Job Opening: Instruction & Outreach Librarian – Nielson Library, Adams State University – Alamosa, CO
Instruction & Outreach Librarian (#A3C021)
STARTING DATE: March 2014
The Nielsen Library at Adams State University is seeking an enthusiastic Instruction & Outreach Librarian to lead an innovative information literacy program serving a diverse student population. The successful candidate will employ his or her knowledge of information literacy standards, instructional design principles, and assessment methods to develop a successful, student-centric library instruction program.
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES
- Coordinates the library’s expanding information literacy program. In collaboration with library staff, assesses student information literacy needs and develops creative and effective models for delivering instruction and measuring learning outcomes.
- Leads the development of outreach efforts to engage the student community
- Leads first-year library instruction sessions and works with the library liaisons to develop instruction sessions for upper-division courses
- Teaches library research-related academic courses for credit as an adjunct instructor (separate, additional compensation).
- Works with faculty to formally integrate information literacy into the curriculum.
- Provides reference services in person and online, with some nights and/or weekends required.
- Acts as a liaison to one or more academic departments and participates in collection development.
- Serves on campus, regional, and state committees.
- Other duties as assigned.
- ALA accredited MLS degree
- Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
- Relevant teaching experience
- Familiarity with information literacy standards and instructional design principles
- Demonstrated success in designing instructional content and applying emerging learning technologies in support of information literacy goals.
- Academic library experience
- Experience working with diverse communities
- Background in social sciences
ABOUT ADAMS STATE
Adams State University is a state-supported institution that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. Located in Alamosa in the San Luis Valley of south-central Colorado, approximately 4 hours from Denver and 2.5 hours from Santa Fe, Adams State is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution and as a regional education provider. Additional information about the university can be found at http://www.adams.edu and further library information is located at http://www.adams.edu/library. Information about the city and surrounding areas is available at http://www.alamosa.org
Applicants should submit an electronic packet containing a cover letter, resume, three professional references, and graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable). Please reference Position #A3C021. Complete applications must be received by January 17, 2014 for consideration. Applications should be submitted via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Adams State University is particularly interested in applications from women and minorities.
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Adams State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Applications are sought from all qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex, or disability and as covered by law, veteran status. In addition, college policies prohibit discrimination on the basis of religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital status, and personal status.View Post
The College of University Libraries & Learning Sciences (University of New Mexico) has an opening for a Director of Research Data Services with an anticipated start date of May 2014. This is a full-time (12 month), tenure-track position that includes comprehensive benefits. The faculty rank, tenure status, and salary are negotiable based on qualifications and experience.
For a complete job description and instructions on how to apply, visit https://unmjobs.unm.edu/ and search for job posting #0823163. For best consideration, please submit your application by January 22, 2014.
Quicklink to the posting: unmjobs.unm.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=75487
The University of New Mexico is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator.
University of New Mexico College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences Dean
The University of New Mexico College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences is a sponsoring member of the Seminar on the Acquisition Latin American Materials (SALALM), member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Greater Western Library Alliance, and the New Mexico Consortium of Academic Libraries and leads the LIBROS Consortium that hosts the shared catalog for fourteen academic libraries in New Mexico. The College holds over 3 million volumes and includes four branch libraries: Centennial Science and Engineering Library; Fine Arts & Design Library; Parish Memorial Library (management and social sciences); and Zimmerman Library (education and humanities). Zimmerman Library also houses the Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections, Inter-American Studies, and the Indigenous Nations Library Program. The UL is a regional library in the Federal Depository Library Program.
The College includes the Organization, Information, and Learning Sciences academic program (OI&LS) that offers a unique perspective on learning sciences by concentrating on the convergence of organization development; information design and data management; e-learning; instructional design and technology. The program focuses on adult learning at the individual, group, and organizational levels. OI&LS offers bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees, currently to 70 undergraduate and 150 graduate students.
Reporting to UNM’s Provost, the Dean of the College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences provides administrative leadership for all college operations and is responsible for positioning the college to enhance the university within the vision of the university’s strategic plan. The Dean leads the College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences in its mission of supporting the needs of a rapidly growing research university, provides vision and direction as the College evolves to support research, learning, and teaching in the twenty-first century, and advocates for the college within the university and the larger community. The Dean develops strong relationships with Deans of other units, the Office of the Provost, the President, and other university administrators while promoting college programs that address the needs of students, staff, faculty, and the community, on and off-campus and online. The Dean oversees recruitment, retention, and evaluation of high-quality faculty and staff. The Dean will work collaboratively to fulfill the university’s educational and research mission through the provision of both traditional and innovative library resources and services. The Dean is responsible for the College’s fiscal resources and actively participates in development and grant activities. The Dean represents the college within the university and at the local, state national and international level.
Education and Experience:
- Earned a Master of Library Science, or the equivalent, from an ALA accredited program and at least one additional graduate degree, such as a doctorate or subject masters
2. A record of accomplishment meriting appointment as tenured professor in the College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences
3. A minimum of five years of progressive experience in academic leadership or administrative experience with supervisory responsibilities in the area of a) teaching, b) comprehensive research or c) a university library.
1. Doctorate preferred
2. Proven leadership in academic program management and interdisciplinary collaboration in a complex research, teaching, and/or library setting
3. Evidence of success in securing external funding and a proven success in stewardship within and beyond the university
4. Demonstrated success in fostering university, regional, national and international cooperation in resource sharing, advocacy, networking, and collection development
5. Dedication to diversity and social justice, recognizing diverse learning and research styles, and promoting a respectful, open and engaging work environment
6. Exceptional oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
7. Knowledge of Spanish or Native languages
8. Demonstrated understanding of emerging technology, standards and practices for learning sciences, information resource and discovery in the digital age, including changes in information technology and scholarly communication
9. Demonstrated commitment to research and scholarly activity and growth with an understanding of traditional and innovative methods of information dissemination such as Open Access, institutional repositories, and research data management
UNM enrolls nearly 27,000 students and employs 2,800 faculty and 4,400 staff. UNM offers 102 baccalaureate degrees, 75 master’s degrees, and 45 doctoral degrees/professional degrees. The University of New Mexico is a Tier I Research Institution and a Hispanic-Serving Institution. UNM attracts a culturally diverse student population and has strong academic and research programs concerned with the Southwestern United States, indigenous studies, and Latin America.
The University of New Mexico actively seeks and encourages nominations of and applications from individuals who are members of under-represented groups. For information regarding the confidentiality of inquiries and applications call or email to the address listed below.
A complete application consists of:
1. A letter of interest addressing the minimum and preferred qualifications posted for the position
2. A current curriculum vitae
3. The names, addresses and contact information of three professional references
Applicants will be notified before references
Applications should be submitted online at http://unmjobs.unm.edu referencing posting 0822876. For best consideration, applications should be submitted by December 31, 2013; however the position will remain open until filled.
Nominations should be submitted by email to Lauren Medrano, Search Coordinator at email@example.com. The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, Educator.
For additional information about UNM, see http://www.unm.edu.