Literacy Librarian – University of District of Columbia, Washington, DC

Brief Description of Duties

The Information Literacy Instruction Librarian/Assistant Professor is a highly visible position that supports the mission of the university and division by leading in the development and maintenance of the division’s information literacy program. Under the overall supervision of the Director of the Learning Resources Division, the incumbent librarian will collaborate with academic faculty and librarians in planning and implementing a program for teaching and fostering information literacy skills relevant to the university curriculum, and for developing students’ competence to discover, access, evaluate, and use electronic and print resources. Some evening and weekend work is required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assumes primary responsibility for developing in-person and online information literacy instruction in collaboration with fellow librarians and teaching faculty, including developing common content, goals and objectives, expected outcomes, and teaching methodologies.
  • Coordinates the scheduling, planning, and delivery of information literacy instruction with university faculty and staff.
  • Develops print and online instructional materials.
  • Develops and maintains a schedule of offerings and develops and disseminates clear and up-to-date policies and procedures governing the information literacy instruction program.
  • Collaborates with Assessment Librarian on information literacy instruction assessment and implements actions for continuous program improvement.
  • Keeps current professionally by participating in relevant conferences, peer group meetings, etc., and conducts ongoing professional development activities for colleagues and staff.
  • Disseminates information on information literacy, scholarly communication, plagiarism, copyright, and related trends to the university community.
  • Teaches information literacy instruction sessions.
  • Performs reference (in-person and virtual) and other related duties.
  • Works with relevant faculty and staff on additional library projects as needed.
  • Serves as a representative on relevant Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) committees.
  • Serves on university and/or departmental committees as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Information or Library Science.
  • Strong communication, organizational, and project management skills.
  • Computer proficient, including Microsoft Office and standard office equipment.
  • Evidence of professional and pedagogical commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion strongly preferred.
  • Experience developing digital tutorials and video preferred.
  • Experience teaching and coordinating information literacy activities at an academic institution preferred.
  • Demonstrated evidence of involvement in professional research activities preferred.

    A candidate for appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor shall be required to meet the following qualifications:

        a) An appropriate terminal degree or agree to complete this degree within a period of time to be specified in the terms of the initial contract; and;
b) At least three (3) years of full-time teaching experience, including two (2) years in an institution of higher education.

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Applications received before April 3, 2020 will receive first consideration.

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