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Stetson University seeks a collaborative and dynamic Information Literacy and Research Librarian for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor. The Information Literacy and Research Librarian is responsible, through the application of established policies and procedures, for providing and coordinating information literacy instruction services and will provide research help services. The ideal candidate is conversant with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy, understands learning theory, and leverages technology to teach information literacy and research skills. Demonstrated expertise in instructional design with an understanding of active engaged learning is especially desired. In addition to practicing the specific skill sets described below, the librarian in this position will participate in the professional activities and University service required of a tenure-track faculty member.
This position reports to the Director of Public Services. Duties include teaching library instruction classes, coordinating requests for library instruction, and on-call research assistance shifts. Instruction and research services require occasional night and weekend shifts.
The Information Literacy and Research Librarian will be expected to give special attention to the following responsibilities:
- Coordinates and assesses the library’s information literacy instruction program, in
consultation with research librarians. Works with established University committees to
assess information literacy learning in the general education program and in the
University’s Quality Enhancement Project, Bridging the Gap: Enhancing Information
- Advocates for the library’s role in student learning, including working with faculty to
incorporate information literacy and library research skills into their courses.
- Collaborates with colleagues to design, create, and maintain various learning objects,
information literacy modules, and online tutorials to integrate into the library’s instruction
- Engages librarians who provide instruction services in discussions about instructional
design, pedagogy, technology tools, and relevant professional development.
- Maintains currency regarding reference, research, and database sources.
Master of Library & Information Science (MLS/MLIS) is required, with experience with information literacy instruction services, library research, and reference services preferred. Second Master’s degree preferred.
The successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge of best practices, issues, and trends in information literacy instruction in academic libraries; demonstrated teaching or presentation experience and the ability to contribute to a growing and changing information literacy instruction program; effective communication, interpersonal, presentation, organizational, and analytical skills; ability to manage projects and meet deadlines; and the ability to work flexibly and creatively.
In addition, the successful candidate should have the demonstrated potential or ability to engage in publication and professional service to meet University tenure and promotion requirements. Click for the complete job ad.
Applicants should supply a cover letter, a detailed current vita, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references. All information may be submitted electronically to Susan Ryan, Dean of the duPont-Ball Library and Learning Technologies, at email@example.com. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. All correspondence will be held in strictest confidence.