Information Literacy Librarian

Conway, South Carolina
Jan 17, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Information Literacy Librarian The Kimbel Library Instruction Services department seeks an enthusiastic, innovative and team-oriented librarian to join us in supporting our students in an environment that appreciates creative approaches to pedagogy. Tentative start date is July 1, 2018. The Information Literacy Librarian will provide instruction and reference to students, faculty, and staff of Coastal Carolina University. Instruction responsibilities include teaching instruction sessions within liaison areas, participating in first year instruction initiatives and teaching at least one section of a one-credit information literacy course annually. Successful candidates will have an interest or experience in serving as liaison to either education or natural sciences. Flexible hours are required; may work some evenings and weekends. This 12-month tenure-track position at the assistant or associate librarian rank reports to the Coordinator of Library Instruction. This position offers opportunities for professional growth in areas that may include curriculum development, collection management, and liaison and outreach activities. Major Responsibilities: • Develop, manage, deliver, and assess course integrated instruction sessions (one-shots) in collaboration with faculty. • Rotate teaching of an online one-credit information literacy course. • Develop creative active-learning teaching plans and materials based on best practices. • Develop and assess student learning outcomes effectively. • Develop online resources and tools to support instruction and research. • Provide reference assistance in-person and via email, telephone, chat and research consultations. • Serve as a liaison to selected departments, providing instruction, outreach and collection development. • Actively participate in faculty governance and university/library planning. • Exemplify service excellence to students, faculty, and staff. • Other professional responsibilities as designated. Required: • MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution • Excellent oral and written communication skills. • Ability to manage a complex workload in a timely and effective manner, with minimal supervision. • Demonstrated knowledge of library database searching, the research process, and principles of active learning as applied to information literacy. • Demonstrated knowledge of student learning outcome assessment. • Ability and interest in fulfilling tenure and promotion requirements for librarianship, scholarship, and service. Preferred: • Demonstrated experience in teaching information literacy at an academic institution or equivalent teaching experience. • Degree in or experience with providing library services to Education or Sciences. Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located just nine miles from the Atlantic coast resort of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Coastal enrolls more than 10,000 students from 45 states and 58 nations. The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and a Ph.D. degree in Marine Science. Candidates should apply online at submit a letter of application, a current CV, and copies of transcripts along with the names, phone numbers, and addresses (postal and email), of three current references (include relationship to references). Please address the extent of relevant experiences related to the position responsibilities in your letter and CV. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Official transcripts for required degrees must be received prior to any offer of employment. Coastal Carolina University is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates. CCU is an EO/AA employer.