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Research and Instruction Librarian

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Bridgewater State College

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Bridgewater, MA

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Rank Assistant Librarian Tenure Information Tenure Track Department Summary Bridgewater State University\u2019s Library Services is located in the Clement C. Maxwell Library and is open an average of 94 hours each week during the academic year. It is a busy, dynamic place with classrooms, academic and administrative offices throughout the building. The library serves all BSU students, faculty, staff, and researchers from across the country and world. Library Services is dedicated to meeting the needs of its communities, to updating its service models as pedagogies and librarianship evolve, to renewing the knowledge and skills of librarians and staff as practices change, to deploying new technologies to improve interactions with library users and to enhance user experiences. Essential Duties Library Services seeks an innovative, creative and service-oriented professional for the position of Research and Instruction Librarian. This is a tenure-track librarian position reporting to the Director of Library Services. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with others to identify, develop, deploy, manage, and improve new and existing programming that support research, teaching, learning and creative activities. The successful candidate will supervise and evaluate part-time librarians and full-time support staff assigned to Reference Services. This position: \u2022Provides user-focused research and reference assistance for a diverse student, faculty and community population. \u2022Delivers expert one-on-one consultations to faculty, students, staff, and others emphasizing searching skills, critical appraisal of resources, information management, research impact measurements, research data management, and more. \u2022Works with others to advise faculty and students on scholarly communication issues, which may include copyright and publication strategies. \u2022Applies knowledge of services and trends in academic libraries to support undergraduate and graduate education. \u2022Applies knowledge of new and emerging technologies to help develop and continually improve innovative programs, research collections, and instruction to support teaching, learning, research, and creative activities. \u2022Teaches in-person and online sessions as requested and as needed. \u2022Develops research guides, tutorials, learning objects, and other tools for promoting and fostering learning and research. \u2022Builds collaborative relationships and develops programming with campus partners. \u2022Works with others on- and off-campus to market and promote research services, instruction and library resources. \u2022Stays current with developments in librarianship and higher education. Required Qualifications \u2022Master\u2019s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution. \u2022Relevant experience in an academic, large public, or special library, or in a related field. \u2022Experience using a wide variety of online research tools, resource guides such as LibGuides, instructional technologies, and virtual reference services. \u2022Experience with web-scale discovery layers and metasearch technologies. \u2022Experience providing outreach services. \u2022Effective communication and interpersonal skills. \u2022Strong analytical skills and knowledge of various research methodologies. \u2022Ability to effectively work independently and collaboratively. \u2022Evidence of ability to successfully engage in professional activities and disciplinary scholarship to satisfy promotion and tenure requirements of the Massachusetts State College Association (MSCA) contract. http:\/\/mscaunion.org\/contract\/. Preferred Qualifications \u2022Second Master\u2019s degree in a related discipline (second master\u2019s degree required for promotion beyond associate librarian rank). \u2022Broad experience with information literacy standards and applications. \u2022At least two years relevant experience in an academic or research library. \u2022Experience with instructional design and learning management systems. \u2022Experience with user experience and assessment methodologies. \u2022Familiarity with Quality Matters or other quality assurance system. Special Conditions for Eligibility Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check. EEO Statement Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action\/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.

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Bridgewater State College
Website : http://www.bridgew.edu

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Bridgewater State University has high expectations – of our students, our region, and the institution itself. Our goal is to provide outstanding growth opportunities and learning experiences that will transform lives.

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