Information Literacy Librarian-Saint Mary’s College of California

June 24, 2013

Open until July 23, 2013

Information Literacy Librarian-Saint Mary’s College of California

Reporting to the Coordinator of Reference Services and working closely with the Instruction Team Leader, this position provides instruction and reference services to the Saint Mary’s Community. This position is a 9-month career appointment.

1. Information Literacy Instruction Services:
Serves as primary coordinator and instructor for the College’s Freshmen English Composition Courses and the First Year Academic Cohort (FYAC) classes’ Library introduction sessions.

a. Under the direction of the Instruction Team Leader, contacts Faculty Program Coordinators and individual faculty teaching in these programs to coordinate and schedule sessions. While this position is expected to be the “first responder” for section/class instruction for these programs, this individual will also coordinate with instruction team librarians to fill instructional needs.
b. Takes a leadership role in working with instruction team librarians to plan instructional content, activities, and assessment methods for these programs. Initially, this will include working with Instruction Team Leader, instruction librarians, English Department faculty and other campus stakeholders, to incorporate and implement information literacy objectives into the new Core Curriculum, with a focus on the English Composition program
c. If time permits, provides instruction in other courses and venues.
d. Collects and analyzes statistics and works with the Library administrative assistants to ensure adequate instruction room availability and that the instruction room equipment, computers, etc., are in good working order.
e. Stays abreast of innovations and best practices in teaching and particularly in teaching information literacy skills. Models innovation in this area and collaborates in innovative approaches with the teaching librarians.
f. Actively participates in the work of the Instruction Team and assists the Instruction Team Leader to assemble and write the Instruction Annual Report.

2. Reference Services:

Serves as a member of the Reference/Research Services Team:

a. Provides research advice and assistance in person and via telephone, email, instant messaging and text messaging to all Saint Mary’s College students, faculty, and staff, as well as non-College users.
b. Employs various interview techniques to assess users’ information needs and assists patrons in the use and interpretation of the library’s resources, including over 150 online databases.
c. Fulfills day, night, and weekend desk hours as scheduled during the nine-month academic year.
d. Actively participates in reference team meetings. Actively engages in review of issues, best practices, and techniques related to the provision of reference service.
3. Other Duties As Assigned

4. Contributions to the College, Profession, and Professional Development. For example:

a. Serves on library and college committees as assigned.
b. Maintains membership and involvement with appropriate professional associations, such as ALA and SCELC.
c. Contributes service to professional and/or college community endeavors.
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Reference and Instruction Librarians – California State University Monterey Bay

June 21, 2013

Reference and Instruction Librarians (2)

The Tanimura and Antle Family Memorial Library of California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) seeks two (2) full-time, tenure-track Reference and Instruction Librarians. The positions offer creative opportunities for forward-looking, pragmatic, motivated individuals who seek opportunities and experience across a variety of professional responsibilities, while developing areas of focus with the potential to take on leadership roles.

CSUMB is a comprehensive public university committed to serving the diverse people of California, especially the working class, historically under-served, and low income populations. The library’s mission is to help prepare knowledgeable, resourceful and responsible citizens for California and the global community by facilitating active exploration, discovery and synthesis of information. As a teaching library, its faculty librarians manage and deliver active, outcomes-based instructional programs. The design of the library co-locates library services with campus programs that support student learning, including writing, peer-tutoring, advising and undergraduate research.

View the complete job listing and links to information about the University. Application screening begins 08/01/2013.

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The Reference and Instruction Librarian offers leadership, vision and eagerness to develop innovative models for information literacy at Whittier College’s Wardman Library. S/he will be part of the campus team that creates a Digital Liberal Arts Center within the Library that will foster independent and collaborative learning.  The Reference and Instruction Librarian will investigate and incorporate appropriate new trends in library instruction, reference services, information literacy and the use of learning spaces. The position requires experience with supervision and coordination of interlibrary loan services. Read the rest of this entry »

LIBRARIAN/MEDIA SPECIALIST – Comprehensive High School 2013/2014 School Year

June 5, 2013

LIBRARIAN/MEDIA SPECIALIST – Comprehensive High School
2013/2014 School Year

El Dorado Union High School District
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Online Instructional Design Librarian – CSUSB – *Deadline Extended July 31*

June 5, 2013

Online Instructional Design Librarian

The California State University, San Bernardino Pfau Library invites applications from creative, forward-thinking librarians to join Pfau Library as Online Instructional Design Librarian. Working collaboratively with faculty librarians, the individual in this position will lead interdisciplinary initiatives to ensure a meaningful library presence in online courses. S/he will be responsible for exploring the intersection of critical information literacy instruction and instructional design and learning technologies, and for providing leadership in effective online teaching pedagogy.


RESPONSIBILITIES: The Online Instructional Design Librarian is a faculty position reporting to the Dean in close consultation with the Coordinator of Library Instruction.  The person in this position will identify the need for, and facilitate creation of, library initiatives to support online learning, including development of the library’s presence in the university’s course management system.  S/he will serve as one of the core instructors of the library’s critical information literacy program and will oversee the creation and continued development of information literacy multimedia learning objects, including management of LibGuides resources. S/he will develop expertise in online instruction and serve as a resource person and workshop facilitator regarding pedagogy in face-to-face and online environments, developing and sharing best practices for innovative teaching techniques across multimedia platforms.  S/he will collaborate extensively with a variety of current and potential teaching partners, including subject librarians, university instructional designers, and teaching faculty. S/he will serve as liaison to assigned academic departments, with responsibility for subject-specialized collection development and instruction, and participate in Research Help Desk rotation for on-site and electronic reference, including some evening and weekend shifts.
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