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Salisbury University is seeking a creative, dynamic, and collaborative applicant to join the staff of the SU Libraries as the Coordinator of Library Instruction in the Department of Research/Instructional Services (RIS). The coordinator reports to the Chair of RIS and provides leadership and vision for the Libraries information literacy program. The coordinator will take the lead in helping the librarian liaisons teach creatively in the four library instruction classrooms, each of which will be set up differently, in our new facility, opening in 2016.
Primary Job Duties: Oversee and participate in the design, implementation, maintenance, and assessment of SUs library instruction program and other instruction-related activities, building on existing relationships and seeking new partnerships with academic departments and programs. Develop and implement a program to evaluate the effectiveness of library instruction. Seek ways to continuously improve instruction library-wide, including by coaching instruction librarians, sharing expertise in library instruction theory and practice, and staying abreast of innovations in library instruction and the use of technology in instruction. Serve as the librarian liaison to several departments to be determined. The librarian will be responsible for instruction, collection development, and other support for the liaison departments' teaching and research-related information needs. Participate in providing face-to-face and electronic reference services, including some evening and weekend hours. Serve on committees and task forces and be active professionally.
Minimum Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent degree from a foreign institution. Three years of experience as an instruction librarian in an academic institution. Evidence of creative or innovative teaching.
Preferred Qualifications: Second graduate degree in a discipline taught at SU.
Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Demonstrated knowledge of standards and best practices in information literacy and library instruction. Demonstrated ability to manage projects and work in a team-based environment. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Applications will be accepted via Salisbury University's Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website http://www.salisbury.edu/HR/Jobs/ to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.
To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit the following: a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and phone numbers of at least three professional references. If you have any questions about the position, please contact the search chair, Susan Brazer at SEBRAZER@salisbury.edu.
Applications submitted by February 20, 2014 will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled. This is a library faculty position on a permanent status track with excellent benefits and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment will be contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S. and is expected to begin in summer 2014.
Founded in 1925, Salisbury University is one of 13 institutions that compose the University System of Maryland. Salisbury University is a selective undergraduate institution with the University System of Maryland. The University is close to ocean beaches and the Chesapeake Bay and 2-3 hours from the metropolitan areas of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Norfolk. SU has been cited nationally as one of the top ten public regional universities in the North according to the U.S. News and World Report, and has also been recognized by the Princeton Review and Kiplingers magazine. SU has 388 full-time faculty members serving a student population of approximately 8,600.
Blackwell Library is a user-oriented academic library with relatively small collections but a dynamic staff with a deep commitment to meeting the information needs of our students and faculty. In 2016, we will be moving into the state-of-the-art Guerrieri Academic Commons, for which ground will be broken this spring.
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