Instructional Services Librarian – Pace University – Pleasantville, NY


Participate in a dynamic information literacy instruction program that emphasizes the integration of digital and print resources, develops autonomous learners, facilitates lifelong learning, and promotes core curriculum learning outcomes, including information literacy and critical thinking. Collaborate with the Instructional Services Team and departmental faculty in teaching students to become competent, independent, and ethical information seekers and users. Perform all aspects of client-based reference and information services.

Job Duties

Develop, teach, and promote information literacy skills to undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of programs and disciplines. Collaborate with the IS Team and departmental faculty in designing, implementing, and assessing multi-faceted instructional programs, including but not limited to curricular-based instruction, drop-in workshops and seminars, interactive web-based tutorials, and library orientation tours and presentations. Share responsibility for scheduling functions and activities conducted by the IS Team.

Perform all aspects of traditional and electronic reference service, serving students and faculty through reference desk, live chat reference and online reference ticket inquiries. Facilitate Blackboard “Library Help” discussion forums. Perform electronic information retrieval, research consultation, collection development, web page content development, faculty and departmental liaison duties, committee and task force assignments. Work occasional evening/weekend shifts.

Examine standards and benchmarks for assessment and devise creative approaches to defining output measures and quality impact. Employ multi-dimensional assessment techniques, including review of bibliographies and e-portfolios, standardized tests, simulations, exit interviews, behavioral observations, focus groups, learning logs, satisfaction surveys, and self-assessment.

Develop instructional and training materials in print and interactive web-based and multimedia formats. Create, edit, and update web pages and presentations that foster interactivity and provide dynamic, current information and access to library collections. Prepare and disseminate promotional literature about library resources and services.

Perform any other duties as may be determined by the Assistant University Librarian for Instructional Services or the Associate University Librarian/PLV.


Masters in Library Science or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent.

Demonstrated experience in and aptitude for both in-person and online information literacy instruction.

Experience with the concepts, goals and methods of information literacy instruction and the development and assessment of student learning outcomes.

Demonstrated understanding of information needs of university faculty, staff and students and a working knowledge of information technologies and their application to enhance user services.

Experience with relevant reference and research sources in a variety of formats; well-developed computer and online searching skills.

Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational, and analytical skills.

Initiative, flexibility and the ability to creatively adapt in an evolving organizational environment.

A strong commitment to excellence in service and a demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.


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About John Pell

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

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