive in an academic library context.  We are seeking someone who is enthusiastic, service-oriented, and intrested in working in a highly collaborative, creative, and innovative environment.  The successful candidate will be able to gain a depth and breadth of experiences and mentoring in an award-winning library.  Our college and library staff are committed to helping increase opportunities for individuals from underrepresented groups and are seeking applicants from diverse backgrounds.

Core responsibilities inclue providing reference assistance and research consultations at our service desk, assisting with interlibrary loan, assisting the Research and Instruction (R&I) librarians with teaching, planning, delivery, and evaluation of library instruction and research services, and collaborating with colleagues on library projects and special events.  This position does require the ability to work some evenings and weekends.  Other job responsibilities will be assigned as interests and expertise develop.

Our staff were recognized by receiving the ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries for college libraries in 2016.  We are an active member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance.

This is a 12 month full-time position. 4 year assignment.

Qualifications:

  • ALA accredited Master's degree in Library Science required
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability and willingness to support , respect and commit to embracing diverse backgrounds, values, and points of view inorder to provide an environment that nurtures and inclusive community.

Additional information:

  • This position will provide opportunities to gain exposure in a variety of our areas of focus, such as Digital Liberal Arts, Open Access Publishing, Data Management, Digital Literacy, Maker Space development, scholarly communication, and Open Educational Resources (OER) and more.
  • Funding will be provided for at least one professional development opportunity per year including attending professional conferences and workshops.
  • Opportunities will be offered to explore the wide variety of positions in academic libaries in support of discovering and developing professional interests and passions.
  • Position reports to the Associate Library Director for Access, Instruction, and Research Services

Additional information will be found on our Macaelster Employment Opportunities webpage (https://careers-macalester.icims.com/jobs/1078/research-and-instruction-librarian/job)

For best consideration, please submit a resume and cover letter in one PDF document through the Macalester Employment Opportunities webpage no later than Friday, October 12, 2018.  Review of applicants will begin immediately.

Priority deadline, October 12, 2018. Position open until filled.

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