The Distance Education and Outreach Librarian position is a teaching-focused position both within the traditional and online classroom. This librarian provides leadership for the development of information literacy education through online services and resources. The position leads in the development and coordination of library outreach programs and services aimed at undergraduate and graduate student engagement. All librarians fully participate in liaison activities for assigned academic departments, such as collection development, advanced reference, and instruction. Librarians provide reference/research assistance and participate in faculty governance of the library.
Engages as liaison librarian to assigned academic departments to provide library instruction, reference, and collection development
Provides proactive, user-centered reference assistance in-person and via email, online chat, phone, or other technologies (including some nights and weekends)
Coordinates the online library experience for students and faculty to support all courses including the library website, online resources, and digital learning objects
Responsible for the distance student experience by providing reference and instruction services at the WSU-Rochester campus and other satellite sites in-person and online
Leadership in applying learner-centered pedagogy in the coordination of an inclusive program of online information literacy instruction and support
Works closely with liaison librarians to enhance and promote library instruction, services, and resources to online learners
Familiarity with the ACRL Framework
Works closely with the Electronic Resources Librarian for usability and integration of services into the website including the investigation, implementation, and management of online library services for students, faculty, and staff to support all courses
Provides leadership and connection to the university's Teaching, Learning, and Technology and Adult Continuing Education departments
Engages in continuous learning about educational technologies and pedagogy relevant to online learning
Coordinates outreach strategies for the library services, resources, and events. This includes planning and promotion through various media including social media, digital signage, print and online materials/displays
Works collaboratively with university partners and student groups to support student success initiatives
Instruct courses in varied locations, at varied times, and via various media commensurate with department and university needs.
Engage in scholarly research or creative achievement to enhance knowledge of field.
Provide evidence of continuing preparation and study in the field to enhance teaching abilities.
Contribute to student growth and development.
Support Winona State University's mission to enhance the intellectual, social, cultural and economic vitality of the people and communities we serve. Provide service to the university and community including the program, department, college, university and greater community.
MLS/MLIS or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited institution
Demonstrated commitment to quality service
Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
Experience with library instruction and/or instructional design
Experience with traditional and online services and technologies
Experience with outreach strategies, including social media and digital communication
Valid driver's license or the ability to travel independently without other WSU staff
Second subject master's degree or other advanced degree
Academic library experience, specifically in instruction, reference, and collection development
Familiar with user experience, universal design, and accessibility best practices
Demonstrated knowledge of and interest in diverse cultures and populations
Familiar with pedagogical best practices in instructional design and distance learning
Familiar with instructional technology including course management systems, lecture recording software, video production tools, web conferencing, and graphic design applications. Examples include D2L/Brightspace; Springshare; Camtasia; Zoom; etc.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively
Demonstrated project management skills
Experience working with health and allied sciences subject content
Skills/ability to integrate technology to enhance learning and teaching.
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About WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY
Founded in 1858, Winona State University is a comprehensive public university with close to 8,900 students. The oldest member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, Winona State offers 80 undergraduate, pre-professional, licensure, graduate, and doctorate programs on its three campuses: the original Main Campus in Winona, the West Campus in Winona, and Winona State University-Rochester.