Instructional Design Librarian – Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL

The Library: Starting a new chapter in our history, we have recently opened an $18 million, state-of-the-art library that seeks to transform the way students engage with our collections and services. Architecturally stunning, the very building itself is designed to adapt and grow with new technologies to come. At 46,000 square feet, the facility has ample room for our extensive collection. The Library houses over 75,000 books, periodicals, and media items and offers access to substantial digital collections in online databases and ebook collections. The Library’s mission is to advance learning and teaching, in and beyond the studio and classroom, consistent with Ringling College’s scholar practitioner philosophy; to enable the College’s institutional mission and strategic goals, in partnership with academic departments, campus support services, and the arts community.

The Position: Ringling College seeks a creative, collaborative, empathetic, and learner-centered professional librarian. The Instructional Design Librarian will utilize teaching and learning pedagogies, educational and emerging technologies, and assessment practices, in close collaboration with faculty partners, in support of the library’s instructional program. The incumbent will work closely with fellow Instructional Design Librarian, collaborate with other librarians and library staff, and partner with teaching faculty in assigned liaison departments in the development of instructional strategies, course design and objectives, and learning outcomes to enhance student learning through both face-to-face instruction and technology-mediated learning resources, including the campus LMS (Canvas), multimedia learning objects, and other emerging technology tools. The Instructional Design Librarian integrates library and open access resources, services, and other tools into the curriculum and plans, carries out, and assesses research instruction in all its forms.

Additional duties include: provide assistance with copyright/intellectual property education and consultations as assigned or directed; participate in print and digital resource acquisition, development, and use; provide research support services and library staff training in research resources; assist faculty in collection development activities; share coordination and supervision of Student Research Consultants with fellow Instructional Design Librarian; and, actively participate in faculty governance, institutional service, outreach efforts, and professional development and leadership.

The ideal candidate will understand the needs of art and design practitioners, be able to effectively connect with students, work directly with faculty in an exciting, evolving curriculum, have experience selecting and providing instructional support for research and professional information resources, and use a variety of social media platforms and emerging technology and software applications to deliver instructional and research services.

Minimum Qualifications:

·         Master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution.

·         Knowledge of and/or experience in an art, art history, creative writing, visual studies, or a design discipline.

·         One year recent successful work experience teaching college-age adults in a university, college, museum, or cultural institution.

·         Experience with and willingness to utilize and promote emerging technologies and technology-mediated instructional methods.

·         Ability to work both independently and as part of a team and to collaborate effectively with faculty and staff colleagues.

·         Ability to plan, implement, and assess work responsibilities.

·         Excellent and effective communication and interpersonal skills.

·         Ability to effectively supervise student assistants.

·         Demonstrated commitment to user-centered library services and ability to work flexibly and creatively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

·         Ability to support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

·         Two years recent post-MLS professional librarian work experience.

·         Bachelor’s or master’s degree in a design, studio, art history, or media arts discipline as offered at Ringling College.

·         Knowledge of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, the ARLIS/NA Information Competencies for Students in Design Disciplines, and other relevant information literacy standards and practices.

·         Experience designing effective instructional experiences that accommodate a variety of learning styles.

·         Advanced technology skills, including experience with learning management systems, multiple software platforms, and other digital media delivery systems.

·         Experience with or knowledge of outreach and marketing services in libraries.

·         Recent work experience in a college or university library providing instructional and research services.

·         Experience supervising student assistants.

Application: Send: 1) cover letter of interest addressing specific qualifications for the position; 2) copy of MLS transcripts; 3) résumé/CV; 4) separate statement of teaching philosophy. Submit written materials in PDF format to: Candidates may be asked to submit additional materials if needed.

Deadline: For full consideration, application materials should be submitted by October 22. Review of applications will continue until position is filled.

Ringling College of Art and Design is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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