School of Professional and Continuing Studies Librarian - 501535
The librarian is the liaison to the University's School of Professional and Continuing Studies and collaborates with faculty from this school to select, manage and develop collections to support these areas and other areas as assigned. Working with School of Professional and Continuing Studies faculty and students, the SPCS Librarian will foster successful interactions to support and enhance research, teaching, and learning through library instruction for liaison areas and First Year Seminars. The initial application review will begin August 21, 2017.
Creates instructional resources and tutorials, provides library instruction, and offers research and consultation appointments to students in liaison areas and to other members of the campus and community as required, using pedagogical best practices and current instructional technologies.
Creates and maintains research guides and web content that demonstrates knowledge and understanding of critical information literacy practices for students and faculty in liaison areas. Maintains other library web pages as assigned.
Conducts environmental scans of SPCS subject areas in order to identify current and emerging scholarly projects, areas of inquiry, and pedagogical trends. Align library resources as appropriate to support these departments.
Collaborates with staff in the library and SPCS to support program outreach and maintenance goals. (e.g., committee work at SPCS and weeding work)
Understanding of the research process in a range of disciplines
Understand the special needs of adult and non-traditional students and use current best practices and pedagogy in andragogy for teaching/learning with this group of students
Knowledge of and experience with current and innovative pedagogical trends in teaching and learning, including, but not limited to the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy
Innovative and energetic teaching and presentation skills
Demonstrated initiative in working across organizational boundaries
Experience working cooperatively with people from diverse backgrounds
Professional and pedagogical commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
Knowledge of library technologies and emergent technologies related to library service
Experience with web-based publishing technologies and LibGuides
Excellent Internet and database searching skills
Superior interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a collaborative team environment
Ability to work and learn independently
Flexibility and adaptability to work effectively in a dynamic, evolving environment
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
MLS, MIS, or MLIS from a program accredited by the American Library Association
2-4 years' current experience in an academic library or educational setting
Coursework in adult learning theory or pedagogy and/or experience working with non-traditional/adult student population.
A second advanced degree in a related educational field
The position requires extensive evening and weekend instruction/reference coverage as needed throughout the school year
SALARY STRUCTURE: Pay Grade 6 To see more detailed salary information please review the University of Richmond's Compensation Structure.
Located minutes from downtown Richmond, Virginia, the University of Richmond (www.richmond.edu) blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. Richmond offers a unique combination of undergraduate and graduate programs. Our School of Arts & Sciences anchors Richmond as a nationally ranked liberal arts university. A ranked business school, the nation's first school of leadership studies, a highly respected law school, a nationally recognized international education program and the community-focused School of Professional and Continuing Studies build on that strong foundation and make this university something unique.
UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE
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