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Academic Technologies and Seminaries Librarian

November 17, 2016


Earlham College invites applications for an Academic Technologies and Seminaries Librarian. This is a full-time, 12-month, administrative faculty position. Salary is commensurate with experience, including a full benefits package.

In addition to serving the College, the Academic Technologies and Seminaries Librarian is a liaison to the two seminaries based on the campus — the Earlham School of Religion and Bethany Theological Seminary. While this is a non-tenure track position, s/he is eligible for professional development support and sabbatical leave as well as to teach courses in the curriculum and lead off-campus program based on qualifications and experience.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Academic Technologies Librarian: (2/3 time)

  • Maintains vigorous library liaison outreach with College faculty, students and staff.
  • Provides instruction to support information and technology fluencies for courses in the Earlham College curriculum.
  • Provides research consultations for College students, faculty, staff and other patrons.
  • Develops and supports instructional technology tools, methods and resources for undergraduate teaching and learning across campus (e.g. digital humanities, multimodal composition, video production).
  • Provides support and training for the Moodle Learning Management System, with the expectation of assuming partial or all Moodle administrative duties within a year.

Liaison to the Earlham School of Religion and Bethany Theological Seminary (1/3 time)

  • Provides research consultations to members of these seminary communities and information literacy sessions for their courses.
  • Selects for, manages, and weeds the theological collections, with the exception of the Quaker materials. Develops and maintains online guides that facilitate seminary library use.
  • Supports students and faculty involved in the distance education programs.
  • Convenes and works with the seminaries’ Joint Library Committee to address issues of policy, program and service related to seminary library use and collections. Works with the administration and faculties of the two seminaries to develop and focus library services to the needs of the seminaries.
  • Participates in joint faculty meetings of the seminaries.
  • Performs other duties related to the development, promotion, use and support of information technologies.

As a member of the College Faculty

  • Participates in the faculty governance process.
  • Serves as academic adviser to first- and second-year students.
  • Serves on faculty committees.

Experience & Qualifications

  • A degree from an ALA-accredited library school, or equivalent degrees and/or experience is required.
  • Highly desirable traits include experience as a librarian as well as an educator in theology and/or religious studies.
  • Analytic skills and ability to communicate effectively with patrons, library staff and faculty.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with others in a rapidly changing and demanding environment.
  • Awareness of issues in the use, teaching, evaluation and management of information resources.
  • Demonstrated ability and aptitude with academic technologies.

Application Instructions

Please send a letter of application, resume, and the name, position title, email address and phone number of three professional references in a single PDF or MS Word file to:

Human Resources Office
Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana 47374-4095

Phone: 765-983-1393

Review of applications will begin January 9, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

Earlham College continues to build a community that reflects the gender and racial diversity of the society at large, and, therefore, we are particularly interested in inviting and encouraging applications from African Americans, other ethnic minorities, and women. Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Earlham utilizes E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility for all newly hired employees within the United States.

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