MASSACHUSETTS LIBRARY SYSTEM
JOB DESCRIPTION COLLECTION
NORTHFIELD MOUNT HERMON SCHOOL
Department: NMH Library System Date: April, 2004
Reports to: Director of Library & Academic Resources Revised: November, 2005
Classification: Faculty FT
Term of Employment: Academic Year
Summary of position purpose: Provides instruction in research skills, citation methods, ethical use of information resources as well as providing reference, collection development assistance and participating in the continuing evolution of the NMH Library System.
Works with other
instructional librarians and colleagues throughout the NMH Library system to
develop and implement a comprehensive program of information literacy skills that equips
students, faculty, and other members of the NMH community with the tools to make full use of
Teaches effective research
skills, use of information resources, and citation methods to class
groups and individual students.
3. Works with faculty to design effective assignment, building collections, ensures use of resources.
4. Contributes to the day to day operations of the NMH library system.
5. Prepares readers advisories and other aids to research
6. Participates in collection maintenance and development
7. Promotes library collections, services and other resources to all community members.
Serves as a DL in the Moody
system of advising and contribute to the delivery of the student life
curriculum. Provides reference duty: evening and weekend rotation.
9. Attends meetings, including those of the NMH Library System.
Engages in special
projects at the request of the director of library and academic resources.
Master's degree in library science (M.L.S. or M.L.I.S.) from an ALA-accredited institution
At least three years prior library experience plus at least one year's professional experience with instruction, reference, and circulation
Effective and creative presentation skills that include development of print and computer aided instruction materials
Knowledge of standard and newly published reference works, teaching experience preferred
Strong computer skills that include significant experience with web-based resources, electronic databases, and automated circulation systems.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including a demonstrated ability to work effectively with students, faculty, staff, and community members and flexibly with colleagues throughout the school
Commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of adolescents and willingness to embrace the challenges of the boarding school environment
Ability to work evenings and occasional weekends.