[IUG] JOB OPENING: Instructional Services Librarian, The University of Arizona Libraries
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JOB OPENING: Instructional Services Librarian, The University of Arizona Libraries
Job Title: Instructional Services Librarian
Department: The University of Arizona Libraries Position Summary:
The University of Arizona Libraries Instructional Services Team seeks a dynamic, creative, student-centered librarian to collaboratively plan, develop, implement, and continually improve the Libraries' suite of instructional and educational services. The successful candidate supports student learning across disciplines by working with UA faculty/staff to facilitate the use of curriculum-specific information resources, provides access to course-related online materials in course management systems or other online environments, and develops and delivers digital learning objects that address information literacy needs. The incumbent works collaboratively with members of the Instructional Services Team, members of other Library teams, and staff from other campus units to support the recruitment, retention, and outreach goals of the University, through appropriate Library-related programs and services.
TEAM MISSION STATEMENT:
The Instructional Services Team will deliver an efficient and effective program for information literacy education, including credit-based courses and with an emphasis on online, learner-centered tools and instruction. IST is committed to exploring new, pedagogically-sound applications of technology, with a focus on active learning, critical thinking, and collaboration. IST partners with faculty, departments and other campus units at all levels to deliver information literacy instruction in a scalable form that reaches students when and where they most need it. IST creates an inviting environment for learning, growth, and enrichment through ensuring customer-focused research assistance and information access.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK PERFORMED:
As needed within the team and appropriate to the position of a professional librarian, the incumbent performs all work necessary to meet the changing needs of the Library's customers. As our customers' needs change, our work patterns often change. As a result, team and Library work are periodically negotiated within the team, the end product being an agreement in writing defining each individual's work as well as performance expectations.
LIBRARY MISSION STATEMENT:
The University of Arizona Libraries and Center for Creative Photography advance the University's mission through the active contributions of knowledgeable staff who choose cost effective methods of acquiring, curating, managing, and connecting customers to information services and resources and providing education in their use. All staff are charged with advancing the mission and vision of the Library through system-wide thinking and shared responsibility for successful teams. Individuals are responsible and accountable for problem solving and process improvement, and are empowered to make decisions at appropriate levels. Staff are encouraged to take satisfaction in their accomplishments in an atmosphere of cooperation and to have balanced personal and professional lives.
* Work with other librarians and instructors to design, develop, deliver, and assess scalable, pedagogically-sound tools and materials that address core information literacy outcomes (e-learning modules, assignments, syllabi, etc.)
* Work with faculty and instructors at the department and college level to integrate information literacy objectives and assignments into curricula and syllabi
* Work with other librarians on the design, development, delivery, and assessment of credit-bearing information literacy/library research courses
* Develop, maintain, and leverage liaison relationships with relevant user groups and others on campus and in the community
* Develop and test new instructional tools, techniques, and approaches and share them with team, library, and campus colleagues
* Work with others on the team and in the library to propose, design, and implement research methodologies to assess library products and services
* Actively further university retention and recruitment goals by supporting targeted campus programs and collaborate with others on campus to develop and maintain programs and initiatives that leverage campus resources for the good of the State of Arizona
* Provide reference services, including in-depth reference consultations to students or faculty, and disciplinary support to other library staff or services (interlibrary loan, digital projects, collection management, etc.), as needed
* Participate in Library-wide activities or project teams, as needed
* Promote the library's organizational values to staff and users and advance the goals, mission and priorities of the Instructional Services Team, the Library, and the University of Arizona
* As a member of the library profession, the Library Faculty Assembly and the general faculty of the University of Arizona, actively contribute to the information/library profession through research, service and scholarship
* Engage in governance of the Library and the University through service in the Library Faculty Assembly and on appropriate University committees
* Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution.
* Evidence of the ability to carry out responsibilities and assignments collaboratively as well as work independently in a team-based environment
* Evidence of the ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a changing environment
* Evidence of proactive and creative problem solving capabilities
* Evidence of excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
* Evidence of a strong, enthusiastic, customer service-oriented philosophy
* Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with instructional design, teaching/pedagogy, emerging learning technologies, and information literacy standards for higher education
* Evidence of a high degree of computer/digital fluency (especially related to the use of instructional software and web development applications - Captivate, Articulate, Flash, PHP, etc.) and a commitment to staying abreast of emerging technologies
* Experience consulting and working with faculty/instructors, especially on course, tutorial, or assignment design, or in developing educational programs
* Advanced degree or graduate coursework in education, learning theory, or other relevant field
* Experience assessing services or products, including a knowledge of research design/methodology and fluency with data analysis
* Evidence of valuing and capitalizing on difference/diversity in the workplace
* Evidence of in-depth subject knowledge in one or more academic disciplines, and experience with reference services
* Evidence of potential for earning continuing status as a University of Arizona Library Faculty member (See Article VIII of the LFA Bylaws:
Job Opened: 6/09/11; Review Begins: 7-11-11
Salary: $53,364 annually; Full-time; Benefits Eligible: Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for employee and qualified family members; access to campus cultural and recreational activities; state retirement, and more.
For further details and to apply: Go to http://www.uacareertrack.com/ and search for Job #47797. To apply, complete the faculty/appointed application form in The University of Arizona's Career Track application system and be prepared to attach a resume and letter of interest when instructed. Be sure to include the names and contact information for 3 employer supervisory references on the faculty/appointed application where indicated.
As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, the University of Arizona recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences and backgrounds.
The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA Employer-M/W/D/V.
Human Resources (520) 621-3662; TDD (M-F 8-5) (520) 621-8299; http://www.hr.arizona.edu list.
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