|Job Title||Instructional Assessment Librarian|
|Company||University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS)|
|Location||Kraemer Family Library|
|Salary||Generally starting at $45,000 – $48,000 annually|
|Required Experience|| • Master’s Degree from an ALA accredited school by position start date.|
• 3 months experience or 1 semester of coursework in reference and instruction.
|Sample Job Responsibilities|| • Develop assessment instruments that produce actionable feedback for improving course integrated and workshop-based information literacy instruction.|
• Consult with librarians to help them choose or develop appropriate methods to assess and improve their information literacy instruction.
• Collaborate with the Instructional and Research Services department in developing assessable learning outcomes and assessment methods that support the ongoing development of the information literacy instruction partnership with the First Year Rhetoric and Writing Program.
• Use reference interaction data to identify trends and frequently asked questions with the goal of maintaining responsive public FAQs/knowledge bases on the library website and identifying training opportunities for public facing library faculty, staff, and students.
• Provide face-to-face and online information literacy instruction in library workshops, the Gateway Program Seminar, the First Year Rhetoric and Writing Program, and assigned liaison department(s). This may include night and weekend classes.
Provide service at the Research Assistance Desk, including occasional nights and weekends.
• Serve as a liaison to academic divisions or departments, providing collection development, library instruction, and research assistance.
• Participate in the development and evaluation of policies, procedures, and goals for the Instructional and Research Services department and the Kraemer Family Library.
• Demonstrate a commitment to the academic or campus community through library, campus, CU System, or professional service activities.
|Deadline||Priority will be given to applications submitted by April 10, 2022. However, this posting will remain open until filled.|
Department: William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
Rank and Salary: Assistant Librarian to Librarian ($55,014 to $84,507)
Position Availability: Immediately
Application Deadline for first consideration: September 10, 2020
UCLA’s William Andrews Clark Memorial Library seeks an energetic, creative, culturally competent, and service-oriented professional to develop and administer an instruction and engagement program using the holdings and other resources of the Clark Library to support the teaching, research, and community engagement mission of the university. The incumbent will expand the use of the Clark Library beyond its existing audience and raise awareness of the Clark Library as a unique educational resource at UCLA for users from around the world.
Reporting to the Head Librarian of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, the incumbent’s responsibilities include the following:
- Coordinates the teaching program at the Clark, including overseeing class requests, scheduling classes in consultation and collaboration with other librarians, and monitoring technology and supplies in library class spaces
- Takes a leading role in preparing and leading instruction sessions with primary sources, including evaluating and selecting materials, developing lesson plans, and collaborating with instructors on assignments and learning objectives
- Works with faculty and other campus partners to strengthen instructional collaborations across the university, and integrate Clark collections and resources into new and existing classes and programs
- Partners with students, instructors, and other librarians to enhance learning, teaching and research through critical engagement with library resources as well as emerging technologies, digital pedagogy and research methods
- Works closely with public services colleagues to introduce new users to the Clark’s facilities, collections, and policies and procedures
- Establishes user-focused public programs and services, including collaborating with Center for 17th- and 18th-Century Studies staff and other campus and external organizations to publicize and promote use of the collections through tours, exhibitions, presentations, and other creative public programming and engagement initiatives with audiences on campus, in Los Angeles, and beyond
- Develops neighborhood-centered projects and programs by building and sustaining connections with local institutions, community organizations, and individuals
- Contributes to the Clark’s social media program
- Coordinates, collaborates on, and promotes Clark Library exhibitions and external loans
- Identifies and develops primary source and reference holdings appropriate for Clark collecting areas in consultation with Clark Library colleagues
- Develops reference guides to collections and reference resources for users
- Promotes inclusive teaching practices and a commitment to accessibility in the development and delivery of services and programs
- Participates actively in Center/Clark and campus committees
- Engages with regional and national professional organizations and participates in ongoing professional development relevant to position responsibilities
- Supervises and mentors graduate and undergraduate students and interns
Description of Library and Institution
The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, located ten miles from the UCLA campus in the West Adams district of Los Angeles, is a non-circulating research collection of some 110,000 books and manuscripts, specializing in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century books (with a traditional strength in British studies), Oscar Wilde and the fin de siecle, the book arts (with an emphasis on California), and the history of Montana and the West. Part of UCLA since 1934, the Clark is administered by the Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies, a statewide ORU (Organized Research Unit) within UCLA’s College of Letters and Science. In addition to the UCLA academic community, the Clark Library serves students and faculty from neighboring institutions, visiting scholars, resident fellows, and the general public. The Center/Clark presents a wide range of public and academic programming, including conferences, lectures, concerts, and workshops.
