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Research and Instruction Librarian (Virtual Services Coordinator)

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Posting Details


Internal Title Research and Instruction Librarian (Virtual Services Coordinator)
Position Type Tenure-track
School/Area Library
Department Library
Position Description

The Research and Instruction Librarian delivers curriculum-driven information literacy instruction in the changing technological environment of our academic library. Reporting to the Head of Research & Instruction Services, the librarian in this position provides research assistance and instruction both face-to-face and online; delivers course-related instruction on and off campus; develops library research guides and instructional materials; collaborates with academic departments as a library liaison; conducts research consultations; and designs and creates pedagogically rich tools and experiences that enhance critical thinking, promote information literacy, and foster lifelong learning. In addition, as Virtual Services Coordinator, this librarian plans, implements, maintains, and assesses virtual services; and collects, analyzes, and reports the department’s user engagement statistics. The Research and Instruction Librarian is a tenure-track member of the library faculty.

Responsibilities and Percent of Effort

Instruction and Engagement with Students and Faculty, 70%
• Coordinates planning, implementation, maintenance, assessment, and library staff training for virtual services.
• Coordinates collection, analysis, and reporting of the department’s user engagement statistics.
• Teaches a library research course both in person and online, provides library and technology related instruction in courses throughout the curriculum, and conducts research consultations with students and faculty.
• Works collaboratively with faculty to develop, teach, and assess student information literacy skills and to build collections that support teaching, learning, and scholarship.
• Plays an integral role in virtual library instruction including innovative instructional support, creating research guides, accessing learning management software, and using other online and mobile learning tools.
• Serves as library liaison to academic departments.

Research and Computing Services, 20%
• Assists patrons with research and basic computing services (which may include nights & weekends) through chat, text, email, phone, and face to face interaction.

Library and College Affairs, 10%
• Undertakes research and/or professional development related to professional and scholarly interests.
• Serves on library, College and professional committees, elected and assigned.

Qualifications, Required
• Graduate degree in Library & Information Science (M.L.S. or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited program
• Strong public service orientation with an aptitude for providing online and face to face information literacy instruction and research services in an academic library
• Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and instructional technology skills
• Commitment to professional development and the ability to meet the research, teaching, service, and professional competency requirements for tenure and promotion advancement
• Some evening and/or weekend work may be required

Qualifications, Preferred
• Experience evaluating, selecting, and implementing instructional technologies in an academic library setting as well as knowledge of current issues and trends in pedagogy.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Posting Date 01/02/2018
Closing Date 02/15/2018
Open Until Filled? No
Posting Number F2016093P
EEO Statement

The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.

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  1. Cover Letter / Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
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