Community Learning & Outreach Librarian
Reporting to the University Librarian, this position will continue to enhance and enrich the student-centered information literacy program by developing innovative curriculum design, deploying effective teaching strategies, mentoring instruction interns, overseeing online research guides, and gathering assessment data on student learning outcomes. As a faculty librarian, this is a tenure-track position.
EXPECTATIONS FOR ALL DOMINICAN EMPLOYEES:
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Teach library instruction sessions and workshops embedded in courses in the undergraduate and graduate levels, in-person and online. Collaboratively with the Learning Commons Librarian, oversee the library’s overall campus community instruction program.
- Teach in and actively participate in special topic workshops, such as new student orientation, transfer student learning modules, and other discipline-specific or institutional opportunities.
- Effectively outreach to teaching faculty, staff, and other campus partners to further enhance the University community’s engagement with the library’s instruction program.
- Actively participate in the Core Curriculum Committee and other assigned committees or subcommittees.
- Participate in the design and assessment of in-person and online learning library curriculum and other tutorials that develop students’ knowledge of and expertise in library resources and enhance students’ research experience.
- Develop and deliver open library workshops for the overall campus community on search and discovery, citation tools, and other library-related topics.
- Collaborate with Rebecca Crown Library & Learning Commons colleagues to develop and facilitate information literacy workshops to fulfill faculty requests.
- In collaboration with the Learning Commons Librarian, participate in online and distant learning initiatives - creating digital learning materials.
- Assess student information literacy skills and develop learning objectives and outcomes for the library’s instruction program. Measures the effectiveness of library and information literacy instruction.
- Effectively use tools to obtain assessment data, interpret results to maximize the library’s instruction program, and report statistics.
- Support programs that further the library’s learning goals for undergraduate students in collaboration with the Learning Commons Librarian and participate in SSE programming committee to advance the library’s outreach efforts.
- Actively contribute to campus diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and social justice efforts.
- Work independently and as part of the library’s management team; actively participate in policy development and decision making.
- Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate library instruction staff, graduate interns, and student employees.
- Keep abreast of developments and trends in the rapidly changing field of academic librarianship.
- Fulfill faculty librarian responsibilities in accordance with the Faculty Handbook and the departmental Roles and Responsibilities.
- Participate and contribute to the library’s collection development efforts.
- Provide reference services online and in-person, including evenings and weekends.
- Actively participate in the Dominican University shared governance by serving on committees, cross-campus teams, working groups, projects, or other initiatives that furthers the university’s mission.
- Serve on one or more library teams to enhance library services.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Knowledge of pedagogical trends and techniques in information literacy instruction and online learning, including knowledge of learning management systems.
- Expertise in providing reference services.
- Excellent technological, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
- Proficiency with MS Office and other typical office technologies.
- Experience with library catalogs and software, more specifically Alma and PrimoVE.
- Expertise with Springshare products, specifically LibGuides.
- Experience creating online learning materials such as research guides and tutorials.
- Commitment and respect for diversity, equity, and inclusion excellence.
- Effective critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills.
Founded in 1901, Dominican University is a comprehensive, coeducational Catholic institution. Dominican University is a relationship-centered community rooted in a vibrant liberal arts and sciences education, offering rigorous, integrative and innovative undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. It is known for its excellent academic programs, the care and respect with which it mentors its students, its enduring commitment to social justice, and the enriching diversity of its students, faculty and staff. U.S. News & World Reportranks Dominican No. 10 among master's-level universities in the Midwest. Dominican is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). Approximately 51% of the 3,000 currently enrolled students are Latino. Among undergraduates, 48% are Pell-eligible and 43% are the first in their families to attend college. Located on a 37-acre wooded campus in suburban River Forest, Illinois, and just 10 miles west of downtown Chicago, the university provides students and alumnae/i an accessible and welcoming location and superb access to a wealth of career, intellectual and cultural opportunities.