Duties and Responsibilities: Loyola University Chicago invites applications from enthusiastic, self-motivated librarians with a strong public services commitment to join our team of reference/subject specialists. Librarians at Loyola University Chicago are non-tenured, but participate in a system of rank and promotion for the library faculty which encourages professional development activities. This position reports to the Head of Reference Services and is based at Loyola's Lake Shore Campus in Rogers Park, but some of the job's responsibilities may require travel to Loyola's Water Tower Campus in downtown Chicago.
This position will serve as subject specialist and liaison to the Department of Modern Languages, Department of Classical Studies, and the Honors program. Subject Specialist Librarians are responsible for collection development, specialized reference services, instruction, and outreach to faculty and students in assigned subject areas. The successful candidate will also take a leading role in coordinating first year information literacy instruction which includes the freshman writing program, outreach to student advising, and assessment.
In addition, this position participates in the activities of the Reference Department, including bibliographic instruction, virtual reference, reference desk service, and research consultations. Some evening and weekend hours will be required. Library faculty serve on one or more library and/or University committees and are encouraged to participate in professional development opportunities.
Minimum Qualifications: Required:
MLS or MIS from ALA accredited program; commitment to excellent public service; reading fluency in one or more modern or classical languages; knowledge of humanities resources and research methods; library instruction experience in an academic environment and technology skills necessary to support online instruction; enthusiasm for collaborating with faculty; strong communication skills including public presentation, verbal and written skills; excellent interpersonal and organizational skills; and the demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
1-2 years' experience in an academic library setting; training in education, instructional design, or instruction technology; knowledge of information literacy pedagogy; experience creating online learning objects and tutorials; and experience with various learning assessment techniques