Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Faculty Posted On: Wed Dec 9 2020 Job Description:
This is a ten-month, tenure-eligible faculty position reporting to the Department Chair of Library Public Services. The starting rank is Assistant Professor.
The expected start date is August 15, 2021
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties are customary for this position but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, dropped, and/or reassigned based on evolving library and institutional needs.
Provides leadership in planning, designing, delivering, and assessing online learning materials, objects, and tools that enhance information literacy skills and promote active learning.
Collaborates on the design and assessment of online learning modules and tutorials that develop students' knowledge of expertise in library resources and that enhance students' research experiences.
Demonstrates knowledge of best practices and current trends related to instructional technology and pedagogy, especially as they relate to different learning modalities.
Collaborates with campus partners to further integrate library resources into the curriculum and/or into experiential learning opportunities.
Engages in assessment of library resources, services, and activities, together with other librarians and library administration.
Engages in planning, promotion, and delivery of library resources, services, and activities, together with other librarians and library administration.
Collaborates and fosters collegial relationships with other campus departments and external groups as appropriate.
Teaching, research/creativity activity, and university/public service as outlined in the university and department criteria for faculty rank and promotion.
Engages in subject liaison and collection development activities, as assigned.
Provides instruction, research assistance, and other reference services face-to-face and online.
Develops and maintains online research guides and other instructional materials.
A master's degree in library, archival, or information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association or international equivalent.
Experience with, or demonstrated knowledge of, providing reference and research services in an academic environment.
Demonstrated knowledge of best practices and current trends in information literacy instruction.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with faculty, staff, and students.
Ability to meet the promotion and tenure criteria of the WKU Libraries Department of Library Public Services.
Ability to work well independently and collaboratively with others in a rapidly changing environment, including remotely when required.
Experience with, or knowledge of, creating online research guides, instructional videos, tutorials, and/or other digital learning objects and instructional support materials.
Strong commitment to equity and inclusion and the ability to work effectively and collegially with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.
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