Head of Research and Instruction Services, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester MA

The Head of Research and Instruction Services is a member of the Libraries' executive management team and plays a shared leadership role in the library-wide policy making and in the overall development and assessment of library services. The primary responsibility of the Head of Research and Instruction Services will be to provide leadership and direction to implement a key Libraries' strategic goal: In partnership with faculty, the Dean's office, and other College departments, we will actively pursue strategies to strengthen and expand the educational impact of Library and Educational Technology programs.


To accomplish this, the Head of Research and Instruction Services will promote a dynamic, collegial work environment that fosters creativity and experimentation in the delivery of teaching, learning and engagement activities across all library departments, including the branch libraries. He/she will directly supervise three Research Librarians (Coordinator of Research and Instruction; Research, Instruction, and Outreach Librarian; and Reference Librarian) and the heads of the three branch libraries (Fenwick Music Library, O'Callahan Science Library, and the Worcester Art Museum Library).


Specific duties he/she will coordinate include the library role in Montserrat, selected collection development activities, coordination of our virtual reference participation with the other AJCU libraries, and ongoing assessment of programs and services. He/she will serve as liaison to one or more academic departments and will participate in facilities planning with an eye towards emerging practices which enable the design and creation of learning environments.



An ALA (American Library Association) accredited MLS (Masters Library Science); second Master's degree preferred.  Minimum of five years of  increasingly complex and responsible experience managing staff, projects, and public services programs in an academic library.  Excellent oral and written skills, demonstrated ability to inspire, mentor and develop staff at all levels, demonstrated pedagogical skills, and thorough knowledge of technical tools and conventions that enhance user scholarly productivity and engagement.  

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