Position Title: Librarian – Instructional Services
Position Number: 198513
Status: Full Time
Executive: Provost/EVP Academic Affairs
Division: University Librarian
Department: Birnbaum Library P5011
Primary Campus/Site: NY – New York City Downtown Campus
Grant Funded?: No
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, inquiry, critical thinking, and problem-solving. Develop, teach and promote library and information literacy skills to undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of programs and disciplines; collaborate with the Instructional Services 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 Instructional Services Team; perform all aspects of client-based reference and information services.
Develop, teach, and promote library and Information Literacy skills to undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of programs and disciplines; design, implement, and assess 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 Instructional Services Team; participate in a dynamic 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, inquiry, critical thinking, and problem-solving.
Perform all aspects of traditional and electronic reference service, including: serve faculty, staff and students through shared Reference Desk coverage, conduct live chat Reference and online Reference ticket responses, 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 and shuttle between New York locations as necessary.
Examine standards and benchmarks for assessment and devise creative approaches to defining output measures and quality impact; employ multi-dimensional assessment techniques, possibly including a review of bibliographies, standardized tests, review of e-portfolios, 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 other such duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Assistant University Librarian for Instructional Services or the Associate University Librarian/NYC.
MLS from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent. Demonstrated experience in and aptitude for both in-person and online Information Literacy Instruction. Knowledge and skills in instructional design, assessment, learning theories, instructional principles & practice. 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.
Monday – Friday 9-5, occasional evenings and weekends
Posting Detail Information:
Posting Number: S00575P
Job Open Date: 06/17/2019
Job Close Date: 07/17/2019
Open Until Filled: No
Special Instructions to Applicant
About the Institution:
Pace University has a proud history of preparing its diverse student body for a lifetime of professional success as a result of its unique program that combines rigorous academics and real-world experiences. Pace is ranked the #1 private, four-year college in the nation for upward economic mobility by Harvard University’s Opportunity Insights, evidence of the transformative education the University provides.
From its beginnings as an accounting school in 1906, Pace has grown to three campuses, enrolling 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in more than 150 majors and programs, across a range of disciplines: arts, sciences, business, health care, technology, law, education, and more. The university also has one of the most competitive performing arts programs in the country. Pace has a signature, newly renovated campus in New York City, located in the heart of vibrant Lower Manhattan, next to Wall Street and City Hall, and two campuses in Westchester County, New York: a 200-acre picturesque Pleasantville Campus and a Law School in White Plains.
Pace University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.