Librarian, Research & Instruction
Monterey Institute of International Studies - Middlebury, VT

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Application Deadline: March 14

The Research and Instruction Librarian provides research and basic curricular technology assistance and instruction to faculty, students and staff within a merged library/information technology environment. This support includes serving as a Library and Information Services (

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) liaison to assigned departments, promoting the wide range of services offered by

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, developing strong working relationships with faculty, and preparing for changes in the curriculum and teaching methods being used. The Librarian utilizes his/her expertise to develop appropriate documentation for the use of

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resources, to teach research skills, to provide one-on-one consultations, and to assist in the development of the Library collection.

The Librarian contributes to the success of the

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liaison program by working closely with others in

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and beyond. The

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liaison program comprises

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staff including librarians and technologists, and its goal is to help ensure that faculty, students and staff have appropriate support and access to information and technology resources.

Responsibilities

Essential Functions

Serve as a Library and Information Services liaison to assigned departments

Provide technology and research assistance as part of a team supporting the Middlebury summer Language School programs

Develop strong working relationships with faculty through regular communication and meetings

Provide assistance with curricular development, for example through workshops and selective dissemination of relevant information

Educate students and other researchers in library and information skills, for example through classes for First Year Seminars and senior seminars

Conduct research consultations

Provide research assistance at public service points

Promote and seek feedback on

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services and resources

Create and maintain resource guides and point of use aids

Develop and maintain selected

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web pages

Take responsibility for library collection development for selected academic subject areas and for general research use

Maintain subject and technical expertise in a rapidly evolving field through ongoing education, professional development and collaboration, and/or other scholarly activity

Provide positive representation of

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across the College by attending relevant meetings and events

Work cooperatively with others in

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and beyond, and accept direction from supervisors

Contribute to workgroup, area and

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routine tasks and annual goals

Must be able to work evenings and weekends

General Responsibilities

Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Education

Graduate degree in Library or Information Science from an accredited institution or equivalent and a strong background in at least one liberal arts academic subject required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Preference will be given to candidates with a humanities background and working knowledge of one or more non-English, non-Romance language taught at Middlebury (particularly Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Hebrew, and/or Russian).

Excellent written and interpersonal skills, a positive attitude and enthusiasm for learning are essential.

Technical skills and a willingness to develop new competencies are required.

Ability to work in a team oriented environment is required

Experience

Experience with outreach, information literacy program development, instructional design and assessment, graphic design, or curricular technologies is preferred.

Physical Demands

Posting Information

Close Date

Open Until Filled

Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

Application deadline: March 14

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