Liaison Librarian and Outreach Coordinator - ArtCenter College of Design Library

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Liaison Librarian and Outreach Coordinator - ArtCenter College of Design Library

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The Liaison Librarian serves as the primary liaison to selected academic and non-academic departments. The Liaison Librarian works in a team environment within the Educational, Research, and Access department to provide collaborative leadership in the areas of: access to information, collection development, library instruction and information literacy, research support, and outreach services.

Reports to: College Librarian and Managing Director
FLSA status: Exempt
Salary grade: 7


· MS/MLS/MLIS from an American Library Association accredited program

· BA/BFA/BS in art, art history, or design

· Knowledge of art and design library and information resources

· Knowledge of teaching and learning practices

· Ability to independently plan and deliver instructional sessions

· Ability to develop innovative outreach programs and services

· Excellent oral and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills

· Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a collaborative team environment to develop and complete projects

· Demonstrated ability to adapt to changing environments and priorities

· Strong commitment to service and willingness to develop new competencies through professional development

· A commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity through collections, instruction, and outreach

Preferred Qualifications

· Knowledge of contemporary fine art and illustration

· Familiarity with art and design special collections, including zines

· Experience planning and coordinating programs, workshops, pop-up libraries, and displays

· Experience embedding information literacy into curriculum

· Experience with library assessment, including developing student-learning outcomes

· Familiarity with instructional design software, such as Camtasia

· Knowledge of Dewey Decimal and LC subject headings

· Ability to work in a fast-paced library environment

· Proficiency in a second language (other than English)

Essential Functions
Collection Development — 25%

· Assess, develop, and manage print and electronic collections in a team environment

· Collaborate with assigned academic departments, Collections Management, College Archives, and Library Systems and Digital Collections to assess, develop, and preserve all print, media, and digital collections

· Monitor book and media budgets for assigned academic departments in order to select necessary books and media

· Work with assigned academic departments and keep abreast of forthcoming curricular changes in order to curate the Library’s collections

Research Services — 25%

· Provide individualized reference/research assistance to students, faculty, and staff by responding to in-person, telephone, and electronic inquiries (may include some nights and weekends)

· Assess and develop research guides in support of teaching and research for selected academic and non-academic departments

Instruction, Information Literacy, and Student Learning Assessment — 25%

· Provide course-related library instruction to teach information literacy skills (may include some nights and weekends)

· Develop instruction workshops, orientations, and/or tours for targeted audiences (may include some nights and weekends)

· In consultation with faculty, develop library assignments to teach information literacy

Outreach Services — 20%

· Cultivate relationships with assigned departments (may include some nights and weekends)

· As the Outreach Coordinator, responsible for leading departmental conversations related to outreach

· Coordinate the Library’s role in student orientations with CSE

Non-Essential Job Functions — 5%

· Participate in Library and College committees

· Maintain memberships and active involvement in applicable professional organizations

· Other duties as assigned

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should send resume with cover letter and employment application to and reference “Liaison Librarian” in the subject line.

Applicants responding to posted job openings are asked to include a completed employment application with the application materials listed in the job posting.

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