The Information Commons Librarian provides library leadership for the
planning, management, andoversight of the Butler University
Information Commons (IC) program. The IC program is a student staffed,
research and technology support service provided in partnership with the
Center for AcademicTechnology. This position provides the
vision for initiatives that support the development of
studentinformation literacy competencies through peer
interaction and plays a key role in integrating
libraryservices into Butler University's developing
e-learning curricula.

Additionally, the position overseeshiring, training, and
management of IC student employees employed by Butler Libraries and acts
aslibrary liaison to one or more academic departments. The
position reports to Butler Libraries'Associate Dean of
Public Services.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include:

  * working in partnership with the Center for Academic Technology to develop, direct, and assessshared Information Commons projects and initiatives that support the University curriculumand address evolving end-user needs;
  * collaborating with liaison librarians, faculty, and staff to create online learning tools andresources (e.g., online tutorials, web-casting instruction) that support the development ofinformation literacy competencies;
  * hiring, training, and managing the Information Commons Assistants/Associates (approximatelytwenty students) who are employed by Butler Libraries;
  * serving as a liaison to an academic department, responsible for course-based informationliteracy instruction, collection development, and promoting faculty awareness of new deliverymodes and issues in scholarly communication;
  * providing leadership in the adoption of emerging instructional technologies and trends in onlinelearning relevant to Butler's academic mission
Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  * Understand the broad universe of information and information-seeking processes to structurelibrary services for users
  * Understand and apply principles of learning and instructional design into information literacyactivities and library instruction
  * Use communication and interpersonal skills to interact effectively in a collaborative workenvironment
  * Understand and apply best practices in effective supervision
  * Use marketing and outreach skills to promote library resources and services as appropriate
  * Apply project management skills to plan, implement, and assess initiatives that align with thelibrary's mission
  * Integrate use of relevant current technologies and tools into everyday practice anddemonstrate their value to others
  * Work collaboratively and effectively with diverse groups, including students, faculty, and staff
Minimum Qualifications:

  * Master's of Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution and ability to meetminimum qualifications for the rank of Assistant Professor as stated in20.30.30.B.2.a of the Butler University Faculty Handbook.
Preferred Qualifications:

  * Master's of Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution, second graduatedegree in instructional design or related area, and ability to meet minimumqualifications for the rank of Assistant Professor as stated in 20.30.30.B.2.a of the Butler University Faculty Handbook.

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