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Research Support & Instruction Librarian

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Job Title Research Support & Instruction Librarian
Department Library Administration - 26000
Pay Grade 1
Job Category Faculty
Job Summary

The Charles C. Sherrod Library at East Tennessee State University seeks an enthusiastic, creative, and service-oriented librarian dedicated to helping university students at all levels learn and apply the skills and competencies they need to find, evaluate, and use information sources in academic work. The Research Support and Instruction Librarian participates in research consultation and instruction services delivered both in person and online in a dynamic library and campus environment.

The successful candidate will develop discipline-specific online research guides, online courses, and digital learning objects to support student research needs. This position will contribute to evaluating use of and satisfaction with research support and instruction services, assessment of library instruction, and library program planning in these areas. This position will also participate in collection evaluation and development activities for one or more disciplines aligned with interest and/or background.

This position requires a varying work schedule that includes evening and weekend hours and may supervise staff and student workers.

Reporting to the Director of Public Services unit, the Research Support & Instruction Librarian is part of a team providing in-depth research assistance to students and faculty and individual or group instruction in-person and online. This position collaborates to improve instructional programs and practices, foster effective use of library services and resources, assess needs, promote awareness of new information products and services, and seek partnerships with faculty to develop students’ ability to discover, evaluate, and use information. Evening and weekend working hours are required.

-Work with colleagues to develop discipline-specific online research guides, online courses, and digital learning objects to support student research needs; design library instruction, develop learning materials, and assess instructional outcomes using concepts defined by the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.
-Conduct library instruction in classroom and online.
-Provide research support services in the Sherrod Library in person and online.
-Contribute to evaluating use of, and satisfaction with, library research support and instruction services.
-Contribute to research support and instruction services program planning.
-Supervise one or more library staff.
-Work with faculty in designated discipline(s) on collection evaluation and development.
-Engage in scholarly activity and service appropriate for tenure-track library faculty under the University and Library policies for tenure and promotion.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

-Knowledge of current ACRL and RUSA standards.
-Experience with educational/instructional technologies.
-Experience with assessment of library instruction and reference services.
-Strong attention to detail.
-Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
-Ability to communicate effectively.

Required Qualifications

-Master’s degree in information and/or library science from an ALA-accredited program, or equivalent degree if earned outside the U.S. or Canada.
-Knowledge of current ACRL and RUSA standards.
-Minimum of two years’ relevant work experience in an academic or research library.
-Knowledge of trends and issues in contemporary library research support and instruction services.
-Knowledge of information literacy concepts and application to library instruction.
-Experience with current web, instructional, and productivity technologies.
-Evidence of teamwork, creativity, flexibility, and initiative.
-Excellent interpersonal skills and verbal and written communication skills.
-Commitment to engage in ongoing professional development, scholarly research and publication, and service appropriate for tenure-track library faculty under University and Library policies for tenure and promotion.

Preferred Qualifications

-Experience working in a learning commons/information commons environment in an academic library.
-Experience with peer review of library instruction.
-Evidence of commitment to responsive and effective user-centered services.
-Supervisory experience.
-Experience with LibGuides, LibAnswers.
-Experience using online meeting software (e.g., WebEx, GoToMeeting, Adobe Connect).
-Experience creating video tutorials, course modules, or other online learning objects.
-Knowledge of accessibility requirements for instructional materials.
-Evidence of professional activity related to information literacy and instruction in libraries.

Salary $48,000.00

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F00037P
Is this position subject to a criminal background check? No
Is any part of the funding for this posting coming from a grant or outside funding source? No
Open Date 05/04/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
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  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Teaching Philosophy
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