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.
Reporting to one of two Liaison Team Leads for Research and Instructional
Support (RIS), the Librarian and Instructional Technology Consultant
collaborates with a blended group of fellow librarians and instructional
technologists to provide forward-looking library research and instructional
technology services and resources.
This is a 1 year term position.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:
The ideal candidate will have the flexibility to support a variety of
departmental functions such as:
Serves as a member of the RIS team and develops strong collaborative
partnerships within LITS, the College, Five Colleges, and other professional
associations to advance the College's mission.
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
those conducted independently for faculty and students.
Potentially serves as liaison to one or more academic departments. Supports
(inter)disciplinary, pedagogical, and content needs of the departments in
relation to collection development, library research, and instructional
Actively works with faculty to support the effective integration of library
research and technology skills and tools, including the learning management
system, in the academic program.
Provides self-motivated leadership in one or more areas based on institutional
and team needs and individual interest and expertise.
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
Keeps abreast of new trends, tools, opportunities, and campus needs in the
areas of teaching, learning, and libraries.
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.
Qualifications ALA-accredited master's degree or relevant advanced degree
1-3 years' experience providing research, reference, and technology outreach
and support in an academic setting preferred. Recent Masters graduates with
related experience encouraged to apply.
Creativity, with a passion for supporting a collaborative work environment.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse group 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.
Ability to maintain a professional and tactful approach in all interactions,
ensuring confidentiality and an individual's right to privacy regarding
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.
College/Department Description Mount Holyoke is committed to fostering
multicultural diversity and awareness in its faculty, staff, and student body
and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and persons of color are
especially encouraged to apply. The Mount Holyoke campus has grown
increasingly diverse over the past fifteen years. We appreciate the
complexities of living and working in a diverse world and strive to find ways
to redress inequities. We particularly encourage people who share these
commitments to submit their application.
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