The Claremont Colleges Services (TCCS) is the central coordinating and support organization for a highly regarded cluster of seven independent colleges known as The Claremont Colleges. TCCS with a staff of 300, provides exceptional shared services to 9,000 students, and almost 3,600 faculty and staff. TCCS staff work in both student-facing services as well as administrative and operational services. Our numerous departments are located throughout The Claremont Colleges campus in the beautiful city of Claremont, California.
ABOUT THE POSITION:
The Claremont Colleges Services (TCCS) seeks an empathetic, collaborative, and flexible individual for the position of Teaching & Outreach Librarian for The Claremont Colleges Library.
The Teaching & Outreach Librarian focuses on supporting the Library's successful first year information literacy program and the core curriculum of the five distinguished undergraduate liberal arts colleges of The Claremont Colleges. This position provides research, teaching, and learning support for first-year, second year, and transfer students, and is heavily involved in outreach and orientation efforts aimed at the undergraduate campuses. This position will also work closely with Subject Librarians who focus on supporting the research, teaching, and learning needs of upper-level undergraduate and graduate students. The Teaching & Outreach Librarian will participate on various Library, college, and intercollegiate committees.
Specific duties include:
Deliver impactful Information Literacy Instruction (ILI) to undergraduate students in their first and second years.
Provide information literacy instruction in the First Year Instruction program by:
Collaborating with faculty to design and scaffold research assignments
Teaching in-person or synchronous online ILI sessions
Developing online learning materials (e.g., videos and interactive tutorials) to be used as alternatives or complements to in-person instruction
Participating in student learning and programmatic assessment efforts
Offering in-person and online research consultations
Conduct outreach to various undergraduate student services, including affinity groups and campus writing centers.
Provide targeted outreach to first generation college students by collaborating with various student or undergraduate programs. This may involve identifying opportunities to engage this population and other traditionally marginalized student groups by offering targeted Library orientations and information literacy instruction or by hosting events.
Develop collaborative relationships with librarians, Library staff, faculty, and students to support the research, teaching, and learning of undergraduate students across The Claremont Colleges.
Collaborate with and back up Subject Librarians who focus on supporting upper-level undergraduate and graduate students by providing some ILI and research consultations.
Continuously work to improve teaching abilities by assessing student learning during instruction sessions, participating in pedagogical professional development at the colleges and within the profession, and by participating in the Library's peer teaching observation program.
Strategically integrate digital and scholarly communication literacies into introductory ILI sessions.
Contributes to training student assistants and coordinates various student assistant outreach initiatives.
Contributes to the development of digital learning objects including interactive tutorials and videos.
Contributes to the scaffolded internal professional development program aimed at expanding teaching skills and capacity within the division.
Participates in Library-wide planning and assessment projects through service on teams, committees, task forces, and special projects.
Actively engages in networking and professional development through national, regional, and/or local organizations through committee work, office-holding, presentations, and publications.
Work Schedule: The regular hours for this full-time, exempt position are Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5pm. May be required to work holiday, weekend, and/or evening hours. Regular hours may vary due to the needs of the organization or business unit.
Library Union: On March 21, 2022, eligible library employees voted in favor of unionization and representation by the California Federation of Teachers (CFT). TCCS and the Union have begun the process of negotiating toward a collective bargaining agreement. This position is included in the library employee bargaining unit and therefore is represented by CFT; the position will be bound by any collective bargaining agreement that is reached between CFT and TCCS and may be responsible for paying applicable union dues.
Vaccination: TCCS requires the COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment. New employees are required to present evidence of complete COVID-19 vaccination within 30 calendar days of hire, unless a medical or religious accommodation or exemption is requested and granted.
Pay: The salary for this exempt position is dependent upon qualifications required for the position, ranging from $5,375 to $5,583 per month.
