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Vacancy ID S2273 Job Title INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN LIBRARIAN Department Library School/Parent Organization Provost and Academic Affairs Parent Org Division Provost and Academic Affairs Division Employment Category Fulltime-Regular Anticipated start date 08/06/2018 If temporary, expected end date Hours per week 37.5 Weeks Per Year 52.2 Normal Start Time 8:30 AM Normal End Time 5:00 PM Position/Job Summary
Responsible for leading the collaborative development, promotion, delivery and evaluation of flexible, diverse, and user-centered learning tools to support information literacy and related learning outcomes. Develop and conduct needs assessments and usability studies for instructional tools. Provide specialized information and research assistance, subject-specific library instruction, and develop appropriate library collections and content. Provide general research assistance as scheduled.
Position/Job Responsibilities
Lead library instructional initiatives to incorporate emerging pedagogies, best practices in information literacy, universal design, and the scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL) via development, training and consultation. Identify, evaluate, and implement current and emerging educational technologies. Create media content to support the instructional goals of the library. Participate in the library's collaboration with Information Technology Services to develop effective learning experiences and enhance library services and resources delivered via the Course Management System and other online platforms.

2. Serve as the library liaison to the Psychology, Politics, and Sociology departments, promoting Library services and resources that support and are aligned with disciplinary work in the departments. Establish and maintain communications to keep faculty apprised of new acquisitions, library procedures, and solicit opinions on resources to be considered for addition to the collection.

3. Design, manage, deliver, and assess course-integrated instruction sessions linked to curricular learning outcomes. Develop materials and assignments based on best practices, including active learning or problem-based learning activities, for teaching information literacy and research skills.

4. Select relevant materials in all formats (print, digital, multimedia) for the library collection in assigned subject areas. Monitor expenditures of funds budgeted for content development in assigned disciplines and ensure the timely expenditure of these funds within the fiscal year.

5. Undertake the investigation into, design of, experimentation with, and delivery of learning objects, tutorials, materials, and tools that utilize emerging technologies or innovative pedagogical approaches to teaching information literacy.

6. Maintain knowledge of emerging trends, best practices, and pedagogical principles in instructional design and information literacy, including but not limited to the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.

7. Provide research assistance services. Stay informed of new and changing resources, trends, and methods in instruction, reference, and research assistance.

8. Develop and demonstrate a multicultural awareness and contribute to cultivating an inclusive, diverse and respectful College community. Demonstrate civil and inclusive behavior when interacting with staff, faculty, students and visitors to the College. Promote a flexible, collaborative and inclusive work and living environment and engage in educational opportunities to increase awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion.

9. Develop and evaluate library policies and procedures, services, activities, and facilities in collaboration with library colleagues. Maintain familiarity with library policies and procedures and accurately communicate them to library users as necessary.

10. Participate in various library and College teams, groups, and committees, as well as in the activities of professional associations and/or community groups related to librarianship. Assist with special projects as assigned.
Position/Job Qualifications
A Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school; demonstrated knowledge of information processes and resources; coursework or professional experience with instructional design, learning theory, and/or the scholarship of teaching and learning; technical proficiency with web productivity tools; experience with digital media technology; ability to deliver user-centered information services; strong public service orientation; strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to effectively work and interact respectfully within a diverse and inclusive environment; experience in preparation, delivery, and evaluation of effective library instruction; and ability to deal positively, collegially, and proactively within a changing environment; understanding of, and the ability to conduct research in the Social Sciences and general information science; and experience with the analysis of user needs and the ability to work effectively both in a team environment and independently required. Experience with Social Science reference and information literacy initiatives in an academic or special library, and relevant undergraduate or graduate coursework preferred.
EEO Statement
Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.
Instructions for submitting your application:
Interested applicants must apply online at and attach a resume and cover letter. Questions about online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Screening of applications will begin immediately.
Work authorization (select one): Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position Department description College Description
At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. We offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age.

We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements.

We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel.

When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. They must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in the college.

Nestled in the heart of New York State's scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger's as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.

To learn more about Ithaca College, visit us at
Market Hiring Range $58,000 to $63,000 FLSA Status Exempt Is this position eligible for benefits? Yes

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    Posted: 6/8/2018
    Application Due: 6/30/2018
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