Correction: Job Posting: Online Instruction Librarian

Britt Fagerheim brittfagerheim at GMAIL.COM
Wed Feb 17 16:01:45 EST 2016

Correction: Review of applications will begin on March 11, 2016 (not
February 11th, as stated in the previous posting) and the position will
remain open until filled:

Assistant Librarian (Online Instruction Librarian)

The Merrill-Cazier Library at Utah State University seeks an innovative and
service-oriented librarian to develop instructional materials utilizing
emerging technologies that enhance the learning experience of students and
faculty within the University, regional campuses and online programs. The
successful candidate will have a keen interest in learning pedagogy,
developing instructional tools, and serving the needs of distance education
students and faculty.

Reporting to the Head of Reference & Instruction, the position is a
12-month, tenure-track faculty appointment. This position works both
independently and collaboratively to develop online learning materials and
promote online and regional campus library initiatives, in addition to some
face-to-face instruction. This position will closely collaborate with the
Library Coordinator for Regional Campuses and E-Learning to promote and
assess library services for regional campuses and centers and other campus


·         Work with colleagues to develop and assess learning modules and
instructional materials for interactive broadcast and online formats,
including English composition and disciplinary courses;

·         Assess the needs of regional campus and online faculty and
students, and assess the effectiveness of instructional initiatives,
including meeting with faculty, students, and staff at regional campuses
and centers throughout Utah;

·         Collaborate with subject librarians to develop lesson plans,
online tutorials and help guides;

·         Work with instruction librarians and other library staff to
develop and maintain effective user interfaces for students and faculty;

·         Serve as a subject librarian to one or more academic disciplines,
including face-to-face instruction and reference service;

·         Participate in professional development opportunities relevant to
the needs of the position.

Required Qualifications:

·         Master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA
accredited program by summer 2016.

·         Interest in instructional design and online pedagogy

·         Interest in learning new technologies and working in a dynamic

·         Ability to set and follow through on individual and team

·         Effective communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills

·         Ability to meet the university's requirements for tenure

Preferred Qualifications:

·         Understanding of issues with developing and assessing learning
modules and delivering and assessing online library instruction

·         Project management experience

Salary is $40,000, plus excellent benefits. Utah State University offers a
competitive benefits package, to include medical and dental with a 14.2%
retirement contribution by the University, and 22 days/year vacation.  The
Library provides generous support for professional development and travel.

Utah State University is a multi-campus, land-grant institution. Utah State
University’s campus in Logan is located 80 miles north of Salt Lake City,
within easy driving distance of many national parks. The surrounding
Wasatch Mountains, including ski resorts, trails, lakes and rivers, place
Utah State University in one of the finest outdoor recreational
environments in the nation.

Review of applications will begin on March 11, 2016 and the position will
remain open until filled.

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