DEADLINE: Open until filled; review of applications begins October 7, 2020
CONTEXT OF THE JOB:
The University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press seeks a motivated, creative, and service-oriented professional to serve as Online Learning Librarian to forge connections between a diverse and seasoned team of librarians and new and established campus partners who support online learning. Reporting to the Assistant Head of Instructional Services, the position will lead efforts to transform library teaching materials and approaches in ways that will support online learners and increase course affordability and accessibility.
Analyze the needs of online learners and faculty teaching online to develop online library teaching services.
Implement and administer tools, features, and programs that enhance and improve the provision of library resources and instruction in the online environment.
Design and implement training for faculty and instructional designers related to Open Educational Resources and integration of library resources into Canvas.
Work with faculty teaching online classes / library liaisons and the digital content specialist to design new learning materials within the learning management system and set workflows for the management of those materials.
Organize tech jams for the teaching team in the Library, Museums and Press.
Explore newly available online learning tools and provide recommendations and/or consultative guidance to faculty who might use them in conjunction with library resources.
Work with Digital Publishing and Copyright Librarian to develop relevant knowledge of copyright for online instruction settings.
Provide general research assistance, including some evening and weekend hours.
Participate in professional programs at the local, regional, or national level as appropriate.
Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned or deemed appropriate to the accomplishment of the responsibilities and functions of the position.
Qualifications: ALA-accredited graduate degree. Minimum of 3 years relevant library experience. Experience with instructional design models, principles, and learning theories. Experience with instructional technologies as they relate to online learning and usability and accessibility standards.
Familiarity with Instructure’s Canvas Learning Management System or with other diverse learning management platforms such as Blackboard, Google Classroom, Brightspace, etc. Experience developing and/or teaching online materials or courses. Experience assisting faculty or librarians with the effective use of technology in online learning environments. Teaching and research assistance experience in an academic library. Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a culturally diverse community. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. PREFERRED: Evidence of project management and organization skills. Experience teaching and assessing student learning in fully online and hybrid contexts.
General Information: The University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press is committed to student success, scholarly research and inclusive excellence. The Library is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. The Library collaborates with strategic campus partners to achieve these priorities, as well as with national professional organizations including the Association of Research Libraries, Center for Research Libraries, Coalition for Networked Information, Council on Library and Information Resources, Digital Library Federation, OCLC Research Partnership, SPARC, HathiTrust, the National Digital Stewardship Alliance, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) and the ACRL Diversity Alliance. More information about the Library is available at: https://library.udel.edu/
Appointment: Appointment expected at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian (pay grade 30E with 3-8 years relevant experience) or the rank of Associate Librarian (pay grade 31E with 9+ years relevant experience). More information about the University of Delaware Library Rank and Promotion System is available at: https://library.udel.edu/about/personnel/promotion/
Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at: http://www.udel.edu/home/legal-notices/. Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment.
Internal Number: 496155
About University of Delaware
The University of Delaware has a great tradition of excellence, from our roots extending back to a small private academy started in 1743, to the research-intensive, technologically advanced institution of today. Our alumni tell our story of achievement, from our first class, which included three signers of the Declaration of Independence and one signer of the U.S. Constitution, to the more than 154,000 living Blue Hens who are making vital contributions to the world. Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his wife, Jill, are both UD alumni. The University received its charter from the State of Delaware in 1833 and was designated one of the nation’s historic Land Grant colleges in 1867. Today, UD is a Land Grant, Sea Grant and Space Grant institution. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies UD as a research university with very high research activity—a designation accorded less than 3 percent of U.S. colleges and universities. UD ranks among the nation’s top 100 universities in federal R&D support for science and engineering. A state-assisted, privately governed institution, UD offers a broad range of degree programs: 3 associate programs, 147 bachelor’s p...rograms, 119 master's programs, 54 doctoral programs, and 15 dual graduate programs through our seven colleges and in collaboration with more than 70 research centers. Our student body encompasses more than 17,000 undergraduates, more than 3,600 graduate students and nearly 800 students in professional and continuing studies from across the country and around the globe. Our distinguished faculty includes internationally known authors, scientists and artists, among them a Nobel laureate, Guggenheim and Fulbright fellows, and members of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. State-of-the-art facilities support UD's academic and public service activities. Our 146-foot coastal research vessel, Hugh R. Sharp—the most advanced in the U.S.—helps scientists across the region explore the sea. World-class figure skaters train at our High Performance Figure Skating Center. Partnerships with Nemours/A. I. du Pont Hospital for Children, Christiana Care and Thomas Jefferson University; the U.S. Army; Winterthur; Longwood Gardens and Hagley Museum offer unparalleled experiences in health sciences, defense research, art conservation, horticulture and history. The University is now transforming a 272-acre parcel, the site of a former auto assembly plant, into the Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus. Distinguished speaker series, symposia, 21 intercollegiate athletics programs and numerous intramural and club sports, more than 300 student organizations, concerts, exhibits and other arts and cultural activities enrich campus life.Thomas Jefferson once described Delaware as a "jewel" among states due to its strategic location on the East Coast, halfway between Washington, D.C., and New York City. Today, however, the location of Delaware's flagship university increasingly is invoked as "halfway between Los Angeles and London."In addition to our Georgian-inspired main campus in Newark, Del., UD has locations across the state--in Wilmington, Dover, Georgetown and Lewes. A thriving study-abroad program and expanding international partnerships further enhance our students' education as global citizens. We invite you to visit our campus or take our virtual tour today! http://video.realviewtv.com/education/udel/