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Interim Seminaries Librarian — Earlham School of Religion and Bethany Theological Seminary

December 07, 2016


Earlham College invites applications for an Interim Seminaries Librarian. This is a temporary, 2-month minimum, 9 hours weekly position with the possibility of additional weeks needed, to be determined. Location is negotiable, in or near Richmond, Indiana, or via telepresence. The starting date is January 2017. The hourly pay rate is $20 per hour with no benefits.

The Interim Seminaries Librarian is a liaison to the two seminaries based on the campus — the Earlham School of Religion and Bethany Theological Seminary.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides research consultations to members of these seminary communities and information literacy sessions for their courses.
  • Develops and maintains guides that facilitate seminary library use.
  • Supports students and faculty involved in the distance education programs.
  • Works with the administration and faculties of the two seminaries to develop and focus library services to the needs of the seminaries.
  • Performs other duties related to the development, promotion, use and support of information technologies.

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.

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, IN 47374-4095

Phone:  765-983-1393

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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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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