Anyone wishing to be considered for this position should apply here: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF05805
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The Reference and Instruction Librarian performs highly specialized, professional duties in the areas of library Research, Reference, and Instruction, to support and fully engage in the educational mission of the School and the success of its students.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Performs highly specialized, professional duties in the areas of library Research, Reference, and Instruction, to support and fully engage in the educational mission of the School and the success of its students.
2. Areas of performance include (but are not limited to):
- participating in the design, delivery, and evaluation of front-line library services to the SAIC community;
- course-integrated, web-based, and other approaches to information literacy instruction;
- providing research consultations and reference services;
- collaborating with colleagues throughout the library and the campus to optimize the user’s experience of library collections and services;
- current knowledge of traditional and emerging technologies and best practices relevant to the assigned areas of responsibility.
3. Proactively engages the School’s agenda for student success.
4. Promotes best practices for a student-centered library.
5. Participates in building the library’s main collections (both physical and digital).
6. Contributes as needed to planning, policy development, and assessment for the Flaxman Library.
7. Serves as formal liaison to one or more curricular programs at SAIC.
8. Participates as assigned in: activities of other Flaxman Library work groups; and internal or external committees and projects.
9. In the absence of the Research and Access Services Librarian and the Access Services Manager, may supervise: Senior Access Services Assistant, Circulation Assistant, and Student Workers as assigned.
10. Other duties as assigned.
- Commitment to the educational mission of the School and respect for all members of the campus community.
- Master’s degree in Library or Information Science or related field.
- Background in the arts or humanities.
- Some experience working in a library, archive, or similar institution.
- Demonstrable knowledge of current issues and best practices for library Research, Reference and Instruction.
- Knowledge of vendors and delivery systems for current reference resources.
- Understanding of instructional methods and measures used by libraries.
- Proficiency using standard office software, web services, and networked environments.
- Proficiency using social media relevant to library outreach and instruction.
- Ability to work effectively within a team or independently.
- Professional experience in a similar position, especially at a school of art, design, or architecture.
- Proficiency using integrated library systems (ILS), OCLC, and/or other standard library technologies.
- Experience working in art- or design-related fields, especially at an independent, non-profit college of art and design.
- Teaching experience.
- Degree(s) in the visual arts, design, or architecture.
Job ID 9995
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries seeks a creative and service-oriented individual to serve as Art Reference and Instruction Librarian. Reporting to the Director of the Kohler Art Library, this position provides a full range of reference and research services to the campus community and general public. This position develops, delivers, and assesses innovative instructional services for engaged learning; uses social media platforms to promote library services and web content; and serves as a subject liaison to departments, providing support for digital scholarship, scholarly communication, and collaborative research. Working closely with the UW Digital Collections Center staff, this position serves as project manager for art-related digital initiatives, including the Digital Library for Decorative Arts.
The General Library System recognizes the value of diversity of people, thought, perspective, and experience and is actively committed to promoting a culture of inclusiveness. All positions will be called upon to contribute to building a welcoming environment.
- Provide art reference services to UW faculty, students, staff and the general public; develop guides to art reference resources; evaluate and recommend new reference titles for acquisition.
- Hire, train and supervise School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) student supervisors.
- Conduct library instruction and orientation sessions; teach information and visual literacy skills using current learning theory and appropriate instructional technology; create guides and tutorials to accompany instruction sessions.
- Serve as liaison between the art library and faculty in art-related disciplines to develop programming appropriate to their needs and the needs of their students.
- With Director of the Kohler Art Library, co-teach on a bi-annual basis the SLIS course on Art Librarianship.
- Manage, enhance, and promote the contents of the Digital Library for Decorative Arts and other art-related digital initiatives in liaison with the UW Digital Collections Center; serve as liaison with the Chipstone Foundation and other donors in developing art-related digital content.
- Update the content of the art library website, promote art library collections and services through development and implementation of social media strategies.
- Manage the art library in the absence of the Director; serve as back-up to other art library staff.
- Maintain awareness of trends in art and general librarianship and the disciplines of art history, visual culture, material culture, art education, and studio practice.
- Engage in professional development through participation at art library conferences and events.
- Serve the UW-Madison General Library System through committee participation and other activities.
Degree and area of specialization:
Master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or equivalent association/organization. Bachelor’s degree or above in art history or art.
- Two or more years of professional experience in an academic or other research library.
- Experience providing library instruction.
- Demonstrated ability to deliver quality reference services to patrons at various levels of subject expertise.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Knowledge of and familiarity with new technologies in library services.
- Ability to work both independently and collegially in a rapidly changing environment.
- Demonstrated ability to foster a respectful, inclusive and diverse climate.
- Reading knowledge of one or more Western European languages (other than English).
- Master’s degree or above in art history.
- Supervisory experience.
- Experience working with donors.
- Experience with website design and maintenance.
- Experience developing electronic information resources.
- Knowledge of WordPress.
- Experience with building digital image collections and metadata creation.
