Sunday, May 25, 2008

Instruction Librarian for User Education Technologies

Georgia State University Library seeks enthusiastic, innovative applicants to join the Instruction Department delivering user-centered library services to the academic community. The Instruction Department is a part of the Learning and Technology Initiatives unit, which includes the Learning Commons, and focuses on the role of libraries and library technology in the teaching and learning process. The Instruction Librarian for User Education Technologies reports to the Instruction Coordinator.

The successful candidate will assist the Instruction Coordinator in the development, implementation, promotion, and assessment of an expanding library instruction program that contributes to successful student learning. Collaborates with the Instruction, Learning Commons, Liaison, and Web Services Librarians to incorporate technology into teaching and instruction activities. Leads and participates in the creation and maintenance of digital learning objects, including tutorials, for use in web-based library instruction. Works with faculty and university instructional designers to incorporate objects into online courseware and other campus Web sites and learning object repositories, and assists in the application of information literacy outcomes and assessment measures for these materials. Participates in teaching basic library research and information literacy skills to undergraduate students in course-related in-person instruction, and in basic reference service provided at the Learning Commons Research Support Desk.

ALA-accredited master’s degree in library science. Commitment to public service, information literacy, and support of the academic needs of students and faculty. Experience working in an academic or research library. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Skill in the use of technology and web applications. PREFERRED: Degree in instruction design or other related area. Experience creating and delivering instruction in a library or academic setting. Experience using technology to deliver library instruction synchronously and asynchronously online. Experience creating online tutorials. Knowledge of assessment tools for online instructional materials. Knowledge of current instructional theories and principles applicable to various types of online instruction.

Library and University Environment
The University Library houses over 1,440,000 volumes, subscribes to more than 7,600 serials, and is a Federal Document Depository with more than 770,000 government documents. Its growing Media Center has holdings of approximately 21,000 audio, video, and multimedia materials. The carefully selected collections are designed to serve varied research and instructional needs at the undergraduate and graduate levels of the university community. Library services are supported by the ExLibris Voyager integrated library system. The University System of Georgia has a statewide system known as GALILEO, providing equal access to electronic resources and other materials for libraries throughout the state. The University Library is a member of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries; the Southeastern Library Network (SOLINET), and the Atlanta Regional Consortium for Higher Education, consisting of fourteen academic and research libraries serving nineteen institutions in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area.

Georgia State University (GSU) is a dynamic urban institution located in downtown Atlanta with an enrollment of approximately 27,000 students. The close relationship that exists between the university and its surrounding business, government and cultural communities makes GSU unique in the University System of Georgia and distinctive among universities in the South.

Condition of Work and Benefits
Forty-hour workweek Retirement plans include: State Teachers
Twenty-one days vacation Retirement Plan, TIAA–CREF and VALIC
Twelve paid holidays Group health and life insurance
Twelve days sick leave Social Security
Faculty rank and status Optional pre-tax benefits
Non-Tenure track Support for research and professional activities

Salary and Rank
$42,000-$56,000 for 12 months commensurate with the candidate’s education and experience. Appointment at a faculty rank, on a contract renewal basis.

Submit a cover letter addressing the above qualifications; resume; name, address and phone number of three references, including immediate supervisor. Review of materials will begin June 23, 2008 and continue until the position is filled. Send materials to:

Human Resources Coordinator
University Library
Georgia State University
100 Decatur Street, SE, Atlanta, GA 30303-3202
(404) 413-2700

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Georgia State University is an equal opportunity educational institution/affirmative action employer strongly committed to cultural diversity.

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