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Information Literacy Librarian, Librarian I/II

Information Literacy Librarian, Librarian I/II

Michigan State University Job Location: Michigan Apply By: 10/04/2022 Date Created: 09-14-2022

Position Summary The Michigan State University (MSU) Libraries is seeking two forward-thinking and creative professionals for the positions of Information Literacy Librarian. As a member of the Information Literacy team and reporting to the Head of Information Literacy, these librarians will participate in the planning, promoting, assessing, delivering, and integrating of information literacy initiatives into the university curriculum. The Information Literacy Librarians develop and deliver information literacy classroom instruction, primarily for First-Year Writing students; participate in outreach activities including tours and other programs related to information literacy and library promotion; design, develop and maintain electronic learning materials including online modules and learning objects; serve as a consultant to MSU librarians for designing and implementing electronic instructional materials and effective online pedagogy. The MSU Libraries are closely aligned with teaching and learning innovation on campus and are particularly interested in candidates who are engaged in or excited about innovative teaching methods, particularly as it relates to new and emerging technologies and digital scholarship.  The successful candidates will be broadly focused and collaborative, building partnerships with faculty, students, researchers, and other library users. The librarians will participate approximately quarter-time in a secondary assignment based on the needs of the library and candidate interests. Some evening and weekend hours may be required. Essential duties include:
  • Information literacy instruction in multiple formats and methods for First Year Writing (FYW) classes, applying appropriate pedagogical techniques and relevant technologies
  • Assessment and evaluation of student learning, and overall information literacy program effectiveness
  • Participation in Information Literacy team planning meetings and collaborations
  • Promotion of 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
  • Performance of administrative tasks such as data collection, reporting and documentation creation that contribute to the goals, objectives, and operational success of the Information Literacy Unit
Librarians are appointed as regular faculty in the continuing appointment system. They are engaged in professional development and scholarly activities related to their position and serve on library and university committees as elected or assigned. The MSU Libraries Strategic Plan guides our current and future work. The candidate will enthusiastically partner with our diverse campus to grow our welcoming multicultural environment. More information on MSU and the MSU Libraries’ dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion is available at: http://www.inclusion.msu.edu/about/index.html. Michigan State University Libraries serve more than 4,900 faculty, 36,000 undergraduates, and 11,000 graduate and professional students on a park-like campus of over 5,000 acres. Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in information or library science from a program accredited by the American Library Association.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Outstanding interpersonal communication skills including the ability to be flexible in a dynamic and changing environment;
  • Exceptional commitment to patron and community engagement;
  • Ability to work enthusiastically and effectively with diverse faculty, students, and staff;
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently;
  • Ability to prioritize and balance various unit 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.
  • Strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and an intention to work in and foster a collaborative, respectful culture.
  • 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 as appropriate.
Desired Qualifications
  • Recent experience teaching information literacy skills in an academic library.
  • Knowledge of pedagogical methods, learning theories, learning outcomes and assessment techniques as they relate to library instruction and research.
Closing Date 5pm on October 4, 2022. Special Instructions to Applicants Minimum $54,000. Salary is negotiable. MSU provides generous fringe benefits. Interested applicants should provide a letter of application, CV/resume, and names, addresses and email addresses of three references (2 must be present/past supervisors) to http://careers.msu.edu. Posting number 812675. For questions, please contact Jacquelyn Hansen, aholajac@msu.edu, at MSU Libraries' Human Resources Department.

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