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Job Opportunity: Instruction Librarian, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Job TitleInstruction Librarian
CompanyThe University of the Arts
LocationPhiladelphia, PA
SalaryNot Listed
Posting Websitehttps://www.uarts.edu/about/employment-opportunities/InstructionLibrarian
Required Experience • ALA accredited master’s degree in library/information science is required and an academic degree in the arts is preferred.
• Strong professional experience or coursework in information literacy instruction, preferably with knowledge of instructional technologies and learning theory, at the college level.
• Experience with providing reference and research assistance in an academic library context.
• Experience with collection development.
• Experience with arts education is desirable, especially in higher education.
Sample Job Responsibilities • Provides information literacy instruction in the library and in the classroom. Develops written and online materials to support and promote these efforts and ensure UArts community awareness of library resources and services. Leads the University Libraries’ instructional program, including assessment of student learning. 
• Serves as library liaison to assigned departments, including faculty outreach and collection development.
• Participates in orientation activities for new students and new faculty.
• Participates in circulation desk coverage. Answers directional and informational questions from patrons, and answers reference questions in-person and online. Assists patrons in the use of library resources. • • • Contributes to library social media presence.
• Compiles monthly reference and instruction statistics into reports for the Director for Library Services and the Director for Library Operations.
• Writes periodic reports on instruction and assessment efforts and the activities of the IRLG.
• Attends meetings of librarians, library staff, and other standing and ad hoc groups. Convenes and sets agendas for meetings of the IRLG.
• Collaborates with Director for Learning Assessment (Provost’s Office), First-Year Writing Program Director (College of Critical & Professional Studies), and other academic administrators as needed.
Application instructionsInterested, qualified applicants should submit letters of application and resumes to the Human Resources Department via email to jobs@uarts.eduPlease ensure job title is in the Subject line.

Job Posting: Art Reference & Instruction Librarian, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

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.

Principal duties:

  • 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.

Required Qualifications:

  • 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).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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

Full post: http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/Weblisting/External/PVLSummaryApply.aspx?pvl_num=87443

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

Application: https://mica.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=95