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Research & Instruction Librarian, Sciences, Harold F. Johnson Library, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA



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Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution, is accepting applications for research and instruction librarian - sciences to join the team in the Harold F. Johnson Library.

The research and instruction librarian - sciences is the library liaison to the schools of Cognitive Science (CS) and Natural Science (NS). An integral member of a small team of engaged and innovative librarians, the science librarian provides reference, information literacy instruction, collection development and faculty liaison services in the sciences to the Hampshire community. The librarian develops an innovative collection to support students in NS and CS as well as takes the lead on e-science resources and trends that support data gathering and management, visualization, competitive analysis, and other emerging technologies, as they support undergraduate research and teaching, and open access initiatives. The research and instruction librarian - sciences represents the library and the College on Hampshire and Five College committees and meetings.

An MLS from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent, and one year of job-related experience is required. The ideal candidate will have proficiency in 21st Century learning environments, including e-science experience and knowledge, an understanding of the data curation process, knowledge of metadata standards, and experience building new collections and developing related metadata, workflow, and access processes. Candidate must be able to locate and vet new resources; demonstrate the means by which to access resources to students and faculty; troubleshoot technical problems; compare and contrast new pieces of technology/software/apps; use social media to promote the library and its resources; and learn new methods of communicating and interacting with faculty or students. This position must successfully work across generations and bring kindness, respect, and empathy into the workplace. A commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds and empowering students of all abilities is essential.

This full time, 9-month benefited position holds an employment cycle of September through May. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits program. Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at

Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity and inclusion in education and employment.

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