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Director of Consortial Library Systems for The Five Colleges of Ohio, Inc. 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 technology and strengthens collaboration among our five libraries. Overseeing CONSORT, our multi-college integrated library system, the Director actively supports a user-centered information environment, partnering with the five library directors and their staffs to explore new ideas and move them forward through multi-college initiatives, working groups and professional development activities.

 

The Director supervises a full-time Library Systems Analyst from an office that can be located on any of the five campuses, with regular opportunities for remote work and flexible hours.  Ohio Five supports the Director’s periodic travel to campus libraries and use of web-based communication tools to serve and convene our constituencies.

 

The ideal candidate will hold an ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS, a master’s degree in a closely-related technology field, or an equivalent combination of experience and/or education related to the position, ideally in an academic library.

 

We’re looking for a partner with a strong technical background and experience in managing an Integrated Library System, preferably Sierra (Innovative Interfaces.) The Director’s analytical, project management and troubleshooting skills are vital to system-related projects (migrating library systems; managing print and electronic resources.) Conceptual understanding of cloud-based infrastructure such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and knowledge of programming and database query languages is also desirable. Strong interpersonal and communication skills will support the Ohio Five’s team environment of library directors, technical, and library staff.  

 

Our directors are committed to evolving our shared library system to include next-generation capabilities, making this an exciting opportunity for someone looking to expand their experience with shared library applications, define a vision for a team and bring it to fruition.  

Applications should include a cover letter, current resume and two references. To apply, please visit https://careers.kenyon.edu/en-us/job/492740/director-of-consortial-library-systems

Compensation and Benefits

Five Colleges of Ohio staff members are Kenyon College employees who participate in a generous employee benefits program. Salaries at Kenyon are competitive and commensurate with experience. In addition to an attractive salary, Kenyon offers benefits for employees and their family members. Children of employees are eligible for 100% tuition waivers at Kenyon, and through the Great Lakes Colleges Association, children of employees are eligible for 85% tuition waivers at fifteen other of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges.

We also offer health and dental insurance, TIAA retirement, and many other benefits, including provisions for a spouse, families, and domestic partners. Details about benefits as well as conditions of employment are described more fully in our Staff Handbook.

 
November 30, 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
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 and College Archives Occidental College Los Angeles

Occidental College is a highly selective and diverse liberal arts college located in the global metropolis of Los Angeles. Founded in 1887, it is one of the oldest liberal arts colleges on the West Coast. Occidental’s interdisciplinary focus encourages a hands-on approach to learning and includes one of the country’s best undergraduate research programs. Faculty members work closely with the Library’s Special Collections and College Archives (SCCA) staff to support their teaching and research. 1,850 students from 45 states and 24 countries have compiled an impressive record of winning national awards. Our central location within the city ensures easy access to top research institutions, museums, and cultural heritage centers, including the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts, and Sciences, the Autry Museum of the American West, Caltech, the Getty Research Institute, the Huntington Library, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, UCLA, and USC.

The Library is seeking an innovative and energetic Director to lead our SCCA division as we work collaboratively to develop, deliver, and support scholarly information resources and digital technologies designed to optimize access to them.  Reporting to the College Librarian, the Director of SCCA will join the Library Leadership Team, oversee and manage the division’s budget, endowment funds, and operations, and lead a team of three: The Special Collections Instruction and Research Librarian; the Coordinator of Book Arts and Print Cultures; and the Digitization Specialist. The incumbent will plan, organize, implement, and assess instruction utilizing primary sources, exhibitions, programs, and community outreach. The Director will collaborate with faculty, students, and staff colleagues to develop an exciting new vision for the future of the division.  They will also interact closely with the College Librarian and colleagues in Institutional Advancement to develop fundraising strategies and proposals to support SCCA’s exciting new initiatives.

The Occidental College Library has a long history of providing faculty, students, staff and other researchers with distinguished special collections. Exposure to primary source materials is a key component of a liberal arts education. The Library also has a strong tradition and excellent reputation in the Book Arts and History of Print Cultures. SCCA’s resources include analog materials in many media and most formats plus born digital and digitized materials. Its strengths include cultural, visual, and print history; Western Americana; Latin American Studies; Northeast Los Angeles (NELA) history; mid-20th-Century political and social movements; and the extensive institutional archives of the College, dating back to its founding. SCCA also oversees the College’s eclectic art collection, consisting of more than 3,000 items.

The incumbent will work closely with faculty, staff, students, and community partners to ensure broad diversity and inclusivity within the collections, representing a multiplicity of experiences and viewpoints. Oxy is engaging in collaborative and disaggregated community archive projects to provide enhanced access to hidden collections. Examples include supporting and furthering the NELA history archiving and oral history projects; the Black Alumni Organization’s initiative to interrogate and expand the College Archives relating to African American experiences at Oxy; and the United American Indian Involvement institutional photo archiving project. The Director will also have the opportunity to expand SCCA’s coverage of the history of print cultures by developing collections and classes covering both international and local immigrant and ethnic communities’ engagement.

