The Samuel R. Scholes Library at Alfred University invites applications for the faculty post of Art Librarian/Coordinator of Library Instruction. Scholes Library supports the two internationally recognized schools in Art and Engineering that form the New York State College of Ceramics. The college is located on the beautiful, rural campus of the private Alfred University in upstate NY.
The Art Librarian/Coordinator of Library Instruction will be the lead professional in direct support of the distinguished undergraduate and graduate programs of the School of Art and Design. The primary focus of this position is to work alongside art faculty to offer creative and meaningful instruction, learning assessment, and attentive library service.
Librarians at Alfred are leaders serving within a progressive, highly collaborative and project driven environment. We embrace change, and value flexibility in all aspects of library service. The Art Librarian will assume multiple leadership responsibilities in the areas of art librarianship, library instruction, collection development, learning assessment, campus collaborations, and shared outreach programming. This librarian will represent Scholes Library in all assessment team activities for the combined Alfred University Libraries. In addition, all librarians participate in general reference, operational activities and policy development.
The Art Librarian/Coordinator of Library Instruction is a 10-month, probationary tenure-track appointment at the faculty rank of Assistant Professor. Shared evening and occasional weekend service is required. Librarians serve as team members in cross-campus initiatives with Herrick Memorial Library at Alfred University. Scholes Library is a partner in regional and state consortia including the State University of New York SUNYConnect initiative.
A Masters Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program is required. Strong subject expertise, or degree in an Art related field is required. Evidence of creativity and an understanding of best practices in instruction are required. The ability to work independently on multiple projects and excellent written and oral communication skills are also required. The successful candidate will possess strengths in project management, leadership in team environments, and experience in the use of technology for instruction.
Formal training and/or experience in instruction is highly desirable. Experience with social media promotion, outreach programming, and knowledge of special collections is also desirable. A degree in Art or Education is not required, but is a plus.
- A letter of introduction outlining how your qualifications and experience match this opportunity;
- A separate, short statement (up to 1 page) regarding your philosophy of information literacy instruction;
- Current Resume/Vitae;
- Names, email, and phone numbers of three appropriate references
Submit materials to: Alfred University, Human Resources, One Saxon Drive, Alfred NY 14802; or email humanresources@alfred.
Review of applications will begin on August 1st, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is competitive, with excellent benefits including tuition remission.
Alfred University, Alfred, NY, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee, student or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.