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Assistant Librarian - Coordinator of Information Literacy

Posted by: Nancy M. Lambert, University of South Carolina Upstate

Posted date: 2017-Nov-27

Location: University of South Carolina Upstate Library

Coordinate an active library instruction program including but not limited to: serve as the lead for library instruction and information literacy, schedule and delegate class sessions to library faculty, assess the library instruction/information literacy program, and maintain documentation. Identify, monitor, and analyze trends in information literacy and library instruction that will impact library services at USC Upstate. Collaborate with faculty and academic staff to support student research and integrate information literacy instruction into courses in both traditional and online formats. Develop and maintain web tutorials, subject course guides. Teach sections of the librarys credit course, LIBR 201, and library instruction sessions for first-year composition and University 101 classes. Provide library instruction and collection development as liaison to a disciplinary subject area.Participate in staffing the reference desk, including Saturday rotation. Report to Dean of the Library. Library faculty have rank and are expected to serve on committees, be involved in professional organizations , and engage in scholarly activities.
Job Title Assistant Librarian - Coordinator of Information Literacy
Start Date 07/01/2018
Library/Institution Name University of South Carolina Upstate Library
Salary
Certification Required? No
City Spartanburg
State SC
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Type of Library Job Classification -> Academic
Qualifications An ALA accredited MLS; must have a minimum of two years of relevant library experience; familiarity with practical and theoretical aspects of information literacy, including ACRL Framework and Standards; knowledge of software, emerging technologies, and web applications pertinent to library instruction and working in an academic institution; knowledge of print and electronic resources; ability to work effectively with students, faculty, staff, and others; excellent oral and written skills; strong commitment to client-centered services. Strong interest in scholarly activity (publications, presentations, and grant writing).
Preferred qualifications:Past coordination experience; experience in an academic library; experience teaching at the college level; experience teaching or designing online courses; familiarity with LibGuides, LibWizard, Camtasia Studio, Sharepoint, Office 365, and Blackboard; evidence of scholarly activities (publications, theses).
Application Instructions Complete and submit the on-line academic application that can be accessed by clicking, Apply for this Posting. Only applications submitted through the online application process will be considered; therefore, it is necessary to hit the submit button after completing the application. A confirmation number will be issued when the process has been successfully completed. In addition to the online application, the following materials must be submitted either electronically or via mail: letter of application, a signed copy of the online application, vita, three current, dated, signed, and on official letterhead letters of recommendation, copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and any additional materials. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Official transcripts will be required before hire date as well as a background check.
Andrew Kearns, Chair
Librarian/Coordinator of Information Literacy Committee
USC Upstate Library
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
akearns@uscupstate.edu
864-503-5403
Web Link https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/19838
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