Library and Instructional Technology Liaison
Posting Number 0742
Funding through December, 2015 with possible continuation
Reporting to one of two Liaison Team Leads within the Research and
Instructional Support (RIS) department, the Library and Instructional
Technology Liaison collaborates with a blended group of librarians and
instructional technologists to provide forward-looking library research and
instructional technology services and resources.
Serves as a member of the RIS team and develops strong collaborative
partnerships within LITS, the College community, Five Colleges, and other
professional associations to advance the College's mission and learning goals.
Provides self-motivated leadership in imagining and implementing ways to
improve teaching and learning effectiveness through appropriate, creative, and
sustainable uses of technology in a dynamic information services environment.
Collaborates with faculty to support the design, implementation and assessment
of meaningfully integrated library research and technology skills and tools
(including the learning management system) into teaching and learning
activities at the College.
Provides library research and instructional technology consultation via
individual appointment and on a drop-in basis, both virtually and in person.
Effectively designs, develops, delivers, and assesses seminars, workshops, and
other learning opportunities; both those integrated into regular courses and
conducted independently for faculty and students.
Keeps abreast of new trends, tools, opportunities, and campus needs in the
areas of teaching, learning, libraries and instructional technologies.
Actively contributes to team effort to identify, plan, and implement the best
solutions for Mount Holyoke. Serves as liaison to one or more academic
departments. Supports pedagogical and content needs in the areas of collection
development, library research, and instructional technology decisions for
departments as well as cross-disciplinary and cross-departmental groups and
Maintains a high level of quality customer service standards responding to
questions and problems. Actively works to help the RIS team and the College to
create a welcoming environment in which a diverse population of students,
faculty, and staff can thrive.
Actively works with the RIS team and colleagues in LITS to support student
workers and ensure student staff positions foster connections between the
curriculum and careers while providing quality services to the Mount Holyoke
Ensures compliance with professional and technology standards, license and
regulatory requirements, and MHC standards, policies, and procedures.
Evening and weekend work, as necessary. In some circumstances, it may be
important to assist during adverse weather and emergency situations to ensure
essential services and service points are covered.
Performs related duties as assigned.
Advanced degree required, preferably in education, educational technology,
instructional design, or MLS with an emphasis in instruction and assessment.
Also open to other combinations of education and experience such as advanced
degree in academic disciplines with appropriate teaching and outreach
3-5 years' experience teaching, providing instructional technology or research
outreach and support in an academic setting required.
Demonstrated passion for the teaching and learning process and an
understanding of a variety of pedagogical approaches, and ability to develop
effective learning experiences for students and faculty
Creativity, with a passion for supporting a collaborative work environment.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with and lead projects that include
diverse groups of faculty, students, administrators, staff, and others.
Excellent oral and written communication, quantitative, organization, and
problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently with minimal
Flexibility to accept, manage, and incorporate change and the ability to
manage multiple tasks and priorities effectively in a fast-paced environment.
Demonstrated ability to progress in a position by proactively growing skills,
experiences, and professional foci/interests.
Ability to maintain a professional and tactful approach in all interactions,
ensuring confidentiality and an individual's right to privacy regarding
Ability to travel as needed to participate in consortia and professional
meetings and events.
Enthusiastic service orientation with sensitivity to the needs of users at all
skill levels; the ability to convey technical information to a non-technical
audience is essential.
The physical demands of the position include:
a. Visual ability to read computer screens and printed materials;
b. Hearing and speaking abilities to effectively communicate via the telephone
and in person.
c. Ability to stand, walk, climb stairs, and freely traverse
The Library, Information and Technology Services (LITS) Division at Mount
Holyoke College is committed to providing integrated information and
technology services and resources that enable students, faculty, and staff to
creatively and productively advance the College's mission: To educate a
diverse residential community of women at the highest level of academic
excellence and to foster the alliance of liberal arts education with
purposeful engagement in the world.
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