Reference & Instructional Technology Librarian, Assistant Professor to Associate Professor, Long Island University, Brooklyn Library, Brooklyn, NY

Job duties:

LIU Brooklyn Library seeks a Reference & Instructional Technology Librarian for this tenure-track faculty position.  The successful candidate will promote innovative methods of course delivery, instructional design, appropriate applications of technology, and progressive pedagogical methods within a Library setting and against the backdrop of the University’s blended and online environments.  Additionally, the successful candidate will have had experience investigating, planning and implementing innovative uses of current and emerging technologies in the provision of information services and resources to meet the needs of users.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: providing both online and in-person reference and instruction services, which may include some nights and weekends; assisting with the creation and maintenance of digital learning objects (e.g. online tutorials); assisting in the development and delivery of information literacy instruction in the virtual environment; collection development; supporting both the development and expansion of current and new reference services, including roaming reference, chat and text reference; contributing to the ongoing development of the Brooklyn Library website; developing and participating in Library-sponsored workshops and programs; participating in both departmental and Library-wide committees; and collaboration with Library colleagues on other LIU campuses on programs and initiatives as needed.

Qualifications

Applicants should have a Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited institution and at least three years’ relevant library and instructional experience, preferably in an academic library.  The successful candidate should have experience with emerging technologies and digital learning objects (e.g. online tutorials) in an academic or library setting, as well as experience in library instruction and instructional design, and a familiarity with the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) information literacy standards.  Candidates should have a knowledge of both print and electronic information sources and possess a strong service orientation with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to work individually, as well as in a group. (Thirty additional graduate credits beyond the MLS or a second master’s degree are required for assistant professor appointment).

Preferred Qualifications

Training and/or experience in online instruction with learner-centered pedagogy, assessment and a second Master’s degree.

Salary:  Commensurate with experience.

Starting date: September 2013.

Contact:

Please send resume, cover letter and the names and contact information for three references (not letters) to libraryjobs@brooklyn.liu.edu, or mail to:

Thomas Freedman

Library Dean’s Office

LLC Room 517

Long Island University

1 University Plaza

Brooklyn, NY  11201

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Long Island University offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including a generous retirement plan, and paid research time.

Long Island University is the seventh largest private university in the U.S. It is recognized for its strength in the liberal arts and sciences, health sciences, and library and information science. The Brooklyn Campus, an urban oasis located in vibrant downtown Brooklyn, is easy commuting distance to many charming residential neighborhoods and is one train stop from Manhattan. The campus enrolls more than 11,000 students pursuing undergraduate and graduate (including doctoral) degrees, in the various colleges: Arts and Sciences, Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Education, Health Professions, Nursing, Business and Public Administration. With a staff exceeding 40, the Brooklyn Library contains 265,000 books, 400 periodical subscriptions, 8,700 audiovisual items, more than 80,000 ebooks and over 200 databases providing access to tens of thousands of electronic resources. LIU is an EEO/AA employer. Please visit our website at: www.brooklyn.liu.edu/library/.

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