Job Posting: Instruction Librarian, Maryland Institute College of Art

General Purpose: Manage the information literacy program for the library; instruct classes, individual students, and faculty. Provide reference assistance to clients and engage in professional librarian activities as elaborated below.

Summary of Essential Functions:
• In coordination with the Library Director, provide a consistently applied and assessable information literacy program for all library instruction sessions.
• Coordinate and perform library orientations, and participate in other library outreach activities on and off campus.
• Develop a variety of lesson plans and learning activities and monitor online tools that assess student and faculty responses to instruction.
• Provide reference service including but not limited to assisting clients in person or virtually by fulfilling information requests and instructing on the use of library resources.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
• Manage the schedule of instructors and provide the majority of library instructions and orientations.
• Strategize with the Library Director to create and promote information literacy outreach opportunities to increase in-library and classroom instruction for the campus community.
• Develop assessment and evaluation tools for the student and faculty instruction experience.
• Design multi-media online tutorials, guides to resources, and other presentations for library instruction information literacy initiatives.
• Partner with departments as a subject liaison.
• Partner with campus departments to create user resources and/or programs or workshops to assist with campus community needs.
• Assist in developing a campus-wide information literacy policy and skills assessment.
• Staff the full-service reference desk as needed for up to 20 hours per week.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Research skills in a dynamic electronic environment such as effective database searching techniques, strategies and use of a variety of programs and digital research platforms.
• Knowledge of the (ACRL) Information Literacy Standards for Student Learning and other important instruction information literacy practices and the assessment of them.
• Knowledge of “Best Practices” of classroom pedagogy in higher education to be able to apply these practices.
• Public speaking skills to make effective and engaging presentations to diverse groups.

Minimum qualifications: 
• Masters of Library Science/ALA accredited.
• Subject knowledge in art/art history and experience in conducting instruction sessions in an academic setting.

Preferred qualifications: 
• Teaching experience.
• European language familiarity.

Reporting to this position: work study students while on reference duty

Condition of Employment: 
• Flexible schedule requires regular day and evening hours and occasional weekend hours, varying with academic calendar;
• Travel to professional meetings


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