Job Responsibilities and Duties: Created to further the Library’s mission to support learning, teaching, and research at Manchester College, the Instruction & Emerging Technologies Librarian combines traditional library instruction services with the use of current and emerging technologies to promote, increase, and enhance access to library resources and services. This position reports to the Library Director.
Essential Job Functions:
- Coordinate first-year information literacy instruction.
- Identify, implement, and administer current and emerging technologies that further the library’s mission to support learning, teaching, and research in face-to-face and online environments.
- Utilize social media, and other Library 2.0 strategies, to promote library services and resources.
- Work with mobile interfaces for library resources and manage the library Facebook site.
- Serve as liaison to assigned academic disciplines; take responsibility for library instruction, collection development, and web-based subject guides in those disciplines.
- Facilitate the use of library resources and other tool sets within the learning management system.
- Advise and assist faculty integrating library resources and educational technology into traditional, hybrid, and online courses.
- Work in a professional and team-oriented manner within, and beyond, the college community.
- Maintain compliance with policies and procedures in the Faculty Manual and Staff Employee Handbook, where applicable.
- Participate in professional development opportunities.
Secondary Job functions
- Provide in-person and online general reference assistance.
- Assist with maintenance and improvement of library web pages.
- Create informational library materials with a focus on design and visuals.
- Assist with interlibrary loan services during the summer and semester breaks.
- Contribute to the development, implementation, and assessment of library services, policies, and procedures.
- Participate in faculty governance by attending full-faculty, division, department, and committee meetings and completing related responsibilities.
- Other duties as assigned.
- A MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA (American Library Association) accredited institution is required.
- 1-2 years academic library experience is preferred, with a background in library instruction and services.
- Familiarity with current bibliographic tools in print and digital format, as well as core reference resources.
- Knowledge of emerging technologies and Library 2.0 strategies.
- Experience creating web-based instructional and informational materials.
- Ability to use educational technology effectively and to adapt to technological and organizational change.
- Familiarity with learning management systems such as ANGEL, Blackboard, or D2L.
- Ability and willingness to work with college community members of all skill levels and academic backgrounds.
- Proficient in spoken and written English with strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
Salary: Dependent upon qualifications and experience.
What We Offer: We offer competitive pay and the opportunity to serve in a dynamic educational environment committed to faith, service and learning.
Work Schedule: This is a full-time, exempt, administrative faculty position. It is 40-hours per week, typically 8 hours per day, M-F. Regular semesters may include one evening from 6:00-9:00 pm for general reference service. Schedule is approved by the Library Director.
General Information: Manchester is an independent, residential liberal arts college located in North Manchester, Ind., offering more than 55 areas of study to about 1,300 students from 24 states and 24 countries. The College also offers two master’s degree programs, and, in August 2012, will offer a four-year professional doctoral program in pharmacy in Fort Wayne, Ind. Its faculty develops side-by-side relationships with students through small class sizes, service learning and high academic expectations.
Manchester has a distinctive commitment to developing respect for ethnic, cultural and religious pluralism and an international consciousness. Manchester College respects the infinite worth of every individual and graduates persons of ability and conviction who draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition. As an institution rooted in the tradition of the Church of the Brethren, Manchester College values learning, faith, service, integrity, diversity, and community.
To Apply: This position will begin August 15, 2012. The review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Send cover letter, current resume or vitae, essay (500-words or less) on the role of the academic library in the digital age, official transcripts of all graduate level work, an application and three letters of recommendation to:
Preferred method of application: http://www.manchester.edu/OHR/apply/staff/index.html
Library Faculty Search Committee
604 East College Ave.
North Manchester, IN 46962
Printable Application: http://www.manchester.edu/OHR/application.pdf
Email: ajjudy [at] manchester [dot] edu
Manchester College is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who further diversify our faculty and staff are warmly welcome
Date Posted: March 21, 2012