Reference & Teaching Resources Librarian – Community College of Vermont (CCV Center Location Flexible)

The Community College of Vermont seeks an innovative, flexible, and collaborative professional for the position of Reference and Teaching Resources Librarian. As a member of VSCS Library team, this position serves the reference and instruction needs of CCV students and faculty, and partners with the librarians and library staff from Vermont State University as well as the Chancellor’s office in providing comprehensive library services to both college communities.

As part of the College’s goals to support a strong teaching and learning environment, the Reference & Teaching Resources librarian partners with relevant college departments to enhance online instruction, provide robust information literacy curricular integration, and help faculty promote lifelong learning and 21st century career skills. The Reference & Teaching Resources Librarian plays a key role in supporting the college’s efforts to promote alternatives to high-cost instructional materials and use of innovative teaching resources, including Open Educational Resources, eReserves, and library-licensed databases and streaming media.

In providing online services and remote access to library resources, CCV librarians work outside of a traditional library setting. The location is flexible within CCV centers.

Job Summary:

The Reference & Teaching Resources librarian develops and curates content for the library, partners with relevant college departments to enhance online instruction, provides robust information literacy curricular integration, and help faculty promote lifelong learning and 21st century career skills.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide leadership in the planning, coordination, and delivery of the library’s information literacy education and outreach activities by project or as otherwise assigned.
  • Provide faculty outreach related to instructional materials and manage information literacy and academic research instruction and consultations online including the learning management system.
  • Lead project work with other VSCS librarians to create digital learning objects, including online research guides and video tutorials.
  • Work with VSCS Assistant Library Director to develop policies and procedures for virtual reference and instruction.
  • Provide reference service and research support to remote students and faculty via live chat and email, including one evening chat shift per week.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert in the navigation and maintenance of LibGuides content management system (CMS) for online research guides in addition to other Springshare products.
  • Contribute to the creation of information literacy and library instructional content, across a number of platforms.
  • Serve as a point person for future e-reserves initiatives and faculty outreach related to instructional materials, including maintenance of guides dedicated to Open Educational Resources and Textbook Alternatives.
  • Serve on system-wide library committees. Serve as a liaison to a CCV Curricular Committee and contribute to collection development efforts in assigned subject areas.
  • Support course development initiatives, in collaboration with faculty, curricular committees, and other VSC stakeholders.
  • Manage program development and public outreach services.
  • Promote library information and news via cross-campus communications.
  • Keep abreast of current developments and trends in librarianship and instructional technologies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibility: None

Supervisory Oversight: This position reports to the Dean of Academic Affairs and will liaison with and may take general direction from the VSCS Director of Libraries.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited Library/Information Science program or equivalent degree plus three or more years of experience providing reference service, information literacy instruction, and research support in a higher education setting, or related college library experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated skill with various online environments including a variety of library databases, communication and social networking tools, and a foundational knowledge of instructional design.
  • Comfort with providing friendly customer service in a primarily online environment.
  • Familiarity with current trends, best practices, and innovative technologies in librarianship and higher education.
  • Familiarity with trends in Open Educational Resources and Open Pedagogy.
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple projects and be flexible in a changing and fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively and to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the College and the VSCS.
  • Working knowledge of standard computer office applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Learning Management Systems, particularly Canvas.
  • Experience using Springshare products and information literacy tools.
  • Experience with information literacy and library instruction in a college setting, either in-person or online.
  • Demonstrated understanding of relevant scholarly communication issues (e.g., intellectual property rights and Fair Use).
  • Experience with, or interest in, library assessment strategies.
  • Experience, or interest in, working with non-traditional students in a diverse educational environment.

Physical Requirements: Duties performed causes light fatigue of eyes, fingers, or other faculties as a result of repetitive motion and/or long periods of standing or sitting. Duties require little physical effort in work with light to moderate (up to 25lbs) easy-to-handle materials.

Working Conditions: Job is performed in general office or comparable working area with many and frequent distractions such as noise and interruptions. Work schedule may vary during high volume periods.

This general outline illustrates the type of work which characterizes the job classification.  It is not an all-encompassing statement of the specific duties, responsibilities and qualifications of individual positions assigned to the classification.

