Subject: Job: Colgate University Libraries : Instruction Design and Web Librarian

Mike Poulin mpoulin at COLGATE.EDU
Mon Oct 22 08:50:20 EDT 2012

Instruction Design and Web Librarian

Colgate University Libraries seeks a creative and user-oriented librarian
to serve as Instructional Design and Web Librarian.  Reporting to the
Chair, Reference and Instruction Department, this person will support the
integration of instructional design and information technologies into
library services, co-chair the Libraries’ Web Committee, and participate in
reference and instruction. She or he will be familiar with instructional
design principles as they apply to the teaching and learning process and
the Libraries’ online presence, and with usability studies and assessment.

The successful candidate will collaborate with library colleagues,
information technologists, and teaching faculty in a combined library and
technology center with cutting edge technology.

Qualifications: An ALA-accredited master’s degree and two years' experience
or an equivalent master’s degree and two years' experience working in an
academic or research library setting. All librarians at Colgate are
expected to lead and work in a collaborative environment, to possess a
strong public service orientation, to communicate effectively, to manage
projects efficiently, and to work some evening, weekend, and holiday hours.

The successful candidate will possess the best combination of the following:

●     Knowledge of and experience in applying instructional design theory
and principles

●     Experience with assessment, including usability studies

●     Proficiency with one or more scripting or programming languages

●     Experience in developing web applications, online tutorials, or
digital learning objects

●     Experience working in a content management system and familiarity
with XHTML, XML, PHP, and relational databases

●     Background in the humanities

●     Reference and instruction experience in an academic or research

●     Ability to analyze data and make decisions based on national and
local trends

*Additional information* about Colgate University, the Colgate Libraries,
and the full job description can be found at

*Application procedure*:  please apply online at

Review of application materials will begin on Nov. 16, 2012 and continue
until the position is filled.

Colgate is a highly selective private liberal arts university located in
Hamilton, NY, and is an EO/AA employer.  Developing and sustaining a
diverse faculty, staff, and student body further the university’s
educational mission.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Applicants with dual career considerations can find postings of other
employment opportunities at


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