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Research Services Librarian, Clark University (Worcester)

The Goddard Library of Clark University seeks a collaborative, dedicated, and nimble librarian to serve as Research Services Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Instruction, Research, and Access, the incumbent will lead research services to students, faculty, and staff, in-person, online, and through a variety of modalities.

The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to working in a small university environment where both teaching and research are emphasized, and where innovation and initiative are celebrated. Design, coordination, and assessment of a library liaison program, as well as development and redesign of online and in-person research support services will be the early foci of the position.

Major Responsibilities:

- Contribute to the realization of the strategic vision of the Instruction, Research and Access Team, with a focus on shaping and refining research services to a diverse group of students and faculty.

- Collaborate with library colleagues, department heads, the University Librarian, and campus partners to develop, promote, and iterate research services, including faculty research support, and copyright support.

- Use data-driven insights to assess, report, and enhance research services. Stay current with emerging trends in technology and information-seeking practices.

- Engage in library and campus-wide committees as appropriate, contributing expertise and insights to institutional decision-making processes.

- Maintain up-to-date knowledge and skills relevant to the field of library science, including current trends in higher education, academic libraries, information technologies, and pedagogical approaches by engaging with professional literature and/or through active participation in voluntary service, publication, presentations, and membership in relevant professional organizations.


- ALA-accredited master's degree in library and information science or a relevant master's degree in a related discipline and three years of experience working in an academic library setting.

- Knowledge of current industry trends related to student success, diversity, equity, & inclusion in higher education, faculty research services and scholarly communications, and open access publishing models.

- Enthusiasm for leveraging technology, web applications, and productivity tools to enhance library services.

- Experience in fostering an inclusive workplace, with effective communication skills across a diverse range of constituents.

- Strong organizational, leadership, and problem-solving abilities.

- Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues, faculty, and staff to achieve shared goals.

Full/Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

$55,000.00 - $62,000.00  / year

Closing Date

How to Apply

Application Instructions:

To be considered for this position, you must submit your credentials online by navigating to the job listing at: You will be able to upload the following documents, which are required for consideration:

- Resume
- Cover letter


2024-01-19 |  Quick link to this job