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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.

Applicants 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 weekly. Washington 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

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.