The Director will oversee the acquisition, security, preservation, conservation, cataloging, ongoing care and curation, and sustainability of analog and digital resources. Earlier this year, Oxy implemented the Ex Libris Alma/Primo library services platform. This fall we will be bringing online Alma Digital. Working closely with other members of the Library Leadership Team, the Director will play a key role in organizing and managing digitization projects and planning for the future of Oxy’s digital archive, focusing on providing open and equitable access to a broad array of primary sources.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • Furthers the College’s and Library’s deep commitment to equity and justice by developing diverse and inclusive collections and providing equitable access to scholarly information resources.
  • Develops an exciting new vision for SCCA.
  • Oversees and manages the SCCA’s budget, staffing, and operations. Serves as the fund manager for SCCA endowments.
  • Supervises three staff members: The Special Collections Instruction and Research Librarian; the Coordinator of Book Arts and Print Cultures; and the Digitization Specialist. Hires, trains, and supervises SCCA’s Student Assistants and interns.
  • Develops cultural competencies in staff and creates policies to provide an inclusive and equitable research environment where all potential users see their information needs met. Promotes active engagement with historical records to overcome biases inherent in archival practices.
  • Oversees the acquisition, security, preservation, conservation, cataloging, ongoing care and curation, and sustainability of SCCA’s analog and digital resources.
  • Plans, organizes, implements, and assesses instruction utilizing primary sources, exhibitions, programs, and community outreach.
  • Works closely with the College Librarian and Institutional Advancement to develop fundraising strategies to support SCCA’s initiatives, submit grant applications, and manage donor relations.
  • Ensures broad diversity and inclusivity within the collections, representing a multiplicity of experiences and viewpoints.
  • Engages and leads SCCA in collaborative and disaggregated community archiving projects to provide enhanced access to hidden collections.
  • Organizes and manages SCCA digitization projects. Plans for the future of Oxy’s Digital Archive.
  • Provides reference and research support to faculty, students, staff, community partners, and other researchers.
  • Teaches course-integrated instruction to college classes and collaborates with faculty members on integrating use of primary sources in the curriculum.
  • Provides guidance to College departments for transferring records intended for retention to the College Archives.
  • Supports requests from College departments for archival materials to support events, anniversaries, celebrations, communications, publicity, and other purposes.
  • Participates in regional and national library and/or archival professional associations, such as, CARL, RBMS, SAA, and SCA, through office holding, committee work, or presentations.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • MLIS from an ALA accredited program or its equivalent in work experience, education, and training.
  • Three years of professional experience working with special collections and archives in an academic or research library.
  • An exciting vision for the role of Special Collections in a liberal arts curriculum.
  • 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 primary sources designed to advance teaching, learning, and research.
  • Thorough working knowledge of academic library practices and methods for acquiring, organizing, cataloging, describing, preserving, conserving, accessing, digitizing, sustaining, and deaccessioning special collections and experience with library services platforms, data structures and standards, and the options available for delivering special collections materials to users.
  • Commitment to supporting teaching, learning, and research by helping to develop scholarly information resources through open access, OER, 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, donors, vendors, and off-campus community constituencies.
  • Energetic and innovative team leader, 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

  • Second subject master’s degree
  • Experience with the Ex Libris Alma/Primo library services platform.
  • Exposure to digital archiving and scholarship technologies.
  • Experience with supervising staff members.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS


Please submit a resume, cover letter, and names and contact information for three references (including a present or former supervisor) to resumes@oxy.edu explaining where you learned of this opportunity, why you are attracted to the job, and how your qualifications meet the requirements of the position.

The position will start after January 2022. First consideration will be given to candidates applying by December 10, 2021.

Additional Information:

Occidental is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate against employees or applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, breastfeeding or related medical condition, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristic or information, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. Occidental is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and just environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their work are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals advancing the College’s strategic equity and justice goals and those from groups that are underrepresented in the field are particularly encouraged to apply.

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. A comprehensive benefits package is available that includes: excellent health, dental, life, and retirement benefits; tuition benefits for the employee, spouse, domestic partner, and dependents; additional extras including use of gym facilities and the College Library. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit https://www.oxy.edu/offices-services/human-resources/benefits-information.

All qualified applicants will be considered for employment, 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. Occidental College is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with qualifying disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the application or employment process, please contact Human Resources (hr@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.

Open until filled. First consideration date December 10
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
Science & Instructional Technology Librarian Wheaton College Norton, MA

Wheaton College is excited to share an opening for a Science & Instructional Technologist Librarian. This position facilitates the use of information resources and technology in teaching, learning, and scholarship for faculty and students.

Interested candidates should apply at https://jobs.wheatoncollege.edu/postings/3273

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