Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution, is accepting applications for research and instruction librarian - social sciences to join the team in the Harold F. Johnson Library.
The research and instruction librarian - social sciences is the library liaison to the school of Critical Social Inquiry (CSI) which encompasses the disciplines of law, social policy, political philosophy, ethnography, clinical and developmental psychology, gender studies, education, history, urban studies, economics, and multiple cultural studies. An integral member of a small team of engaged and innovative librarians, the librarian provides reference, information literacy instruction, collection development and faculty liaison services in social science to the Hampshire community. The librarian leads coordination of library resources to first year and new student programs, and is the librarian's team representative leading outreach to tutorial faculty as well as orientation sessions for transfer students, international students and Baldwin scholars. This position serves as the lead librarian for InfoBar coverage, and provides walk-in research consultation support. The research and instruction librarian - social sciences develops an innovative collection to support students in CSI. The librarian will contribute to Hampshire College Library’s work toward eliminating oppression in all its forms, and creating a respectful environment that will feel accessible and safe to all students.
Position requires an MLS from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent. One year of job-related experience is also required. The ideal candidate will have strong oral and written communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills; relation management skills as part of a collaborative team environment for many on-campus and off-campus committees and task forces; and ability to work with autonomy and prioritize myriad responsibilities. Candidate must have relevant academic background pertaining to disciplines noted above and demonstrated experience working with people from many backgrounds and empowering students of all abilities. The librarian must have a deep commitment to and experience with research and instruction in an academic community; knowledge and experience with trends in higher education and academic libraries; experience with collection development, and acquisitions. We seek particular strengths and demonstrated talent for teaching and collaborating with faculty. Candidate will need technical skills that include familiarity with accessing and managing social sciences data, creating LibGuides and web pages, bibliographic citation management systems, library metadata knowledge, Wordpress and other blogs, social media, and the ability to identify new technologies and skills to adopt as the information world changes continually. Collaborative teamwork is an essential aspect of the position as is a commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds and empowering students of all abilities.
This is a full time, 12 month benefited position which holds a grade 7 in the Hampshire College staff salary grading schedule. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits program. Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at https://jobs.hampshire.edu/
Education at Hampshire College prepares students to understand and participate responsibly in a complex world. Through its actions and policies, the college sets an example of the responsible and creative behavior it expects of its students. As a liberal arts college, Hampshire helps students develop confidence in their intellect, creativity, and values. It encourages their desire to be lifelong l...earners and their capacity to advance the cause of social justice and the well-being of others. The college fosters these attitudes through a multidisciplinary, multicultural curriculum; self-initiated, individual programs of study negotiated with faculty mentors; students' active participation in original research; and the diverse communities, on campus and off, in which learning takes place. Within the college's residential community, students encounter and learn to respect difference and appreciate diversity, thereby enhancing their capacity to live together well. Through commitment to testing and evaluating new ideas and new approaches to learning, national efforts to promote inquiry-based learning and teaching, and constructive civic and social engagement, Hampshire's actions serve as models for those of its students.