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Furman University: Outreach Librarian Furman University Greenville, SC

Job Summary

For a full description and to apply go to https://libguides.furman.edu/library/jobs/outreach-librarian

Furman University welcomes applications for the position of Outreach Librarian. We seek a candidate who offers research expertise particularly in business and economics databases, data sets, and other resources. The successful applicant will demonstrate passion and creativity in their pedagogy, advocacy, and problem-solving. A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion will be a natural component of their work. Essential qualities include curiosity, openness, and authenticity in their interactions with students, faculty and staff colleagues, and community members. They will thrive amidst and embrace the variety of strengths, contributions, viewpoints, and work styles of their division members and other colleagues, and will easily adapt to continual shifts in the profession.

Essential Duties

As library liaison to academic departments including Business & Accounting, Economics, and others:

  • Builds research relationships with faculty and acts as personal librarian for majors
  • Promotes and conducts course-integrated library instruction sessions and develops assignments in collaboration with faculty members
  • Creates accessible, multi-modal instructional materials such as resource guides, course guides, and tutorials
  • Shapes the collection in all its forms in conjunction with faculty
  • Promotes collections and services; keeps faculty informed of Library activities and policies

As a member of Outreach Services:

  • Attends Outreach meetings and participates in creative planning and assessment of activities and programs
  • Conducts course-integrated library instruction sessions and develops assignments in collaboration with faculty members as part of the writing program at Furman, from First Year Writing Seminars to the Writing and Research general education requirement
  • Provides research assistance to students, faculty, staff, and community members, including weekend and evening shifts
  • Builds relationships with campus centers, institutes, and student groups
  • Collaborates to train student assistants for service at the research assistance desk

As a member of the library faculty:

  • Contributes to social media, displays, and promotional events
  • Collaborates with other library divisions to evaluate resources, collections and services by compiling statistics, conducting use studies, and compiling reports
  • Attends library faculty, staff, and special meetings; serves on committees and ad-hoc groups
  • Participates in the library faculty promotion process

As a member of the university faculty:

  • Attends faculty meetings and participates in faculty governance
  • Serves on university committees
  • Serves as an academic advisor
  • May propose and teach courses such as May Experience
  • Actively pursues professional development and participation in the scholarly conversation through professional organizations, conferences, presentations, and publications
  • Advocates for the library profession as part of The Furman Advantage through high-impact practices, such as career guidance, mentoring, internships, and study away

Required Qualifications

  • Master of Library Science (and/or Information Science) from an ALA accredited library school or international equivalent.
  • Library experience, including research assistance and library instruction
  • Knowledge of research resources and emerging technologies
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated experience in outreach

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with SpringShare products or other web authoring tools
  • Experience with business and economics research resources, databases, and data sets
  • Experience with Bloomberg terminals
  • Familiarity with accessibility best practices

Salary and Benefits

Salary commensurate with experience (minimum $53,000). Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life plans, and retirement plan (TIAA). Conference and professional development support will be a part of this position.

Application Information

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae (CV), and a diversity statement that describes how their education, professional experience, and life experiences might contribute to a liberal arts university that includes a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as one of its core values.

Applicants will also be asked to submit the names and contact information for three professional references. Transcript requests and background checks will be conducted in the final stage of the hiring process.

Review of applications will begin on: June 15, 2021

Questions?

Contact Libby Young, Chair of the Search Committee: libby.young@furman.edu

Review of applications will begin on: June 15, 2021
Systems and Electronic Resources Librarian Lake Forest College - Donnelley and Lee Library Lake Forest, IL

Lake Forest College's Donnelley and Lee Library seeks a Systems & Electronic Resources Librarian who will be responsible for the management of the library’s systems, electronic resources, and maintenance of the library’s website.

Responsibilities 

  • Systems Administration: Administer, configure, and optimize the library services platforms. Includes maintenance, upgrades, enhancements, report generation, troubleshooting, security enhancements, and documentation. Maintain timely, accurate data about the library’s resources in a variety of systems (e.g. Alma, OCLC, A-Z database list, EZ Proxy, etc.). Act as liaison to CARLI and vendors for administration of systems & e-resources.
  • E-Resource Management: Responsible for the currency and accuracy of the library’s electronic resources holdings in all relevant systems, including the integrated library system, library catalog, discovery layer, and website. Work with vendors/publishers to solve technical issues that affect user services and to identify strategies for enhancing electronic resource accessibility.
  • Acquisition: Order, activate, customize, review, and renew/cancel licensing agreements for databases, e-books, journals (electronic & print), streaming media, and other web-based content. Monitor budget for e-resource content expenditures.
  • Evaluation: Evaluate e-resources by analyzing and interpreting usage statistics and other assessment data to support renewal decision-making process, alternative access options, and/or withdrawal/cancellation.
  • Web Development: Manage library website and work collaboratively with library staff to develop discovery and access strategies for cross-platform integration of online resources and services.
  • Duties as Assigned: Participate in campus committees, reference, and library instruction as needed or assigned.

