Colgate University Libraries
Head of Research and Instruction Services
The Colgate University Libraries seek a collaborative, experienced, forward-thinking leader to serve as Head of Research and Instruction Services. Reporting to the University Librarian and serving on the senior management team, the Head of Research and Instruction Services provides leadership and expertise in offering a suite of services that range from basic reference assistance to advanced research consultation, classroom instruction and service program development. This individual will demonstrate a nuanced understanding of user needs and experiences in offering appropriate services, teaching users how to find, use, and evaluate resources, and empowering individuals to conduct their own research. This person will also work with the Head of Academic Technology in ITS to explore and develop collaborative services. The position leads the Research and Instruction Services department in providing high-quality, innovative, and user-oriented services to a diverse body of students, faculty, and staff. The position is responsible for developing and managing the libraries’ outreach and promotion programs. Specific areas of focus will be in the social sciences. Supports the University Librarian in vetting and advancing new ideas, initiatives, and strategic plans and fostering a culture of collaboration and communication.
● Master’s Degree from an ALA-accredited library school or program
● At least five years’ experience in library public services
● Demonstrated ability in providing vision and leadership in a team environment
● Strong service orientation with the ability to interact positively with students, faculty, and the public
● Experience providing reference services
● Strong organizational skills and written and oral communication skills
● Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a dynamic environment
● Experience with direct supervision of support staff and/or professionals
Additional information about Colgate University, the Colgate Libraries, and the full job description can be found at http://cul.colgate.edu/joinus.html
Application instructions can be found at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9009. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vita, and provide email addresses for three references, including current supervisor. Official transcripts will be required of candidates selected for an on-campus interview. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe how they have or would propose to work in a diverse environment.
Review of application materials will begin on April 17, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at http://www.upstatenyherc.org.
It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, genetic information, victims of domestic violence and stalking, familial status, and all other categories covered by law. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically under-represented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.