Lead Instruction Librarian – Seton Hall University Libraries – South Orange, NJ
Seton Hall University Libraries invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track library faculty position. We seek an enterprising, enthusiastic, service-oriented individual who will work collaboratively with the library faculty to provide leadership and operational management of the University Libraries’ instruction program for undergraduate and graduate students. Undergraduate instruction would include a scaffolded approach over four years and across disciplines to teach core information literacy and data literacy principles.
Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Public Services, this individual will work collaboratively with the Public Services librarian team to set instruction and related outreach priorities in alignment with the Libraries’ Strategic Plan. This includes training the librarian team in revised instruction plans and delivering instruction. This position will work collaboratively with the Research Data Services team to ensure foundational knowledge about data literacy (finding datasets, how to cite data sources) and subscriptions such as ICPSR, Statista and PolicyMap for the SHU community.
The successful candidate will investigate instructional methods for information literacy, data instruction and media literacy in new formats. The candidate will oversee promotion and scheduling of library instruction in collaboration with administrative staff. Other responsibilities include participation in liaison work for assigned departments, collection development and reference. This position will make significant professional contributions to the University Libraries, a major campus center and teaching-learning facility actively involved in student learning and a hub for public and campus engagement, thus supporting the overall mission of the University.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Provide leadership for and coordination of delivering information literacy and data literacy instruction in all modalities; help incorporate various technology formats (e.g., streaming video) into instruction/learning objects; teach instruction sessions.
• Head assessment of learning outcomes of information and work collaboratively with the Research Data Services team on data literacy competencies across undergraduate and graduate student academic programs.
• Collaborate with library and teaching faculty to integrate appropriate data and information literacy competencies in a scaffolded manner across disciplines.
• Partner with other library and University units as needed to support instruction.
• Deliver excellent library services and prioritize needs in a busy, dynamic environment.
• Perform liaison, collection development and reference as assigned.
• Prioritize multiple tasks and work productively in a team-based environment.
• Contribute to the scholarly communication efforts of the University Libraries.
• ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information studies.
• Minimum of 1-3 years’ experience in work relevant to this position.
• Experience with information and data literacy instruction and assessment.
• Evidence of effective outreach and delivery of programming to key stakeholders.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively and creatively in a collaborative environment
• Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations.
• Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
• Analytical abilities and data visualization skills that will allow incumbent to report on instruction efforts, fluency with MS Excel or other reporting tools.
• Ability to work effectively with and enjoy assisting faculty, students, colleagues, and community members in a diverse, multicultural setting.
• Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work on multiple projects.
• Strong patron service skills and the commitment to serve students, faculty, and staff.
• Commitment to librarianship, scholarship, and service, which are stated requirements for tenure within the University and University Libraries.
• Ability to support the Catholic mission of the University.
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
• Knowledge of trends in instructional technologies strongly preferred.
• Coursework or professional experience with instructional design, learning theory, and/or the scholarship of teaching and learning.
• A second master’s degree or doctorate will be required for tenure.
• Occasionally requires lifting and moving loads, bending, squatting, and stretching.
Seton Hall University Libraries is an equal opportunity employer and recognizes and values the benefits of a diverse workplace.