Monday, May 21, 2012

Position announcement: Information Literacy Coordinator, Berea College

Coordinator of Information Literacy
Hutchins Library
Berea College

Berea College's Hutchins Library seeks an energetic, innovative, and collegial Coordinator of Information Literacy to lead a strong service-oriented team as they develop and implement programs to support student and faculty research.  This position provides leadership, vision, and oversight of the information literacy program and research services; oversees the transformation of these services based on assessment and implementation of new technologies; collaborates with the library faculty to implement and support information technologies; directly supervises two faculty positions and indirectly supervises approximately ten student assistants; and collaborates with other academic programs and centers to support student success initiatives. Many of the library's services support the information literacy program, and the Coordinator has a leadership role in designing and overseeing these services using information technology, instructional design, and high-impact practices - not just those for today, but also helping guide the entire Library successfully through an ever-changing landscape in the future. The Coordinator ensures that the Library is both high-tech and high-touch, welcoming for students and faculty members, and integrated into the curriculum.

As a member of the library faculty, the Coordinator serves as a liaison to academic programs, teaches information literacy sessions, works at the reference desk, provides research consultations, and serves on library and campus committees.  The Coordinator of Information Literacy reports to Director of Library Services. This is a continuing, non-tenure track, 11-month position with faculty rank and status. The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The successful candidate is required to have a Master's in Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution; a deep background in educational theory and technology; five years professional experience working with faculty members to integrate information literacy skills into the curriculum; and demonstrated success in a leadership role. The successful candidate should also have a strong background in science, social sciences, or education; demonstrated success with information technology tools; experience in developing and assessing information literacy programs and in implementing new technologies; demonstrated knowledge of information technology, instructional design, and social media applications; excellent interpersonal communication, organization, and analytic skills; ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively with a diverse clientele of students, faculty, and library colleagues; ability to work independently and/or in a team-based environment.

Berea College achieved national distinction as the first coeducational and interracial college in the South. With an emphasis on service to the people of Appalachia and beyond, Berea enrolls 1,600 students from 40 states and 60 countries and is among the most racially diverse private liberal arts college in the United States. Berea admits only students whose families are unable to afford the high cost of tuition and awards each of them a four-year full-tuition scholarship. Berea's students excel in the College's supportive but demanding academic environment, and many are the first in their families to graduate from college. Graduates distinguish themselves in a variety of fields, including social service, government, ministry, the arts, business, education, medicine, and science, and many go on to earn graduate degrees.

Located where the Bluegrass Region meets the Cumberland Mountains, the town of Berea (pop. 15,000) lies forty miles south of Lexington and is approximately two hours from Cincinnati and Louisville. More information about Berea College is available at

Applicants should submit a letter of application addressing qualifications and interest in the position, resume, and contact information for three references to:
Director of Library Services
Berea College
CPO Library
Berea, KY 40404

Review of applications will begin June 1, 2012, and continue until the position is filled.

Berea College, in light of its mission in the tradition of impartial love and social equality, welcomes all people of the earth to learn and work here.

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