SCAD seeks a Global Librarian with a high level of digital fluency and experience in research, instruction, collection management, and development to support the academic and creative needs of exceptional students.
In this position, you will be responsible for sparking and supporting creative inquiry, learning, and scholarship for students and faculty at SCAD Hong Kong and SCAD Savannah. Based in the ALA/IIDA award-winning Jen Library at SCAD Savannah, this librarian extends Jen Library’s resources and support through online and face-to-face communication, enhancing and advancing user engagement with library resources in SCAD Hong Kong and Savannah.
The Global Librarian is a dynamic position that directly supports the academic and creative needs of students. You will provide support in the form of research services and innovative library instruction to groups and individuals at SCAD Hong Kong and SCAD Savannah, and form beneficial collaborative partnerships across the SCAD community in order to promote library resources and services, and facilitate scholarly and creative engagement and pursuits. The position contributes to all aspects of customized library service delivery across all SCAD locations in support of student demand and expectations for a seven-day-a-week library schedule.
The ideal candidate has two to four years of professional, postgraduate experience in academic and/or art libraries and demonstrates strong familiarity with print and online information sources pertaining to the interrelated disciplines of art and design, as well as significant experience in developing and leading library instruction. The candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to high service standards and dedication to a student-centered approach to access services and overall library operations, and a proven ability to cultivate collaborative approaches.
Candidates should thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, have the ability to organize and manage a variety of responsibilities, and be able to travel to Hong Kong. Prior experience working collaboratively with faculty, students, and staff in an academic library environment is preferred, as is being up-to-date and knowledgeable about emerging technologies that support reference and instructional services. The ideal candidate must be a self-starter and able to work independently and must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Undergraduate degree in a discipline taught at SCAD preferred
- ALA-accredited MLS degree with two to four years of experience
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.