Southern Nazarene University
Position Title: Information Literacy & Access Librarian (11-month faculty contract)
Supervisor: SNU Library Director
The Information Literacy & Access Librarian serves as a member of the SNU Library faculty with primary responsibility for the design, implementation, and assessment of information literacy curriculum, teaching information literacy to faculty/students both online and in person, and successfully applying appropriate technology to enhance the teaching-learning process. This person is also responsible for supervising 10-15 circulation student workers, for ensuring access to the physical collections through circulation management, and for staffing the reference desk as needed.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Develop, promote, and assess information literacy (IL) curriculum.
- Create and implement digitally-based IL learning objects.
- Partner with Library faculty, IT, the Faculty Resource Center, and other university faculty to ensure students learn to be information literate (regardless of modality); this includes teaching IL class sessions.
- Serve as liaison with specific paired courses and individual departments as assigned.
- Ensure IL curriculum is based on the Association of College & Research Libraries’ IL Framework.
- Participate in professional development activities that support IL curriculum creation, teaching and learning, and other relevant aspects of library science.
- Establish library access policies and procedures to support the University community in an effective and accountable manner.
- Propose, implement, and evaluate innovative services and enhancements for access services in accordance with best practices for academic libraries.
- Facilitate easy access to physical collections by managing circulation processes.
- Hire, train, schedule, supervise, and evaluate circulation student workers.
- Generate, analyze, and evaluate library circulation data annually as a strategic tool to inform leadership decisions.
- Be a ‘personal librarian’ to faculty in assigned departments.
- Meet with faculty to discover library needs.
- Make suggestions to both the Library Director and discipline faculty for purchase of books, e-books, digital periodicals, and/or databases.
- Teach information literacy classes and embed in discipline-specific courses.
- Analyze assigned sections of the library collection based on current discipline-specific curriculum and standards.
- Participate in paired course instruction each fall as assigned.
- Teach general education class sessions in addition to liaison responsibilities as necessary.
- Staff the reference desk as scheduled; some weekend and evening hours are to be expected.
- Answer reference questions in person, on the phone, via email, or via chat.
Minimum Qualifications/ Skills:
- An MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited program.
- Knowledge of best practices in instructional technology and research methods.
- Ability to work well both independently and collaboratively.
- 2 years experience in an academic library.
- 2 years supervisory experience.
- 2 years of teaching experience.
- Demonstrated ability to successfully learn and apply new technologies to enhance teaching and learning.
- Proficiency with Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides.
- Excellent English communication skills, both verbal and written.
- Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds.
- Must be willing to uphold the standards of the Church of the Nazarene.
- Experience in developing learning objects, instructional videos and tools, and online tutorials in an academic environment.
- Familiarity with learning management systems and the ability to integrate instructional technologies in courses with a library component.
- Experience with emerging technologies applicable to online pedagogical practices.
- Demonstrated experience with curriculum design theories, methodologies, and best practices, including modeling and active learning.