Instruction and Scholarly Communication Librarian – Stevens Institute of Technology – Hoboken, NJ

Job Title: Instruction and Scholarly Communication Librarian
(Position available July 1, 2013)

The Samuel C. Williams Library at Stevens Institute of Technology seeks a
creative and energetic librarian to expand and promote its information
literacy efforts for graduate programs. This full-time, non-tenure track
position is also responsible for developing and implementing programs to
increase awareness among faculty, researchers, and students about
scholarly communication. The ideal candidate is service orienteda��with an
enthusiasm for innovative library instruction in an academic setting.
This position reports to the Head of Reference and Research Services.


  • Develop, plan, and instruct information literacy classes for graduate students
  • Promote, deliver, and assess library instruction programs and workshops
  • Assist in teaching undergraduate information literacy classes
  • Collaborate with librarians, faculty, and other departments on campus to develop baseline competencies and guidelines for information literacy
  • Participate in the evaluation of existing assessment tools and the creation of new tools to assess student-learning outcomes
  • Serve as a liaison to academic departments
  • Provide reference and research assistance to students, faculty and staff
  • Educate faculty and students on scholarly communication issues such as copyright, fair use, rights to scholarship, privacy rights, and open access
  • Develop web content for assigned areas
  • Participate in collection development to support curriculum and research
  • Participate in Library and Institute collaborative projects
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Library Director


  • MLS/MLIS from ALA-accredited library school and 3+ years of relevant
  • Instruction and reference experience in an academic library
  • Demonstrated knowledge of copyright and other intellectual property issues
    in the academic environment, particularly as they involve the creation,
    dissemination, and use of digital information resources
  • Knowledge of learning theories, pedagogies, trends in higher education
    related to teaching and learning, student learning assessment, and fluency
    with ACRLa��s Learning Standards and Outcomes
  • Demonstrated ability to engage students and convey information literacy
  • Experience creating effective and innovative instructional materials
  • Demonstrated experience or interest in online instructional design and/or
    familiarity with tools such as Camtasia, Jing, YouTube, Adobe Captivate,
    Illuminate, Moodle, and/or Blackboard
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively with library
    staff at all levels, as well as with faculty and students

*Preferred qualifications:

  • A second Mastera��s degree
  • Academic background in engineering, science, or technology



Stevens Institute of Technology-The Innovation University offers a
competitive health package, TIAA/CREF and retirement plans.

For more information about the Library, visit our web site at


With their resume and cover letter, applicants are requested to submit 3 professional references, an example of a lesson plan and a brief description of their teaching philosophy.

Review of applications will begin March 25, 2013 and will continue until
the position is filled.

All applications should be submitted electronically through the Office of
Human Resources web site:

About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.

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