Teaching and Learning Librarian (Open Rank)

College Park, Prince Georges County
Jan 16, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
The Libraries’ information literacy program is large and robust, reaching approximately 20,000 participants in 1,000 orientations, tours and instruction sessions annually. The Libraries seeks a creative, industrious, and service-oriented librarian to assist in expanding these teaching activities, primarily to first year undergraduate students. The incumbent will develop and implement blended learning initiatives, including classroom, online, and mobile learning. The incumbent will support the Libraries’ information literacy program by teaching classes, assessing student learning, developing learning objects for students, liaising with assigned campus departments, and providing general reference and instructional assistance. This position may supervise one or more graduate assistants and/or student workers. This position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks, as established by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. As such, the incumbent must be able to meet requirements for promotion and permanent status in the areas of librarianship, service, and scholarship/creativity. Rank at appointment will be based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant credentials. For additional information, consult the following website: http://www.president.umd.edu/policies/ii-100B.html. Qualifications - Required: • MLS degree from an American Libraries Association accredited institution of higher eduction. • A minimum of 2 years of professional level library work in public services in an academic library setting with similar clientele. • Experience in teaching information literacy skills to undergraduate students. • Experience with trends, standards, and teaching technologies in libraries • Understanding of teaching design, methodologies, and best practices, especially in online teaching methods. • Experience in providing online and in-person reference service. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. • Excellent planning and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously. • Positive interpersonal skills; ability to function independently and in a team environment including the diplomatic skills to build and maintain relationships with library colleagues and campus partners. Qualifications - Preferred: • Experience with learning outcomes assessment processes, and requisite ability to design instruments, analyze results, and formulate appropriate changes. • Excellent technical background with experience in developing online learning objects such as library tutorials and videos in an academic setting. • Demonstrated ability to bring creative ideas forward in service of helping undergraduate students learn about the value and use of libraries for their academic success. • Advanced degree in English or other related subject. • Experience supervising graduate and/or undergraduate student workers. For the full position description, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions. APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/23939. No relocation assistance will be provided. You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment. An application consists of a cover letter which includes the source of advertisement, a resume, and names/e-mail addresses of three references. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until February 9, 2014. The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, or gender identity and expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.