Twin Cities Library seeks an energetic, creative, and forward-thinking Instructional Design Librarian to join our team. The Instructional Design Librarian enables students, faculty, and staff to become independent researchers through transformative individual and group instruction, delivered face-to-face and online. This individual collaborates with faculty to teach adult students information literacy concepts, authors interactive web and print instructional materials, and delivers user-centered reference and circulation services.
||The Instructional Design Librarian supports the Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs by enabling students, faculty, and staff to become independent researchers through transformative individual and group instruction, delivered face-to-face and online. This position collaborates with faculty to teach adult students information literacy concepts, authors print and interactive web instructional materials, delivers user-centered reference, and performs circulation and back-up interlibrary loan services.
In order to enable students and faculty to become independent researchers, this individual:
- Delivers user-centered instruction, face-to-face and online.
- Designs, assesses, and continuously improves instructional services, curricula, and web and print instructional materials.
- Collaborates with faculty to integrate information literacy concepts into courses.
- Provides user-centered and efficient reference via email, instant message, phone, and face-to-face consultations.
- Serves as a School liaison and on campus committees.
- Develops support and effective working relationships through committee, departmental, and School outreach.
- Consults on copyright and intellectual property issues, and creates copyright documentation.
- Identifies, evaluates, and selects electronic and print resources for the library.
- Collects data and trains staff on areas of primary responsibility (e.g., reference, instruction, etc.)
- Participates actively in library and university-wide meetings.
- Delivers efficient circulation services.
- Provides back-up interlibrary loan services as needed.
- Stays current on instructional and reference procedures, strategies, and technologies.
|Essential Skills and Abilities
The ideal candidate will have the ability to:
- Deliver user-centered customer service.
- Teach adults face-to-face effectively.
- Design engaging instructional materials.
- Work independently and collaboratively in a self-directed, industrious, and proactive environment.
- Communicate effectively via written documents, presentations, and interpersonal interactions.
- Work effectively with diverse adult and distance learners.
- Manage multiple tasks and priorities while meeting deadlines.
- Anticipate and assess user needs.
- Use technology to enhance learning.
- Learn instructional software programs, such as Camtastia, Articulate, etc.
- Use basic computer software, such as Microsoft Office Suite.
- Produce accurate and detailed work.
- Work evening and weekend hours as needed.
||The successful candidate must support, respect, and advance the mission of Saint Mary’s University as a Lasallian Catholic institution.
|Education and Experience
- Master of Library Science degree from an American Library Association accredited institution or related Master’s degree.
- Teaching experience.
- Experience with electronic library resources.
- Experience with web authoring.
- Information literacy teaching experience.
- Online teaching experience.
- Instructional design experience.
- Curriculum development experience.
- Outreach experience.
- Experience assisting users with library databases, reference, and circulation inquiries, particularly in online environments.
- Experience with Blackboard or alternative course management system.
- Experience working in an academic library.
All job offers are contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.
|Additional Required Materials
||Cover letter, resume or CV, online application, teaching philosophy (no longer than 1 page), example(s) of instructional materials (web or print).
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