Academic Technologies Librarian

Allegheny College
Meadville, PA

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Academic Technologies Librarian December 14th 2021

Allegheny College, a small selective national liberal arts college, invites applications for
the position of Academic Technologies Librarian (ATL). The position is a full-time,
exempt, position reporting to the Associate Director of the Library in Library and
Information Technology Services (LITS).

We are seeking an individual who understands the management and discovery of
academic technologies used in higher education. In collaboration with LITS staff, the
successful candidate will be the primary technical support person for the learning
management system, library service platform, resource sharing system, and discovery
platforms, including Canvas, Ex Libris Alma, Summon, and Primo VE, and OCLC
ILLiad. The ATL will also manage internally-created digital resources, including
manuscripts, images, audio / video, and student / faculty research and publications. In
particular, the candidate will be responsible for managing the library’s DSpace
institutional repository and Allegheny’s collections in JSTOR Forum.

Qualifications and Educational Requirements: The position requires a Masters in Library
Science, Information Science or equivalent. Recent library school graduates are
encouraged to apply. Applicants should have an understanding of learning management
systems, library service platforms, discovery platforms, institutional repositories, and
digital asset management systems. LITS staff at Allegheny are dynamic, adaptable,
multifaceted individuals who enjoy learning new skills, collaborating with team
members, and tackling complex problems. Candidates must have excellent analytical,
organizational, project management, and listening skills. Applicants with the ability to
identify and apply best practices through the lens of institutional need and culture are

As one of the nation’s oldest liberal arts colleges, Allegheny College celebrated its
bicentennial in 2015. A selective residential college in Meadville, Pennsylvania, north of
Pittsburgh near Lake Erie, Allegheny is one of 40 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s
“Colleges That Change Lives.” Allegheny also is one of the few colleges in the country
that requires students to choose both a major and a minor, helping to cultivate
intellectual growth and the creative, big-picture thinking desired by employers and
graduate schools. In its 2020 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized
Allegheny in the top 20 among all national liberal arts colleges for best undergraduate

The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the
nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits. Allegheny has
a total undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,800 with students from 47 states
(plus AE, DC, PR, and VI) and 70 countries. The College’s picturesque location is ideal
for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational
opportunities all within easy reach.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and provide contact information for three
references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street,
Meadville, PA 16335 or by e-mail to [email protected]. Review of applications will
begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is
contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to
diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and
members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny
does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity,
gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

posted 12/14/21


Working at  Allegheny College

Our Mission

Allegheny’s undergraduate residential education prepares young adults for successful, meaningful lives by promoting students’ intellectual, moral, and social development and encouraging personal and civic responsibility. Allegheny’s faculty and staff combine high academic standards and a commitment to the exchange of knowledge with a supportive approach to learning. Graduates are equipped to think critically and creatively, write clearly, speak persuasively, and meet challenges in a diverse, interconnected world. 

Statement of Community

Allegheny students and employees are committed to creating an inclusive, respectful and safe residential learning community that will actively confront and challenge racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of harassment and discrimination. We encourage individual growth by promoting a free exchange of ideas in a setting that values diversity, trust and equality. So that the right of all to participate in a shared learning experience is upheld, Allegheny affirms its commitment to the principles of freedom of speech and inquiry, while at the same time fostering responsibility and accountability in the exercise of these freedoms. This statement does not replace existing personnel policies and codes of conduct.

History - 200 Years

Founded in 1815, Allegheny College ranks among the oldest 1% of colleges and universities and is the 32nd oldest college in the United States. Perhaps as many as 100 colleges were established and failed before the Civil War. Allegheny is one of the hardy survivors that testify daily to the determination and vision of those early pioneers of higher education in America.

Allegheny is situated in Meadville, Pa., which was established in 1788 in the French Creek Valley, astride the route traversed by George Washington on his journey to Fort LeBoeuf a generation earlier. In 1815, Meadville was still a raw frontier town of about 400 settlers, of whom an unusually large number had come from Massachusetts and Connecticut. They dreamed of a college that might bring the educational opportunities of New England to the frontier. The Rev. Timothy Alden was recruited to take on the task, and two months after his arrival in April 1815, Allegheny was established-with Alden as its first president. 

Within half a dozen years, Alden succeeded in attracting sufficient funds to begin building a campus, having traveled throughout the eastern states seeking support for a planned library and classroom building. The need of a building to house a library led to the construction, in the 1820s, of Bentley Hall, today a leading example of early American architecture. Designed by Alden, this handsome structure still crowns the hill on which the campus is located. It is named in honor of Dr. William Bentley, who donated his outstanding private library to the College.

Each year, as part of the Commencement ceremony, seniors march through the doors of historic Bentley Hall toward the adventures that await them. In 2015, Allegheny will celebrate its 200-year history and the extraordinary futures of the graduating Bicentennial Class of 2015.

[Contains excerpts from "Through All the Years: A History of Allegheny College"
by Jonathan E. Helmreich, Emeritus Professor of History and College Historian]

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