Friday, November 6, 2015

Claremont Colleges Library: Head of the Asian Library

The Claremont Colleges, a distinguished consortium of five undergraduate liberal arts colleges and two graduate institutions located just east of Los Angeles, California, seeks an energetic, innovative, and productive Head of the Asian Library (HAL) for the Claremont Colleges Library.

Reporting to the Director of Special Collections and Libraries, the HAL will be forward-thinking in developing information resources and services that ensure that the Asian Library meets the current research, teaching, and learning needs of the Claremont Colleges’ faculty, students, and staff.  The successful candidate will bring vision, enthusiasm, analytical skills, and deep academic interest in Asia to this position.

The HAL will serve as the leader and spokesperson for the Asian Library within the Claremont Colleges Consortium.  As the library’s leading subject expert on Asia, the HAL will seize this opportunity to transform the Asian Library from a traditional, print collections-focused unit into a vibrant technology-enabled research, teaching, and learning space.  Our new Asian Library will feature energetic services, collaborative spaces, new technologies, and demand-driven subject and language information resources that support current research, teaching, and learning, a critical initiative in the library’s new strategic plan.  The HAL will make faculty and student engagement in the Asian Library a top priority.

Requirements include an MLIS from an ALA accredited program or equivalent education and experience, at least three years of professional level experience providing library services in higher education, English and Asian language skills, and academic work relating to Asia or deep knowledge of Asian Studies as an academic discipline.

Salary is negotiable, with full benefits package included.  For the complete position description and application procedures visit: .  Candidates applying by January 11, 2016 will be given first consideration.