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Head of Research Services & User Experience, Assumption College, Worcester, MA

Head of Research Services and User Experience

Assumption College seeks a dynamic and innovative librarian to provide leadership for its Research Services Department. The incumbent will manage and mentor a staff of 2 half-time librarians in providing research support services for undergraduate and graduate students, both on-campus and distance learners. S/he will also provide leadership and vision to guide the expansion of the information literacy program and strive to create an innovative environment where user experience is a priority. The successful candidate will work together with library staff in providing support for current and emerging curriculum. Additional responsibilities include reference collection development, liaison work with one or more academic departments, and serving as a member of the Library Director's Administrative Team.


Candidates must hold an MLS from an ALA-accredited library school and have at least 3-5 years of professional academic library experience, including reference service, teaching, and supervision. Candidates must exhibit a strong commitment to customer service. This librarian will possess a demonstrated ability to collaborate with faculty, administrators, and library staff, and to evaluate and implement new technologies. Some evening and occasional Sunday hours will be required. 


Apply online at: Preference will be given to applications received before Oct 9. The salary range for this position is $46,950 to $68,085. Applicants must be willing to contribute actively to the mission of the College as well as show respect for the Catholic and Assumptionist identity of Assumption College.


Assumption College, a Catholic liberal arts and professional studies college, was founded in 1904 by its sponsoring religious community, the Augustinians of the Assumption. The Library is a member of the Academic and Research Collaborative, consisting of 22 Central Massachusetts research and academic libraries. Assumption College is part of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts and an Affirmative Action employer encouraging candidates who would enrich the College's diversity.

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