Assessment & Special Projects Librarian & Instructor/Assistant/Associate Professor
QUALIFICATIONS: MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited library school required for the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Candidates seeking terminal degree (MLS/MLIS) will be considered at the rank of Instructor. Candidates are required to have experience in; project management, assessment and statistical tools and practices, interpreting data and delivering analysis, and work weekend and evening reference shifts as needed.
STARTING DATE: August 14, 2017
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Assessment & Special Projects Librarian, as a Non-Tenure Track professor, will comply with the faculty manual and the measurement of faculty evaluation, including; teaching, scholarship, professional development and service to students, department, university, profession and community. He/She will be a leader in developing and coordinating the implementation of a comprehensive and strategic assessment program within the Courtright Memorial Library. This position will also project manage special projects as assigned.
He/she will conduct ongoing evaluation of library metrics, analyze information, provide reporting and work with colleagues to determine recommendations for improvement and/or new or retiring of specific library offerings. This position will manage data collection for annual reporting and survey responses including: gathering; reviewing, validating and evaluating; and synthesizing data submitted by library departments. To do so, he/she will investigate and communicate new methods for data collection, analysis, and documentation, and contribute to ongoing efforts to validate and improve evaluation instruments and protocols. This role also provides consultation to support library staff and units as they gather, process, analyze, manage, and report data related to library resources and services, including guidance on conducting unit assessments and the most suitable qualitative and quantitative protocols. This position prepares and delivers internal training and documentation on tools associated with assessment, such as: survey and statistical tools, statistical analysis, and assessment methodologies.
He/she will project manage special projects within the department, including administrative aspects of ongoing large and complex project and will track project’s work-in-progress to ensure that deadlines are met. In doing so, he/she will assist in defining appropriate workflows for projects and assume primary responsibility for documenting them. This position will serve as a key resource for Library policies and procedures (including generating and updating policies when required). A high degree of coordination with staff within the Library is needed.
This librarian will provide both general and specialized reference and assist students, faculty, staff, and other library visitors in making effective use of library resources. He/she will serve as Library liaison to assigned departments, including: (but not limited to) a) assist with acquisition requests and departmental reviews; b) conduct collection development for physical collection (print and electronic); c) provide advanced instruction and subject specialty consultation; d) create LibGuides for liaison area classes and subjects and e) collaborate with teaching faculty to develop stronger relationships with departments. All librarians assist in teaching users research skills necessary for lifelong learning and participates in our information literacy program. He/she may hire, train, evaluate, and supervise a staff member and/or student assistants as needed and funded, and will supervise Library during assigned evening shifts and at times when weekend coverage is needed due to staffing situations
DEPARTMENT: The Courtright Memorial Library consists of a Library director with administrative/faculty status, six librarians with non-tenure track faculty status, two administrators, and five support staff. Each librarian is a liaison to a number of departments and programs within the university, including student organizations. The mission of the Courtright Memorial Library is to actively engage in and contribute to the teaching, learning and research needs of the entire Otterbein community. As intellectual partners in the quest for knowledge, the Library staff provides access to information, develops a diverse collection, and nurtures critical thinking skills to develop self-sufficient, life-long learners. To learn more about the Library, please visit our website at Courtright Memorial Library.
OTTERBEIN UNIVERSITY Otterbein University is a small private university nationally-recognized for its intentional blending of liberal arts and professional studies through its renowned Integrative Studies curriculum and its commitments to experiential learning and community engagement. Otterbein is a recipient of the 2015 Carnegie Community Service Classification; a finalist for the 2014 President’s Award for Economic Opportunity Community Service; and has been honored With Distinction by the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll since the list’s inception in 2006. It stands in its category’s top 10 percent in U.S. News & World Report’s guide to “America’s Best Colleges.” Otterbein offers more than 70 undergraduate majors; seven master’s programs; and a doctorate in nursing practice (DNP). In addition, Otterbein is home to the science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) Innovation Center at the Point, a unique resource that combines academics with the business and manufacturing needs of our community.
WHERE: Our picturesque campus is perfectly situated in Westerville, Ohio, America’s fifth friendliest town (Forbes), just minutes from Columbus, the15th largest city in the country. Otterbein’s commitment to opportunity started with its founding in 1847 as one of the nation’s first universities to welcome women and persons of color to its community of teachers and learners, which now numbers 2,400 undergraduate and 400 graduate students. Otterbein remains committed to its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its spirit of inclusion, and welcomes people of all backgrounds to Otterbein’s Model Community. To learn more about Otterbein, visit www.otterbein.edu.
APPLICATION: Send letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three (3) current letters of reference to: Dr. Barbara Schaffner, Dean of the School of Professional Studies, Otterbein University, One South Grove Street, Westerville, OH 43081. Email submissions: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full consideration, applications should be received by June 30, 2017. Finalists for the position will be asked to submit an official transcripts for their highest degree earned. Visit us at www.otterbein.edu/professionalstudies to learn more about the School of Professional Studies.
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Historically progressive. That is the hallmark of Otterbein University and those connected to this private university nestled in the picturesque, historic Uptown Westerville district in central Ohio.Otterbein University was established in 1847 and named for Philip William Otterbein, a founder of the United Brethren Church. Shaped by its historic relationship with the Church, a set of deeply rooted... values still guide this model community of leaders and learners. Otterbein has set the pace by providing an educational experience that is progressive, innovative and inclusive. Today Otterbein University enrolls 2,919 traditional undergraduate students, 223 adult students enrolled in evening and weekend classes, and 440 graduate students working in one of several master’s degree programs, and some towards a newly established doctoral degree in Nursing. As they did decades ago, the students of today still come from towns in Ohio but they also come from 35 states and 22 countries, enriching the campus through their individual and collective diversity. Integrity, humane values and an inherently just, moral compass have guided Otterbein’s forward-thinking vision and actions—from its curriculum to its responsibilities as a member of academic, regional and global communities.