Associate College Librarian and Coordinator of Instruction, Research, and Digital Scholarship Services

at Haverford College (view profile)
Location 370 Lancaster Avenue; Haverford, PA 19041, Haverford, PA
Date Posted December 17, 2021
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
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Education Requirements MLS is required; a terminal degree such as MS or PhD is welcomed.
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency 83,000
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency 103,000
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This position assists the Librarian of the College with administration of the Libraries; leads, administers and executes the instruction and research program of the Libraries.  Directly supervises five Research & Instruction or Digital Scholarship librarians in advancing excellence in teaching, learning, research, and digital scholarship. Ensures success of student liaison program and public programming. Collaborates closely with the Librarian of the College and the Associate Librarian of the College and Coordinator for Collection Management and Metadata Services in policy development and implementation. Actively and robustly engages in the work of instruction, research and digital scholarship.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Provides vision and strategic and operational direction for instruction, research and digital scholarship; align vision and strategy with Libraries and College’s strategic planning;
  • Oversees all aspects of instruction, research and digital scholarship;
  • Sets goals and objectives;
  • Supervises five professional librarians; build mutual support and complementary skills among librarians;
  • Ensures overall success of peer-to-peer liaison model;
  • Collaborates across academic departments to develop innovative learning and programming including academic departments, Computer Science,  Instructional and Informational Technology Services, Haverford Innovations Program, Humanities Center, and the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship,  and others;
  • Provides effective and innovative assignment design, research skill and information literacy development through classroom and individual instruction;
  • Develop thoughtful and user-centered processes for scholarly support and critical and inclusive assessment that are scalable, sustainable and in alignment with the Libraries’ strategic vision;
  • Develop online learning content for the Libraries’ website, including digital learning objects, subject and course resource pages and other web-based tools and digital information services for assigned liaison departments and as part of a team of teaching librarians;
  • Direct a program of user-centered and multi-modal research support the campus;
  • Contributes to and maintains a focus on sustainability in project planning and digital collection creation and preservation;
  • Provide direct assistance and collaboration to students and faculty in their scholarship;
  • Serve as disciplinary specialist to one department;
  • Partner with students and faculty to enable effective integration of technology to enhance teaching, learning, and research;
  • Perform appropriate, ongoing evaluation and assessment of current programs;
  • Ensure that the College’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is a priority particularly in the design and delivery of services provided to the campus;
  • Partner with branch libraries and Quaker & Special Collections in promoting disciplinary and primary source integration into teaching and research opportunities;
  • Promote and evaluate models for subject-specific instruction, outreach, and consultations that are responsive to the needs of faculty and students in a changing learning environment;
  • Enhance the outreach and engagement activities of the library so that its resources, services, investments, and accomplishments are more widely known across campus
  • Participate in overall Libraries leadership activities, Libraries management team and represent the Libraries in campus wide activities;
  • Participate in the TriCollege affinity groups and advance strategic goals of the whole; and
  • Engage in ongoing Professional Development and represent Haverford at conferences and events.