Friday, January 24, 2014

Instruction & Information Literacy Librarian - University of Bridgeport

Instruction & Information Literacy Librarian - University of Bridgeport. Reporting to the University Librarian and working closely with the academic community, the Instruction & Information Literacy Librarian develops and implements an effective plan for Library Instruction and Information Literacy that is aligned with University direction, accreditation requirements, and best practices. 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 curriculum content and assessment tools in print and electronic format. This includes provision of material for Canvas, online tutorials, other e-learning delivery systems, and assessment systems. Delivers Information Literacy instruction as needed to faculty, students in workshops/classroom. Represents the Library on committees and task teams on and off campus to represent Information Literacy/Library. Measures the effectiveness of the instruction program and provides reports to management. Works closely with Reference Librarians to coordinate activities and develop consistent IL support. Answers Reference Questions via phone, email, chat, online, or by appointment. Works closely with Digital Content Librarian, Library Systems Administrator, and SFX administrator to create the best Digital Library/Discovery tool. Other work related duties as assigned. Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science. 2 years’ experience in Information Literacy function in an Academic Library is preferred. Ability to work in a team environment as a member of a team. Proficient in Information Literacy, teaching methodologies, and assessment. Experience in information literacy curriculum design. Demonstrated skills in Microsoft Office, database services and Internet searching. Experience using a Learning Management System. 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 be flexible and ability to acquire new skills quickly and independently. Strong service orientation. Experience in evidence based librarianship (EBL) or medicine (EBM) desirable. 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, Wahlstrom Library, 7th Floor, 126 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604, Fax: (203) 576-4601, employment It is the policy of the University of Bridgeport to prohibit discrimination in admissions, educational programs and 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, creed, ancestry, workplace hazards to reproductive systems, sex (gender identity, gender expression, sexual harassment), marital status, civil union status, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, national origin, physical/mental/learning disability, veteran status and any other group protected by civil rights laws. The University of Bridgeport complies with Clery Act and maintains records of campus crime statistics and security policies. Copies of University of Bridgeport Annual Security and Fire Report reports are available at