As part of a collaborative team, the Digital Literacy Instruction Librarian supports library and campus efforts in developing students’ digital literacy skills. Particular focus is placed on consulting with faculty on the development of multi-modal assignments, instruction for courses completing digital scholarship projects, and library activities to support Brandeis general education requirements.
At Brandeis University, our mission and history are rooted in the pursuit of social justice, thus we aim to include this value in all that we do. We are seeking candidates with a variety of social identities, including those who have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation and who are committed to building, engaging with, and sustaining a pluralistic, unified, and just campus community. Brandeis Library recognizes the ways in which librarianship has not been presented inclusive and equitable opportunities for individuals from underrepresented groups. We strive to develop an inclusive, equitable, and diverse space on our campus; the Library’s Anti-racism plan outlines our efforts toward critical pedagogy; staff engagement with anti-racist practices in trainings and educational opportunities; development and retention of a diverse workforce; and the development and curation of collections that elevate the voices and themes of BIPOC and advance understanding of anti-racism.
Collaborates with faculty, library colleagues, and campus partners to support student skill development in digital literacy and digital scholarship: 50%
Provides course-integrated instruction, workshops, and consultations on digital literacy and digital scholarship topics.
Collaborates with faculty and staff around developing multi-modal assignments which require students to evaluate the validity of digital sources and present research in a digital format.
Develops online instructional materials and modules covering digital literacy and research skills.
Communicates regularly with faculty, staff, and students to promote library services and resources.
In collaboration with colleagues, actively contributes to: 30%
general research help services to students, faculty, staff, and researchers.
instruction for workshops and classes outside of liaison areas, including University Writing Seminars.
special projects and outreach activities, including orientation.
Participates in and contributes to committees and work groups of the Library and the University. 10%
Furthers knowledge and stays current on digital literacy and digital scholarship topics through: 10%
participating in, and/or contributing to trainings, conferences, webinars, and other types of professional development.
maintaining knowledge of best practices, developments, and trends.
Graduate degree or equivalent education & experience, required plus 1-3 years of total related work experience
Facility with a range of tools and applications commonly used in multi-modal assignments and digital projects, such as tools for mapping, digital presentation of research, and text analysis
Experience with or demonstrated commitment to developing inclusive and equitable learning experiences
Experience in an academic setting that demonstrates engagement with departmental constituencies and innovative collaboration on teaching and research activities.
Understanding of research and teaching needs of faculty and students.
Occasional evening and weekend work may be required.
This Digital Literacy Instruction Librarian is primarily an on-site position, with the option to work from home one day per week.
The hiring range for this position is $64,300 - 73,300.
This is a union position. Employees working in this position are covered by the collective bargaining agreement between the University and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 888. Provisions related to wages, benefits and other terms of employment are contained in the agreement.
For full consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume/CV.
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