Monday, June 24, 2013

Research Support and Instruction Librarian - Connecticut College, New London

Research Support and Instruction Librarian - Connecticut College, New London. Connecticut College, a highly selective private liberal arts college, located in the historic seaport of New London, seeks an experienced librarian to provide instructional and research resources and develop and initiate activities to integrate information literacy into the curriculum at the College. This position will also provide reference services for the faculty, students, scholars and other patrons, supporting their instructional and scholarly needs. S/he will provide professional leadership in the design, provision and use of library materials; assist, advise and instruct faculty and students in the access and use of scholarly information; liaison to social science academic departments providing research instruction and discipline-specific reference assistance to faculty and students within the departments; develop library print and digital instructional materials; collaborate with faculty and colleagues to plan sessions for course-integrated library instruction and develop supporting materials and guides; participate in the planning and organization and development/promotion of the government documents collection; maintain statistics and prepare reports for federal and state document programs; lead and participate in projects and initiatives in support of research and instruction services; contribute to the library profession through scholarship, participation in professional associations, and other forms of service. Masters degree in library or information studies from an accredited institution with 3-5 years of relevant experience required; advanced subject degree desirable. Must have the ability to build and sustain key relationships with faculty, students and professional colleagues; excellent understanding of trends affecting academic librarianship; demonstrated knowledge of the changes in government publication practices, specifically when working with digital government materials; computer skills in the use of an integrated library system, information databases and standard productivity software; some weekend and evening reference hours may be required on occasion. Connecticut College is committed to creating a vibrant community enriched by diverse perspectives, talents and experiences. We encourage applications from candidates who share this commitment and will contribute to the diversity of our college community, especially members of historically under-represented groups. AA/EOE. To Apply: Thorough applicant credentialing, including criminal records check will be conducted on the selected applicant. Forward resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references to (include RESLIB and full name in the subject line). Accepting applications until 5:00 pm on July 5, 2013.