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Education and Instructional Design Librarian, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI


Salve Regina University's McKillop Library seeks a self-motivated and forward-thinking professional to serve as Education and Instructional Design Librarian. The Education and Instructional Design Librarian serves as the subject liaison for the education department as well as other departments whose subject matter intersects with education. The Education and Instructional Design Librarian supports the research, teaching, and learning of faculty and students in these departments, works to embed information literacy into the curriculum, and collaborates with faculty to design instructional initiatives, assessment methods, and online resources.



  • Work closely with education faculty and students to embed information literacy into the curriculum, applying knowledge of critical concepts, principles, and practices of the field of education as identified in appropriate professional association standards.
  • Tailor research and information literacy outcomes to skills essential for students to apply scholarly and professional research to their teaching practice.
  • Design, manage, deliver, and assess course-integrated instruction sessions in collaboration with faculty.
  • Develop creative teaching plans, materials, and assignments based on best practices, including active learning or problem-based learning activities, for teaching information literacy and research skills.
  • Undertake the investigation into, design of, experimentation with, and delivery of learning objects, tutorials, materials, and tools that utilize emerging technologies or innovative pedagogical approaches to teaching information literacy.
  • Develop tools to assess student learning outcomes, analyze results, and create change for continuous refinement of instructional and reference practice.
  • Maintain knowledge of emerging trends, best practices, and pedagogical principles in instructional design and information literacy, including but not limited to the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.
  • Oversee and promote the collection and services of the Janet L. Robinson Curriculum Resources Center, developing the collection to tie closely to local school curricula including content-relevant resources appropriate to different ages and reading levels and to support students and faculty as they make connections to diverse learners and include culturally responsive pedagogy.
  • Serve as an adjunct and coordinator of the Aquidneck Collaborative for Education, a program run through the Salve Regina Department of Education. This program includes March into Reading, an annual celebration of children's literature that includes author visits to schools and literature-related activities for Aquidneck Island families. This position could also include, depending on the candidate's close work with the Department of Education, mini-conferences or workshops geared towards the Aquidneck Island Educational community.
  • Provide individual research consultations to the Salve Regina community, partners, and visitors.
  • Provide reference service at the library's information desk; provide assistance to users in face-to-face, online, and blended learning environments.
  • Engage collaboratively with other library staff and with relevant academic departments and program to enhance scholarship and teaching through innovative uses of technology.
  • Continue to develop professionally through active participation in professional associations or other appropriate professional activity.



  • Work as a member of library teams to continuously improve service to patrons and facilitate communication.
  • Collaboratively and independently create displays and tied to new literature.
  • Serve on library and university committees as required.



  • ALA-accredited MLS degree required.
  • Experience and knowledge of current trends in literacy and pedagogy in both a K-12 and academic environment.
  • Experience applying the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education in curriculum design and implementation.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, teach, and assess information literacy instruction.
  • Experience and interest in instructional design and pedagogy.
  • Excellent technical skills including experience with developing online learning objects such as library tutorials and videos, and familiarity and aptitude with educational technology.
  • Interest in learning new technologies.
  • Demonstrated excellence working in a highly service-oriented environment.
  • Demonstrated strong "people skills" such as an energetic, positive, friendly and approachable demeanor.
  • Flexibility, ability to prioritize competing demands, and willingness to work in a dynamic environment.
  • The ability to balance contributions to departmental activities with self-directed and self-motivated tasks.
  • Contributing to the optimal departmental and organizational effectiveness within a collegial, team-based work environment.


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