Advertised Employing Department: University Library
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
The Iowa State University Library seeks a creative and enthusiastic Instruction Librarian I or II. Iowa State University is growing, with record enrollment and increasing faculty hires. Come join us! When you embark on a career at Iowa State University Library, you'll be surrounded by adventurous minds who are changing the world and shaping the future.
As an Instruction Librarian at ISU, you will join a team of talented librarians who teach our undergraduate information literacy course. You will provide course administrative support, assist with course management software technology support, collaborate on curriculum development, and other information literacy instruction projects and activities, including new student orientation and new international student outreach.
A successful Iowa State Librarian I or II will need to be able to continually demonstrate effective job performance, supervisory duties (as assigned), development and growth by increasing knowledge and understanding of the profession. All Librarians will have potential to, or will demonstrate, effective institutional service and explore or have established areas of research and/or participation in relevant external professional activities, establishing area(s) of research interest or exhibiting leadership at higher Librarian levels.
A Librarian I will explore, show interest in and have potential for institutional service and external professional activities. A Librarian II will be able to demonstrate, through evidence, increasing skills and leadership potential.
Important attributes will include how to plan, organize, set and achieve goals. Having the ability to effectively communicate and collaborate will be essential to your success, and you'll be working alongside us to achieve this goal. You'll also need to embrace the Library's core values, demonstrate collegiality, and have strong commitment to public service and the land grant mission.
ISU students, staff, and faculty strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society. Library staff must embrace an environment of inclusion that moves beyond simple tolerance to recognizing the richness in individual identities of people, and diverse perspectives.
Required Education and Experience:
Master’s degree and related experience.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Experience teaching or providing information literacy instruction.
Experience providing reference, research and instructional services in an academic or research library.
Experience with course management systems such as Blackboard or Canvas.
Experience with other instructional software.
Demonstrated commitment to or leadership in diversity and inclusion.
This is a non-tenure, non-faculty position.
Iowa State University is a premier land grant institution located in Ames in the heart of Iowa. Ames celebrates all four seasons and activities to accompany each of them. Ski venues, golf courses, aquatic centers and orchards are plentiful. Ames has over 30 parks (encompassing 750 acres), 13 park shelters, dog parks and miles of bicycle and walking trails. As of the 2010 Census, the Ames population was nearly 59,000, and in 2014, CNN Money placed Ames at no. 8 on the list of top 50 best small cities in the country. Ranked no. 4 on the list of 100 Smartest Cities in America Study, no surprise that Ames and surrounding school districts are recognized nationally for quality education, low teacher-student ratios, and reading and math proficiency.
Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation, ISU is one of three Iowa Regent's institutions. Over 16,000 employees serve a population of over 34,000 students. Iowa State is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and the University Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA). Librarians teach the required-for-graduation Library 160 course, have subject responsibility in all college course areas and are readily available to assist students, faculty and staff with research pursuits.
The campus boasts amenities like Art on Campus, a collection of over 2,000 works of public art, including Grant Wood's largest murals located in Parks Library and many pieces by Sticks, Inc., founded by renowned artist and Ames native Sarah Grant. Collegerank.net lists the William Robert Parks and Ellen Sorge Parks Library at no. 16 on the list of the 50 Most Amazing College Libraries.
Visit the City of Ames, Iowa State University and the University Library for additional information.
Guaranteed Consideration Date: 05/14/2017
Posting Number: 70167P