[Web4lib] Job posting--Online Learning Coordinator/Instructional Services Librarian

Freier, Mary mfrei2 at uis.edu
Mon Jun 5 14:57:10 EDT 2006


Online Learning Coordinator/Instructional Services Librarian 

The Brookens Library seeks candidates for the position of Online
Learning Coordinator/Instructional Services Librarian.

Located in the state capital, the University of Illinois at Springfield
is the third campus of the University of Illinois.  The UIS campus
serves approximately 4,500 students in 18 graduate and 20 undergraduate
programs.  The academic curriculum of the campus emphasizes a strong
liberal arts core, an array of professional programs, extensive
opportunities in experiential education, and broad engagement in public
affairs issues of the day.  The campus offers many small classes,
substantial student-faculty interaction, and a technology-enhanced
learning environment.  Its diverse student body includes traditional,
non-traditional, online, and international students.  Its faculty are
committed teachers, active scholars, and professionals in service to

The University of Illinois at Springfield is a national leader in online
education. Our online offerings include many individual courses, several
degree programs, and a graduate certificate program. Forty-two per cent
of UIS students took at least one online class in Spring 2006, and
nearly 30% of the credit hours generated each year are in online

The successful candidate will be part of a group that plans, implements,
and assesses library initiatives to provide excellent services for UIS
students, faculty, and staff, with emphasis on our online learning
environment and online faculty and students. The successful candidate
will act as liaison to the Office of Technology-Enhanced Learning,
online coordinators in the other colleges, and campus Information
Technology Services, and coordinate the Library Instructional Services
Program's online teaching efforts. He or she will also be a part of the
library's information literacy initiative, serve on library and
university committees, perform collection development activities in his
or her assigned areas, and serve on the Library Web Committee, which is
charged with developing and maintaining the library web site. 

As an Instructional Services Librarian, he or she will provide liaison
services, including instruction in the use of library resources, for
several departments and will also perform some general reference work at
the main information desk, including some evenings and weekends. The
successful candidate will also have the opportunity to teach Library
Instructional Services courses.

Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited program or its equivalent
(required); knowledge of web design and web site construction; knowledge
of best practices in online pedagogy; knowledge of online learning
techniques, particularly as they apply to library instruction; knowledge
of course management systems; knowledge of best practices in information
literacy; excellent communication skills.
Desirable: Experience in reference work and bibliographic instruction,
experience in maintaining a library web site, experience working with
course management systems, experience in online teaching, project
management and coordination experience.

Appointment: Twelve-month tenure-track appointment, with initial
appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. To achieve tenure,
faculty are expected to demonstrate a strong record in teaching,
scholarship, and service.
Compensation and Benefits:  This is a twelve-month tenure-track
position, with initial appointment at rank of Assistant Professor.
Minimum salary of $41000 per year, depending on education and
experience.  Benefits include 24 days annual leave, 25 days sick leave,
nine state holidays, two floating holidays, and a choice of health and
retirement plans.  An H-lB visa is required for any non-U.S. citizen
prior to employment.  

Contact:  Submit letter of application, resume and the names, addresses,
and telephone numbers of three references electronically to Marcia Rossi
at mross1 at uis.edu.  Review of applications will begin July 15, 2006, and
continue until the position is filled.   UIS is an EO/AA employer.
Persons with disabilities, women, veterans, and minorities are
encouraged to apply.

Mary P. (Mollie) Freier
Library Instructional Services
Brookens Library, Room 233
University of Illinois at Springfield
One University Plaza, MS BRK 140
Springfield, IL 62703-5407
(217) 206-7290

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