Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution, is accepting applications for a systems and discovery librarian to join the team in the Harold F. Johnson Library.
The systems and discovery librarian is responsible for the implementation and management of the library's digital asset management systems; oversees the collaborative development of Five College Compass Digital Collections project in conjunction with the college archivist; and the Five College implementation of FOLIO (https://www.fivecolleges.edu/libraries/folio). The librarian creates, updates, and maintains metadata for all library resources, working closely with the college archivist and others to identify appropriate structures and best practices. They acquire materials for the library and prepare them for addition to the collection; negotiates with vendors for serial, monograph, and electronic resources acquisitions and licensing; oversees systems for archival documentation; and facilitates streamlined and consolidated access to collections. The systems and discovery librarian works collaboratively with departments such as access services, media services, and the research librarians. This position provides supervision for technical services projects and employees.
The systems and discovery librarian must have a strong user focus, possessing the initiative and creativity to manage projects both independently and as part of a team, with a deep commitment to service and outreach in an academic community. A commitment to working with and supporting access by people from diverse backgrounds is essential.
This is a full time, benefited position. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits program. Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at https://jobs.hampshire.edu/ www.hampshire.edu
Internal Number: 846
About Hampshire College
Education at Hampshire College prepares students to understand and participate responsibly in a complex world. Through its actions and policies, the college sets an example of the responsible and creative behavior it expects of its students. As a liberal arts college, Hampshire helps students develop confidence in their intellect, creativity, and values. It encourages their desire to be lifelong learners and their capacity to advance the cause of social justice and the well-being of others. The college fosters these attitudes through a multidisciplinary, multicultural curriculum; self-initiated, individual programs of study negotiated with faculty mentors; students' active participation in original research; and the diverse communities, on campus and off, in which learning takes place. Within the college's residential community, students encounter and learn to respect difference and appreciate diversity, thereby enhancing their capacity to live together well. Through commitment to testing and evaluating new ideas and new approaches to learning, national efforts to promote inquiry-based learning and teaching, and constructive civic and social engagement, Hampshire's actions serve as models for those of its students.