The Point Loma Nazarene University community is, and intends to be, a decidedly Christian community, as exhibited by our shared beliefs, corporate practices, and Christlike character.
Ryan Library is a teaching library, serving primarily to support and supplement the curriculum offered at Point Loma Nazarene University. The Instructional Services Librarian is a member of the Ryan Library faculty and is responsible for providing research support, information literacy instruction, and collection development for assigned academic and co-curricular areas. Ryan Library’s Instructional Services Librarians teach information literacy as a component of the Composition (writing) program and provide subject-specific research instruction in support of designated academic departments.
Collaborate with library colleagues to envision and prepare for emerging needs and opportunities within the university community
Provide course-related information literacy instruction, assignment design, and assessment
Develop and maintain online research guides and other supplemental resources for designated academic and co-curricular programs
Serve as departmental liaison for designated academic departments
Provide research support in person and via chat, e-mail, and phone to students, faculty, and staff in the library and beyond
Provide point-of-need instruction at the Research Help Desk one evening per week and occasional Saturdays
Participate in assessment of the information literacy component of the General Education Learning Outcomes
Coordinate collection development in designated academic areas
Serve on department and university committees
Participate in workshops, continuing education programs, library conferences, and other professional development opportunities
Other duties as assigned
Responsibilities May Include
Supervise paraprofessional library staff
Coordinate the library’s digital projects, including its institutional repository
Coordinate outreach and relationship-building efforts on behalf of the library
Coordinate Ryan Library’s social media communication efforts
Coordinate composition-related research instruction
Coordinate Research Help Desk rotation
Master’s degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited program
Experience providing research support, information literacy instruction, and collection development in an academic library setting
Application must be completed in one sitting. At the time of completing application, you will need the following documents to upload:
2 Letters of References (for confidential references, have letters sent to the Department Chair)
3 Teacher Evaluations (if available)
***The system limits 5 documents to upload. You will need to save multiple documents into one PDF***
PLNU is a vibrant Christian liberal arts university in the evangelical, Wesleyan tradition with an undergraduate and graduate student body of around 4000 including over 40% students of color. PLNU seeks to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber, skilled in the practice of teaching and scholarship. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide quality educational and employment opportunities, PLNU actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education.
Point Loma Nazarene University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices or procedures. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide quality educational and employment opportunities, PLNU actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education.
At Point Loma Nazarene University, academics, faith, and community are all vital. Students benefit from this balanced approach to education and leave PLNU prepared to think, act, and contribute to the world. In addition to more than 60 undergraduate areas of study, PLNU offers graduate program regional centers throughout Southern California. PLNU serves more than 3,500 students.PLNU is a community committed to calling. As a result of our mission to provide whole-person education in the context of our Christian faith, our faculty and staff are known for their excellence, regardless of their responsibilities or field.We believe God calls all of us to participate in bringing about His Kingdom in a unique and deeply personal way. We also believe in pursuing calling together. Excellent work and meaningful relationships all belong to what we call vocation. Being part of a community full of individuals engaged in the same endeavor will set you up for a lifetime of weaving calling into who you are and everything you ever do.Be part of something meaningful. Discover and cultivate your true potential. Be part of Point Loma Nazarene University.