School/Unit: VCU Libraries
Department: University Libraries
Purpose of Position:
The Teaching and Learning Librarian in Special Collections and Archives supports the VCU Libraries mission by teaching students, faculty, and patrons about the pedagogical values and scholarly and creative uses of primary sources and special collections of published works.
Reporting to the Head of Special Collections and Archives (SCA), the Teaching and Learning Librarian will develop, enhance, and promote the Special Collections and Archives department's instruction program at James Branch Cabell Library. The successful candidate's responsibilities will include the following: working with faculty, designs, teaches and assesses instruction sessions, primarily with artists' books, rare books, and primary source materials; manages the department's dedicated instruction room, and leads and implements plans to enhance the space; collaborates with department staff to develop a framework for instruction services that includes workflows, guidelines, and pedagogical values/uses of special collections and archives; leads the expansion of the department's instruction services to include content and tools that support traditional and virtual environments; develops and conducts workshops, presentations, and other outreach efforts to promote instruction services for faculty and students using special collections and archives; partners with other library departments engaged in teaching and learning to identify areas where special collections and archives can support course instruction; and as needed contribute to the department's efforts to enhance access to collections.
The Teaching and Learning Librarian is expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field. Faculty with the VCU Libraries are evaluated, and promoted, on the basis of job performance, scholarship, and professional development and service.
ALA-accredited graduate degree or accredited graduate degree in another appropriate discipline. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.
Experience in an academic research library, archives, or museum setting with significant responsibilities in instruction and education. Knowledge of contemporary artists' books and their application in academic curriculum. Knowledge of visual literacy standards. Demonstrated experience with current trends and practices for instruction with primary source materials. Knowledge of document analysis techniques. Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organization skills. Experience with collection discovery systems. Familiarity with preservation, copyright, and privacy issues. Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a production-oriented, team environment. Demonstrated oral and written communication skills. Ability and willingness to shift boxes weighing up to 40 lbs.
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: www.vcujobs.comVirginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran's status, political affiliation or disability.