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Social Sciences Librarian, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

Job Description:

Ithaca College seeks a dynamic, forward-thinking Social Sciences Librarian to join our talented team, beginning in January 2019. We are committed to the collaborative development of library services and user-centered resources that advance teaching and learning success. Current library initiatives include embedded services for targeted programs, first-year students and research skill development, highlighting student scholarship via our institutional repository, developing a culture of assessment related to student success, and using digital tools and techniques to enhance learning and teaching.

If you have an MLS and either an undergraduate degree in the social sciences or two years' experience in social science reference and information literacy initiatives in an academic library, we invite you to apply.  We also seek applicants who have experience with social science research methods, including working with numeric or qualitative data collection and analysis, and who have experience/interest in assessment. Outreach is central to this position.  

You will be joining a collaborative team of proactive librarians who focus on teaching information literacy skills and concepts, engaging with teaching faculty to address departmental learning outcomes, and delivering virtual and face-to-face research assistance.  We also actively seek opportunities to collaborate with other College units, including Student Affairs and Campus Life, Information Technology, Career Services, the Center for Faculty Excellence, International Programs, and the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival.  

The position will provide support to the psychology, sociology, and politics disciplines through the development of active instruction sessions, workshops, web-based tutorials, consultations, and user-centered information resources.

Ithaca College is a selective medium-size comprehensive college in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of central New York. The city of Ithaca and surrounding environs offer diverse cultural, recreational, and educational opportunities in a small college town setting. Founded as a school of music, the college has long recognized the value of combining theory and performance, providing a rigorous education that blends liberal arts and professional programs.  In the words of its vision statement, "Ithaca College strives to become the standard of excellence for residential comprehensive colleges, fostering intellect, creativity, and character in an active, student-centered learning community." Undergraduate research is a hallmark of the curriculum, with students working in collaboration with faculty members.

This is a 12-month non-tenure track position that reports to the College Librarian.  

Please apply on-line at and browse the openings, select the position, and attach requested documents. Questions about the on-line application may be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-1207.  

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