Academic Support Librarian for Innovative Programs, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA

For first consideration, please apply on or before January 31st, 2022.

The Academic Support Librarian for Innovative Programs plays a valuable role in providing energy and initiative to the University of the Pacific Library’s research support and learning services. Reporting to the Assistant Dean for User Services & Programs, the person in this role collaborates with fellow librarians in delivering services to the University community in order to develop students’ information literacy skills. In particular, they provide leadership for library programs and services, such as the re-imagined research help desk, the information literacy badges initiative, and library events. In addition, they offer library instruction to courses in Pacific’s General Education program and assigned subject areas. The Academic Support Librarian contributes to an organization that is student-centered and committed to continually examining and pursuing ways to address issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion within the library.

This is a 9-month, 2-year renewable, non-tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Essential Functions:

  • Develops and provides innovative library programs and services that support the curricular and research needs of students and faculty informed by best practices, such as inclusive pedagogy, equitable assessment, and the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education
  • Provides leadership for the re-imagined research help desk, the information literacy badges program, and library events
  • Collaborates with fellow Academic Support Librarians to support student success and retention through research consultations, library instruction, and other information literacy services and programs
  • Utilizes relevant and effective technologies to design and develop innovative teaching and learning initiatives, such as the information literacy badges program, library guides, and other digital learning objects
  • Incorporates active learning strategies in the classroom to support the needs of the learners, whether the instruction occurs in-person, virtual, synchronous, asynchronous, hybrid, and/or flipped
  • Provides instruction, performs collection development and cultivates relationships with students and faculty in the first-year seminar courses, General Education courses, and assigned liaison areas
  • Provides leadership on developing dynamic, student-centered, and community programming in the library; manage the marketing of library events, including the library’s social media presence
  • Committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion as core values and strategic priorities in the library and at the University of the Pacific
  • Collaborates with and actively participates in relevant local, regional, national, or international organizations
  • Serves on/participates in library committees, task forces, and teams as appropriate
  • Engages in scholarly/creative/professional activities that advance knowledge and foster enrichment, as desired and in consultation with the Assistant Dean

Minimum Qualifications

An ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science or equivalent degree or experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience delivering instruction and research services in an academic library.

Skills/Knowledge and Expertise:

  • Ability to succeed as a member of a team of library professionals to collaboratively and effectively deliver research help and information literacy services
  • Passion for quality services and initiatives centered around developing students’ information literacy skills and characterized by collaboration with fellow library professionals, teaching faculty, and academic support providers
  • Ability to effectively teach students using active learning strategies and a desire to explore different modes of teaching, such as hybrid, asynchronous, and flipped classrooms.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education
  • Proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity equity and inclusion
  • Ability to manage time and multiple projects in a changing environment
  • Enthusiasm for innovation, problem-solving, and creativity
  • Commitment to effective communication and cooperative teamwork
  • Experience developing dynamic and engaging programs for students and/or community members
  • Experience teaching library sessions for first-year courses
  • Experience creating and developing digital badges or micro-credentials
  • Experience creating and editing LibGuides and other Springshare products
  • Experience using learning management systems, such as Canvas
  • Experience integrating effective and/or innovative technologies to enhance learning and teaching
  • Experience with creating content for social media platforms
  • Experience using disaggregated student data to inform programming and teaching and learning services
  • Physical Requirements

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Requires extended periods of sitting and repetitive hand/wrist motion while using computer keyboard and phone. Occasional standing, walking, walking across campus, climbing stairs, bending, stooping, and reaching. Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment/Work Week/Travel:

Work is primarily performed in a standard office environment. Work performed during standard business hours. Some travel may be required. Valid driver’s license required. Incumbent must also be able to meet the University’s fleet rules and be eligible to drive for University business. The University and its insurance carrier reserve the right to exclude applicants based on their driving record.

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