Assistant Professor, Regional Librarian
Job location: Langley - San Diego - Corpus Christi - Columbus
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-08-14
Job Description SummaryUnder the general supervision of the Library Director, this tenure track faculty librarian contributes her/his individual skills and experience as needed in order to support the library’s mission, values, and objectives, relying on teamwork and judgment in establishing priorities among changing and competing demands.
He or she will work in a collaborative environment to actively engage with students and faculty to understand and effectively respond to their information and research needs, working with center directors and center faculty, as well as the other reference and instruction librarians located at University Campus and at other centers to foster and encourage a culture of learning and use of library resources, collections, and research services.
This tenure-track faculty position is expected to provides reference and research support, instruction, some writing support, and other library services to Saint Leo University students and faculty in all Virginia area centers, as well as the Columbus, Mississippi, San Diego, CA, and Corpus Christi, TX centers The Regional Librarian will communicate and collaborate with center faculty regularly to ascertain future academic support needs; attending regional/center faculty meetings and reviews syllabi for required readings and research assignments. Visit the Virginia education center(s) at least three times per 8 week term, and will visit assigned non-Virginia education centers at least once per year. The Regional Librarian is also responsible for creating learning objects to support students’ information needs each academic year, such as LibGuides, tutorials, handouts, videos, etc., He or she will also work collaboratively with the Instruction and Assessment Librarian to determine and provide data and reports to assess the Virginia region instruction and information literacy efforts in a manner that supports accreditation standards and the mission of the library. The Regional Librarian will also work cooperatively with the Director of Library Services and the Vice President of World Wide to review and attain full compliance with the standards of library support stated in applicable service memoranda of understanding at various centers across the region; collecting and tracking data on instruction sessions, outreach efforts, service projects, retention, etc. The Regional Librarian also establishes professional relationships with local librarians and libraries in order to familiarize him or herself with area library resources and services, and maintain or establish reciprocal borrowing privileges for Saint Leo University students and faculty, promoting use of statewide library services such as Find It Virginia and TexShare.
This position is expected to participate in faculty development activities and service to the community, and to participate in state, regional, and national professional activities and continuing education workshops as appropriate Tenure track faculty librarians are expected to support the mission of the university through their work in the library, publish, and present at conferences; and, give of their time and talent through service to the university, the larger community, and the profession.Job Description
Duties and Tasks:
- Provides reference and research support, instruction, some writing support, and other library services.
- Collects, shares, and maintains documentation and statistical information on instruction.
- Works with the Instruction and Assessment librarian to assess instruction and information literacy at assigned centers in a manner that supports accreditation standards.
- Works to review and attain full compliance with the standards of library support stated in applicable service memoranda of understanding at various centers across the region
- Communicates and collaborates with center faculty regularly to ascertain future academic support needs.
- Creates and shares teaching materials
- Develops outreach programs to engage faculty in the use and application of information resources.
- Establishes professional relationships with local librarians and libraries in order to maintain or establish reciprocal borrowing privileges for Saint Leo University students
- Contributes information via blogs, social media, website, twitter, etc. to promote awareness of library services, resources and tools.
- Participates in department, library, and university planning as needed.
- Develops and documents processes and procedures; periodically reviews and revises processes and procedures as needed.
- Accepts and implements other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Master's Degree from an American Library Association accredited program in Library and Information Studies, and some teaching experience at the post-secondary level.
- Understanding of reference, research, or liaison services in an academic or research library environment.
- Knowledge of Qualtrics, SPSS, or focus groups or other tools (quantitative or qualitative) to gather and assess Information Literacy efforts, student learning, outreach programs, services and/or spaces.
- Knowledge of assessing the effectiveness of learning, programs, services and/or spaces to support student learning in required.
- Knowledge of current and emerging trends in research and instructional services, and some experience mentoring new faculty in IL instruction using traditional and non-traditional teaching techniques.
- Knowledge of service memoranda of understanding between academic libraries.
- Effective and engaging instruction and presentation skills.
- Strong communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
- Background in creating learning objects to support students’ information needs each academic year, such as LibGuides, tutorials, handouts, videos,
- Computer applications skills related to research, including SPSS, Qualtrics, or other research tools
- Computer application skills using Microsoft Office, LibAnswers, and other library-related software
- Ability to collect and tracking data on instruction sessions, outreach efforts, service projects, retention, etc.
- Ability to work in a team environment where consultation, flexibility, creativity, collaboration, and cooperation are essential. Must be service-oriented, energetic, collegial, and self-motivated
- Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects independently while meeting deadlines.
- Ability to work flexibly, creatively, and collaboratively with others in a changing, lean, and fast-paced environment with a diverse population. Proactive and interested in outreach efforts for information literacy and integrating IL into the curriculum.
In addition to your curriculum vitae, the following documents are required for consideration. Please be sure to check the email under which you applied for important instructions on completing remaining steps, including uploading documents in the second step of the application packet process as follows:
- Cover Letter
- Values Statement - (500 words or less), should highlight how your philosophy and practices fit the Mission and Values of Saint Leo University. Please include how your administrative practice fit if applying for a faculty administrative position. The University Mission Statement and Values are available on the Saint Leo website under “about Saint Leo”.
- Teaching Philosophy - (500 words or less), should highlight how your teaching philosophy and practices fit the Mission and Values of Saint Leo University.
- Three (3) Letters of Recommendation – All letters of recommendation should be professional references and at least one (1) from a recent superior. If you do not have those documents at the time of application, please upload a text or word document stating, "Recommendations will be sent independently." Recommendation letters can be mailed to Academic Affairs at the address stated below
- Official transcripts are required for all adjuncts and all final full-time faculty candidates
- Official transcripts for Master, Graduate, and Doctorate degrees are required to complete your application packet and are to be issued directly to Saint Leo University from the respective education institution.*
- Transcripts that are “Issued to Student” or issued to another institution are not accepted. Digital and/or electronic transcripts cannot be accepted at this time.
- World Education Services (WES) Evaluation – A certified evaluation and translation from World Education Services (WES) is required for foreign transcripts and/or any and all degrees obtained from international universities. Expenses for official transcripts are the responsibility of the applicant.
Please have transcripts and certified evaluations mailed to:
Attn: Veronica Mantegna
Academic Affairs – MC 2006
Saint Leo University
PO Box 6665
Saint Leo, Florida 33574
Full-time faculty positions are pending final budget approval prior to start of the academic year
The work environment characteristics described here are a representation of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The term “qualified individual with a disability” means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of this position.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email and other electronic means, move about the office and University, handle various type of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds unless otherwise specified in the job description.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other
than those specifically presented in this description. Saint Leo University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student and graduate success.