First-Year Writing and Learning Technologies Librarian, Librarian I/II
Michigan State University Libraries
Job Location: Michigan
Apply By: 03/11/2020
Date Created: 02-12-2020
First-Year Writing and Learning Technologies Librarian, Librarian I or II
Minimum $52,000. Salary commensurate with experience.
The Michigan State University (MSU) Libraries invites a forward-looking and creative professional to bring fresh perspectives to our position as First-Year Writing and Learning Technologies Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Teaching and Learning, this librarian is a member of the team planning, promoting, assessing, delivering, and integrating information literacy initiatives into the university curriculum. This librarian develops and delivers information literacy classroom instruction, primarily for First-Year Writing students; participates in outreach activities including tours and other programs related to information literacy and library promotion; designs, develops and maintains electronic learning materials including online modules and learning objects; serves as a consultant to MSU librarians for designing and implementing electronic instructional materials and effective online pedagogy.
- Provides classroom information literacy instruction for First Year Writing (FYW) classes, applying appropriate pedagogical techniques and relevant technologies.
- Works with FYW course instructors, members of the Teaching & Learning team and within FYW to design and assess instruction
- Manages, revises, and creates online modules and learning objects for the Teaching & Learning team, including development and maintenance of material in the learning management system and other MSU-sponsored platforms
- Serves as a consultant to library staff in the area of online teaching and learning; provides assistance with developing electronic learning materials and creates professional development and training opportunities for librarians.
- Participates in and informs the Teaching & Learning team on wider campus instructional technology initiatives
- Contributes to assessment and evaluation of student learning, and overall information literacy program effectiveness, promoting a culture of assessment among librarians
- Maintains and develops unit Web and intranet presence
- Contributes to development of unit philosophy, goals and objectives, and related strategic planning initiatives through participation in Teaching & Learning team planning meetings; meets with the Head of Teaching & Learning to develop and evaluate instruction activities
- Promotes the MSU Libraries’ resources and services to both the MSU community and the university’s wider constituencies through tours, resource fairs, orientation programs, and other instructional sessions and delivery formats
- Performs administrative tasks such as data collection, reporting and document creation in support of the goals, objectives, and operational success of the Teaching & Learning team
The First-Year Writing and Learning Technologies Librarian will also participate approximately quarter-time in a secondary assignment based on the needs of the library and the interests and qualifications of the candidate. Examples include, but are not limited to, reference, collection management, cataloging, and digital scholarship. Evening and weekend hours may be required. Other appropriate duties as assigned.
The successful candidate must be creative, broadly focused, and adventurous enough to expand or shift responsibilities to meet evolving needs.
Librarians and Archivists are appointed as regular faculty in the continuing appointment system and are engaged in professional development and scholarly activities related to their position in addition to serving on library and university committees as elected or assigned.
The MSU Libraries values diversity of thought, perspective, and experience and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. The candidate will enthusiastically partner with others to grow our welcoming multicultural environment. More information on our dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion is available at: http://www.inclusion.msu.edu/about/index.html
Michigan State University Libraries serve more the 5,700 faculty, 39,000 undergraduates, and 11,000 graduate and professional students on a park-like campus of over 5,000 acres.
Master’s degree in information or library science from a program accredited by the American Library Association.
Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish positive, enthusiastic and productive collaborations working with diverse audiences, constituencies, and colleagues including faculty, students, administrators, consortia partners, and national organizations. Demonstrated ability to be flexible in a dynamic and changing environment; ability to prioritize and balance various unit and university needs; attention to detail; preparation and commitment to conducting independent scholarship consistent with a library faculty appointment; capacity and commitment to engage independently in continuing professional development.
Recent experience in teaching information literacy skills in an academic library. Recent experience with learning management systems, content management systems and lesson building software. Knowledge of pedagogical methods, learning theories, learning outcomes and assessment techniques as they related to library instruction and research.
Wednesday, March 11, 2020.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Minimum $52,000. Salary commensurate with experience. MSU provides generous fringe benefits.
Interested applicants should provide a letter of application, resume and names, titles, addresses and email addresses of three references.
Applicants must apply online at careers.msu.edu. The posting number is 636601.
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