Research and Instructional Technology Librarian

Allegheny College, a small highly selective liberal arts college located in northwest Pennsylvania, invites applications for the position of Research and Instructional Technology Librarian. This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt, administrative position. The position supports the work of the Research and Instructional Support (RIS) unit of Allegheny’s Pelletier Library. Research and instructional technology librarians in RIS work collaboratively to support student success by providing group and individual instruction and guidance in research and discovery strategies, information literacy, use of library resources, and the use of technology to support student learning. In particular, RIS trains and supports students who staff the research desk, partners with course faculty to lead class sessions in research strategies, consults individually with students and faculty in support of their learning and teaching, and supports the College’s learning management system (Sakai). The work in RIS is shared among the staff to take best advantage of each RIS staff member’s unique strengths and interests. To provide support at the time students are studying, RIS staff typically work one evening per week when classes are in session.

 
The successful candidate will enjoy working as a part of a team to contribute to department and library-wide initiatives; will demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, effective oral and written communication; and will welcome opportunities to learn new skills and approaches as needed. Typical qualifications for the position include a Master of Library and Information Science degree or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution. Strong candidates with a masters-level degree in an appropriate field coupled with appropriate skills and experience will also be considered. In addition to the services typically provided by reference librarians in support of student learning and information literacy at liberal arts colleges, the successful candidate must be willing and able to support faculty use of a learning management platform. Experience teaching with or supporting a learning management platform, college-level teaching experience, or an additional advanced degree in a subject area relevant to Allegheny’s curriculum would be a plus for any applicant’s candidacy.  The Library supports and values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek a colleague who shares the department’s commitment to diversity and who will be a dedicated teacher and effective mentor for students with diverse backgrounds, preparation, and career goals.

Allegheny College is a Carnegie I national liberal arts college that ranks among the top 7% of liberal arts colleges in the production of future Ph.D.’s, business leaders and other professionals.  The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits.  The College is located in Northwest Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh, near Lake Erie. The 32nd oldest college in the country, Allegheny celebrated its bicentennial in 2015.  Allegheny has a total undergraduate enrollment of just under 2,000 with students from 41 U.S. states and 47 countries.  Its picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach.

Please submit a letter of application, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA  16335 or by e-mail to hr@allegheny.edu.   Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

posted 4/26/17