Collections and Instruction Librarian

Website Principia College

Summary: This individual will work collaboratively as a team member to maintain excellence in library collections, services, and programs. This position will provide guidance regarding development, assessment, management, and promotion of user-centered, holistic collections to meet the current and emerging information needs of the Principia College community. They will participate in the library’s delivery of research and course-related instructional services as needed. They will serve as liaison to selected academic disciplines and develop subject-focused research LibGuides. The ideal candidate will express grace, a sense of humor, a love of teaching, and a commitment to continuous professional development.

Minimum Qualifications:
Active (or pending) membership in the First Church of Christ, Scientist and/or in a Journal-listed branch church or society of the First Church of Christ, Scientist; Christian Science class instruction preferred, but not required; MLS from an ALA accredited program; Commitment to continuous improvement in instructional methodology; Demonstrated teaching ability with high school, college, and/or adult learners; At least three years’ experience in a library setting (academic library experience preferred); Knowledge of the principles of cataloging, subject analysis, and classification (Library of Congress preferred); Familiarity with subscription databases (e.g. EBSCOHost, JSTOR, ProQuest, etc.); Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint); Facility with the following software or equivalents: library management (ExLibris Alma), web development (Springshare LibGuides), and authentication (OpenAthens)

*This description includes most but not necessarily all, of the activities and responsibilities currently assigned to this position; however, other duties and responsibilities may also be included or some removed. Applications currently being accepted.

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