The College of Wooster Libraries seeks an innovative and team-oriented Learner Experience Librarian to develop and lead an agile and comprehensive library instruction program that supports the mission of the Libraries and the curricular goals of the college. The mission statement: The College of Wooster Libraries cultivates an environment where students, faculty, and staff, as a diverse community of learners, discover, create, communicate, and preserve knowledge and insight.
Reporting to the Librarian of the College, the Learner Experience Librarian provides leadership in the development of a dynamic information literacy curriculum, incorporating teaching and learning theory in support of our diverse community of learners. The Learner Experience Librarian designs and integrates accessible virtual and physical learning materials and tools to support the information literacy curriculum and performs regular assessment to ensure that the library instruction program supports student success. The Learner Experience Librarian collaborates with the librarians on new developments in instructional design and actively contributes to the Libraries’ instruction, research, and outreach programs.
Applies Learning Experience Design principles to support the development of a dynamic and comprehensive information literacy program
Researches, implements, and engages with instructional technologies supporting library programs
Teaches in the Libraries’ instruction programs and provides in-depth reference assistance for our diverse community of learners
Participates in the Libraries’ liaison program, partnering with assigned departments to provide instruction, research support, and collection development
Designs and implements library instructional assessments
Communicates new developments and best practices in library instructional design, technologies, and assessment within the Libraries
Actively builds partnerships across campus to enhance the Libraries’ instruction program and increase student engagement
Guides the Libraries’ instructional outreach program and participates in the Libraries’ broader outreach programs
Other duties as assigned
MLS degree from an ALA accredited program or equivalent.
Demonstrated knowledge of Learning Experience Design principles either through applied practice, internship, or course work.
Ability and knowledge to create virtual and physical learning materials and tools
Experience with diverse, inclusive, and/or international student populations
Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills
Experience (employment and/or internship) or coursework specific to working in an academic library
The College of Wooster enrolls a diverse student body (20% domestic students of color and 11% international students); applicants should have experience with diverse student populations.
The College of Wooster is an independent college of the liberal arts and sciences with a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education. The College values diversity, strives to attract qualified women and minority candidates, and encourages individuals belonging to these groups to apply. Wooster seeks to ensure diversity by its policy of employing persons without regard to age, sex, color, race, creed, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or political affiliation. The College of Wooster is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Employment is subject to federal laws requiring verification of identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act. The College of Wooster is a drug-free workplace.
Applicants should submit the following through Interfolio: cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of unofficial graduate transcripts, a teaching statement that includes an articulation of learning experience design principles as applied in academic libraries and a research statement and/or statement of professional development focus. A diversity, inclusion, and equity statement, and three reference letters should also be submitted. The diversity, inclusion, and equity statement should detail how the applicant has engaged and/or expects to engage with issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the library and library instruction, as well as on campus and in the broader community. Interfolio accounts are free to applicants – simply press “apply.” Review of applications will begin December 15, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.
The College of Wooster is America’s premier college for mentored undergraduate research. Wooster offers an excellent, comprehensive liberal arts education, culminating in a rigorous senior project, in which each student works one-on-one with a faculty mentor to conceive, organize and complete a significant research project on a topic of the student’s own choosing. Through this distinctive program,... every Wooster student develops abilities valued by employers and graduate schools alike: initiative, self-confidence, independent judgment, creative problem solving, and strong written and oral communication skills.