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Instruction Librarian, Emerson College, Boston, MA

The Instruction Librarian provides essential support to the Library's teaching and learning program by teaching library instruction sessions at all levels, by consulting with faculty on course-related assignments and by providing continuing education on pedagogy to teaching librarians.

The person in this position works closely with the library's Teaching and Learning Team to design and implement the instruction curriculum, to create online tutorials and teaching resources, to promote information literacy across the curriculum, and to assess the impact the library's teaching and learning program has on student learning at Emerson. As a member of the Information Services department, the person in this position works regular shifts at the reference desk as well as occasional shifts in the evenings and on weekends. The person in this position also serves as the Library Liaison to one or more academic departments.

Requirements: 

  • A Master's degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited institution, or an equivalent Master's degree in a writing or teaching program.
  • Familiarity with course management software.
  • Excellent classroom teaching skills.
  • Familiarity with using reference collections, library catalogs and other electronic resources including full text databases and internet resources.
  • Excellent reference interview skills, presentation skills, and interpersonal communication skills.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with Canvas LMS
  • Knowledge of social media platforms
  • Fluency with the new ACRL Framework for Information Literacy
  • Background in evidence-based pedagogy strongly preferred

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