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Assessment, Teaching & Learning Librarian, College of the Holy Cross (Worcester)

Assessment, Teaching & Learning Librarian

About College of the Holy Cross:

Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,100 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.

Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members, students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Job Description:

Job Summary

Reporting to the Head of Research, Teaching & Learning (RTL), the Assessment, Teaching &

Learning Librarian serves as the primary assessment expert for the Holy Cross Libraries' RTL

division. The Assessment Librarian is responsible for coordinating assessment initiatives within

RTL and initiating projects surrounding library data collection and management within RTL, as

well as in coordination with other library divisions. Collaborates with other librarians to manage

statistics and assessment for all aspects of RTL's work. Serves as point person for data literacy

in the library. Provides research and instruction expertise (including personal research sessions)

and virtual reference assistance. Serves as liaison to one or more departments, advising on

collections and e-resources for those disciplines. Pursues professional development and stays

abreast of best practices in the field. Serves on committees and teams. Serves as team leader

as appropriate.

Major Areas of Responsibility

• Report to the Head of Research, Teaching & Learning (RTL)

• Coordinate assessment efforts in the department of Research, Teaching & Learning,

• working closely with the Office of Assessment and other pertinent offices

• Collect and organize library metrics associated with assessment projects in RTL. This may

• include statistics for research appointments, instruction sessions, collections and circulation

• Serve as point person for data literacy in the library

• Collaborate with other academic services (e.g. Center for Writing, Montserrat) to engage

• students and faculty with data needs

• Provide recommendations for data-related resources and acquisitions

• Provide reference, research by appointment, virtual reference and instruction as part of RTL's mission

• Serve as liaison, including collection development, to one or more departments

• Participate in professional development and scholarship

• Participate on library teams and initiatives as appropriate; chair teams as appropriate

• Other duties as assigned.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, exempt-level level position with an annual salary. The College is committed to providing competitive market pay for its employees. The College also offers a competitive benefits package for full-time staff, including:

• 10% College contribution to the 403(b) Retirement Plan (1 year wait waiver available)

• Hybrid work

• NEW - condensed summer 4-day work week

• Tuition benefits

• Wellness programs & ongoing Training and Development opportunities

• Generous paid time off

• Free parking and free use of the athletic/fitness facilities.

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College Description

The College of the Holy Cross is a private, Jesuit Catholic, undergraduate institution serving approximately 3,100 students. Founded in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and has a tradition of academic excellence. It is located atop Mount Saint James in Worcester, Massachusetts. The picturesque, 174-acre campus is an award-winning and registered arboretum.

Region Description

Worcester is a city of approximately 200,000 people centrally located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is approximately one hour from Boston, Hartford, and Providence, and three hours from New York City. Worcester is known as the Heart of the Commonwealth. Worcester offers many cultural and recreational opportunities

The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.

A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).

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Application Instructions:

Please attach a cover letter addressing the position requirements along with your resume.

In your cover letter please address how your work supports the College's mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more information, please visit

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The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts ( and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (

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Minimum Qualifications

• Required: ALA-accredited MLS

• Required: Entry level classroom experience, especially higher education

• Required: 1-3 years experience in an academic library or equivalent

• Understanding of assessment in academic libraries

• Proficient with data literacy concepts

• Demonstrated experience with data visualization products

• Preferred: Degree or background in a data-related discipline (e.g. Economics, Business, Social Sciences)

• Preferred: Publication or presentation experience in the higher education environment

• Basic understanding of copyright law, intellectual freedom, and ethical use of information

• Excellent communication skills, and ability to work well with colleagues

Core Competencies

• Demonstrated commitment to librarianship

• Adherence to national library standards such as right to privacy, intellectual freedom, and copyright law

• Proficiency in the classroom, both for teaching and for delivering presentations

• Easy to collaborate with, willing to work on a team toward a common goal

• Commitment to professional development and scholarship; participation in the broader professional community

• Excellent innovation/creativity

• Understands, values and respects diversity as an individual, in a team and within groups while fostering an inclusive and supportive environment

Full/Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

$63,000.00 - $70,000.00  / year

Closing Date

How to Apply

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2022-07-27 |  Quick link to this job