Instruction and Outreach Librarian - Andrew Mellon Library, Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT. The Instruction and Outreach Librarian is a 42-week faculty position reporting to the Director of the Andrew Mellon Library.
Andrew Mellon Library Overview: The Andrew Mellon
Library at Choate Rosemary Hall is at the heart of teaching and
learning. The Library's mission is to enhance the academic environment
and support the education of each of our students. With the advent of
the digital and technological revolution, the importance of this role is
amplified. Library faculty collaborate with teaching faculty to help
students learn information and technology literacy skills. Instruction
in research strategies, evaluation of sources, and citing resources are
offered in a variety of flexible models. Students, faculty, and staff
have access to over 190,000 titles including 130,000 eBooks and over 50
scholarly databases. In addition, the library makes available textbooks,
laptops, iPads, chargers, headphones, and other technologies to the
Choate community and actively works with student groups and faculty to
host academic and social programs.
Position Overview: The Andrew Mellon Library at Choate
Rosemary Hall seeks a dynamic educator-librarian to join a blended
faculty librarian team. This person will partner with colleagues to
design and teach bibliographic instruction classes utilizing innovative
learning technologies and pedagogies to support student learning. The
successful candidate will have experience with library outreach, library
programming, and social media initiatives. The individual will be
motivated and team-oriented with broad experience in academic
librarianship, information literacy, and pedagogical best practices. We
are looking for an individual who is a self-starter and eager to
participate in a collegial partnership.
To fulfill the responsibilities, the
Instruction/Outreach Librarian: Serves as a member of the library's
research and instruction team. Develops user-centered tools for research
and instruction units in collaboration with librarian colleagues.
Provides relevant embedded instruction in research and citation skills.
Utilizes innovative learning technologies and pedagogies in support of
student learning. Assists faculty, staff and student research, providing
assistance online and in-person, for both one-on-one research
consultations and at service points in the library. Participates in a
collegial team environment with other faculty librarians to oversee and
manage collections and services. Works with others to select print and
electronic sources to support the curriculum. Oversees the social media
program of the Andrew Mellon Library. Supports the Library Director to
plan and execute library programming and conferences. Monitors the work
of the library support staff on projects and during evening shifts.
Engages in ongoing professional development. Oversees the library during
Summer Programs, coordinating the work of support staff and
collaborating with summer faculty to support teaching and learning.
Requirements: Masters Degree in Library Science from an
accredited college or university. 3-5 years library experience in an
academic setting or independent school environment. Demonstrated ability
to communicate effectively. Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal
skills. Willingness to work some evenings and weekends.
Preferred: Familiarity using emerging technologies for
teaching including video production for flipped classroom instruction
and using iPad apps as they relate to interactive classrooms. Background
in creating instructional tools using LibGuides. Experience with
assessment of student learning outcomes.
The Instruction and Outreach Librarian assists the
Director of the Andrew Mellon Library in the implementation of all
library policies and takes on other duties as assigned by the Headmaster
or Director of the Andrew Mellon Library.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and
resume to Kathy White, Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Faculty,
at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include position applying for in subject line. Applications will be considered until the position has been filled.
Choate Rosemary Hall is a coeducational, independent
secondary school located in central Connecticut with 864 boarding and
day students and over 350 employees. Choate serves intellectually gifted
and motivated students of diverse backgrounds from across the globe
whose commitment to serious study is enhanced in an academically
challenging and personally supportive setting.