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Hamilton College – Director of Library Research and Instruction Services

Job Description – Director of Library Research and Instruction Services

POSITION SUMMARY:
As part of the senior leadership team of the Library, the Director of Library Research and Instruction Services provides leadership, planning and direction for research and instruction services for faculty and students and develops strong collaborations within the division of academic affairs. Research and instruction services include information resource evaluation and selection, research skill development and direct assistance to faculty and students with their scholarship and academic achievement. The director works collaboratively with librarians, faculty, students, academic support organizations, institutional committees and regional and national consortia, to assess, enhance and develop services and programs that support the academic program, including digital and open access scholarship, the development of print and electronic collections and the development of information literacy among students. The director represents the Library in local, regional and national settings, keeps abreast of current and emerging trends and implements best practices, assuring that Hamilton’s services are efficient and responsive to the needs of faculty and students. The director supervises five librarians who provide research and instruction services to the College community.

QUALIFICATIONS:
An ALA-accredited Masters degree with demonstrated leadership ability and the potential to be an excellent supervisor are required.  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with a high energy level and self-confidence and the demonstrated ability to work effectively as both a team member and as a leader are critical to success.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Submit a detailed resume, application letter addressing experience and interest, and the names, phone numbers, email and postal addresses of three references to: David Smallen, Director of the Library, Hamilton College, dsmallen@hamilton.edu  Application materials should be sent electronically. Final consideration of candidates will begin February 1, 2013.

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