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 (
) liaison to assigned departments, promoting the wide range of services offered by
, 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
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
liaison program by working closely with others in
and beyond. The
liaison program comprises
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.
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
services and resources
Create and maintain resource guides and point of use aids
Develop and maintain selected
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
across the College by attending relevant meetings and events
Work cooperatively with others in
and beyond, and accept direction from supervisors
Contribute to workgroup, area and
routine tasks and annual goals
Must be able to work evenings and weekends
Perform other duties as assigned
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 with outreach, information literacy program development, instructional design and assessment, graphic design, or curricular technologies is preferred.
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Application deadline: March 14
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Recommendation Letter Requirements