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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.

Director on Instructional and Curricular Design (Equity and Inclusion) Bates College Lewiston, Maine
The position will play an integral role in the successful implementation of a Mellon grant by collaborating with, inspiring and guiding humanities and humanistic social science faculty, programs and departments in building their capacity to teach and mentor a diverse student population and to create a 21st century curriculum for students in humanities and humanistic social science courses at Bates College.
Leads workshops and seminars that inspire and develop faculty’s interest and skills in inclusive and equitable curriculum, pedagogy, and classroom ecologies, focusing in particular on the unique needs and experiences of underrepresented and typically marginalized first-year students.


June 15, 2019
Furman University Director of Libraries Furman University Greenville, South Carolina

Furman University invites applications for the Director of Libraries. The Director will provide strategic leadership for the administration of the James B. Duke Library, Sanders Science Library, and Maxwell Music Library. The Director will come to Furman at a time of significant momentum, joining one of the nation’s premier liberal arts and sciences universities. Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Director holds an administrative position with non-tenure track faculty status.

Review of applications will begin July 25, 2019.
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.

Humanities and Instruction Librarian, 1-Yr Term Replacement, Grinnell College (starts Fall 2019) Grinnell College Grinnell, Iowa

Grinnell College Libraries seek a librarian to fill a temporary appointment with rank as Assistant Professor. The appointee will engage students and faculty in a variety of collaborative roles, including providing one-on-one consultations, teaching research literacy classes, supporting undergraduate research, and providing outreach to academic departments and concentrations. The appointee will be an integral part of a collegial team of library faculty and will have the opportunity to define additional responsibilities depending on library needs and the appointee’s interests and skills. The position offers monetary support for relocation and ongoing professional development, structured mentoring as part of a new faculty cohort, and exceptional opportunity for creativity in the practice of librarianship, pedagogy, and scholarship.

Requires: a graduate degree from an ALA-accredited program completed by beginning of appointment, excellent oral and written communication skills, flexibility, comfort using library technologies and teaching undergraduate research strategies, previous experience working in an academic library (pre-MLIS experience acceptable), self-motivation, ability to be effective and inclusive in working with a diverse campus community that makes heavy demands on library services, a preference for working in a collaborative environment, and experience with and/or interest in one or more of the following: scholarly communication, digital humanities tools/methods, data services, special collections, and digitization/digital preservation. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Salary range of $55,000 or higher, depending on qualifications.

Grinnell College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college with a strong tradition of social responsibility. In letters of application, candidates should discuss their interest in developing as a librarian in a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction. They should also discuss their potential to contribute to a college community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. Review of applications will begin July 8, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. Please visit our application website at to find more details about the job and submit applications online. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and provide email addresses for three professional references.

Grinnell College is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe and nondiscriminatory educational environment for all College community members. It is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in matters of admission, employment, and housing, and in access to and participation in its education programs, services, and activities. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, religion, disability, creed, or any other protected class.

July 22, 2019
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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