Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Instruction and Information Literacy Librarian - The University of Bridgeport

Instruction and Information Literacy Librarian - The University of Bridgeport. Reporting to the University Librarian, this position works closely with the academic community to develop and implement an effective plan for Library Instruction and Information Literacy that is aligned with University direction, accreditation requirements, and best practices. The Library utilizes a state of the art, Ex Libris suite of library software, including Primo and Primo Central Discovery tools. The incumbent develops and delivers curriculum and teaching materials to support a broad range of instructional activities that includes working to embed information literacy instruction in the curriculum, classroom teaching, and development of assessment measures. He/she supports all academic programs, including undergraduate, graduate, Continuing and Professional Studies, and the health science programs. DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES: Works closely with Library Management to lead UB Information Literacy initiatives within an 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, and assessment systems; Delivers Information Literacy instruction as needed to faculty, students in workshops/classroom; Works on committees and task teams on and off campus to represent Information Literacy/Library; Measures the effectiveness of instruction program and provides management reports; Works closely with Reference Librarians to coordinate activities and develop consistent IL support; Answers Reference Questions via phone, email, chat, via Wimba, or by appointment; Works closely with Digital Content Specialist, Library Systems Administrator, and SFX administrator; Other work related duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: Masters Degree in Library or Information Science. 2 years experience in Information Literacy function in an Academic Library is preferred; Proficient in Information Literacy concepts (ACRL & Accreditation Associations), teaching methodologies, and assessment; Experience in curriculum design; Demonstrated skills in Microsoft Office, database services and Internet searching; Experience using a Learning Management System preferred; Strong interpersonal skills, ability to establish good working relationships with colleagues/students; Excellent presentation skills, including speaking to groups. Strong teaching skills and experience in classroom instruction; Demonstrated ability to work in teams, be flexible and ability to acquire new skills; Strong service orientation; Experience in evidence based librarianship (EBL) or medicine (EBM) desirable. The University of Bridgeport offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please send letter of application and resume to: Department of Human Resources, Instruction & Information Literacy Librarian, University of Bridgeport, Wahlstrom Library, 7th Floor, 126 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604. Fax: (203) 576-4601. hr@bridgeport.edu. It is the policy of the University of Bridgeport to prohibit discrimination in education, employment, and in the provision of services on the basis of legally protected class characteristics (unless there is a bona fide occupational qualification related to employment), or any other unlawful factor. Protected class characteristics include race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, workplace hazards to reproductive systems, sex (gender identity and expression, sexual harassment), marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, national origin, physical/mental/learning.