Title: Research & Instruction Librarian
Employment type: Full-time, Two Year Temp
The Fleet Library at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) invites applications for the full-time position of Research + Instruction Librarian to commence August 2018. This is a two-year limited term position.
Rhode Island School of Design recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experiences, scholarship, service, and/or professional practice have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.
In this entry-level position, the Librarian will work with a community of librarians to engage in research, reference, collection development, and instruction. We are seeking a colleague who has demonstrated (in scholarship, community engagement, education, or practice) creativity and curiosity within the field of librarianship. The Librarian will work collaboratively to shape and implement multiple literacy practices within the library and on campus. In this capacity, the Librarian will have an affinity for, experience in, and/or an articulated understanding of broad interrelated and creative thinking about art and design information and practice.
As a member of the Research and Instruction team, the Librarian engages in research and professional development, library instruction, research assistance, and collection development related to art and design. In addition, the candidate will engage in outreach to the RISD community, encouraging and creating connections across campus. This position will be a sabbatical replacement for two librarians over the course of the two year period – both in Research and Instruction.
ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
-One to three years professional experience providing research, reference, instruction, or public service in a library or research setting.
-Strong interpersonal and communication skills are critical, as is an ability to think critically and articulate ideas clearly. We are seeking an ideas person who enjoys working on a team and is generous and open to thinking that challenges their own.
-Ability to work collegially and generously within a small team that is flexible and extremely responsive to users.
-Knowledge of contemporary issues in art, architecture, and design, and an awareness of cross-disciplinary issues in an art school setting.
-Experience in collection development of print and electronic resources.
-Experience with, and an interest in, open scholarship resources (open access, open data, OER).
-Ability to use a full range of print and electronic resources in the arts, sciences, and related areas.
-Background in library technologies and emerging technologies – with a curiosity (and healthy skepticism) about current trends.
-Reading knowledge of a language other than English.
-Interest in research that expands and explores the field of librarianship and a willingness to continue that exploration during your time at RISD.
-Fearlessness (with a healthy dose of common sense)
For full details and application instructions, see https://careers.risd.edu/postings/1833