Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Public Services Librarian: Information Literacy Librarian - Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic

Public Services Librarian: Information Literacy Librarian - Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic. Job Description: Public Services Librarian—Information Literacy Librarian; Assistant or Associate Librarian’s rank dependent on knowledge and experience. In conjunction with the library’s professional and support staff, propose and develop services and programs to enable the library to support the university’s instructional and research missions. Provide professional leadership in the planning, programming, delivering, evaluating and assessment of the library’s instruction program. Work closely and effectively with librarians and classroom faculty to ensure that all Eastern students reach the level of information literacy necessary to achieve academic and career success. Provide reference/information services to users. Report to the Head of Public and Research Services. Responsibilities: Provide leadership in expanding, enhancing and assessing the delivery of library instruction to students both on-site, and off-site, incorporating best practices in instruction and information literacy. Take on the primary responsibility for teaching information literacy skills and concepts to all 100 level classes (primarily English 100), and for upper level classes in the assigned liaison area. Share instruction responsibilities for other courses as staffing needs dictate. Monitor and keep records of all library instruction statistics for reporting purposes and perform scheduling of library instruction as needed. Define and refine policies, procedures, and approaches to library instruction, for traditional and interactive modes including online courseware. Develop programmatic assessment models that measure the impact of library instruction on student learning. Design shared instructional materials in various formats (e.g. electronic, interactive, etc.), including user guides and training materials, working closely with other professional staff. Work with the Center for Instructional Technology to provide workshops for faculty and staff in the use of library information resources. Represent the library in the areas of information literacy/library instruction. Staff a combined Reference/Information desk as assigned (6 hours min. per week), including in person and virtual reference, and provide support for Access Services as needed at the combined service desk. Actively participate in the library’s Liaison Program to academic departments. Participate in the library’s service programs possibly including night/weekend work. Engage in professional development, scholarship and service, in accordance with university standards for renewal, promotion and tenure. Perform other duties as required. Required Qualifications: ALA accredited Master’s degree or its international equivalent. Demonstrated competence in public services areas in college/university libraries, including reference and library instruction. Must have significant experience teaching and collaborating with faculty to deliver library instruction. Knowledge of library database searching, the research process and principles of active learning as applied to Information Literacy. Comfortable with new information technologies. Knowledge of presentation/authoring software. Excellent oral and written communications skills. Teamwork; ability to work effectively and harmoniously with faculty, staff, and students in a culturally diverse environment. Desired Qualifications: An additional advanced degree. Educational background in a subject area related to the duties above. Experience with survey and assessment methods, including user satisfaction surveys and focus groups. Experience developing online instruction. Experience with one or more learning management systems. To apply, send letter of application (specifying position), resume, and three recent references to: Patricia S. Banach, Director of Library Services, J. Eugene Smith Library, Eastern Connecticut State University, 83 Windham Street, Willimantic, CT 06226. Email: