Library and Instructional Technology Liaison

South Hadley
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Created: December 5, 2012


Library and Instructional Technology Liaison 
Posting Number 0742 
Funding through December, 2015 with possible continuation

Position Summary

Reporting to one of two Liaison Team Leads within the Research and Instructional Support (RIS) department, the Library and Instructional Technology Liaison collaborates with a blended group of librarians and instructional technologists to provide forward-looking library research and instructional technology services and resources.

Serves as a member of the RIS team and develops strong collaborative partnerships within LITS, the College community, Five Colleges, and other professional associations to advance the College's mission and learning goals.

Provides self-motivated leadership in imagining and implementing ways to improve teaching and learning effectiveness through appropriate, creative, and sustainable uses of technology in a dynamic information services environment.

Collaborates with faculty to support the design, implementation and assessment of meaningfully integrated library research and technology skills and tools (including the learning management system) into teaching and learning activities at the College.

Provides library research and instructional technology consultation via individual appointment and on a drop-in basis, both virtually and in person. Effectively designs, develops, delivers, and assesses seminars, workshops, and other learning opportunities; both those integrated into regular courses and conducted independently for faculty and students.

Keeps abreast of new trends, tools, opportunities, and campus needs in the areas of teaching, learning, libraries and instructional technologies. Actively contributes to team effort to identify, plan, and implement the best solutions for Mount Holyoke. Serves as liaison to one or more academic departments. Supports pedagogical and content needs in the areas of collection development, library research, and instructional technology decisions for departments as well as cross-disciplinary and cross-departmental groups and initiatives.

Maintains a high level of quality customer service standards responding to questions and problems. Actively works to help the RIS team and the College to create a welcoming environment in which a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff can thrive.

Actively works with the RIS team and colleagues in LITS to support student workers and ensure student staff positions foster connections between the curriculum and careers while providing quality services to the Mount Holyoke community.

Ensures compliance with professional and technology standards, license and regulatory requirements, and MHC standards, policies, and procedures.

Evening and weekend work, as necessary. In some circumstances, it may be important to assist during adverse weather and emergency situations to ensure essential services and service points are covered.

Performs related duties as assigned. 


Advanced degree required, preferably in education, educational technology, instructional design, or MLS with an emphasis in instruction and assessment. Also open to other combinations of education and experience such as advanced degree in academic disciplines with appropriate teaching and outreach experience.

3-5 years' experience teaching, providing instructional technology or research outreach and support in an academic setting required.

Demonstrated passion for the teaching and learning process and an understanding of a variety of pedagogical approaches, and ability to develop effective learning experiences for students and faculty

Creativity, with a passion for supporting a collaborative work environment. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with and lead projects that include diverse groups of faculty, students, administrators, staff, and others.

Excellent oral and written communication, quantitative, organization, and problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

Flexibility to accept, manage, and incorporate change and the ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities effectively in a fast-paced environment.

Demonstrated ability to progress in a position by proactively growing skills, experiences, and professional foci/interests.

Ability to maintain a professional and tactful approach in all interactions, ensuring confidentiality and an individual's right to privacy regarding appropriate information.

Ability to travel as needed to participate in consortia and professional meetings and events.

Enthusiastic service orientation with sensitivity to the needs of users at all skill levels; the ability to convey technical information to a non-technical audience is essential.

The physical demands of the position include:
a. Visual ability to read computer screens and printed materials;
b. Hearing and speaking abilities to effectively communicate via the telephone and in person.
c. Ability to stand, walk, climb stairs, and freely traverse campus. 

College/Department Description

The Library, Information and Technology Services (LITS) Division at Mount Holyoke College is committed to providing integrated information and technology services and resources that enable students, faculty, and staff to creatively and productively advance the College's mission: To educate a diverse residential community of women at the highest level of academic excellence and to foster the alliance of liberal arts education with purposeful engagement in the world. 


Published: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 04:18 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:46 UTC