Liaison Librarians cultivate relationships and partnerships with academic departments/programs, and enable communication between the Library and students, faculty, and staff. The Liaison Librarian develops subject expertise and engages faculty in order to effectively advocate for library resources and services; designs and implements research services and instruction strategies; and supports the integration of information literacy concepts and skills into the curriculum for assigned academic departments/programs.Key Work Activities:EngagementCultivate partnerships and collaborations with departmental staff, faculty, adjuncts, and students in assigned departments/programs;Promote awareness and use of the Library's collections and services, and pursue opportunities that engage and inform the community;Speak knowledgeably about issues such as scholarly communication, open access, institutional repositories, and information literacy;Maintain an understanding of assigned academic department/program needs and a corresponding awareness of the appropriate library resources/services to meet such program needs;Share information about users with library staff and with departments/programs;Seek opportunities for collaboration with academic and co-curricular departments/programs on initiatives impacting resources, services, information literacy, and curriculum support;Serve on appropriate Simmons College committees.Teaching & LearningDevelop and deliver library instruction including instructional design, teaching, and assessment;Design and deliver alternate learning opportunities such as train-the-trainer sessions and asynchronous tutorials;Collaborate with faculty and staff on development and implementation of Information Literacy programs and initiatives;Maintain up-to-date knowledge of relevant curriculum initiatives within assigned departments/programs;Develop and maintain an awareness of the information needs and information-seeking habits of college students;Demonstrate competency on broad issues of copyright and how to responsibly use resources in an academic setting;Identify areas where new online learning and digital tools can place the library into the flow of teaching, learning, and research.Research ServicesProvide high-quality reference and research support on demand by appointment, email, chat, or other venue;Create and maintain research tools such as LibGuides and Guide-on-the-Side tutorials;Collaborate on the development of a dynamic online service environment to engage users with library collections and services;Extend services through office hours, embedded librarianship, and support of student research programs;Participate in the promotion of library services and materials;Provide leadership to and share expertise with all reference staff by training and providing information on assigned academic departments/programs.Collections & ResourcesParticipate in ongoing collection review and assessment, especially in assigned subjects;Maintain an awareness of scholarship in assigned disciplines and relevant curriculum initiatives in order to ensure curriculum-aligned collection management;Educate and inform faculty, staff, and students about scholarly communication issues;Discover and integrate open access and OER into patron discovery experiences.Professional Development/ServiceEmbrace an environment of continual professional development, improvement and learning; thus remaining current in the field and supporting others in doing so as well;Maintain current knowledge of library resources, services and issues with strong emphasis on assigned academic departments/programs;Participate in appropriate professional organizations;Contribute to the profession through activities including; publications and presentations and by taking on leadership roles in professional organizations;Maintain an understanding of College and Library strategy, priorities, and initiatives in order to advance shared goals.Qualifications:Masters degree from an ALA accredited program in Library & Information ScienceOutstanding written and oral communication skillsStrong analytical and organizational skillsCommitted to excellent customer serviceDemonstrated ability to work both independently as well as part of a teamAbility to work cooperatively and collegially with students, faculty, and colleaguesExperience with library and emerging technologyAptitude for innovationMinimum 2 years of public service experience in an academic settingExperience developing and delivering Information Literacy sessionsExperience providing outstanding reference and research support both in-person and in the online environmentExperience developing, assessing, and managing print, media, and electronic collectionsExperience developing and conducting highly effective outreach programs for students and faculty.Demonstrated experience in designing print and web-based instruction materialsInstructions to Applicants: Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application.As a College committed to diversity, Simmons encourages applications broadly. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body and curriculum.
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