TITLE: Instruction and Assessment Librarian
LIBRARY: North Carolina Wesleyan College
CITY: Rocky Mount, North Carolina
North Carolina Wesleyan College seeks a dynamic, innovative, and service-oriented librarian to provide leadership in the development, implementation, and assessment of effective information literacy programs for NC Wesleyan College, including development and implementation of an array of learning tools for online instruction and research assistance. This librarian engages with teaching faculty and works with other librarians to create student-centered programs to teach students at all campuses and online to find, critically evaluate, and ethically use information sources.
This librarian is also responsible for providing leadership in developing an effective library assessment program and in the systematic collection, analysis, and reporting of organizational data to support management decisions, demonstrate the library’s value, and ensure that our physical and virtual services meet the needs of the college community.
The Instruction and Assessment Librarian will join a small staff of 4 librarians and 2.5 support staff committed to effective service in a small liberal arts college with a focus on learning. We work together as a team and strive to meet the needs of our users in an atmosphere of teamwork, trust, and respect.
This is a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience and generous benefits package.
Required: Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA accredited institution. 3+ years of instruction experience in an academic library. Experience designing and leading instructional activities that range from first-year programs to course-integrated support for upper-level courses in the majors. Strong technology skills, including familiarity with web design principles and LibGuides or other web authoring tools and the use of technology to enhance student learning.
Demonstrated knowledge of assessment tools and strategies (both qualitative and quantitative) including tools for the assessment of student learning. Demonstrated ability to use statistical analysis tools to assess use of resources, services, spaces, and websites. Demonstrated ability to analyze data and to present findings that demonstrate the library’s performance and effectiveness to varied audiences.
Familiarity with institutional effectiveness requirements of the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and their requirements and guidelines for implementing a QEP.
A strong commitment to public service and the provision of exceptional service. Excellent problem-solving and organizational skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent teaching and presentation skills. The ability to work in a team and collaborate with others to achieve common goals; the ability to work independently with little supervision.
• In collaboration with other librarians, plans, coordinates, and promotes the library’s instruction and information literacy/fluency initiatives based on current research and the latest practices in the field. Collaborates with faculty to integrate appropriate information literacy competencies throughout the curriculum and into growing off-campus and online programs, aligning these services with Association of College & Research Libraries frameworks and standards.
• Provides leadership in implementing and managing the library assessment program, including user services, library collections, and instruction. Determines assessment needs and the best tools for gathering the data needed to inform library decisions. Works with other staff to create and update surveys and other assessment tools. Gathers and analyzes data at regular intervals. Generates reports and analysis that communicate the relevance of assessment data to other library staff and to the administration. Develops and implements peer assessments in order to provide constructive feedback to librarians to improve teaching effectiveness. Designs program assessments that measure student learning and the development of information literacy skills throughout the curriculum.
• Works with other librarians to implement emerging technologies for the delivery of instruction and other library services to support experiential and collaborative learning and strengthen instruction both in face-to-face and online classes at all campuses.
• Presents lectures, demonstrations, and other instruction sessions to teach students and other users to find, critically evaluate, and ethically use information. Creates learner-centered course content and incorporates activities directly tied to learning outcomes. Assists other librarians to implement effective information literacy programs at all campuses.
• In collaboration with other librarians develops and coordinates library marketing and outreach efforts through traditional in-library encounters and creative outreach methods, such as residence hall visits, social networking forums, and online exhibits and tutorials. Promotes the resources and services of the library to students, faculty, and staff at all campuses. Encourages the incorporation of library-developed instructional tools into the campus learning management system.
• Provides general and specialized reference service and point-of-service information literacy instruction to NC Wesleyan’s community of scholars in person, by telephone, by e-mail, and online. Assists patrons with use of print, media, and electronic resources and with a wide range of computer applications. Prepares online subject and course guides and tutorials to support the information needs of NC Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff. Collaborates with other librarians to develop effective reference services.
• Serves as a liaison to faculty in several disciplines, assisting in collection development, informing faculty of library resources and services, helping faculty in their research, and strengthening relationships with faculty.
Position available October 1, 2016.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.
To apply, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references to: Kathy Winslow at firstname.lastname@example.org or via regular mail to Kathy Winslow, Director of the Library, NC Wesleyan College, 3400 N. Wesleyan Blvd., Rocky Mount, NC 27804 (Phone 252.985.5134)
An equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.
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For additional information, contact Kathy Winslow, via email email@example.com or telephone 252.985.5134.