Instruction and Assessment Librarian #494543

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Position Title:

Instruction and Assessment Librarian #494543





Job Summary/Basic Function:

This position will provide information literacy instruction in the library’s credit-bearing courses as well as instruction in course integrated library instruction sessions. The instructor will also work with the head of instructional services and assessment to promote and grow our information literacy program as well as various library assessment projects.

•Participate in the library’s information literacy program through designing and delivering course-integrated session lesson plans, creating learning objects and assessing student learning outcomes in collaboration with disciplinary faculty.
•Participate in the library’s credit-bearing information literacy courses (LIBR 1101) by creating syllabi, determining student learning outcomes and assessments and designing and delivering lessons.
•Actively participates in the design, implementation and maintenance of a library of re-usable lesson plans, assessments and learning objects to strengthen and improve the department’s information literacy program
•Contributes to a growing instruction program by providing inclusive and accessible instructional services for students with a variety of information literacy needs and skills.
•Collaborate with university faculty, staff and students to promote and integrate information literacy into the broader university curricula.
•Participate in the selection, implementation and promotion of appropriate assessment tools to improve library services
•Participate in the interpretation and communication of assessment data to a variety of library stakeholders
•Assist in the design of assessment activities employing quantitative, qualitative and/or a mixed methods approach
•Maintain and acquire new skills and knowledge both to remain up-to date for compliance and to enhance professional skills
•Contribute to library, university and professional level service activities
•Assist the head of Instruction Services and Assessment as needed

Minimum Qualifications (Education & Experience):

Master’s degree in Library or Information Sciences from an American Library Association accredited program

Minimum Qualifications:
Experience participating as an instructor in an academic library setting

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
•Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
•Strong organizational skills and an attention to detail
•A high level of familiarity with Microsoft Office products
•Familiarity with library software, databases and resources and the ability to use and teach them effectively
•Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
•Initiative, flexibility and the ability to work collegially and productively in a team setting
•Knowledge of current and emerging technologies and their application to academic library instruction
•Knowledge of instructional concepts, approaches, skills and information literacy practices
•Experience or demonstrated potential for achievement in library instruction including comfort in public speaking, facilitating group activities and cultivating relationships with university faculty
•Experience or demonstrated potential in online learning techniques including the ability to design digital learning objects
•Experience or demonstrated potential in conducting assessment projects and communicating findings

EEO Statement:

Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Veteran's Preference:

Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.

Security Sensitive Statement:

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Lamar Expectation of Quality:

Employee will support the mission of Lamar by providing high quality, professional services, timely responses and solutions to customer requests.


This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. But, this job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position. This description is subject to modification as the needs and requirements of the position change. Lamar University reserves the right to revise, change or eliminate this job description at any time.

Other duties may be assigned to this position on a regular or occasional basis to respond to the needs of the university.

This Job Description is not intended to be a contract of employment or a legal document. Employment with Lamar University is at will, and may be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time. Nothing in this Job Description shall be interpreted to be in conflict with or to eliminate or modify in any way the employment-at-will status of Lamar University employees.

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Posted: 11/20/2020
Application Due: 2/18/2021
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