Berea College invites applications for a full-time librarian position at the assistant professor level to begin in Spring 2019. An MLS or MLIS from an American Library Association-accredited institution is required. The successful candidate will help develop, lead, and manage the work of Hutchins Library’s Digital Scholarship Services as well as directly support faculty and student use of digital tools and methods in research and learning through consultations, project support, workshops, one-on-one training, and curricular engagement. The Coordinator will initiate, build, and nurture relationships within the Library and across campus to develop and implement digital scholarship services based on researcher needs, current standards, and best practices. The Coordinator also supports the Library’s digital initiatives, which include digital platforms (e.g., Archon, Preservica, and Omeka) used by Special Collections and Archives for delivery of digital audio, video, photographic, and digitized print collections. The successful candidate will also supervise the LMS/Educational Technology Specialist and provide support to the Director of Library Services on certain Integrated Library Systems administration duties. The position reports to the Director of Library Services.
Applicants should send a cover letter, transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and curriculum vitae to LibSearch2018@berea.edu. Applicants should also complete and submit the Faculty Application available at http://www.berea.edu/FacApp along with other materials. Review of materials will begin November 1, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.
Berea College achieved national distinction as the first coeducational and interracial college in the South. With an emphasis on service to the people of Appalachia and beyond, Berea enrolls 1,600-plus students from more than 40 states and 70 countries. The College has a longstanding commitment to interracial education; here, people of different races seek to learn from and about each other, while also living together. Berea is among the most racially diverse private liberal arts colleges in the United States. It admits only students whose families are unable to afford the high cost of tuition and awards each of them a Tuition Promise Scholarship, meaning no student ever pays tuition. Berea’s students excel in the College’s supportive but demanding academic environment, and many are the first in their families to graduate from college. The College is one of nine federally recognized Work Colleges, and all students hold a position in which they work 10-12 hours per week. Washington Monthly Magazine has consistently ranked Berea in the top 3 of Liberal Arts Colleges for its success in educating and graduating academically talented, low-income students who become service-oriented leaders in their professions and communities; in 2016, 2017, and 2018, the magazine ranked it number 1.
Located where the Bluegrass Region meets the Cumberland Mountains, the town of Berea (pop. 15,000) lies forty miles south of Lexington and is approximately two hours from Cincinnati, Louisville, and Knoxville. More information about Berea College is available at www.berea.edu.
Berea College, in light of its mission in the tradition of impartial love and social equality, welcomes all people of the earth to learn and work here.