Requirements 

  • An MLIS degree or equivalent from an ALA-accredited school or Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related field and 3-5 years’ experience with library technology.
  • Aptitude for complex problem-solving work and process improvement. Experience operating, maintaining and evaluating library systems preferred (e.g. Alma/Primo and OCLC).
  • Knowledge of current trends in Systems & Electronic Resources, including best practices and a commitment to exploring how developing trends can be applied to transform local operations.
  • Strong interpersonal and project management skills, including: time management, data management, and clear communication in various mediums (verbal, written, and visual).
  • Ability to oversee multiple projects, meet deadlines, and prioritize work in alignment with the strategic goals of the library and the College.
  • Commitment to safeguard privacy and use discretion in managing information gathered while providing library services.
  • Foster a user-focused commitment to accessibility in support of Lake Forest College’s commitment to acting as an anti-racist institution.
  • Experience working with diverse populations; academic library experience preferred.

Application Process 

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Cathy Mayer, Director of the Library at cmayer@lakeforest.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a successful candidate is found.  

Institutional Information  

A highly selective liberal arts college located on Chicago’s North Shore, Lake Forest College enrolls approximately 1,600 students from over 40 states and 70 countries. Lake Forest College is one of the most diverse small colleges in the Midwest, with nearly 40% of our student body comprised of domestic minority and international students. Lake Forest College embraces diversity and encourages applications from women, members of historically underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.  For more information about Lake Forest College, visit www.lakeforest.edu 

Donnelley and Lee Library is actively committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community.  We encourage applications from people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ people, and individuals from more than one of these and other underrepresented groups.

July 9, 2021
Student Success Librarian Lake Forest College - Donnelley and Lee Library Lake Forest, IL

Lake Forest College's Donnelley and Lee Library seeks a Student Success Librarian who will lead the development of a comprehensive information literacy curriculum, incorporating evidence-based instructional design practices in support of the College’s diverse learning community. The Student Success Librarian will design and maintain accessible learning materials to support the information literacy curriculum, perform regular assessments, and collaborate with campus partners to ensure the library instruction program supports student success.

Responsibilities 

  • Plans, develops, and implements comprehensive information literacy curriculum, incorporating evidence-based instructional design practices that recognize the needs of diverse learners.
  • Designs and maintains learnings materials and tools supportive of the information literacy curriculum, performing regular assessments in collaboration with colleagues.
  • Acts as a liaison with campus partners (e.g. Writing Center, Gates Center, Office of Faculty Development, Academic Support, etc.) to ensure the library instruction program supports student success. Fosters partnerships to enhance the library instruction program and student engagement.
  • Teaches instruction programs with primary focus on First Year Studies.
  • Helps students and faculty learn about the value and use of libraries for their academic and personal success. Guides the library’s instructional outreach and collaborates with Access & Outreach Librarian in broader outreach programming.
  • Communicates and trains colleagues (library and beyond) on new developments and best practices in library instructional design, technologies, and instruction assessments.
  • Provides in-depth reference for students, faculty, and staff about research projects, individually or in small groups; and provides research and reference services in person and through email, chat, conferencing software, phone, etc.
  • Participates in campus committees and other duties as assigned.

 Requirements 

  • MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited program
  • 2+ years of information literacy instruction experience or coursework in Education preferred
  • Evidence of competence in planning, project management, and/or data management
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, problem-solving, and oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and excellent customer service skills
  • Reference and instruction experience in an academic library preferred
  • Experience working with diverse populations preferred
  • Evening or weekend work may be required based on campus community needs
  • Ability to plan, manage, and oversee multiple projects, meet deadlines, and prioritize work in alignment with the strategic goals of the Library and the College
  • Knowledge of current trends in Information Literacy Instruction, including best practices and a commitment to exploring how developing trends can be applied to transform local operations
  • Sustain an affirming, creative, collaborative, and ethical work environment, fostering respect among library and campus colleagues
  • Foster a thriving instruction program and a user-focused commitment to accessibility in support of Lake Forest College’s commitment to acting as an anti-racist institution
  • Familiarity with academic environments and course design

 Application Process 

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Cathy Mayer, Director of the Library at cmayer@lakeforest.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a successful candidate is found.  