Benefits: We offer a comprehensive employment benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 10% retirement contributions (no matching required), tuition benefits for employees and their dependents, group life insurance, generous time off, professional development funds, discounts for mobile plans, software, and entertainment, and access to fitness facilities and classes. For more information about our full range of generous benefits please visit https://services.claremont.edu/benefits-administration/. Benefits are subject to the terms and conditions in the plan or policy documents.
WEBINAR - Learn More About This Position
Applicants are invited to attend an informational webinar to learn more about the position, The Claremont Colleges, and the Library. The attendee list will be hidden to ensure confidentiality. Live captioning will be provided via Zoom Live Transcript. If interested, please register using the link below:
Friday, February 10, 2023 from 12:30-1:30 pm PT (registration)
You are talented at and enjoy building cooperative and engaging relationships with diverse individuals. You are creative, empathetic, and able to adapt to multiple situations and working groups. You have a strong commitment to supporting diversity and inclusivity within a library, as both a place of work and as an educational partner. You have a passion for teaching information literacy to undergraduate students and assessing student learning.
Education and Experience: You have a MLIS from an ALA-accredited program, or the equivalent through a combination of education and experience in a closely related field, by the time of appointment.
In addition, you:
Knowledge of how digital literacy and scholarly communications intersect with and extend information literacy concepts, practices, and dispositions.
Proactive in dealing with evolving Library and campus priorities, which may require taking on new/varied responsibilities.
Interest in experimenting with new modes of instruction, assessment, and research support services.
Knowledge of current trends and issues in information literacy instruction approaches, frameworks, and pedagogies.
Strong interpersonal skills, especially the ability to work collaboratively and diplomatically as a team player.
Dedicated to providing responsive and proactive learner-centered public services.
Effective planning, organizational, and time management skills.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Capacity for working independently to set priorities and meet deadlines.
If you have any of the following, it's a plus!
At least one year of experience working in an academic library.
Familiarity with inclusive pedagogy and Universal Design for Learning principles.
Exemplary emotional intelligence when working with colleagues and users.
Experience using Springshare's products (LibGuides, LibAnswers, LibChat, etc).
Experience creating instructional videos or online tutorials.
Deadline for First Consideration: Applications received by March 5, 2023 will be included in the first consideration.
Additional Materials: Please have the following items as a Word or PDF file ready to upload to complete your application:
Resume: Please include relevant experience with dates and other qualifications.
Cover Letter: Please describe how your qualifications satisfy the requirements for this position. In particular, explain any transferable skills gained outside of a Library work environment.
About The Claremont Colleges Library
We partner with faculty, students, and staff to provide a vital physical and digital center for research, teaching, learning, and other forms of intellectual engagement at The Claremont Colleges. Our Core Values explain why we take such pride in our work. They are the source of our passion, energy, professionalism, and productivity. These commonly shared values guide everything we do: User-centeredness, inclusivity, innovation, collaboration, education, community, discovery, stewardship. Learn more about us at https://library.claremont.edu/.
This job description defines the essential job duties of this position. The Claremont Colleges Services expects that employees hired for this position can perform the essential functions of this job without imposing risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of themselves or others. It may also include marginal functions, generally defined within Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position. When duties and responsibilities change and develop, The Claremont Colleges Services will review this job description and make changes of business necessity.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
TCCS is an equal opportunity employer. TCCS managers make employment decisions on the basis of merit, with the aim to have the best available person in every job. TCCS prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), gender (including gender identity and gender expression), national origin or ancestry, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), military or veteran status, and status with regard to public assistance, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation. TCCS also prohibits discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of these characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of these characteristics. All such discrimination is unlawful.
The Claremont Colleges, a consortium of five undergraduate liberal arts colleges, two graduate institutions, and Claremont University Consortium, which provides shared institutional support services, is reminiscent of the Oxford-Cambridge model. The undergraduate colleges include Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, and Pitzer College. The two graduate institutions include Claremont Graduate University and Keck Graduate Institute.