The Faculty Services Librarian bears primary responsibility for developing and coordinating programs that serve teaching faculty at Hotchkiss. In particular, they direct the Department Liaison program, coordinating the efforts of the full Ford Library staff to ensure that all academic departments are being provided the resources, and the research and instructional support, they require. They will work in close concert with the Director and Assistant Directors to promote, assess, and enhance the library’s services to faculty, and to train the library staff to guarantee a uniform baseline level of service.
Serve as the Library’s expert on the needs of the faculty.
Collect information and data, both anecdotal and statistical, to identify programs that would benefit from library instruction or intervention.
Direct the Department Liaison and Summer Faculty Fellows programs.
Maintain knowledge of the evolving content of the curriculum, goals, and expected outcomes.
Identify, establish, and maintain contact with key stakeholders in the academic departments and administration to ensure full, fluid, and timely communication.
Identify opportunities for library content to be created, updated, and integrated into courses and programs.
Follow professional trends and industry standards; benchmark services against other comparable institutions.
Develop an annual review schedule of programs to identify upgrades, outdated materials, and new opportunities to support students and faculty.
Staff Library Services Desk and other service points as assigned, to assist library users with questions and requests.
Work with patrons to develop their independent research skills.
Contribute to the overall maintenance of the library collection.
Other projects and tasks as assigned by the Library Director.
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college; a Master’s degree in Library Science or a related field; an additional Master’s degree strongly preferred.
minimum 3-5 years experience in an academic, school, or public library; additional experience preferred.
Established track record of working with teachers and/or teaching faculty.
A positive attitude and professional demeanor: friendly, diplomatic, adept at customer service.
Excellent communication, organizational, and writing skills.
An ability to work independently as well as in a team structure.
Attention to detail and precision.
Proficiency in the use of computers and office productivity software.
Ability to work effectively with colleagues, faculty, and academically motivated adolescent patrons, in a demanding and rapidly changing environment.
Preferred: experience in instructional design, curriculum development, multimedia content production, and/or ethnographic research methods.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.
Repetitive (keyboard) motion
Occasional bending, stooping, and reaching
Periodically carrying boxes (up to 50 lbs)
Regularly pushes/navigates fully laden book trucks
Regularly stands for long periods
Close vision, the ability to adjust focus, and comfort using a computer monitor for long periods of time
Noise level in the work environment is usually quiet
Hours include late afternoon, evening, and weekend shifts
The essential functions and basic skills have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.
The Hotchkiss School does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or national or ancestral origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other School-administered programs, or in the administration of its hiring and employment practices.
The Hotchkiss School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Hotchkiss School is an independent boarding school located in Lakeville, Connecticut. Founded in 1891, the school provides an education of academic distinction to 613 students in grades 9 through 12, and to a small number of postgraduates. Students at Hotchkiss come from across the United States and around the world. Graduates attend many of the most selective universities and colleges.