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This position announcement was posted on behalf of Marc Gartler,
Director of Library Services at Harrington College of Design
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the bottom of the announcement for more information.
Digital Resources Librarian
Harrington College of Design
The Harrington College of Design Library seeks a bright, innovative,
creative, and flexible individual for the position of Digital Resources
About Harrington College of Design and the Library
Harrington College of Design celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2006,
and currently supports more than 1,400 students in bachelor and
associate programs in Interior Design, Digital Photography, and
Communication Design. The college is located in the Chicago Loop, which
serves as a vibrant living laboratory for students. Harrington enjoys
an excellent reputation in the design community, and values excellence,
integrity, community, intellectual curiosity, creativity, and diversity.
The Library collection is focused on design, architecture, and art, and
contains approximately 25,000 print volumes. The library provides
access to 10,000 electronic books and three dozen subscription databases
for the Harrington community. The library staff includes 3 FTE
professional librarians, 1.5 FTE support staff, and several student
workers. Beginning in 2008, the Library will be a participant in the
I-Share resource sharing system.
Under the direction of the Director of Library Services, the Digital
Resources Librarian will have the following key responsibilities:
* Serve as system administrator for the library's integrated library
* Administer and promote the library's electronic resources. Identify
new electronic resources, and communicate with faculty about trials.
* Administer and promote the library's digital image collections,
including those in Luna Insight.
* Develop and maintain the library presence on the college's intranet.
* Implement new library technology initiatives, such as virtual
reference, federated searching, Web 2.0 applications, and innovative
* Assist with reference and instruction, possibly including evening
and/or weekend hours as required.
MLS or graduate-level coursework toward an MLS, or equivalent education
and experience. Familiarity with digital image collections and with
implementing library technology. Understanding of current trends in
library information technology. Proficiency with HTML, Microsoft
Windows, and standard productivity applications such as Microsoft
Office. Excellent analytical skills, demonstrated initiative and
project management skills. Excellent organizational and time management
skills and the ability to work independently. Ability to work creatively
in a team environment, and superior verbal and written communication
Additional degree or experience in art, architecture or design.
Experience with Voyager ILS or other ILS software, database design,
digital image collections, and Web development. Knowledge of XML and
scripting languages. Understanding of controlled vocabulary and
metadata standards. Experience with usability and assessment. Reference
and/or instructional experience in an academic library.
Salary and Benefits
Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience.
Send resume and cover letter to [log in to unmask]; review of
applications begins January 2, 2006.