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Type P
Entered 10/10/2017
Company Bowdoin College - Brunswick, ME
Position Associate Librarian for Research, Instruction, and Outreach
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The Bowdoin College Library seeks an experienced and creative leader for the position of Associate Librarian for Research, Instruction, and Outreach. With responsibility for the overall administration and coordination of the Library's public-facing services, the Associate Librarian will articulate a vision and strategic direction for innovative services in support of teaching, learning, and scholarship; advance the Library's research and instruction program; and promote outreach to the campus community

The Associate Librarian reports to the Director of the Library and, overseeing a team of 14 staff, including 8 direct reports (6 librarians, 1 administrative, and 1 support staff member), will provide leadership for the Library's research and instruction program; the Circulation, Reserves, and Interlibrary Loan departments; the Art, Music, and Science branch libraries; and the Media Commons. The Associate Librarian will work closely with colleagues to expand the Library's successful information literacy and instruction programs; ensure best practices in access services and develop partnerships to support resource sharing; oversee and expand the Library's scholarly communication program and the Bowdoin Digital Commons; develop services and programming for the Media Commons; and build and sustain support services for new and evolving pedagogical and research tools and methods, including multi-media technologies, digital scholarship, and data management. The Librarian will strengthen partnerships with others on campus to support outreach and collaborative programming; provide expertise and leadership in team building, project management, and program and service assessment; and work with the Library Director to plan creatively for the use of library spaces. As a member of the Library's senior leadership team, the Associate Librarian will participate actively in strategic planning and priority-setting and serve as a member of the Governing Board of the Colby, Bates, Bowdoin Libraries consortium ( CBB).

The review of applications will begin November 1st and will continue until the position is filled.

Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses.


Required: A Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library program. Strong leadership and management skills and a commitment to proactive high-quality library service and program development. Demonstrated understanding of the key issues and current trends in higher education and the liberal arts college environment and the ways in which pedagogical innovations, technology, and scholarly information are impacting library services, collections, and physical spaces. Excellent communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills. Demonstrated ability to work successfully both independently and collaboratively, and to build strong relationships across and beyond organizational boundaries.

Preferred: Budget preparation and financial management experience.


Required: A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in an academic library, including supervisory and management experience, and experience related to leading creative and transformative library services in support of teaching, learning, and scholarship. Demonstrated success in team building and project management. Experience with library program and user service assessment. An understanding of best practices and current trends in access services and interlibrary loan and document-delivery platforms. Demonstrated understanding of information literacy best practices, and experience in innovative instruction program design and implementation. Demonstrated understanding of issues surrounding scholarly communication, digital publishing, and open access, and experience developing programming to support faculty. Evidence of scholarly engagement and active participation within the profession.

Preferred: Experience with digital scholarship and the application of digital research tools. Understanding of best practices in user experience design, and experience conducting usability studies. Direct experience managing access services functions.