Friday, March 23, 2007

Instruction & Information Literacy Librarian - University of Bridgeport

Instruction & Information Literacy Librarian - University of Bridgeport. Summary: Working closely with the academic community, this individual develops and implements an effective plan for Library Instruction and Information Literacy that is aligned with University direction, accreditation requirements, and best practices. Incumbent develops and delivers curriculum and teaching materials to support a range of instructional activities that includes faculty professional development workshops, classroom teaching, e-learning initiatives, reference practices, and other student support activities. Supports all academic programs, including undergraduate, graduate, Continuing and Professional Studies, and Colleges of Naturopathic Medicine and Chiropractic. Emphasis is on evidence based approach. Duties & Responsibilities: Works closely with University Librarian to lead UB Information Literacy initiative within outcomes assessment model. Coordinates with Faculty to produce embedded curriculum content and assessment tools in print and electronic format. This includes provision of material for Blackboard, online tutorials, other e-learning delivery systems. Delivers Information Literacy instruction to Faculty, students in workshops and classroom. Works on committees and task teams to represent Information Literacy. Measures effectiveness of instruction program provides management reports. Works closely with Reference Department to coordinate activities and develop consistent student support. Participates in web development, ensuring appropriate Information Literacy presence on Library Homepage. Collaborates with Technology Librarian on Information Literacy implementation. Other work related duties as assigned by the Director. Qualifications: Masters Degree in Library or Information Science. 2 years experience in Information Literacy function at Academic or Special Library strongly preferred. Proficient in Information Literacy concepts (ACRL & Accreditation Associations), teaching methodologies, and assessment. Experience in evidence based librarianship (EBL) or medicine (EBM) highly desirable. Experienced in curriculum design. Demonstrated skills in Microsoft Office, database services and Internet searching. Blackboard, Smartboard skills desirable. Excellent communication skills, including speaking to groups. Strong teaching skills and experience in classroom instruction. Demonstrated ability to work in teams, flexible and able to acquire new skills. Strong service orientation. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled. Please submit a letter of application, c.v., and the names, addresses, and e-mail addresses of three current references to: Librarian Open Positions, Library Services, University of Bridgeport, 126 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604; Email: The University of Bridgeport is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.