Arts & Humanities Librarian
The Claremont Colleges Services (TCCS) is the shared services organization for a highly regarded cluster of seven independent colleges known as The Claremont Colleges located in Southern California. Today, TCCS is a nationally recognized educational model for academic support, student support and institutional support services to meet the needs of 6,300 students and 2,300 faculty and staff. Some of the more than 30 different services include: campus safety, a central library, health and counseling services, cultural centers, central bookstore, physical plant and facilities support, payroll and accounting, information technology, real estate, risk management and employee benefits.
TCCS is committed to offering a work environment that is supportive, collaborative, accountable and enjoyable. TCCS offers generous time off benefits, employer-paid retirement contributions, tuition remission benefits and professional development opportunities. Our employees also take advantage of discounted meals provided in the TCCS caf, regular employee events and an opportunity to work with exceptional colleagues.
The Arts & Humanities Librarian is a teaching librarian with subject responsibilities for Art, Art History, and Art Conservation disciplines taught at the 7 Claremont Colleges, as well as other Arts & Humanities subjects based on experience, background, and interests of the successful candidate. The incumbent will teach discipline specific information literacy sessions (including digital and scholarly communication literacies); conduct strategic and targeted departmental outreach aimed at integrating information literacy into the Arts & Humanities curricula; provide research consultations; and conduct collection development. The Arts & Humanities Librarian will participate on various library, college, and intercollegiate committees. This position reports to the Director of Research, Teaching, and Learning Services.
* Gains a deep understanding of Arts & Humanities programs and classes, and conducts targeted and strategic outreach in order to fully integrate Information Literacy Instruction (ILI) across Arts & Humanities curricula.
* Develops collaborative relationships with librarians, library staff, faculty, and students to support the research, teaching, and learning of Arts & Humanities communities across The Claremont Colleges.
* Continuously works to improve teaching abilities by assessing student learning during instruction sessions, participating in pedagogical professional development at the colleges and within the profession, and by participating in the library's peer teaching observation program.
* Collaboratively and strategically integrates digital and scholarly communication literacies into ILI.
* Becomes familiar with the research lifecycle and discipline specific resources and repositories.
* Develops and maintains online subject and course guides to support courses and disciplinary research.
* Provides online and in-person research support to students and faculty in Arts & Humanities fields, and general research support as needed (both online and in person).
* Develops online, print, and multi-format collections that reflect the short-term and long-term research, teaching, and learning needs of Claremont Colleges' Arts & Humanities communities.
* Manages endowed collections fund and communicates with disciplinary faculty to address content and format needs
* Contributes, as needed, to teaching interdisciplinary ILI in our well-established first-year program.
* Participates in library-wide planning and assessment projects through service on committees, task forces, and special projects.
* Actively engages in networking and professional development through national/regional/local organizations through committee work, office-holding, presentations, and publications.
* Performs other related duties as assigned.
* MLIS from an ALA accredited program at the time of appointment or equivalent education and experience.
* An undergraduate or graduate degree in a Fine Arts, Art History or related discipline.
* Experience supporting Arts/Humanities subjects in an academic library.
Required Knowledge and Critical Skills:
* Strong commitment to supporting diversity and inclusivity within the library, as both a place of work and as an educational partner.
* Passion for teaching undergraduate and graduate students and for assessing student learning.
* Understanding of how digital literacy and scholarly communications intersect with, complement, and extend ILI concepts, practices, and dispositions.
* Adaptable, flexible, and proactive in dealing with evolving library and campus priorities, which may require taking on new/varied subject area responsibilities.
* Interest in experimenting with new modes of instruction, assessment, and research support services.
* Knowledge of current academic library trends and issues in general and Arts & Humanities ILI approaches, frameworks, and pedagogy in particular.
* Dedication to providing responsive user-centered public services.
* Strong interpersonal skills, especially the ability to work collaboratively as a team player.
* Effective planning, organizational, and time management skills.
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
* Capacity for working independently to set priorities.
* Familiarity with the evolving nature of scholarly communications in Arts & Humanities disciplines.
Preferred Knowledge and Critical Skills:
* Reading/speaking knowledge of a second language.
* Exemplary emotional intelligence when working with colleagues and users.
The regular hours for this full-time exempt position are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. Some holiday, weekend, and evening work hours may be required. Regular hours may vary due to needs of the organization or business unit.
Individuals wishing to be considered for this position should apply by November 7, 2018 for first consideration.
This job description defines the essential job duties of this position. The Claremont Colleges Services expects that employees hired for this position can perform the essential functions of this job without imposing risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of themselves or others. It may also include marginal functions, generally defined within Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position. When duties and responsibilities change and develop, The Claremont Colleges Services will review this job description and make changes of business necessity.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
TCCS is an equal opportunity employer. TCCS managers make employment decisions on the basis of merit, with the aim to have the best available person in every job. TCCS prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), gender (including gender identity and gender expression), national origin or ancestry, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), military or veteran status, and status with regard to public assistance, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation. TCCS also prohibits discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of these characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of these characteristics. All such discrimination is unlawful.
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