Earlham College Libraries seek a new librarian to join their team.
Earlham librarians are deeply integrated in the curriculum and
campus life. This position will work closely with faculty,
students, and courses, particularly within the humanities and
Librarians also support faculty in their use of educational
technology, including the learning management system (Moodle) and
the video hosting site (Kaltura). Librarians frequently consult
with faculty on other course-integrated technologies. Depending on
candidate interests/skills, possibilities could include student
podcasting, video creation, audio editing, website building,
infographic design, digital humanities, data visualization, or
others. Expertise in all these areas is not expected! We are most
interested in candidates who are technology enthusiasts and eager
to learn. Entry-level or early career librarians are encouraged to
This is a full-time, 12-month, 4 0 hours-per-week administrative
faculty appointment. The annual compensation is $48,000 and
includes a benefits package. Most work will be in-person during
weekday office hours, with occasional evenings or weekends, and
opportunities for flexible working hours and some
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Preferred Experience & Qualifications
- Serve as a library liaison to academic departments within the
humanities and social sciences. Conducts vigorous library outreach
with campus faculty, students, and staff.
- Demonstrate strong teaching skills, including work with
students in course-integrated information literacy sessions, or
faculty in professional development workshops.
- Provide research consultations for students, faculty, staff,
and other patrons.
- Support campus use of instructional technologies, including
Moodle and Kaltura.
- Selects for, manages, and weeds the library collections.
- Contribute to campus diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
Contributions may include work with the library's LIFT program for
first-generation college students, textbook affordability,
assessment, collection development, or other actions that help the
College move forward with its DEI goals.
- Partner closely with colleagues in the Library, Information
Technology Services, the Teaching and Learning Consultant, and
other campus units.
- A Master's degree in library/information science, or relevant
field is preferred.
- Experience in higher education settings.
- Knowledge of new instructional technologies.
- Knowledge of trends in academic libraries.
- Ability to communicate successfully with people from diverse
backgrounds and an expressed commitment to uphold and further
Earlhams Diversity Aspirations Vision Statement.
As a member of the Earlham College Faculty, this position has
privileges which include:
About Earlham Libraries
- Participation in the faculty governance process and
- Support for professional development;
- Eligibility for sabbatical leave;
- Eligibility, but no requirement, to join the campus chapter of
- Eligibility to teach courses in the curriculum and lead
off-campus programs based on qualifications and experience.
Earlham College Libraries continue a long legacy of noted
excellence. Past honors include receiving ACRL's Excellence in
Academic Libraries college category award and ACRL's Research
Librarian of the Year. Earlham librarians continue to advance new
programs like the LIFT: Library Immersion Fellows Team for
first-generation college students, which is described in the recent
ALA publication Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Action:
Planning, Leadership, and Programming
About Earlham College
Earlham College is a top-ranked liberal arts college located in
Richmond, IN, right on the Indiana-Ohio border. Earlham offers the
many advantages of a smaller city with a low cost-of-living, while
being within an hour of several larger metropolitan areas:
Indianapolis, Dayton, and Cincinnati.
Earlham is committed to and proud of being a diverse and inclusive
place most clearly visible in our student body: fully 22% of our
student body are international, coming from 59 nations in 2017, and
25% are domestic students of color. Faculty and staff also bring
tremendous diversity to the College many have lived and worked
outside the United States, and they make a point of drawing on
those experiences in their interactions with students.
Additionally, Earlham makes it a priority to serve as a safe and
welcoming place for LGBTQ+ communities. Our community is
characterized by respect for every person and a commitment to
social justice. Earlham recently affirmed making equity and
inclusion work among our primary institutional goals.
Interested candidates should submit the following through the
Earlham College/Paycom Employment Site
- cover letter explaining their interest in the position and
describing how their qualifications align with the responsibilities
- statement on diversity which should include how your
professional experiences would contribute to the Colleges
commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
- names and contact details of three references
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until
the position is filled.
Earlham College requires all employees to be vaccinated against
COVID-19 or apply for and receive a qualified exemption within two
weeks of the employment start date.
Earlham utilizes E-Verify
to confirm employment eligibility for all
newly hired employees within the United States.
Earlham College is an equal opportunity employer committed to
building a diverse community, one that reflects the makeup of
society at large and that particularly welcomes and supports
individuals from groups that have been historically marginalized
because of factors such as race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity,
gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, and
physical ability. The College strongly encourages applications from
women and people of color. As an institution with a Quaker
identity, the College also solicits applications from members of
the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).
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