Job Opening - Bowdoin College

Judy Montgomery jmontgom at Bowdoin.EDU
Mon Jul 20 16:44:40 EDT 1998

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The Bowdoin College Library seeks an experienced and innovative librarian 
to join an enthusiastic staff committed to integrating technology into 
library services.  This 32 month, grant-funded position reports to the 
Associate Librarian for Public Services. Duties include: coordinating 
planning and providing technical expertise for electronic reference 
services and collaboratively designed library technology projects; 
overseeing  team effort to develop and maintain the Librarys web gateway 
(; overseeing and participating in 
the acquisition, installation and maintenance of hardware/software in 
collaboration with campus computing and library staff; developing staff  
training programs; and, as a member of the reference team,  providing 
general reference services. 

Qualifications: ALA-accredited MLS required; one to two years experience 
planning and implementing electronic reference services preferred; 
demonstrated expertise in web development including knowledge of HTML, 
web toolkits and UNIX, with experience in web design and JavaScript 
highly desirable; knowledge of emerging trends in electronic reference 
services, web development and Internet technology, imaging and multimedia 
production and presentation; demonstrated supervisory, organizational and 
project management experience; excellent communications, team-building 
and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to provide 
individual/group instruction and reference service with sensitivity to 
differing learning styles; expertise in set-up and troubleshooting of 
computer hardware and software.

Bowdoin College is a 200 year old, selective, undergraduate liberal arts 
college with 1,550 students. The library collection includes over 870,000 
volumes and a wide array of electronic resources. The seacoast town of 
Brunswick is located 30 miles from Portland and 2 = hours from Boston.

Competitive salary and benefits. Applications accepted until position 
filled; those received before August 10, 1998 will be given first 
consideration. Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and names and 
telephone numbers of three references to: Manager of Employment, Bowdoin 
College, Human Resources Department, 3500 College Station, Brunswick, ME 
04011-8246. Bowdoin College is committed to equal opportunity through 
affirmative action. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged 
to apply.

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