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Librarian 1 - Coordinator of Library Instruction & Assessment

Posted by: Susan L. Jennings, Chattanooga State Community College

Posted date: 2017-Aug-18

Location: Chattanooga State Community College

The position of Librarian 1 is a full time, professional staff position reporting to the Dean of Library Services. This position coordinates all aspects of the Augusta R. Kolwyck Library and Information Commons (KLIC) Information Literacy initiatives and serves as the Librarys assessment team leader. This coordinator will lead the Reference and Instruction team in training, planning, implementing, and assessing the librarys information literacy curriculum to meet the changing needs of a dynamic and ever changing community college. The Coordinator of Library Instruction & Assessment will serve as the liaison to the English and Speech Departments and will provide library instruction (online and face-to-face). Preference will be given to those candidates with three or more years of experience in coordinating a formalized library instruction program, proficiency in library assessment best practices, and ability to envision and create reusable learning objects and tutorials.
Coordinate and manage all aspects of the Augusta R. Kolwyck Library and Information Commons (KLIC) Information Literacy initiatives.
Plan and assess a strong curriculum integrated information literacy program aligned with information literacy standards (such as, the ACRL Information Literacy Framework & AACU Information Literacy Rubric), with the institutions goals and objectives, and/or accreditation standards outlined.
Train librarians in instructional pedagogy, technology, and assessment.
Conduct outreach with departmental and college level stakeholders in promoting the Librarys instructional program and services.
Provide information literacy instruction for both online and face-to-face classes at the main campus and remote sites.
Collaborate with faculty on integration of information literacy skills in their courses.
Create guides, videos, tutorials, and other materials to support course information literacy outcomes.
Coordinate assessment of library goals, services, facilities, and resources as library assessment team lead and make library assessment information accessible and meaningful to all stakeholders.
Evaluate and select materials in liaison area to facilitate access to current and credible information in the librarys print and electronic collections. Continually evaluate collection to maintain its relevance to the colleges curriculum and goals.
Provide reference and research help to a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, and community members via individual consultation in person, on the phone, chat, or email.
Serve on public services desks on a regular basis, which may include nights and weekends in a rotation.
Demonstrate commitment to ongoing professional development, particularly in areas of information literacy, pedagogy/teaching and learning, and educational technology.
Follow current trends in Librarianship, education, information literacy and instruction efforts.
Promote, support, and participate in student recruitment and retention efforts.
Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
Job Title Librarian 1 - Coordinator of Library Instruction & Assessment
Start Date Anytime after Sept 1
Library/Institution Name Chattanooga State Community College
Salary $45k-$50k starting
Certification Required? No
City Chattanooga
State TN
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Type of Library Job Classification -> Academic
Qualifications Must have an American Library Association (ALA) Accredited Masters Degree in Library Science (MLIS or Equivalent)
Two years library experience coordinating or participating in Library Instruction
Mastery in Information Literacy/Information Concepts /Competency skills
Knowledge of current instruction pedagogy involving student engagement though active learning and in conjunction with established student learning outcomes
Demonstrated skill at providing outstanding reference and research help in a library setting
Proficiency with using and interpreting various library databases
Ability to provide basic technical assistance with computers and software, the internet, course management software, and standard office applications
Excellent interpersonal skills crucial to providing services to the public and working with others, including (but not limited to) flexibility, enthusiasm, confidentiality, attention to detail, team player, and open-mindedness
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a collaborative and diverse environment
Application Instructions Please submit work-related references (i.e. work references, not personal references)only; personal references will not be accepted.
-Please be complete with work history. For prior employment, list all beginning and end dates, hours worked per week, and reasons for leaving prior jobs.
-Do not submit application until complete. You can save, log out and return to edit. If documents are required, make sure all are scanned or attached, and application is signed. If you need assistance, please call 423.697-4458 or 423.697-2443.
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Special Notes Looking for an energetic, passionate instruction librarian who will lead the instruction team and help us with our assessment! Great bunch of people adventurous and creative! Apply today or pass along to someone you think would love this opportunity! We are doing great things at Chatt State!

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