Bard College at Simon’s Rock’s Alumni Library seeks a creative and energetic librarian
to join a team-oriented liberal arts library staff as our Systems Librarian. The successful
candidate will bring an innovative mindset, strong interest in open resources and
systems, and commitment to critical engagement around equity and inclusion in librarianship
and allied fields. Patron services and library instruction in support of the curriculum
are a significant component of this position and this librarian will also participate
in other aspects of library operations as necessary.
Bard College at Simon’s Rock and Bard Academy are equal opportunity employers and we encourage applications from candidates of all races, nationalities, sexual orientations, gender identities, abilities, and socioeconomic levels as the values of equity and inclusion are core to our institutional mission. AA/EOE. The anticipated start date for this position is Feb. 1, 2022.
Research suggests that women and people of color may not apply for positions when they feel they do not meet all of the qualifications or have experience with each of the responsibilities. If you feel you could be successful in this position, but do not meet all the qualifications or have experience with the responsibilities listed, please apply!
All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. This is an in person/on campus, full-time, 12- month position with benefits. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Please send a cover letter that highlights relevant skills and experience and a resume to Brian Mikesell, Library Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Systems Librarian” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. No phone calls please.
Bard College at Simon’s Rock is the only four-year college in the United States specifically
designed to allow highly motivated adolescents to fully realize their intellectual
and creative potential by beginning college immediately after the 10th or 11th grade.
For over 50 years, Simon’s Rock has occupied a unique space in the educational landscape,
practicing the simple yet radical idea that many students are ready for college before
the age of 18. We strive to do so in an inclusive environment where diverse perspectives
are valued. In 2014, Simon’s Rock opened Bard Academy at Simon's Rock, a two-year
high school program for 9th- and 10th- graders on the path to starting college early.
The campus is located on 275 rolling and wooded acres in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, the center of the Berkshires and, according to Smithsonian Magazine, “the best small town in America.” Equidistant between New York and Boston, the Berkshires is a site of great natural beauty and numerous outdoor activities, as well as a cultural destination.