The librarian is responsible for developing, implementing, and coordinating the University Libraries information literacy programs including: integrating information literacy into the university curriculum; coordinating the library’s instructional programs for on-campus and remote users; training library staff in best practices for instruction; serving as the training coordinator and instructional design consultant for the University Libraries. The librarian is responsible for hiring, training and supervising part-time & student employees and Graduate Library Preprofessionals; overseeing all activities and interactions that take place at the Information Desk; adjusting and updating the policies and procedures manual; developing the reference collection.
Develop a comprehensive program of library instructional services, to include: working with other librarians and appropriate faculty, staff and administrators on campus to develop dynamic, interactive information literacy and library instruction programs in accordance with national standards, principles of instructional design, and RIS policies; coordinating the on-campus and remote user instruction programs for the University Libraries; training and supervising library staff instructors; evaluating the Libraries’ instruction program’s ability to meet user’s changing needs; and working with library colleagues to create both synchronous and asynchronous instructional materials and programs that meet the needs of the academic units the Libraries serve. Provide individual and group instruction in information literacy skills as well as the use of reference and research tools and the research process, both in general and in subject-specific settings. Coordinate the development of classroom and electronically distributed programs for group instruction and guidelines for individual instruction. Coordinate the design and development of online tutorials, research guides, and user documentation via the Libraries’ website, Blackboard, and 3rd party software (e.g., Engage used by Wiley).
Has responsibility for all operations and staffing at the Information Desk. Selects, trains, and supervises part-time and other non-regular (for example, GLPs) staff; adjusts and updates the policies and procedures manual; develops the reference collection. Participate as a generalist and subject specialist in the provision of reference and research assistance to users. Participate as a collection development resource and library liaison for designated disciplines: reference, education, and music.
Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution. Additional academic work in instruction design and research methods strongly preferred. Knowledge and awareness of current academic issues as they affect library resources, operations and services, specifically issues related to library instruction and information literacy. Knowledge of instructional design concepts and principles of user-oriented design. Knowledge of reference, and research resources and services; skill in using common computer software applications; knowledge of the Internet and electronic resources. Skill in individual and group instruction; skill in the development of library instruction programs and instructional materials. Applied knowledge of emerging information technologies. Ability to communicate well both orally and in writing; especially with different library user groups; ability to anticipate future service needs and plan accordingly; strong service orientation.
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