Job Opportunity: Liaison Librarian and Outreach Coordinator, ArtCenter College of Design

The Liaison Librarian serves as the primary liaison to selected academic and non-academic departments. The Liaison Librarian works in a team environment within the Educational, Research, and Access department to provide collaborative leadership in the areas of: access to information, collection development, library instruction and information literacy, research support, and outreach services.

Reports to: College Librarian and Managing Director
FLSA status: Exempt
Salary grade: 7

Qualifications

·         MS/MLS/MLIS from an American Library Association accredited program

·         BA/BFA/BS in art, art history, or design

·         Knowledge of art and design library and information resources

·         Knowledge of teaching and learning practices

·         Ability to independently plan and deliver instructional sessions

·         Ability to develop innovative outreach programs and services

·         Excellent oral and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills

·         Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a collaborative team environment to develop and complete projects

·         Demonstrated ability to adapt to changing environments and priorities

·         Strong commitment to service and willingness to develop new competencies through professional development

·         A commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity through collections, instruction, and outreach 

Preferred Qualifications

·         Knowledge of contemporary fine art and illustration

·         Familiarity with art and design special collections, including zines

·         Experience planning and coordinating programs, workshops, pop-up libraries, and displays

·         Experience embedding information literacy into curriculum

·         Experience with library assessment, including developing student-learning outcomes

·         Familiarity with instructional design software, such as Camtasia

·         Knowledge of Dewey Decimal and LC subject headings

·         Ability to work in a fast-paced library environment

·         Proficiency in a second language (other than English)

Essential Functions
Collection Development — 25%

·         Assess, develop, and manage print and electronic collections in a team environment

·         Collaborate with assigned academic departments, Collections Management, College Archives, and Library Systems and Digital Collections to assess, develop, and preserve all print, media, and digital collections

·         Monitor book and media budgets for assigned academic departments in order to select necessary books and media

·         Work with assigned academic departments and keep abreast of forthcoming curricular changes in order to curate the Library’s collections

Research Services — 25%

·         Provide individualized reference/research assistance to students, faculty, and staff by responding to in-person, telephone, and electronic inquiries (may include some nights and weekends)

·         Assess and develop research guides in support of teaching and research for selected academic and non-academic departments

Instruction, Information Literacy, and Student Learning Assessment — 25%

·         Provide course-related library instruction to teach information literacy skills (may include some nights and weekends)

·         Develop instruction workshops, orientations, and/or tours for targeted audiences (may include some nights and weekends)

·         In consultation with faculty, develop library assignments to teach information literacy

Outreach Services — 20%

·         Cultivate relationships with assigned departments (may include some nights and weekends)

·         As the Outreach Coordinator, responsible for leading departmental conversations related to outreach

·         Coordinate the Library’s role in student orientations with CSE

Non-Essential Job Functions — 5%

·         Participate in Library and College committees

·         Maintain memberships and active involvement in applicable professional organizations

·         Other duties as assigned

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should send resume with cover letter and employment application to HR@artcenter.edu and reference “Liaison Librarian” in the subject line.

Applicants responding to posted job openings are asked to include a completed employment application with the application materials listed in the job posting.

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For more information: http://www.artcenter.edu/about/employment/liaison-librarian-and-outreach-coordinator.html

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