Institutional Information  

A highly selective liberal arts college located on Chicago’s North Shore, Lake Forest College enrolls approximately 1,600 students from over 40 states and 70 countries. Lake Forest College is one of the most diverse small colleges in the Midwest, with nearly 40% of our student body comprised of domestic minority and international students. Lake Forest College embraces diversity and encourages applications from women, members of historically underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.  For more information about Lake Forest College, visit www.lakeforest.edu 

Donnelley and Lee Library is actively committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community.  We encourage applications from people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ people, and individuals from more than one of these and other underrepresented groups.

July 5, 2021
Visiting Student Success Librarian Randolph-Macon College Ashland, VA

Randolph-Macon College is recruiting for a 12-month full-time, one-year (renewable up to three years) Visiting Student Success Librarian to begin August 2021.

This position will fill a new role at the McGraw-Page Library designed to intentionally and proactively engage with the Randolph-Macon College student body. The successful applicant will work collaboratively with Library colleagues, faculty, students, and campus partners to actively support student academic success and lifelong learning while supporting the Library’s goals of enhancing diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion.

See full job ad in The Chronicle.

June 30, 2021
Director of Consortial Library Systems The Five Colleges of Ohio Ohio

The Five Colleges of Ohio (a consortium of The College of Wooster, Denison University, Kenyon College, Oberlin College, and Ohio Wesleyan University) seeks its next Director of Consortial Library Systems, a key position that provides leadership in library information technology, strengthens collaboration among our five libraries, and investigates and recommends library information technology solutions that meet the needs of library users and staff.  Overseeing the multi-college integrated library system CONSORT, the Director actively supports a contemporary, user-centered information environment and evaluates, plans, and implements integrations between CONSORT and other campus systems. The Director regularly partners with the library directors to explore valuable ideas and move them forward, leads multiple consortial digital initiatives working groups, and provides training and development that is instrumental in enhancing collaboration among the five colleges. 

The Director supervises a full-time Library Systems Analyst and contract employees associated with consortial library initiatives from an office that can be located on any of the five campuses, with flexibility for some remote work. Travel to the five libraries is expected, along with extensive use of web-based communications, ensuring that all constituents receive appropriate support and assistance.

The successful candidate will hold an ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS or equivalent combination of experience and/or education related to the position in an academic library. A strong technical background is essential, ideally informed by experience leading and managing an Integrated Library System, preferably Sierra (Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) and associated acquisitions, circulation, cataloging, and serials modules, with success in troubleshooting, migrating library systems and proven ability to manage print and electronic resources.  The Director provides leadership and strategic thinking to plan, coordinate and implement technology projects, drawing on demonstrated knowledge of emerging trends in library technology. The candidate will have experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) or other cloud-based infrastructure and demonstrated knowledge of programming and database query languages, e.g. SQL, HTML, CSS, XML, JavaScript, PHP/MySQL, Python. The Director should have strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work both independently and in a collaborative team environment with library directors and technical and library staff with a variety of backgrounds and skills. 

The Five Colleges of Ohio continue to evolve, therefore this will be an exciting opportunity for someone looking to expand their experience with shared library applications and exercise their ability to define a vision for a team and bring it to fruition. While ensuring stability and succession planning for the current library system, the person in this role will look to the future and oversee the adoption of discovery tools and next-generation library systems.  

Applications received by June 30 will receive full consideration and should include a cover letter and current resume. Five College of Ohio staff members participate in a generous Kenyon College employee benefits program, described below.

Applications received by June 30 will receive full consideration and should include a cover letter and current resume.
Digital Archives Librarian Wabash College Crawfordsville, IN

Lilly Library at Wabash College seeks an innovative Digital Archives Librarian.  Reporting to the Library Director, the successful candidate will create and manage the institutional repository and will curate born-digital and electronic collections at Wabash College.  One significant project will be the production of a comprehensive digital collection documenting Black cultural sites and historical markers in Indiana.  The Digital Archives Librarian will also collaborate with faculty to utilize this and other Wabash digital collections in the curriculum.

Wabash College has begun a strategic transformation to advance the success of its first-generation students, students of color, and students from low-income families.  To support this work, the Lilly Endowment Inc., awarded Wabash a five-year Charting the Future grant titled “Restoring Hope, Restoring Trust.”  The Digital Archives position is funded by the grant.  Wabash will use additional funds from this grant to support an array of programs, partnerships, and strategies ranging from cultural and artistic programming to community engagement to research support for faculty, staff, and students interested in engaging our archival collections, including those on Black contributions to the State of Indiana.

