Information Literacy Instruction Coordinator
Information Literacy Instruction Coordinator
Frostburg State University, Lewis J. Ort Library seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track Information Literacy Instruction Coordinator. This position is available to begin in Summer 2021 for the main campus in Frostburg, Maryland. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. University System of Maryland benefits package included.
Under the direction of the Associate Director for Research, Learning, and Outreach and working in close collaboration with the Research and Learning librarians, the Information Literacy Instruction Coordinator coordinates the design, delivery, and assessment of information literacy instruction at the Lewis J. Ort Library. Information Literacy Instruction is a critical Library service to support student learning, student success, the Gen Ed Program, and the University's strategic goal of "Focus learning on both the acquisition and application of knowledge." During a normal academic year, approximately 2,800 FSU students receive information literacy instruction.
Responsibilities: Provide strategic vision for the library's information literacy program. Promote information literacy on campus and within the library. In collaboration with other Research and Learning librarians, develop outcomes and assess the library's information literacy program. Serve as primary contact to schedule requests and connect librarians and teaching faculty to facilitate information literacy instruction. Maintain and manage Library Instruction Center classroom technology. Maintain and manage instruction statistics. Coordinate library instruction for First Year English (ENGL 101/111) and Introduction to Higher Education (ORIE 101) classes, maintaining contact with those in charge of these programs to encouraging participation and schedule information literacy sessions. In collaborations with other Research and Learning librarians, develop, design, and maintain lesson plans, activities, and tours tailored to the First Year English (ENGL 101/111) and Introduction to Higher Education (ORIE 101) curriculum. Serve as primary instructor for First Year English (ENGL 101/111) and Introduction to Higher Education (ORIE 101) information literacy sessions. Collaborate with teaching faculty to design, deliver, and assess information literacy sessions that meet the instructional goals of the faculty member at hand, the corresponding department, and the university in First Year, upper division, and graduate courses. Develop instructional support materials such as LibGuides and videos. Provide reference and research service to students, faculty, and the community via in-person, chat, email, and phone and video calls, including evening and rotating weekend hours.
Provide support to Access Services at the Main Service Desk. Act as library liaison providing collection development and outreach to assigned academic departments. Contribute to the marketing of library resources. Contribute to the development and maintenance of assigned subject LibGuides. Remain current in the profession through active membership in professional organizations, attendance at conferences, workshops, and educational programs, or through reading and/or publication in professional literature. Serve on library, campus, system-wide and/or professional committees. FSU's library faculty are expected to participate in professional development and service activities and must demonstrate the potential for promotion in rank and obtaining permanent status.Minimum Qualifications: ALA-accredited Master of Library Science Degree (M.L.S.) or Master of Library and Information Science Degree (M.L.I.S.). Minimum of 2 years of professional experience developing, delivering, and assessing information literacy instruction in a college or university library. Analytical and problem-solving skills, including competence in advanced level information searching, evaluation and ethical application of results. Demonstration of excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal and collaborative skills, and strong presentation skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently and cooperatively in a complex, changing environment. Evidence of well-developed organizational, time, and project management skills. Commitment to fostering an equitable and inclusive workplace, and an ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population
Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated experience assessing, improving, planning, and/or implementing library programs, initiatives, and/or services. Experience providing reference services and research support. Experience with collection development theory and practices in an academic library. Evidence of active participation in relevant professional or academic communities or organizations. Additional advanced degree.
About the University:A member institution of the University System of Maryland, Frostburg State University is a public, comprehensive, largely residential regional university offering programs in the sciences, education, business, the arts and humanities at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. FSU prides itself on being a dynamic, learning-centered institution that emphasizes teaching with opportunities for professional development and research. More than 5,000 students enroll yearly.
About the Area: FSU is located on a scenic 260-acre campus in the mountains of Western Maryland, a region rich in history, quaint shopping areas and eclectic cafes and food choices. The Western Maryland region is considered to be a four-season outdoor destination for recreational experiences offering activities such as; hiking, mountain biking / biking including close access to both the Greater Allegany Passage and C&O Canal bike trails,, water sports, snow skiing/boarding, golfing, climbing, etc. Frostburg offers a family-friendly college town feel with easy access to major cities like Pittsburgh, Washington, DC, and Baltimore. If you are looking for insightful colleagues, energetic students, and a great place to work and call home in a region with unlimited adventure seeking opportunities, FSU is for you!
If you wish to apply, please visit http://frostburg.peopleadmin.com/postings/1698. Along with your application, please provide the following: 1) curriculum vitae; 2) a cover letter specifically addressing the requirements in this advertisement; and 3) name and contact information for three professional references.
For assurance of full consideration, please submit materials by June 22, 2021.
Frostburg State University welcomes and encourages women, veterans and minorities to apply and seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce. FSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Appropriate auxiliary aids and services for qualified individuals with disability will be provided upon request. Please notify us in advance. WWW.FROSTBURG.EDU