Monday, October 23, 2017

Research Support and Outreach Librarian - Connecticut College

Research Support and Outreach Librarian - Connecticut College.
     Job Summary: Connecticut College is conducting a national search for a creative, committed, curious and energetic Research Support and Outreach Librarian to join an outstanding team of librarians, instructional and information technology staff in the merged Information Services organization at Connecticut College. Connecticut College, located midway between New York City and Boston in the historic whaling city of New London, is a progressive and highly selective liberal arts college of some 1800 students and which is currently implementing its new and innovative Connections curriculum. The recently remodeled Charles E. Shain Library is a beautiful space and was named a 2016 New Landmark Library by the Library Journal.
     General Duties & Responsibilities: The Research Support and Outreach Librarian will work collaboratively with all departments in Information Services to connect its services and resources to College community members. She or he will play a key role on the social media working group, support social media activities for the department and use social media to communicate the value of Information Services. The librarian will expand and enhance library outreach to the community, which includes editing and publishing the biennial newsletter, annual reports, planning documents and other printed and digital marketing efforts. The librarian will assist, advise and instruct faculty and students in the access and use of scholarly information. He or she will collaborate with faculty and colleagues to initiate and develop activities to integrate research skills instruction into the curriculum and develop print or digital supporting materials and guides as needed. She or he will contribute to instruction sessions associated with the new Connections curriculum and provide general research instruction, as well as discipline-specific reference assistance to faculty and students within the departments. The librarian will also be responsible for serving as a liaison in assigned subject areas, and overseeing the library’s collections in those disciplines. The librarian will participate in the library’s Digital Scholarship (DS) program by participating on DS project teams, helping review and support proposals, and bringing his or her skills to bear on DS projects. As needed, she or he will manage special projects in support of the Vice President for Information Services and Librarian of the College. Contribution to the library profession through scholarship, participation in professional associations, and other forms of service is expected and supported.
     Qualifications: ALA-Accredited Master’s degree in library and information science or equivalent required; two to three years of experience providing research assistance in an academic library including research / reference services preferred. Excellent oral and written communication, in particular, editorial skills for internal organizational publications. Must have strong teaching skills, and an understanding and knowledge of current and emerging trends in library instruction; experience using mobile devices, social networking, and other forms of technology for social media outreach and to deliver information services to library constituents; experience with existing and emerging research tools, methodologies, and resources; demonstrated experience with the application and use of digital scholarship tools and methods; demonstrated ability to work effectively on a team; excellent attention to detail, grammar, and design, and have the ability to meet deadlines with quality and accurate work. Some evening and weekend work will be also be required. Must also be able to work collaboratively with faculty to promote the integration of primary sources in archives and special collections into the curriculum and student research. Graphic design, marketing and digital content production experience preferred. Knowledge of and experience with Photoshop and InDesign; experience with digital scholarship tools such as ArcGIS, Carto, Tableau or others a plus.
     To Apply: Applications accepted through November 17, 2017.