The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library seeks an energetic, innovative, and collaborative librarian to provide leadership in the area of instruction strategy. Under the general guidance of the Faculty Director for Instruction and User Services, the Instruction Strategy Librarian will develop, deliver, and evaluate library instruction modules and programs in support of the university’s teaching and research activities. This position ensures that the library’s instructional practices support the university’s educational mission. The position requires a working knowledge of pedagogical theories and the capacity to apply that knowledge in collaboration with librarians, library staff, and disciplinary faculty throughout the SJSU colleges and units. The Instruction Strategy Librarian should possess demonstrated teaching ability, knowledge of, and a strong commitment to the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards and Framework for Information Literacy as well as knowledge of current instructional and educational technologies. As a faculty member, the incumbent engages in library and university governance and scholarship, which includes research, scholarly, and creative activities required for tenure and promotion. The Instruction Strategy Librarian will serve as a liaison to subject area(s), as assigned.
Lead the development, implementation, and evaluation of programmatic library instruction in support of information literacy and critical thinking learning outcomes.
Lead the development and assessment of broad-based library instruction materials that can be used by faculty.
Collaborate with library colleagues to systematically design, assess, and integrate instructional modules into library activities.
Collaborate with SJSU faculty and librarian liaisons to develop and integrate library instructional modules into courses.
Help library colleagues to identify, evaluate, and apply technologies essential to the design and delivery of in-person and online instructional services using instructional design expertise and research on student learning.
Maintain knowledge of emerging trends, best practices, and pedagogical principles, including but not limited to the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.
Develop, guide, and evaluate the planning, implementation, and assessment of all information literacy and instruction activities and work closely with colleagues to craft a comprehensive instruction program.
Provide professional development opportunities for library colleagues in improving the design and delivery of curriculum-aligned, pedagogically sound, technology-appropriate information literacy learning experiences.
Extend the library's reach by delivering and customizing resources into the learning management system.
Facilitate and provide observation and coaching on library instruction.
Develop, maintain, and report/disseminate statistical and other information related to the library’s instructional activities.
Coordinate and oversee any necessary training for use of instructional facilities and equipment.
Builds a record of progressive scholarly and professional achievement to fulfill the University requirement of retention, tenure, and promotion.
Participates in the library liaison program, providing services to assigned departments.
Master's degree from an ALA accredited program or equivalent is required at time of appointment.
Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations, as gained through cross-cultural study, training, teaching or other comparable experiences, for the provision of user-centered services, systems and programs.
Evidence of potential to maintain an ongoing program of scholarly research and professional development at appropriate levels.
Experience and/or coursework in developing and evaluating information literacy/instructional programs.
Experience and/or coursework incorporating current and emerging technologies into instructional and informational services.
Experience and/or coursework in instructional technology and design.
Demonstrated ability to provide meaningful feedback on information literacy and instructional delivery
Demonstrated ability to plan, design, implement, and assess comprehensive information literacy programs
Demonstrated ability to create instructional aids and digital learning objects to improve information literacy understanding
Demonstrated ability to apply instructional design principles to improve teaching and learning
Experience in assessment to ensure continuous evaluation and improvement.
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Starting Date: Spring 2020/Summer 2020 Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
Application Procedures: For full consideration, upload a.) a letter of interest, b.) curriculum vitae, c.) statement of research interests, and d.) a list of three (3) professional references with contact information by November 11, 2019 to https://apply.interfolio.com/69602
Please note: Original transcripts of terminal degree will be required of applicants invited to an on-site interview. Three (3) letters of recommendation will be required for appointment.
This position will remain open until filled.
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The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library at San José State University is recognized as an innovative shared facility combining a large academic library (with a collection of over one million items) and a major downtown public library. This facility uses a merged service model to support the lifelong learning needs of academic and public library users. The University Library’s strategic plan is to build a digital library, which will “aggressively increase access, creation, and use of digital collections,” and “will creatively utilize innovative technologies to provide the University and the broader community with a 21st century library environment, both physical and digital.”
San José State University enrolls over 35,700 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. As such, this position is for scholars interested in a career at a national leader in graduating URM students. SJSU is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution; 40% of our students are first-generation, and 38% are Pell-qualified. The university is currently ranked fifth nationally in increasing student upward mobility. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.
San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. Located in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000) in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one of the most innovative regions in the world. As Silicon Valley’s public university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching, research, and university-industry experiences to prepare students to address the biggest problems facing society. SJSU is a member of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system.
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