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Humanities & Social Sciences Librarian

Earlham College
Earlham College - Richmond, IN, 47374

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Level: Experienced

Job Location: Earlham College - Richmond, IN

Position Type: Full Time

Education Level: 4 Year Degree

Humanities & Social Science Librarian 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 social sciences.

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 apply.

This is a full-time, 12-month, 40 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 work-from-home.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Serve as a library liaison to academic departments within the humanities and social sciences. Conducts vigorous library outreach with campus faculty, students, and staff.
  2. Demonstrate strong teaching skills, including work with students in course-integrated information literacy sessions, or faculty in professional development workshops.
  3. Provide research consultations for students, faculty, staff, and other patrons.
  4. Support campus use of instructional technologies, including Moodle and Kaltura.
  5. Selects for, manages, and weeds the library collections.
  6. 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.
  7. Partner closely with colleagues in the Library, Information Technology Services, the Teaching and Learning Consultant, and other campus units.

Preferred Experience & Qualifications

  • 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:

  • Participation in the faculty governance process and committees;
  • Support for professional development;
  • Eligibility for sabbatical leave;
  • Eligibility, but no requirement, to join the campus chapter of the AAUP;
  • Eligibility to teach courses in the curriculum and lead off-campus programs based on qualifications and experience.

About Earlham Libraries

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.

To Apply

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 outlined above
  • resume
  • 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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Working at Earlham College

Earlham is a selective national liberal arts college founded in 1847. Earlham's affiliation with the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) informs our emphasis on seeking the truth wherever it leads, respect for persons, learning from and with one another, conflict management and peacemaking, diversity, global education and on international experience. 

  • Earlham's 1,019 students are bright, eager and hardworking; they report significantly higher numbers of books read, papers written, interaction with professors, and other predictors of successful educational outcomes than are reported nationally.
  • Earlham graduates pursue advanced degrees at a high rate. Between 1992 and 2006, 10 percent of Earlham College graduates completed doctoral degrees. In fact, Earlham is 29th among 1,533 U.S. institutions in the percentage of graduates who go on to earn Ph.D.s; 10th, in biological sciences. Many Earlham alumni are deeply and personally committed to social action and to trying to improve the world. (These findings are based on the Weighted Baccalaureate Origins Study for 1992-2006 provided by the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium. Rankings reflect relative size of institutions.)
  • Faculty at Earlham rate their working environment highly, citing the match between the College's mission and their own sense of personal and professional aims. Our governance structure emphasizes collaboration and consultation. The Faculty Meeting and all committees operate by consensus-seeking rather than by voting.
  • Earlham's faculty have created a rich liberal arts curriculum that values interdisciplinary study. The College's recently redesigned General Education Program prepares students for a life of critical knowledge and informed action. Faculty actively lead international study programs in which 70 percent of our students participate for at least a semester.
  • The Richmond/Wayne County community of 70,000 is small enough to need and value the contributions and expertise of Earlham faculty and students. Our faculty often provide advice and leadership aimed at improving the quality of life and are involved with educational, environmental, social service, cultural and governmental organizations in Wayne County. In addition, faculty engage Earlham students in community-related research and presentations.
  • At the same time, our community is large enough to provide a microcosm of urban challenges. The community enjoys a symphony orchestra, civic theater, art and historical museum, environmental education center, regional arboretum, and miles of improved hiking and nature trails in the geologically rich Ordovician limestone Whitewater River gorge. Five institutions of higher education are located in Richmond and Wayne County: Earlham College, Earlham School of Religion, Bethany Seminary, Indiana University East and Ivy Tech State College.
  • Richmond is near three airports: 45 minutes west of Dayton, Ohio; an hour east of Indianapolis; and 75 minutes northwest of Cincinnati.
  • For more information about openings, contact Becky Thomas, academic dean and vice president for academic affairs.
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