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Employment Opportunities

We are currently experiencing intermittent issues and outages with our hiring system, HireTouch. If you are a candidate who is unable to apply to a position, please contact Kate Harrington at for assistance. Please note that the applicant tracking system has been available most mornings, and we suggest that applicants try to access or submit materials before 10 a.m. each day.

Thank you for your interest in Smith College Libraries. Below are descriptions of open searches with a link to apply online.

Digital Arts & Humanities Librarian

As a member of a blended department of librarians, educational technologists and special analysis specialists within Smith College Libraries (SCL), lead digital scholarship efforts in arts and humanities and support academic departments and the arts community through Hillyer Art Library. Facilitate the adoption of new models of scholarship at Smith by promoting methodologies and tools of the visual and digital arts and humanities for research, teaching and learning. Engage the arts community in learning about services, facilities and technologies. As the librarian for Hillyer Library, ensure that Smith faculty, students, and staff have access to a suite of robust, effective, and innovative library services and collections serving the visual and digital arts. Apply online.

Director of Learning, Research and Technology

Lead a department responsible for library research, learning, and outreach, educational technology, and spatial analysis services. Develop and continue to evolve the vision for the department that incorporates the combined missions and strategic priorities of both the Libraries and Information Technology Services. Lead in designing, assessing and refining user services to provide a user-focused, seamless experience for the Smith community. Promote use of library collections, teaching with technology, research services, and emerging uses of technologies (e.g., data, GIS).  Develop library learning spaces to serve changing work and curricular practices. Contribute to an integrated campus-wide planning for digital and physical learning environments. Collaborate with academic support partners including the centers for writing, quantitative learning, work & life, disability services, and wellness in the goal to prepare students for lifelong learning. Lead the department in creating an inclusive, equitable, and respectful environment. Apply online.

First Years’ Experience and Engagement Librarian

Develop and implement a comprehensive, literacies and outreach program for first-year, second-year, and transfer students. Build and maintain connections and collaborations with key campus partners that support first-year orientation and coordinate the library’s participation in campus orientations. Support student-centered learning, focusing on building library research skills and engaging students with the tools of scholarship. Work collaboratively with librarians, technologists, faculty, and other campus partners to develop face-to-face, online, blended and mobile learning objects and teaching materials. Plan and implement experimental and innovative activities through a combination of instructional activities and outreach regularly assessing effectiveness, benefits, and gaps. Regularly inform colleagues on best practices and trends relating to first-year students, first generation students, and lower-division undergraduate retention, and student success. Apply online.

Head of Public Services

The Head of Public Services for Smith College Libraries manages all aspects of Public Services including circulation, reserves, stacks management, interlibrary loan, and coordinates in-person and virtual reference.  This position is responsible for service quality, assessment, innovation including the creative use of technology in support of Public Service operations. Apply online.

Library Communications Specialist

Direct library communications and scholarly communications program for the Smith College Libraries (SCL). Working closely with the Dean of Libraries, the Library Leadership Team, and the communications team, develop, implement, and assess a strategic, integrated communications plan that raises the visibility and effectiveness of the libraries’ collections and services. Oversee content and currency of the libraries’ website designed to provide an optimal user experience for students, faculty and researchers. Collaboratively develop and coordinate scholarly communication services provided through the libraries including open access and OER services. Conceptualize and develop media and materials that promote the Libraries’ services, collections and the academic and creative work by faculty, students and staff stewarded by the libraries. Work closely with College Relations on external communication. Support library efforts in creating an inclusive, collaborative library environment dedicated to user service and open access. Apply online.

Social Sciences Instruction Librarian

Initiate, conduct, and assess course-related library instruction and other instructional activities for a broad range of classes. Serve as the library’s instruction liaison to departments in the Social Sciences, including Anthropology, Economics, Education & Child Study, History, Sociology and Study of Women & Gender. Participate in the Libraries’ full range of in-person and virtual reference and research services as a member of the Learning, Research, and Technology Department. This is a half-time, 6 month limited-term position. with benefits. Apply online.