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Instruction and Information Literacy Librarian, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT

The University of Bridgeport's Wahlstrom Library seeks a dynamic, experienced Instruction and Information Literacy Librarian. Reporting to the University Librarian, the Instruction and Information Literacy Librarian is a full-time role that works on a 4 or 5 days/week schedule for 11 months a year. The Instruction and Information Literacy Librarian is part of a team of Librarians providing reference and instruction services.

 

The Instruction and Information Literacy Librarian cultivates relationships with students and faculty and develops and implements an effective plan for library instruction and information literacy aligned with University goals, accreditation requirements, and best practices. 

 

The incumbent develops and delivers curriculum and teaching materials to support a broad range of instructional activities.  By encouraging collaborative partnerships, this Librarian works to embed information literacy instruction and assessment in the curriculum, Canvas, and classroom teaching.  As a member of the General Education Committee, this librarian will be an advocate and expert for information literacy across the campus.  He/she supports academic programs such as business, humanities, education, technology, ESL, social science, criminal justice and international affairs at the undergraduate and graduate level. This individual works with the Health Sciences Librarian to offer consistent support for the university.

 

PRIMARY DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Leads UB Information Literacy initiatives within an outcomes assessment model.
  • Works with faculty to produce curriculum, assessment tools, educational materials for Canvas, online tutorials, and other e-learning materials.
  • Serves as an expert in assessment, information literacy, and all library databases.
  • Delivers effective and innovative instruction sessions to faculty, students in classroom.
  • Represents the Library on committees, furthering Information Literacy and other Library goals including in new student orientation and summer bridge programs.
  • Measures the effectiveness of the instruction program, make changes as appropriate and provide reports regularly, especially to Library management.
  • Works closely with Reference Librarians to coordinate activities and develop consistent support.
  • Maintains an atmosphere conducive to learning in the Library by enforcing Library policies, explaining policies as necessary in a professional manner.
  • Backs up the I.T. Help Desk, ILL and Access Services.
  • Monitors, oversees and directs the work of student assistant(s).
  • Serves as a member of the Library's professional team monitoring the quality of services provided by staff at service points; reporting issues observed.
  • Answers reference questions via phone, email, chat, online, or by appointment.
  • Works closely with Library technical staff to create the best Digital Library/Discovery tools.
  • With technical team, maintains the look and functionality of databases other than Health Sciences.
  • With technical services team, develops all non-Health Science collections collaborating with faculty on collection needs and benchmarking individual collections.
  • Keeps other librarians informed of national level, information literacy activities, and initiatives.
  • Works collaboratively with Academic Support Services on programming and student services.
  • Keeps library administration informed of all information literacy issues.
  • Other work related duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited program and 2 years' experience; preferably in Information Literacy curriculum design in an Academic Library.
  • Ability to work independently as the head of a team and as a member of a team.
  • Proficient in Information Literacy, teaching methodologies, and assessment.
  • Demonstrated Experience using a Learning Management System, Office, Library Databases, Internet searching, ILS, APA & MLA Style, HTML.
  • Ability to read and order in Library of Congress Classification Scheme
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to establish good working relationships with colleagues/students. 
  • Excellent presentation skills, including speaking to groups.  Strong teaching skills and experience in classroom instruction.
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and to acquire new skills quickly and independently.
  • Strong service orientation.

The University of Bridgeport is committed to building a diverse university community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

To apply, see https://jobs.bridgeport.edu/

 

It is the policy of the University of Bridgeport to prohibit discrimination in admissions, educational programs and employment, and in the provision of services on the basis of legally protected class characteristics (unless there is a bona fide occupational qualification related to employment), or any other unlawful factor. Protected class characteristics include race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, creed, ancestry, workplace hazards to reproductive systems, sex (gender identity, gender expression, sexual harassment), marital status, civil union status, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, national origin, physical/mental/learning disability, veteran status and any other group protected by civil rights laws.

 

The University of Bridgeport complies with Clery Act and maintains records of campus crime statistics and security policies. Copies of University of Bridgeport Annual Security and Fire Report reports are available at  https://files.bridgeport.edu/public/Security/Annual-Security-Report-2018.pdf

 

 

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