LIRT (Library Instruction Round Table)

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The mission of the Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) is to provide a forum for discussion of activities, programs, and problems of instruction in the use of libraries; to contribute to the education and training of librarians for library instruction; to promote instruction in the use of libraries as an essential library service, and to serve as a channel of communication on library instruction between the ALA divisions, ALA and ACRL committees, state clearinghouses, Project LOEX, other organizations concerned with instruction in the use of libraries, and members of the Association.

Learn more about LIRT on the ALA website.

JOBOP: Data Science Librarian (Williams College, MA)

  • 1.  JOBOP: Data Science Librarian (Williams College, MA)

    Posted Jul 29, 2021 03:49 PM
    (Please excuse cross-postings)

    Williams College Libraries seeks an enthusiastic, user-centered educator to join our Research Services team. In this newly-created position, you will design data literacy services for undergraduate students, support data-intensive courses, and contribute to the development of the Data Science program. You will also guide students and faculty on library research methods, teach instruction sessions, and develop library collections. 


    We believe in meeting students where they are in their information-seeking journey and helping them grow into empowered, information-literate citizens. We are looking for a colleague who: 

    • shares our passion for working with students and teaching information/data literacy 
    • embraces our commitment to critical pedagogy, data ethics/justice, and furthering diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility through our work
    • welcomes the opportunity to shape the library's first data literacy program 
    • thrives in a small, relationship-driven academic environment
    • is excited to work in a college library supporting students with broadly diverse backgrounds

    Masters degree required. For full role details and to apply, visit 

    Lori DuBois
    Reference & Instruction Librarian
    Williams College
    Williamstown, MA