| In the fall of 2017, Yale's thirteenth and fourteenth residential colleges, the first to be built in over 50 years, will open to new students. This is the first wave of a significant expansion of Yale College, in which the size of the undergraduate student body will increase by 15%. The Yale University Library (YUL) seeks a committed and energetic librarian to support this expansion by serving the teaching and research needs of faculty and undergraduates in the College. Reporting to the Director of Undergraduate Programs, the Undergraduate Teaching and Outreach Librarian will design and participate in general research education and outreach programs aimed at undergraduates, particularly first- and second-year students. |
The Undergraduate Teaching and Outreach Librarian will design and oversee selected general research education programs, including freshman writing seminars and research support workshops, in a variety of academic disciplines, as well as library programming for other groups such as the Yale Young Global Scholars and Freshman Scholars. The librarian will work with faculty and Directors of Undergraduate Studies to design library research education programs for undergraduates, and will coordinate outreach and research education programming for Yale's residential colleges, cultural houses and other groups (e.g. first-generation college students, athletes, and international students). The incumbent will be an active participant in the Library's signature Personal Librarian program, and will work collaboratively with other YUL units to design education and outreach programming for undergraduates. Will oversee outreach aimed at undergraduates via social media and other methods, and develop strategies for marketing library services and programs. Will work with the Assessment Librarian to develop tools that evaluate and analyze undergraduate programs, develop strategies for improvement in services and research education, and oversee the Student Library Advisory Council. Will oversee Bass Library's teaching classrooms. Will serve on various library committees, and actively participate in local, regional and/or national professional organizations.
Posting Position Title: Librarian, Research Support and Teaching
University Job Title: Undergraduate Teaching and Outreach Librarian
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Required Skill/ability 1: Qualified individuals new to the library profession are welcome to apply.
Required Skill/ability 2: Demonstrated excellence and innovation in the teaching of undergraduates.
Required Skill/ability 3: Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and professionally across multiple units and academic departments with all levels of students, faculty and staff. Successful history of meeting high-level service expectations.
Required Skill/ability 4: Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, and work well with colleagues and library patrons, individually and in groups. Demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate, and implement projects.
Required Skill/ability 5: Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and solve complex problems and to make decisions. Proven ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and to work under pressure. Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment, within a diverse, complex, and rapidly changing organization.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: 1 year of professional experience in an academic library, with teaching at the undergraduate level. Experience with library and research support for diverse student populations, including first-generation college students. Familiarity with web design tools and principles, responsive design and accessibility best practices. Experience with assessment, educational technology and instructional design
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