Thursday, May 10, 2012

Librarian, Associate Faculty - Choate Rosemary Hall

Librarian, Associate Faculty - Choate Rosemary Hall, an independent boarding school with 850 students and 110 teaching faculty in Wallingford, Connecticut, seeks an innovative, dynamic librarian for the Andrew Mellon Library for the 2012-2013 academic year. The new librarian will be part of a team of four degreed librarians and nine support staff serving students in grades 9 -12. The Mellon Library plays an active role in teaching and learning by offering a variety of opportunities for skills instruction, a strong collection of online resources, a book collection of over 135,000, including 70,000 electronic titles, and 50 public computers. This is a 36-week Associate Faculty position reporting to the Director of the Andrew Mellon Library. To fulfill general library responsibilities, this Librarian: provides reference assistance to students and faculty using the library; promotes research skills by working one-on-one with individual students and more formally with faculty and their classes; contributes to the acquisition process, including weeding; supervises the library support staff when appropriate; and participates in discussions of library policies and priorities. As a leader in the library and among faculty, this Librarian: advances the use of information resources and technologies within the context of emerging educational tools, especially iPad applications; manages access services to ensure that all materials are properly cataloged, added to the library’s bibliographic database, and processed; is part of the team creating LibGuides; and promotes reading through knowledge of popular young adult literature and application of emerging technologies to reach students. Preferred qualifications: MLS from an accredited library school program; one to two years of appropriate experience in an academic environment; a strong background in current and emerging technologies; interest and knowledge in young adult literature; the availability to work two evenings and some portions of the weekend (depending on other school responsibilities); the ability to work well with others; a genuine appreciation of adolescents; and a willingness to participate fully in the life of a boarding school. Choate Rosemary Hall is located about halfway between the cities of Boston and New York. The School offers a competitive salary and benefits packages. For additional information, visit Candidates should send a cover letter and resume (the subject line in the email should read Associate Faculty Librarian) to: Kathy White, Assistant to the Dean of Faculty; Choate Rosemary Hall; 333 Christian Street; Wallingford, CT 06492; (203) 697-2357; Email: Choate is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, has a strong commitment to diversity, and in that spirit encourages applications from people of all backgrounds.