Washington State University
The Instruction Librarian participates in the development, coordination and
promotion of a comprehensive Library Instruction Program. The Instruction
Librarian plans and delivers instructional services to a wide variety of
library users and special programs, both in person and via electronic
means. This tenure-track position is based in the Research
Services Unit of the WSU Libraries on the Pullman campus.
The WSU Libraries are a part of the Orbis Cascade Alliance
(http://www.orbiscascade.org) and are deeply invested, along with our partner
libraries in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, in the activities of the shared
Unified Resource Management and shared Discovery
environment. As an active partner in the Orbis Cascade
Alliance, the WSU Libraries both inform and reflect the guiding tenets of the
alliance, which are: work smart, design for engagement, and
innovate to transform.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
As a member of the Library Instruction Team:
Participates in the design, delivery, and assessment of information literacy
Teaches lower-level undergraduate instruction, and creates materials for use
at all levels of instruction
Works with distance students and special constituencies campus-wide (e.g.,
Keeps current on relevant trends and developments, working with the Steering
Committee and Team Leader to carry out policies and programs, and provide
feedback, ideas, and suggestions
Participates in the development and delivery of credit-bearing information
literacy courses, including Accessing Information for Research (UCOLL 300)
As a member of the Library Instruction Steering Committee:
Works closely with the Team Leader to set priorities for and assess the
success of the team in consultation with the Head of Research Services and in
concert with the mission and goals
Works with the Steering Committee to set library instruction policies, manage
classroom scheduling and facilities maintenance, arrange training, develop
procedures, and determine what data/statistics are needed for information
Assists with the construction and revision of the Library Instruction's
website and all other online instruction materials
Collaborates with library faculty to develop outreach programs to academic
departments or other campus programs
Assists in the development and delivery of professional development activities
for library and classroom faculty related to library instruction
As a member of the Reference Team:
Delivers comprehensive reference assistance to library users face-to-face and
virtually and maintains a professional presence in all reference transactions
Keeps current on relevant trends and development
Works with the Steering Committee and Team Leaders to carry out policies and
programs, and provide feedback, ideas, and suggestions
Scholarship, Service, and Professional Development:
Keeps abreast of trends and developments in the field of library instruction
and related areas by reading professional literature.
Participates in professional associations, and attending workshops at the
state, regional, and national levels.
Participates in scholarly research and publication.
Shares relevant information obtained from professional activities with library
faculty and staff and uses knowledge gained to evaluate and improve library
Serves on Libraries working groups, committees, and task forces.
Serves on university-wide committees and task forces.
Master's degree from an American Library Association accredited Library and
Information Studies program at date of hire; excellent oral and written
communication skills; ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and
effectively both as a team member and independently and to promote teamwork
Experience in an academic library setting; coursework or experience with
library instruction or teaching inside or outside the library setting;
experience with online tutorials and instructional materials; coursework or
experience in the humanities, social sciences and/or sciences; ability to
develop outreach programs to academic communities; demonstrated ability to
assess and improve services; demonstrated commitment to and
experience with diverse populations; documented achievement in research and
creative work and professional service.
To Apply (online application required): https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/24963
Applications will be accepted through May 25, 2016.
WSU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action educator and
WSU Libraries: http://libraries.wsu.edu
Contact: Bonny Boyan, WSU Libraries' human resource coordinator, [log in to unmask]
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