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Online Learning and Instruction Librarian

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, CO
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Jul 16, 2021

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The Kraemer Family Library at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) seeks an online learning and instruction librarian to help develop the Library’s online instructional capabilities and support existing on campus instruction and reference. The online learning and instruction librarian is part of a five-member team that leads the development and assessment of the Library’s instructional and research services. This non-tenure track position is at the rank of Instructor that has opportunity for promotion with multi-year contracts.

This position will help support and develop the library instruction program at UCCS through the application of information literacy standards, instructional technologies, pedagogies, and assessment. 

Who We Are: 

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS)  is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 9,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students.

Colorado Springs (pop. 450K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.

The following job duties are expected but not all-inclusive. You may explore additional interests in developing, delivering, and promoting library services or be asked to take on other duties as assigned.

Job Duties:

    Design, maintain, and assess online learning objects and modules (including videos, interactive tutorials, and online guides) in support of the information literacy program.Stay current with education and literature in online learning trends and maintain information on best practices to support colleagues in their online instruction.Collaborate with the Instructional and Research Services department in developing initiatives for providing online information literacy instruction.Provide face-to-face and online information literacy instruction in library workshops, the Gateway Program Seminar, the First Year Rhetoric and Writing Program, and assigned liaison department(s). This may include night and weekend classes.Provide service at the Research Assistance Desk approximately 6-12 hours per week, including occasional nights and weekends.Develop and maintain relationships with the Faculty Resource Center and Disability Services to help the library develop accessible learning objects.Serve as a liaison to academic divisions or departments, providing collection development, library instruction, and research assistance.Participate in the development and evaluation of policies, procedures, and goals for the Instructional and Research Services department and the Kraemer Family Library.Demonstrate a commitment to the academic or campus community through library, campus, CU System, or professional service activities.
The job duties above can be modified based on evolving employee, library, and/or institutional needs.

Job Competencies:

    Work successfully with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community;Work collaboratively and independently in a constantly changing environment;Have excellent written and oral communication skills;Learn and apply new trends and technologies in library instruction and reference services;
For more information about the Kraemer Family Library, review the Library’s Diversity and Inclusiveness Plan and the Library’s Sustainability plan

This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

What We Offer: 

Salary Range: Generally startingat $45,000 to $48,000 per academic year

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, and a tuition benefit. Information on university benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Total compensation goes beyond the value on the paycheck.  Please consider reviewing the Total Compensation page at Total Compensation Calculators | University of Colorado.

Tentative Search Timeline:

    The potential dates for interviews with the search committee will be the week of May 10, 2021.The potential dates for interviews with the supervisor and appointing authority will be the week of May 24, 2021.The potential employee start date is July 1, 2021.
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check. 

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.

Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date.  If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

Minimum Qualifications:

    Master's Degree from ALA accredited school by position start date.3 months experience or 1 semester of coursework in reference and instruction.
Preferred Qualifications:

    Experience of coursework that involved creating online learning objects that support information literacy instruction.Experience in an academic libraryExperience as an instructor or as a student with online course delivery.Strong commitment to student centered instruction and research assistance in both in-person and online formats.Experience with screen capture and video editing software.Experience with interactive tutorial creation tools (such as Articulate Storyline, Articulate Rise, Adobe Captivate, etc)
Physical Requirements: 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and walk. Employee is occasionally required to have long periods of sitting, moderate bending, moderate energy requirements and fine motor skills. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.


Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Colorado Springs
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Mar 29, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing
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