|Description||Under the direction of the Library Director, the full-time Head of Reference and Education Services leads and supervises the team that plans, coordinates, and provides reference services and research skills instruction; provides faculty outreach and develops collaborative teaching and learning opportunities inside and outside of the classroom; works with Reference colleagues, the Director, and the Consortium Manager in managing the library’s electronic resources, including serials, databases, the discovery system, and the proxy server; coordinates the recruitment, scheduling, training, management, and evaluation of part-time student employees in the reference department; works with the Director and the library staff in strategic planning and policy development; selects reference materials, including databases, for acquisition. Some evening work required. Weekend work may be required on occasion, and the librarian will participate in the inclement weather rotation.|
|Requirements||Reference Services and Research Skills Instruction (50%)
Electronic Resources Management (25%)
Programming, Outreach, and Collection Development (10%)
Planning and Policy Development (5%)
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding, disciplining, and separating employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program and a minimum of 4 years of experience in an academic library setting. In addition, this individual must have the ability to work cooperatively in a team-based environment and have familiarity with library systems. Experience with research skills instruction required.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite is required. Working knowledge of HTML/XML and CSS. Must have experience trouble-shooting PCs, application software, and office equipment. Experience with e-journal management and Blackboard preferred.
Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to create effective sessions for library research skills teaching. Ability to speak in public and to answer questions effectively. Ability to write reports, to develop a written argument, and to communicate effectively in writing with colleagues, faculty, and students.
Ability to work with and apply mathematical concepts. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, currency conversions, and proportions to practical situations. Ability to draw conclusions from data and to make appropriate recommendations.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to hypothesize, draw, and support conclusions. Ability to work independently and as a member of a group in developing and executing project plans. Ability to work with theoretical concepts and to apply logic as appropriate.
Qualified candidates are invited to apply on-line via our electronic application which requires submission of a cover letter, résumé and three professional references. When saving documents, the file name must include the job requisition number (i.e. 17-0050).
The electronic application is found at the end of the job description on the lower right hand side, “Apply On-line”. If you need assistance with the on-line application process, please email email@example.com or call (301) 696-3592.
Hood College is committed to diversity in its faculty and staff and subscribes to a policy of hiring only individuals legally eligible to work in the United States. An Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disability
Hood College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, religion, or age in recruitment, admission and access to, or treatment, or employment in its programs, services, benefits, or activities as required by applicable laws including Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled applicants and students. Inquiries about discrimination or reasonable accommodation should be referred to the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator at Alumnae Hall, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD. 21701 (AD 312), (301) 696-3592. For complete information on Hood College’s nondiscrimination policy, please visit http://www.hood.edu/non-discrimination/.