REVISED POSTING- Coordinator of Digital Initiatives Librarian
Berea College invites applications for a full-time librarian position with faculty rank to begin in Spring or Summer 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 will help support 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 and supervise the LMS/Educational Technology Specialist. 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 Faculty Employment Application along with other materials. Review of materials will begin February 1, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.
Hutchins Library, a member of the Oberlin Group, is an integral part of the Berea College campus. One of the highest-rated student services on the campus, the library is also the home of the Center for Teaching and Learning. Berea’s Special Collections and Archives document the College’s rich and unique history as well as the Southern Appalachian region. With strengths in traditional music, social justice movements, and the papers of prominent abolitionists, the collections are used by students, faculty, staff and external researchers from around the world. Additionally, in the past five years, Special Collections has launched a new digital collections platform with over 100 TB of audio, video, image, and document content. Archival collections are described in a searchable database that includes links to digitized content.
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.