Art Librarian/Coordinator of Library Instruction, Alfred University, Alfred, NY

The Samuel R. Scholes Library at Alfred University invites applications for Art Librarian/Coordinator of Library Instruction. Scholes Library is a specialized library supporting the programs of two internationally recognized schools in Art and Design and Engineering. The Art Librarian will be the lead professional in direct support of the distinguished undergraduate and graduate programs of the School of Art and Design at Alfred.

The Samuel R. Scholes Library at Alfred University seeks a knowledgeable and dynamic leader who will thrive in multiple roles within a collaborative working environment with a strong, personalized, service culture. Primary roles include general and specialized reference, teaching and instructional design, learning assessment reporting, and oversight of visual resources services within Scholes Library. Other duties include participation in the full breadth of collaborative library initiatives across campus in partnership with Alfred’s Herrick library.

In addition to a strong educational foundation in Art and Design, the successful candidate will possess demonstrated strengths in project management, leadership in team environments, strong technology skills, instruction experience, familiarity with digital imaging services, and exceptional written and oral communication skills.

This position is a 10-month, tenure track, faculty appointment reporting to the Director of Scholes Library. The position requires an undergraduate degree in an Art related field as well a Masters Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program. A second masters degree and/or experience in designing and assessing information literacy instruction is preffered. Evening and occasional weekend reference service is required.

Alfred University is an equal opportunity employer by choice.
Females and minorities are encouraged to apply.

About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.

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