This position will take the lead in promoting information literacy to faculty, and designing and developing the library teaching program and user services for students that will enable them to be life long library users and learners.
Essential functions of the position:
1. Assumes leadership for instruction and library curriculum and coordinates instructional responsibilities and scheduling.
2. Coordinates and provides information literacy instruction in face-to-face and online modalities as well as for remote access users.
3. Designs and implements effective library curriculum for a broad range of academic disciplines.
4. Promotes information literacy objectives with faculty and works closely with faculty in the design of instruction.
5. Promotes the use of library resources; both print and online.
6. Designs and delivers library instruction to students at all levels from first year to graduate.
7. Plans and creates supplemental instructional materials such as online tutorials, videos, handouts and other publications that re-inforce library instruction.
8. Designs publications in consultation with the University Publication Office that will promote library services.
9. Develops assessment tools to determine the effectiveness of library curriculum in attaining instructional outcomes based on ACRL standards and objectives.
10. Collaborates with the library staff in overall programming and library curriculum design.
11. Develops programming and publicity designed to improve student engagement with the library and information literacy outcomes.
12. Shares duties at the research and user services station.
13. Shares duties as need at the circulation services desk.
14. Supervises the library one evening per week and occasional weekends.
15. Professionally active and participates in scholarly activities.
16. Participates in university professional activities.
17. Assume leadership in the creation and maintenance of the library social media.
18. Assists the Director in setting strategic goals for the library.
19. Maintains consistent communication with teaching faculty, Director of Student Success, Writing Center Coordinator, CETL Director, and other key stakeholders.
20. Serves as liaison to several academic departments; responsible for collection development and maintenance, informational literacy support, and faculty research assistance within those departments.
Qualifications and Requirements:
1. An ALA accredited MLS or equivalent required, with 3 years academic experience preferred.
2 .Knowledge and understanding of ACRL's Information Literacy Standards for Higher Education.
3. Knowledge of learning styles and teaching methods that address diverse learner's needs.
4. Demonstrates effectiveness as an instructor in a classroom setting.
5. Familiar with commonly used academic computing, Web, and digital multi-media technologies.
6. Commitment to public service and information literacy instruction.
7. Possesses exceptional relational skills, including oral and written communication skills.
8. Proficient in the use of library systems.
9. Ability to work both independently and in a collaborative team environment.
10. Ability to be flexible in working environments and to have a desire to work in diverse settings.
11. Able to resolve problems, handle conflict and make effective decisions under pressure.
Hours are 8:15 - 4:30 during the academic year and 8:00 - 4:00 during the summer. One night per week and occasional weekend hours required.
Interested applicants should apply via our online application process and include a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references.
Pre-employment background check required.
About Grand View University
Grand View is a Liberal Arts University that supports a diverse student population of approximately 2200 full and part-time students in both undergraduate and graduate programs. A University of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Grand View was founded in 1896 and is located in Des Moines, Iowa. Des Moines offers exceptional facilities for the enjoyment of lectures, concerts, museums, sporting events, and other cultural opportunities. Grand View welcomes traditional students and adult learners representing a wide range of religious and cultural backgrounds.