Librarians are part of the teaching community at Wabash—providing both information literacy instruction as well as occasional teaching in the classroom.  The Digital Archives Librarian has an option to be appointed with associated faculty status.  Faculty status, rank, and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience.  The successful candidate should be enthusiastically committed to developing close relationships with students, faculty, and staff to support teaching, learning and research at Wabash College.  This is a full-time, 12-month position.

Strong applicants will have an appreciation for the broad intellectual community of a liberal arts college and a commitment to excellence in undergraduate mentoring and teaching. Candidates with a commitment to working with diverse students are especially invited to apply.  In 2020, Wabash proudly celebrated the 50th anniversary of its Malcolm X Center of Black Studies.  Approximately one-third of our students are Pell grant recipients and one-third of our students are first-generation college students.

 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Produce a comprehensive digital collection documenting Black cultural sites and historical markers in Indiana.
  • Establish standards and best practices to assure effective organization, access, preservation, and delivery of digital content.
  • Create, manage, and promote an institutional repository of Wabash College born-digital and electronic collections.
  • Understand and apply appropriate metadata schema and the standards for expressing and storing these data.
  • Formulate strategies, policies, and procedures for digital projects and digital preservation.
  • Collaborate with faculty to integrate primary sources and information literacy skills into the curriculum.
  • Cultivate strong working relationships across the campus to promote digital archival resources.
  • Serve on campus committees.
  • Participate in related professional development activities.

 

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library program (or near completion).
  • Knowledge and experience with digital technologies, content standards, metadata schema, and controlled vocabularies (e.g. DACS, Dublin Core, EAD, METS, MODS, PREMIS).
  • At least one year of digital archives experience (may include service as a graduate student or intern).
  • Commitment to excellence in the teaching of undergraduate students.
  • Outstanding presentation, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency using standard office software and library online tools.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a collegial environment.

 

About Lilly Library

Built in 1959, Lilly Library was renovated and expanded in 1992.  Our collections include 230,000+ print volumes plus access to 1.7+ million ebooks and 125,000 ejournals.   The Robert T. Ramsay Archival Center in Lilly Library serves the Wabash Community by collecting and preserving its history and that of our local community.  In addition to our archival collections, we also have a substantial special collection of rare volumes. 

Our small staff functions as a team to provide exceptional service to the Wabash community.  Our library provides a place for research, learning, and reflection as well as collaboration in a warm and inviting setting.  The library serves as the hub for research, writing, and media services; the place to browse and discover books and media; the online access point for digital resources; and the starting point for partnerships with faculty in teaching information literacy and building the library collection. 

 

About Wabash College
Founded in 1832, Wabash College is a private, independent, residential four-year liberal arts college for men. Wabash is a member of the USC Race and Equity Center’s Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance, a top-60 Liberal Arts College according to U.S. News, and a member of Colleges That Change Lives. Its 87-member faculty is ranked No. 4 nationally for accessibility by the Princeton Review. The College invests significant resources to ensure any student who wishes can participate in off-campus and international immersion learning experiences.  Our 65-acre wooded campus is located 50 miles west of Indianapolis and three hours from Chicago.  In addition to the amenities these cities offer, we are near some of the best outdoor recreation in the state. 

 

Application Process

To apply, go to www.wabash.edu/employment and click the “Apply Now” button. The application dossier should consist of:

  1. Letter of application
  2. Curriculum vita
  3. Contact information for three references
  4. Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  5. Statement of service and teaching philosophy

Inquiries about the position can be sent to Jeffrey Beck, Library Director at beckj@wabash.edu.  Review of applications will begin on July 7, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.  This position is available on August 9, 2021, and the start date is negotiable. 

 

Benefits

We provide generous benefits plus robust research and travel funding for faculty development. 

Wabash, a liberal arts college for men, seeks faculty and staff who are committed to providing quality engagement with students, high levels of academic challenge and support, and meaningful experiences that prepare students for life and leadership in a diverse, multicultural world.  Wabash is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from persons of all backgrounds. EOE

July 6, 2021.
Science Librarian Wellesley College Wellesley, Massachusetts

Wellesley College seeks a dynamic, team-oriented Science Librarian to support library collections, research, and instruction in the science disciplines taught at the College. The Science Librarian works collaboratively to develop, manage, and maintain the Library’s collections in the sciences; prepares and delivers course-integrated instruction; and provides research support, reference services, and individual consultations to members of the community to support science education and research at the College.

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