Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,000 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Catholic, Jesuit tradition.
Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspectives, talents, and passions that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at the College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members - students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education.Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.
As part of Research, Teaching & Learning, the Visual Literacy & Arts Librarian will serve as the Visual Literacy specialist for the libraries, and provide research and instruction (including personal research sessions) not only for the Department of Visual Arts but also for the broader campus. Manage collections (including selecting and de-selecting) and discovery/access for Visual Arts, which includes the Nevins Collection for the Study of Comics and Graphic Novels; pursue professional development and stay abreast of best practices in the field. Initiate and collaborate on projects involving digital images, and advise on assessment efforts around Visual Literacy. Demonstrate proficiency with copyright and fair use policy. Serve as liaison to Visual Arts and other departments as appropriate. Serve on internal and campus-wide committees and teams.
Major Areas of Responsibility
Report to the Head of Research, Teaching & Learning
Serve as primary Visual Literacy specialist
Hire, train & supervise student worker(s) as appropriate
Provide reference, research by appointment, and instruction as part of RTL's mission, especially to those enrolled in Visual Arts courses
Serve as liaison to one or more departments
Serve as cluster librarian to Montserrat, on rotation
Collaborate with other RTL librarians to promote and support research and instruction
Manage collection and instruction needs of the Visual Arts Department
Stay abreast of copyright laws and associated copyright issues in higher education
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor's degree in Art History required. ALA-accredited MLIS required. MA in Art History preferred.
Intermediate knowledge of image creation and image discovery/access system management.
Intermediate knowledge of library systems and current practices.
Entry level classroom experience, both for Art History and for disciplines beyond Visual Arts.
Basic understanding of copyright law, intellectual freedom, and ethical use of information.
Demonstrated commitment to librarianship.
Demonstrated knowledge of Visual Arts curriculum and resources in academia.
High comfort level in teaching and presenting to a group.
Easy to collaborate with, willing to work on a team toward a common goal.
Collegiality and ability to mentor student workers.
Commitment to professional development and scholarship; participation in the broader professional community.
Understands, values and respects diversity as an individual, in a team and within groups while fostering an inclusive and supportive environment.
This is a full time, exempt level position.
The College of the Holy Cross is a private, Jesuit Catholic, undergraduate institution serving approximately 3,000 students. Founded in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and has a tradition of academic excellence. It is located atop Mount Saint James in Worcester, Massachusetts. The picturesque, 174-acre campus is an award-winning and registered arboretum.
Worcester is a city of approximately 170,000 people centrally located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is approximately one hour from Boston, Hartford, and Providence, and three hours from New York City. Worcester is known as the Heart of the Commonwealth. Worcester offers many cultural and recreational opportunities.
The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.
A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: In your cover letter please address how your work supports the College's mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (seehttp://www.holycross.edu/mission) and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more information, please visit http://holycross.edu/diversity.
Review of applications will begin as received and continue until the position has been filled.
The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (http://www.heccma.org) and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (https://new-england.hercjobs.org/)
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Holy Cross is a highly selective, four-year college of approximately 2,900 students. One of the nation's leading liberal arts institutions, Holy Cross offers an academically rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit tradition. Exclusively devoted to teaching undergraduates, Holy Cross promotes close ties between students and faculty. In this active, friendly campus community, individual interests? from athletics to the arts, from campus ministry to student government? are pursued with intensity and passion. Graduates go on to prominent academic and professional programs and pursue their individual talents in many careers and service activities. Holy Cross is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a centrally-located New England city of 175,000. The 174-acre hillside campus provides inspiring views, an inviting mix of historic and contemporary buildings, beautiful landscaping, and first-rate facilities. With a tradition of academic excellence that dates to its founding in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and has grown increasingly diverse in the last decade. Holy Cross graduates become members of a loyal alumni family; equipped with the resources and perspective to respond as thoughtful leaders in business, professional and civic life.