Berea College invites applicants for a full-time position at
the assistant professor level to begin spring of 2020. An MLS or MLIS from an
American Library Association accredited institution is required. The successful
candidate should have 3-5 years of increasingly responsible professional
experience in library technical processing and demonstrated leadership skills.
Reporting to the Director of Library Services, the
Coordinator of Technical Services is responsible for the management of
Technical Services which includes supervision and leadership of the staff who
perform Acquisitions, Cataloging and Interlibrary Loans duties. The Coordinator
will be directly responsible for original cataloging as well as maintaining the
renewals of print and electronic resources.
In collaboration with the Management Team the Coordinator of
Technical Services participates in organizational planning and development
initiatives and they regularly review and assess department operations and
maximizes their effectiveness and efficiency. This position serves as primary
liaison for matters related to technical services operations and priorities. Successful
candidates will, through their teaching, scholarship or service, demonstrate a
commitment to building a diverse community.
should send a cover letter, transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and
curriculum vita. Review of materials
will begin March 30, 2020, and continue until the position is filled.
Founded in 1855, Berea College achieved national
distinction as the first coeducational and interracial college in the South.
Berea has a longstanding commitment to interracial education, and is one of the
most racially diverse private liberal arts colleges in the United States. With
an emphasis on service to Appalachia and beyond, Berea enrolls 1,650 students
from 40 states and 60 countries. Berea College only admits students who are
unable to afford tuition and provides all of them a no-tuition promise, valued
at more than $176,000 over four years. Berea’s students excel in the College’s
supportive yet demanding academic environment, and many are the first in their
families to graduate college. As one of eight federally recognized Work
Colleges, all Berea students hold a position in which they work 10-12 hours
Monthly ranked Berea College No. 1 in the South, while the Wall
Street Journal and Times (of London) Higher Education ranked Berea the No. 1
College in the country in terms of affordability. In their 2019 report US News
and World Report ranked Berea as the best liberal arts college in Kentucky; No.
8 in Best Undergraduate Teaching; and No. 2 in Most Innovative Schools. Berea’s
recognition comes from success in educating and graduating academically
talented, low-income students who become service-oriented leaders in their
professions and communities.
Located where the Bluegrass Region meets the Cumberland Mountains,
the town of Berea (pop. 14,000) lies forty miles south of Lexington and is
approximately two hours from Cincinnati, Louisville, and Knoxville. More
information about Berea College is available at www.berea.edu.
Berea College, in light of its mission in the tradition
of impartial love and social equality, welcomes all people of the earth to
learn and work here.