Position: Teaching and Technology Librarian
Location: Goucher College
Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.
Position start date: July 5, 2022
The Teaching & Technology librarian will lead two (2) distinct programs within the Library & Learning Commons [LLC]. This key position will develop and lead an agile information literacy instruction program and a newly developed library technology area. They will design and integrate accessible digital and print multi-literacy resources to support Goucher students and faculty with, primarily (but not limited to), information literacy instruction and academic research support. They will also lead several library technology initiatives (i.e. new ILS transition; ILS integrations with new software solutions; on boarding and supporting new library software layers; and other technology activities as assigned. They will collaborate with librarians and faculty on new projects that support new technology use(s) in libraries and education. The successful candidate will stay abreast of innovative instructional design strategies and pedagogical approaches that effectively support our students and faculty. Additionally, the Teaching and Technology Librarian will actively participate in the instruction, reference, and outreach programs. Weekend and evening hours are occasionally required.
Required: MLS or MLIS
Required: 3 years of teaching experience with increasing level of responsibility for program components and assessment of impact on student success. Knowledge in the assessment of teaching and educational programs and best practices in pedagogy and instructional design.
Preferred: 5 years of teaching experience in an academic library. Experience in outreach and marketing. Experience with needs assessment and program development and the ability to provide leadership in project management. Experience working with people of diverse ages, as well as from diverse socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.
- Lead, enhance, and teach in the Library’s information literacy program. Develop physical and digital learning objects that are innovative, interactive, and support instruction and research. Provide mentoring and support to teaching librarians. Manage the scheduling, staffing, training, and other organizational aspects of the program. Assist students and faculty with their research needs, helping them to develop information literacy skills that allow them to become excellent researchers. Conduct individual research consultations and collaborate with other librarians to provide in-person and online research support. Supervise and mentor the User Services Librarian, the Circulation Manager, and the Interlibrary Loan Manager.
- Lead the new technology arm of the Library. Work with library acquisitions, cataloging, and administration to document existing Library Technology projects. Provide project management support of new library technology projects, including new ILS system update, integration of new software and systems. Manage the development and direction of the library website, institutional repository, and other digital initiatives.
- Provide analytics and narrative that clearly outline the Library Information Literacy program’s reach, significance, and impact. Provide quantitative and qualitative connections between library teaching programs and student success. Acquire or design industry-standard library assessment tools that provide distinct insight into student and faculty library needs by semester and annually.
- Manage the development and direction of the library website, institutional repository, and other digital initiatives. Manage standard library software layers such as Springhare, and other supportive library software packages.
- Actively build partnerships across campus to enhance the Library’s instruction program and enhance student and faculty engagement with the library. Develop and guide instructional outreach activities. Communicate new ideas and best practices within library instruction design, technologies, and assessment to librarians and faculty.
- College & Library Life Participation. Actively participate in library and campus activities, committees, and events. May work on special projects within the library as dictated by library needs, experience, or personal interest.
- Maintain professional development activities including monitoring of appropriate listservs, webinar participation, conference attendance, and presentations.
Goucher College is always on the lookout for top talent, resourceful, innovative, and dedicated individuals who will keep the College at the forefront of extraordinary education. As one of the nation’s most progressive, innovative institutions of higher learning, we offer outstanding professional advantages, generous benefits, excellent perks, and a great work location!
Position start date: July 5, 2022
Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Please submit the following application materials:
- Cover Letter
- 3 references
- Apply online to http://goucher.interviewexchange.com
All Goucher employees must show proof of COVID vaccinations and booster or request a medical or religious exemption.
Goucher College is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No Visa sponsorship is offered for this position.
Goucher College is committed to increasing the diversity of our community and seeks applicants dedicated to applying principles of equity and inclusion in all areas of the campus community.
Position: Library Associate I Branch Teen Full-Time
Location: Harford County Public Library
Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.
The Library Associate I Branch performs a variety of reference services within a branch in order to assist customers in using the library and its services to their fullest advantage. Assists customers with locating materials, information, using electronic resources and emerging technologies. Plans and provides library programming. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.
- Performs a variety of reference services within a branch to encourage customers to check out materials;
- Assists the public in the use of library resources, including computer catalogs, indexes, computerized search systems, and the Internet;
- Performs in-depth reference searches and performing readers advisory services;
- Plans, assembles, and arranges displays of materials to support popular topics;
- Conducts library tours and orientations;
- Provides information on library activities, facilities, rules, and services to customers;
- Provides library services to special populations and coordinating special programs such as summer reading, story times, or holiday programs;
- Prepares and compiles required reports and statistics;
- Maintains assigned collection(s);
- Manages and coordinates activities associated with assigned population;
- May develop training tools and conduct staff training;
- May plan, direct, or carry out special projects involving library promotion and outreach activities.
- Serves on committees and participates in workshops, seminars, and training as requested;
- Represents Library at various outreach activities, as needed;
- Notifies Supervisor with suggested ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of personnel and procedures and system-wide goals and objectives;
- Learns new skills and technologies to retain proficiency in areas of expertise;
- Is dependable and punctual;
- Maintains a positive, friendly, and cooperative attitude and provides consistent customer service;
- Upholds all library policies and procedures as defined in Harford County Public Library’s Policies and Procedures Manual;
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Reporting Relationship:
- This position reports to the Branch Manager or Assistant Branch Manager. Does not supervise staff.
Work schedule includes day, evening and weekend hours.
In addition to the specific duties and responsibilities of this job, it is the responsibility of every employee to comply with the Harford County Public Library’s Values statement, customer service guidelines, and all other policies detailed in the Policies and Procedures Manual.
The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. The library administration reserves the right to change, modify, delete, and supplement job duties based on the organizations needs.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.
This and all library positions are eligible for system-wide transfer.
Harford County Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Applications for this position are completed and accepted via online submission only at http://www.HCPLonline.org. Review vacancy announcement and requirements, under Library Jobs tab. A resume is required for this position; however, a resume will not be accepted in lieu of the online employment application. Please do not state “refer to resume” on the application. HCPL is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an EOE.
- Bachelors degree;
- Ability to attend Library Associate Training Program and to complete the program within 2 years after starting the program for Library Associate I;
- One or more years of related experience;
- Computer experience including internet, use of computer databases and downloading digital materials to a personal device;
- Ability to work day, evening, and weekends hours.
- Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Working knowledge of library practices and procedures, including accurate use of current reference and search tools and the standard automated library system;
- Working knowledge of the principles and practices of reference and readers advisory services;
- Ability to operate relevant computer systems, including hardware and software, and office machines;
- Working knowledge of electronic resources, including the Internet and bibliographic utilities;
- Ability to train staff, volunteers, and other people as appropriate;
- Ability to develop and present programs;
- Ability to be adaptable, flexible and patient with customers and staff;
- Strong communication skills, both verbal and written;
- Strong customer service skills;
- Basic math skills.