Instruction & Curriculum Engagement Coordinator – Atkins Library, Research and Instructional Services, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte NC

Working Title Instruction & Curriculum Engagement Coordinator
Position Number 008659
Classification Title Librarian
Department Research & Instructional Services
Position Designation Faculty
Employment Type Permanent – Full-time
Months per year 12

Primary Purpose of Department
Research and Instructional Services provides the University and community with a relevant suite of programs and services designed to enhance information literacy, scholarly research, campus partnerships, and targeted assessment, in order to help students and faculty meet intellectual, curricular, and professional goals.

Vacancy Open to All Candidates

Description of Work
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the job responsibilities and essential functions for library faculty should be interpreted in the context of the Library’s strategic plan.

Library faculty engage in service to the University, community, and profession. We create physical and digital environments that encourage learning and innovation, build and preserve collections, support research, and advance scholarship. We provide access to and promote the discovery of information. We help our communities become proficient information users and lifelong learners. Library faculty serve current and future UNC Charlotte students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the Greater Charlotte and global community by sustaining the intellectual and creative life, and facilitating lifelong learning, discovery, and engagement.

Library faculty are expected to collaborate within the Library and beyond in the performance of professional duties that may include, but are not limited to: selecting, organizing, preserving, and facilitating access to materials; supporting teaching, learning, and research; providing outreach to the campus and community; and developing and maintaining digital and technological innovations.

Library faculty participate in scholarly research, creative endeavors, and professional activities to serve the Library, the University, and the information professions. Library faculty are strongly encouraged to pursue external funding for library-related initiatives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
—Coordinates the development, assessment, marketing, and delivery of the UNC Charlotte library instruction program in collaboration with teaching librarians.
—Develops and promotes tiered instruction for curriculum integration.
—Supervises the First Year & Online Instruction Librarian and two Reference and Instruction Associates.
—Leads instructional librarians and staff in creating goals and objectives for the Instruction program.
—Encourages teaching librarians and staff to experiment and take risks, to try new approaches and technologies, and to share experiences and materials.
—Creates a framework for reflective teaching practices and a continuously improving instruction program.
—Provides support, guidance, and coaching in best practices and pedagogy to all library staff who provide instruction, orientations, or tours.
—Identifies and provides training opportunities for librarians involved in the Instruction program, and for other teaching faculty at UNCC.
—Coordinates assessment of instruction program and learning outcomes to measure impact on University curriculum and student success.
—Manages and improves instructional space in the library.
—Contributes to the development of instructional and informational resources (e.g. LibGuides, Moodle blocks, assessments, tutorials, social media applications) for in-person and online learning.
—Teaches library research instruction sessions to undergraduates and graduate students in assigned programs and subject areas.
—Maintains a research agenda encompassing best practices and innovations in library instruction.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities
—Serves as liaison to designated academic departments to provide instruction, research, and collection support; participates in the provision of in-person and virtual research services and of instruction for first-year undergraduate students
—Engages in professional service and scholarly contributions; participate in committees and faculty governance in the library and on campus
—Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Experience/Education
The minimum academic credential required for applicants for faculty positions in Atkins Library is completion of a master’s degree in the field of library and information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association by time of interview.

Graduation with master’s degree in a specialized area directly relevant to the position description may be an acceptable substitute in certain situations if approved by the Dean. A second masters in another discipline or an earned doctorate is highly desirable.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience
—At least 5 years of experience providing, promoting, and assessing instructional services in academic libraries.
—Demonstrated experience collaborating within and outside the library to create an environment supportive of interdisciplinary research and discovery.
—Evidence of a commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and community.
—Additional advanced degree.
—Evidence of creativity, innovation, and leadership in library instruction.
—Evidence of a commitment to the librarian’s teaching role in the University.
—Demonstrated knowledge of the curricular climate of the University.
—Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills.
—Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a diverse team environment.
—Knowledge of professional, pedagogical, and technological issues as they apply to current assignment.
—Ability to work effectively in an organization in which change is both necessary and constant.
—Evidence of intellectual curiosity, adaptability, and reflective practice.
—Evidence of professional growth potential through publication, professional activities, or other contributions to the field.
—Participation in ACRL Immersion or other information literacy teaching and program planning training experience.

Special Notes to Applicants
To apply, please visit https://jobs.uncc.edu/postings/16288.

The following application materials must be attached to your electronic submission:
● Cover letter
● Resume/CV
● Names (including titles and company/institutions), addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 professional references. The Search Committee will not contact references before verifying permission with the candidate.

The review of applications will begin July 5, 2017. Anticipated start date is December 1, 2017. Open until filled.

Representatives from the library and search committee will be available to meet with interested applicants at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. Please stop by our table at the Placement Center Open House, Sunday, June 25 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm, or email sotis@uncc.edu for more information.

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.

The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree.

For additional information about The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, please visit our Web site: http://www.uncc.edu.

For further details about Atkins Library, please consult our web site: http://library.uncc.edu.

Appointment requires successful completion of background check.

Questions Stephanie Otis, Associate Dean for Public Services, sotis@uncc.edu.

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