Reporting to the Dean of the Library, the primary responsibility of this librarian is the leadership of information literacy instruction.
The Information Literacy Librarian collaborates with faculty and campus departments to lead in the innovative instructional/curricular design of integrated information literacy competencies. This position will assist in creative library instruction and the development of engaging learning modules and also develop and maintain a full-scale assessment plan to ensure that information literacy is part of student success. This position is a twelve-month, full-time, tenure-track appointment. The position also participates in the general work of the reference department and serves as a liaison to academic areas as assigned. In collaboration with the Dean, this position will develop strategies to promote information literacy and the library to the campus.
· Leads the campus in innovative and effective methods of information literacy offerings through the incorporation of instructional design techniques.
· Assesses information literacy instruction in all formats.
· Participates in the daily work of the reference department, including scheduled night & weekend shifts.
· Represents the library in faculty governance work.
· Participates in collection development for liaison departments and the reference collection.
· Engages in effective professional development.
I. Designs and coordinates the information literacy program for the campus.
· Works with faculty to develop effective assignments that incorporate specific information literacy competencies.
· Develops instructional materials for faculty to use in information literacy instruction.
· Leads information literacy sessions.
· Keeps up to date regarding information literacy and instructional design.
· Communicates and promotes to the faculty the types of support offered by the library in teaching information literacy skills.
II. Participates as a member of the library reference team.
· Provides reference desk coverage during assigned daytime hours, one evening per week, and as part of the weekend rotation.
· Interprets established policies and procedures concerning circulation, interlibrary loan, fire drills, opening and closing, etc.
· Instructs users in the development of an appropriate search strategy and demonstrates the use of bibliographic records and all formats of research materials when assisting users to locate, select, and interpret records or search results.
· Refers users to the appropriate persons or institutions when the library holdings do not meet the requestor’s need.
· Shelves materials and reads shelves in reference as needed.
III. Contributes to the development of the library collections, in support of the college curricula.
· Recommends materials for acquisition from the knowledge acquired through InterLibrary Loan & Reference.
· Recommends materials for acquisition in specific subject areas.
· Participates in selection of reference titles.
· Notifies faculty of additions to the library collection.
IV. Participates in Faculty governance.
· Serves on library committees assigned to specific tasks.
· Serves on elected and appointed campus committees.
· Represents the library as liaison to an academic division.
· Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution
· Sound knowledge of instructional design and effective pedagogies for in-person and online instructional sessions
· Applied knowledge of emerging information technologies, including alternative reference tools and social networking software
· Strong problem-solving skills and excellent organizational, interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
· Ability to manage multiple responsibilities and effectively respond to the needs of the campus community
· Ability to work in a collaborative team environment
· Demonstrated ability to meet criteria for promotion and tenure
· Strong service orientation
· Proficiency with Microsoft Windows and the Office suite
· Professional instruction experience in an academic library setting
· Professional experience with information literacy assessment
· Experience with course management and automated library systems
· Supervisory experience
Completed application consists of the following:
A. Letter of application, addressing qualifications for this position
B. Official transcripts, or copies thereof
C. Current CV or resume
D. Names and addresses of at least three professional references
E. SUNY Cobleskill application form – http://www.cobleskill.edu/about/administrative-offices/human-resources/current-openings.asp
Erik Seastedt, HR Director
106 Suffolk Circle
Cobleskill, NY 12043
Online App. Form: http://www.cobleskill.edu/about/administrative-offices/human-resources/facu lty%20administrative%20application.pdf
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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