Employment Description

Instruction Librarian
Date Posted 08/04/2017
Hiring Status No Longer Accepting Applications
Location Twin Cities Campus
Position Responsibilities

The Instruction Librarian supports the Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs by enabling students, faculty, and staff to become independent researchers through transformative individual and group instruction, delivered face-to-face and online. This position collaborates with faculty to teach adult students information literacy concepts, authors print and interactive web instructional materials, delivers user-centered reference, and performs circulation and back-up interlibrary loan services.

In order to enable students and faculty to become independent researchers, this individual:

  • Delivers user-centered instruction, face-to-face and online.
  • Designs, assesses, and continuously improves instructional services, curricula, and web and print instructional materials.
  • Collaborates with faculty to integrate information literacy concepts into courses.
  • Provides user-centered and efficient reference via email, instant message, phone, and face-to-face consultations.
  • Serves as a School liaison and on campus committees.
  • Develops support and effective working relationships through committee, departmental, and School outreach.
  • Consults on copyright and intellectual property issues, and creates copyright documentation.
  • Identifies, evaluates, and selects electronic and print resources for the library.
  • Collects data and trains staff on areas of primary responsibility (e.g., reference, instruction, etc.)
  • Participates actively in library and university-wide meetings.
  • Delivers efficient circulation services.
  • Provides back-up interlibrary loan services as needed.
  • Stays current on instructional and reference procedures, strategies, and technologies.
Essential Skills and Abilities
The ideal candidate will have the ability to:
  • Deliver user-centered customer service.
  • Teach adults face-to-face effectively.
  • Design engaging instructional materials.
  • Work independently and collaboratively in a self-directed, industrious, and proactive environment.
  • Communicate effectively via written documents, presentations, and interpersonal interactions.
  • Work effectively with diverse adult and distance learners.
  • Manage multiple tasks and priorities while meeting deadlines.
  • Anticipate and assess user needs.
  • Use technology to enhance learning.
  • Learn instructional software programs, such as Camtastia, Articulate, etc.
  • Use basic computer software, such as Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Produce accurate and detailed work.
  • Work evening and weekend hours as needed.
  The successful candidate must support, respect, and advance the mission of Saint Mary's University as a Lasallian Catholic institution.
Education and Experience
Required:
  • Master of Library Science degree from an American Library Association accredited institution or related Master's degree.
  • Teaching experience.
  • Experience with electronic library resources.
  • Experience with web authoring.

Preferred:

  • Information literacy teaching experience.
  • Online teaching experience.
  • Instructional design experience.
  • Curriculum development experience.
  • Outreach experience.
  • Experience assisting users with library databases, reference, and circulation inquiries, particularly in online environments.
  • Experience with Blackboard or alternative course management system.
  • Experience working in an academic library.

All job offers are contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Additional Required Materials Cover letter, resume or CV, online application, teaching philosophy (no longer than 1 page), example(s) of instructional materials (web or print).
Application Review Date 08/28/2017
Starting Date 10/16/2017
Contact Rachel McGee
Contact Email rmcgee@smumn.edu
Position Full-time
Contract Length 12 Month
Other Details / Information
Benefits Full
Work Sponsorship This position is not eligible for work sponsorship
  We encourage members of the protected classes as defined by the federal, state, and municipal law and those persons attracted to a university with a Lasallian Catholic identity to apply.
EEO M/W/D/V