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POSTED: October 1, 2019

Manager of Research Services

Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley, MA
Full time
Senior/Mid Level Management

Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a Manager of Research Services to provide leadership, direction, and planning for the broad range of offerings of the Research Services group, a recently reorganized team of 4 experienced librarians. This individual proactively develops and manages the research services group, leads campus-wide strategic direction and support for information literacy and library research services, works directly with faculty and students through information literacy instruction and library research consultations as a liaison, and is responsible for ensuring a successful service of drop-in research support at the Research Help Desk.

At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience providing library research support and information literacy instruction. Experience reviewing and making positive changes to services, resources, and/or spaces which improve diversity, equity and/or inclusion goals. Demonstrated experience effectively leading group projects; balancing different roles, styles, backgrounds and perspectives. Understanding of collection development practices in academic libraries. Demonstrated experience collaborating with other offices, groups, or individuals that also support teaching and learning. Experience managing staff. Experience teaching college students in any capacity. Experience developing and executing research services delivery models, information literacy programs, and/or curriculum development. Experience with one or more of the specific research tools currently in use at Mount Holyoke (EBSCO Discovery Service, Springshare LibGuides and/or LibAnswers, Zotero, Refworks). Experience integrating current professional best practices and recommendations into information literacy and research services delivery (for example: ACRL Frameworks, universal design for learning, inclusive pedagogy).
ALA-accredited MLS, or equivalent experience with an advanced degree in a relevant discipline.
Located in South Hadley, Massachusetts, Mount Holyoke College is a highly selective, nondenominational, residential, research liberal arts college for women that is gender diverse. Mount Holyoke is renowned for educating women leaders, from medical pioneers to Pulitzer Prize–winning playwrights. The oldest of the Seven Sister colleges, we are a noted leader in liberal arts education with a mission grounded in the conviction that women can — and should — make a difference in the world. Mount Holyoke College is a member of the Five College Consortium with an active and cooperative library community consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts.