—Coordinates the development, assessment, marketing, and delivery of the UNC Charlotte library instruction program in collaboration with teaching librarians. —Develops and promotes tiered instruction for curriculum integration. —Supervises the First Year & Online Instruction Librarian and two Reference and Instruction Associates. —Leads instructional librarians and staff in creating goals and objectives for the Instruction program. —Encourages teaching librarians and staff to experiment and take risks, to try new approaches and technologies, and to share experiences and materials. —Creates a framework for reflective teaching practices and a continuously improving instruction program. —Provides support, guidance, and coaching in best practices and pedagogy to all library staff who provide instruction, orientations, or tours. —Identifies and provides training opportunities for librarians involved in the Instruction program, and for other teaching faculty at UNCC. —Coordinates assessment of instruction program and learning outcomes to measure impact on University curriculum and student success. —Manages and improves instructional space in the library. —Contributes to the development of instructional and informational resources (e.g. LibGuides, Moodle blocks, assessments, tutorials, social media applications) for in-person and online learning. —Teaches library research instruction sessions to undergraduates and graduate students in assigned programs and subject areas. —Maintains a research agenda encompassing best practices and innovations in library instruction.
Additional Duties and Responsibilities:
—Serves as liaison to designated academic departments to provide instruction, research, and collection support; participates in the provision of in-person and virtual research services and of instruction for first-year undergraduate students —Engages in professional service and scholarly contributions; participate in committees and faculty governance in the library and on campus —Performs other duties as assigned
Minimum Experience / Education:
The minimum academic credential required for applicants for faculty positions in Atkins Library is completion of a master's degree in the field of library and information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association by time of interview.
Graduation with master's degree in a specialized area directly relevant to the position description may be an acceptable substitute in certain situations if approved by the Dean. A second masters in another discipline or an earned doctorate is highly desirable.
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
—At least 5 years of experience providing, promoting, and assessing instructional services in academic libraries. —Demonstrated experience collaborating within and outside the library to create an environment supportive of interdisciplinary research and discovery. —Evidence of a commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and community. —Additional advanced degree. —Evidence of creativity, innovation, and leadership in library instruction. —Evidence of a commitment to the librarian's teaching role in the University. —Demonstrated knowledge of the curricular climate of the University. —Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills. —Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a diverse team environment. —Knowledge of professional, pedagogical, and technological issues as they apply to current assignment. —Ability to work effectively in an organization in which change is both necessary and constant. —Evidence of intellectual curiosity, adaptability, and reflective practice. —Evidence of professional growth potential through publication, professional activities, or other contributions to the field. —Participation in ACRL Immersion or other information literacy teaching and program planning training experience.
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research institution. Our campus is located in the piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. A large public university with a small college feel, more than 27,200 students consider UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus their home away from home.