Instructional Services Librarian

June 3, 2019

GENERAL SUMMARY:  The Instructional Services Librarian is responsible for developing strategies for integrating information literacy into the curriculum, by applying learning theories and instructional technologies effectively into the teaching and learning process. This position would also be responsible, in conjunction with the director, for targeting instruction towards curricular needs of CMU, assessing the impact in student learning, and ensuring that print and electronic resources support these efforts.  This will include classroom instruction in information fluency and bibliographic research techniques at the basic and advanced level, creating online tutorials and other aids for distance learners, and staying abreast of the professional literature and trends in this area.

Energetic, innovative, adaptable, and learner-centered professionals are encouraged to apply for this full-time, promotion eligible, faculty position.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Instructional Services Librarian will be responsible for classroom instruction in information fluency, teaching bibliographic research techniques at the basic and advanced level, creating online tutorials and other aids for distance learners, and staying abreast of the professional literature and trends in this area.

The position will help establish and maintain a greater online presence to assist the increasing information needs of the growing distance student population.   The position will also be responsible for assisting with events and programming within the library for students, faculty, and staff designed to engage these populations with the libraries mission.   Duties will also include general reference work, campus committee assignments, and other tasks as assigned. 

MANAGERIAL/SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  N/A

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS: An MLS degree from an ALA accredited institution, with 1 year teaching experience, excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to interact with students and faculty in a productive manner.  Experience with marketing, educational technology, and electronic resources preferred. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The ability to move a fully loaded book truck is required for this position.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Must have the ability to operate a personal computer and keyboard, printers, telephone, facsimile, typewriter, and other office equipment. Manual dexterity to handle books, software, and a variety of media formats is necessary. Knowledge and fluency in web 2.0 and social networking tools is preferred.

OTHER INFORMATION AND ATTRIBUTES:  This position, on occasion, may require evening and weekend hours.

Candidates should submit an application, cover letter, and resume to Human Resources at HR@centralmethodist.edu.

CMU employees provide collegial, collaborative contributions to their areas and the University as a whole. They should stimulate a harmonious, productive and inviting work environment that is customer service oriented. Each must maintain a commitment to the mission and purposes of Central Methodist University.

Central Methodist University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.