Library and Information Technology at Bucknell is a unified organization that has evolved dramatically, shedding over time many of the distinctions that frequently separate university library and information technology departments. Library & Information Technology takes pride in its accomplishments and its important role at Bucknell. Staff members are committed to professionalism, excellence and service through: innovation and creativity; collaboration; diversity and inclusion; integrity; trust and trustworthiness; and communication and transparency.
The Librarian for the Arts and Humanities is directly responsible for supporting and adding value to the education Bucknell students receive. This position serves as a central information resource for faculty and students in the arts and humanities, providing research support and instructional services as well as selecting, organizing and providing access to information in the arts and humanities. The Librarian for the Arts and Humanities is fully engaged with faculty and students providing relevant instruction, outreach and support for scholarship.
The Arts and Humanities Librarian reports to the Director for Research Services and Information Literacy.
Serves as subject liaison for faculty and students in arts and humanities disciplines and related interdisciplinary programs. Liaison responsibilities include providing specialized instruction, collection development, extended reference, and outreach.
Works with other Research Services librarians and staff to provide coverage of interdisciplinary areas outside of conventional subject boundaries.
Teaches information literacy skills in the classroom, using current learning, teaching and information literacy theory and appropriate instructional technology.
Develops instructional tools for teaching information literacy that can be used in or outside of the classroom.
Works to increase the understanding and application of digital scholarship/humanities among faculty and students.
Develops and leads or assists in facilitation of student-focused digital scholarship projects and programs, including but not limited to the Digital Scholarship Summer Research Fellows program.
Maintains a deep knowledge of current and emerging trends, issues, and best practices in academic library outreach, instruction, information literacy, scholarly communication and information access and actively identifies relevant initiatives for local implementation.
Actively identifies possible points for technology integration, open educational practices, and/or digital scholarship activities into Research Services programs, instruction, and work.
Works cooperatively with others and accepts direction from supervisors.
Participates in ongoing professional development opportunities.
Contributes to Bucknell's commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.
Performs other duties as assigned.
ALA-accredited master's degree in library/information science
Knowledge of disciplinary research and inquiry methodologies in the arts and/or humanities
Demonstrated knowledge of technologies used in digital scholarship
Ability to set priorities and manage work and deadlines independently
Ability to analyze data and make local decisions based on national and local trends and to design processes that enhance services while maximizing university resources
Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others and accept direction from supervisors
Ability to work in a collaborative environment
Proven commitment to service
Additional subject area master's degree preferred
2 years' experience in a reference and instruction librarian position
Demonstrated skill in the use of technologies for digital scholarship
Experience leading digital scholarship initiatives
Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 50 majors and 60 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell's 3,600 undergraduate and 100 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors.
Bucknell's beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its students. Residential life is vibrant with about 150 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a robust arts culture, and a strong student commitment to community and global service work.
Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.
Located in central Pennsylvania, Lewisburg features a variety of restaurants, beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), charming shops and boutiques, and the Barnes and Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. About 33,000 residents live in the region.
The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University's main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania's state capital. Bucknell is about three hours from New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
The cost of living here is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell's surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and many opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School is consistently ranked among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.
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About Bucknell University
Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, national liberal arts institution that offers strong professional programs in engineering, business, education, and music. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an appealing Victorian-style town ranked as one of America's best small towns. Lewisburg and the surrounding region offer a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, small-town charm, and amenities such as restaurants, art galleries, an art deco theater, museums, and boutiques. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Thus, we seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts... to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body. We welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.