- Experience with project management.
- Experience with HTML and XML.
- Familiarity with digital humanities, scholarly communications, and library assessment.
- Familiarity with information and visual literacy skills and current learning theory.
Apply online: http://uwjobapply.wisc.edu/Apply.aspx?pvl=87443
The Reference/Instruction Librarian will work in a team-based environment and serve as the primary library contact for all students, faculty, and staff in the following programs: English, World Languages and Fine Arts (Art & Visual Studies, Music) providing outreach, instruction, course materials, in-depth reference assistance, and collection development services.
More information and application: https://uncjobs.northcarolina.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=515105
This is a temporary, 30 hours per week assignment, anticipated to last from January 4, 2016 to May 6, 2016.
The Research and Instruction Librarian assists students and faculty with research, including providing reference service, research consultations, and related services. He or she teaches course-integrated classes on using library resources for a variety of departments, courses, and programs. Participates in collection development for academic departments and programs, participates in library committee work and special projects, evaluates and maintains sections of the library web site as assigned.
Lewis & Clark College is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex or age. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator or OCR.
- Master’s degree in Library and Information Science
- At least one year of public services experience in an academic library or similar organization.
- At least two years of library instruction experience in an academic setting
- At least two years of reference experience in an academic library
- Educational background or interest in the Fine and Performing Arts (Art, Art History, Music, Theatre)
More information and application: https://jobs.lclark.edu/postings/5681
Blended Librarians Webcast:
Collaborating With Faculty on Information Literacy Instruction: Using Visual Methods to Enhance Student Learning
Steven Bell and John Shank, co-founders of the Blended Librarians Online Learning Community and their guests, Laurel Cornell and Carrie Donovan, invite you to join them for the live webcast, “Collaborating With Faculty on Information Literacy Instruction: Using Visual Methods to Enhance Student Learning” which will take place on Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 3 pm. EDT.
Students’ ability to create visual work is important in their understanding and learning of complex concepts. While visual literacy is a growing phenomenon of interest amongst librarians in a variety of settings, visual methods for teaching are centered around the learner’s ability to take in new knowledge and express it in an original, visual form. In this session, two members of Indiana University’s Visual Methods Research Group will explain their research in exploring visual teaching methods, as well as their collaborative efforts to integrate information literacy into an undergraduate course using visual methods.
Guest Presenter Bios:
Laurel Cornell, Professor of Sociology, Indiana University, spent the first two-thirds of her research career working in demography, gender and Japanese studies. She used quantitative historical data from villages in early modern Japan (1600-1868) to examine a variety of comparative questions relating to household structure, marriage, divorce, gender roles, aging, and mortality. She received her Ph.D. from the Department of Social Relations, Johns Hopkins University. Professor Cornell returned to graduate school and received a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Virginia in 2003. She is interested in large public projects — especially those involving disused industrial sites — and in public art. In her teaching Professor Cornell emphasizes visual methods of learning and student involvement in the community (service-learning).
Carrie Donovan, Instructional Services Librarian, Indiana University, is the librarian for Gender Studies and the Head of Teaching & Learning for the Indiana University Libraries, where she works with students, faculty, and instructors to connect the libraries to student learning. An instruction librarian for ten years, Carrie has explored a variety of methods and strategies for helping undergraduates understand information-seeking and their role in it. Her research areas of interest include visual teaching methods, discipline-focused information literacy, first year experience initiatives, and teacher development/training for librarians and future librarians.
Although this event is free, advance registration is required to reserve a virtual seat. If you are already a member of the Blended Librarians Online Learning Community here is a link into the Learning Times Network that will get you to our Community and the registration page:
If you need to join the Blended Librarians Online Community in order to register (no fee to join):
Go to the Blended Librarian website at http://blendedlibrarian.org ,click on the “Join” button on the home page of Blendedlibrarian.org and follow the instructions.
Lately I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about library instruction. The art history department at my university has invited me to help develop a new course, tentatively titled “Information Technology for the Art Historian.” The course will focus on a variety of skills that are needed to be successful academically, such as conducting research, acquiring and using images, preparing presentations, and writing research papers. I’m really excited about this opportunity to include the library in the art history curriculum!
There seems to be a trend toward integrating library instruction in the curriculum, rather than the more traditional one-shot approach to library instruction. At the recent ARLIS/NA conference, I attended a discussion group that focused on making library instruction an integral part of student’s educational experience. Some suggestions included, using assessment tools such as Survey Monkey for pre-and post-testing during library instruction, incorporating games and group-work, and using visual mapping/mind mapping to teach the research process.
I’m wondering what other tips and tricks librarians can try to make the research process fun and interesting for students, especially in a semester-long course. Has your library integrated library instruction into course curriculum or developed a course (either required or for extra credit) for students at your institution? If so, what challenges and successes have you experienced?