Coordinator of Information Literacy
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
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.
information about Berea College is available at www.berea.edu
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
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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