CCV strongly encourages applications from members of ethnic minority groups and other under-represented backgrounds. CCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer, in compliance with ADA requirements, and will make reasonable accommodations for the known disability of an otherwise qualified applicant. Please contact Bo Finnegan for assistance with accommodations at bo.finnegan@ccv.edu.

All new full-time employees and certain part-time employees will be subject to a fingerprint-supported criminal background check. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the satisfactory results of this check.

Application Instructions:

TO APPLY:   In order to be considered, please submit a complete application package which includes a cover letter, resume/CV, employment application and contact information for three professional references at: http://ccv.edu/learn-about-ccv/employment.

– Posted 11/13/22

Reference and Academic Outreach Librarian – Vermont Law School (South Royalton, VT)

The Julien and Virginia Cornell Library at the Vermont Law School seeks applications for the position of Reference and Academic Outreach Librarian. This position is part of the reference team that provides reference services to all law library users as well as leads academic outreach activities to students, faculty, and staff.  The Reference and Academic Outreach Librarian prepares library guides and other research tools for the school’s online and residential communities. This position manages the faculty liaison program as well as selects and evaluates portions of the library’s collection. Instructional responsibilities include conducting research classes and library orientation sessions.

A detailed position description is available at:

https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/1120424/Vermont-Law-School/Reference-and-Academic-Outreach-Librarian

Vermont Law School is a dynamic, independent law school and is known for its strong environmental law and restorative justice programs. The Law School is located on the White River in the historic village of South Royalton, VT within forty-five minutes of Hanover, NH, home of Dartmouth College; Montpelier, VT, the state capital; and historic Woodstock, VT.

– Posted 6/2/22

Reference & Teaching Resources Librarian – Community College of Vermont (CCV Center Location Flexible)

The Community College of Vermont seeks an innovative, flexible, and collaborative professional for the position of Reference and Teaching Resources Librarian. As a member of VSCS Library team, this position serves the reference and instruction needs of CCV students and faculty, and partners with the librarians and library staff from Vermont State University as well as the Chancellor’s office in providing comprehensive library services to both college communities.

As part of the College’s goals to support a strong teaching and learning environment, the Reference & Teaching Resources librarian partners with relevant college departments to enhance online instruction, provide robust information literacy curricular integration, and help faculty promote lifelong learning and 21st century career skills. The Reference & Teaching Resources Librarian plays a key role in supporting the college’s efforts to promote alternatives to high-cost instructional materials and use of innovative teaching resources, including Open Educational Resources, eReserves, and library-licensed databases and streaming media.

In providing online services and remote access to library resources, CCV librarians work outside of a traditional library setting. The location is flexible within CCV centers.

Job Summary:

The Reference & Teaching Resources librarian develops and curates content for the library, partners with relevant college departments to enhance online instruction, provides robust information literacy curricular integration, and help faculty promote lifelong learning and 21st century career skills.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide leadership in the planning, coordination, and delivery of the library’s information literacy education and outreach activities by project or as otherwise assigned.
    • Provide faculty outreach related to instructional materials and manage information literacy and academic research instruction and consultations online including the learning management system.
    • Lead project work with other VSCS librarians to create digital learning objects, including online research guides and video tutorials.
    • Work with VSCS Assistant Library Director to develop policies and procedures for virtual reference and instruction.
    • Provide reference service and research support to remote students and faculty via live chat and email, including one evening chat shift per week.
    • Serve as a subject matter expert in the navigation and maintenance of LibGuides content management system (CMS) for online research guides in addition to other Springshare products.
    • Contribute to the creation of information literacy and library instructional content, across a number of platforms.
    • Serve as a point person for future e-reserves initiatives and faculty outreach related to instructional materials, including maintenance of guides dedicated to Open Educational Resources and Textbook Alternatives.
    • Serve on system-wide library committees. Serve as a liaison to a CCV Curricular Committee and contribute to collection development efforts in assigned subject areas.
    • Support course development initiatives, in collaboration with faculty, curricular committees, and other VSC stakeholders.
    • Manage program development and public outreach services.
    • Promote library information and news via cross-campus communications.
    • Keep abreast of current developments and trends in librarianship and instructional technologies.
    • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibility: None

Supervisory Oversight: This position reports to the Dean of Academic Affairs and will liaison with and may take general direction from the VSCS Director of Libraries.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited Library/Information Science program or equivalent degree plus three or more years of experience providing reference service, information literacy instruction, and research support in a higher education setting, or related college library experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated skill with various online environments including a variety of library databases, communication and social networking tools, and a foundational knowledge of instructional design.
  • Comfort with providing friendly customer service in a primarily online environment.
  • Familiarity with current trends, best practices, and innovative technologies in librarianship and higher education.
  • Familiarity with trends in Open Educational Resources and Open Pedagogy.
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple projects and be flexible in a changing and fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively and to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the College and the VSCS.
  • Working knowledge of standard computer office applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Learning Management Systems, particularly Canvas.
  • Experience using Springshare products and information literacy tools.
  • Experience with information literacy and library instruction in a college setting, either in-person or online.
  • Demonstrated understanding of relevant scholarly communication issues (e.g., intellectual property rights and Fair Use).
  • Experience with, or interest in, library assessment strategies.
  • Experience, or interest in, working with non-traditional students in a diverse educational environment.

Physical Requirements: Duties performed causes light fatigue of eyes, fingers, or other faculties as a result of repetitive motion and/or long periods of standing or sitting. Duties require little physical effort in work with light to moderate (up to 25lbs) easy-to-handle materials.

Working Conditions: Job is performed in general office or comparable working area with many and frequent distractions such as noise and interruptions. Work schedule may vary during high volume periods.

This general outline illustrates the type of work which characterizes the job classification.  It is not an all-encompassing statement of the specific duties, responsibilities and qualifications of individual positions assigned to the classification.

CCV strongly encourages applications from members of ethnic minority groups and other under-represented backgrounds. CCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer, in compliance with ADA requirements, and will make reasonable accommodations for the known disability of an otherwise qualified applicant. Please contact Bo Finnegan for assistance with accommodations at bo.finnegan@ccv.edu.

All new full-time employees and certain part-time employees will be subject to a fingerprint-supported criminal background check. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the satisfactory results of this check.

Application Instructions:

TO APPLY:   In order to be considered, please submit a complete application package which includes a cover letter, resume/CV, employment application and contact information for three professional references at: http://ccv.edu/learn-about-ccv/employment.

– Posted 5/16/22

Reference Librarian – Northfield Mount Hermon (Gill, MA)

Northfield Mount Hermon, an independent co-educational boarding school in western Massachusetts, seeks a part-time (15 hrs/week) reference librarian for the 2021-2022 school year.

The Schauffler Library is at the heart of campus and occupies an important physical and virtual space at NMH. The Adjunct Reference Librarian position plays a key role in the Library team and has the opportunity to work one-on-one with students engaged in scholarly activities.

Northfield Mount Hermon seeks a dynamic self-starter to work at the library’s reference desk and provide research, citation and technology assistance to students. This position will cover the circulation desk as needed; coordinate the work of student assistants during assigned shifts; provide an adult presence and help to oversee study hall in the evening; and other projects as assigned.

The successful applicant will have a Master’s degree in library science or equivalent experience and at least one year’s experience providing reference assistance and public services in a library. We will consider outstanding candidates who have not yet received their degrees but have completed core reference and technology coursework. Candidates must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a demonstrated capacity to work effectively with colleagues and other members of the community.

Candidates are expected to have experience in equity and inclusion work that supports a diverse community in a boarding school environment. They should also have a demonstrated interest in making a positive impact on the lives of adolescents.

This position runs the academic year, through May 2022, with the option to renew for the following academic year. The schedule will consist of two evening shifts per week (Mondays plus an additional day to be determined), the Sunday evening shift, attending the weekly team meeting, and project work.

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and two letters of reference to via email to:

Faculty_Recruitment@nmhschool.org
Office of the Assistant Head of School for Academic Programs and Dean of Faculty
Northfield Mount Hermon
One Lamplighter Way, Mt. Hermon, MA 01354
Phone: (413) 498-3432; Fax: (413) 498-3155

**Screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.** 
Northfield Mount Hermon School is an Equal Opportunity Employer

– Posted 8/17/21