Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Education Services Librarian

J. Willard Marriott Library
Education Services Librarian

Librarians in Education Services participate in a wide variety of instructional programs, design materials and assessment instruments for face-to-face as well as online instruction, create instruction-related web pages, and contribute to direct patron service.

Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Head of Education Services, the successful candidate will work with the Education Services librarians and others in an ambitious program to expand information, visual, and technology literacies across the disciplines. The librarian will assist in developing and offering new and innovative ways to teach students. Librarians in Education Services have a passion for teaching and provide stimulating experiences for students as they learn to use library resources and software applications. Library instruction is provided through first year courses, course-integrated instruction across the disciplines, stand-alone workshops, research labs, in-house faculty and staff workshops, and through online resources and services. Instruction librarians are excited about working with faculty members. Campus outreach is an important role. Education Services Librarians develop assessment instruments, provide research services, use emerging technologies, and may participate in collection development. The successful candidate will have responsibility for coordinating one of the first-year library instruction programs: Writing 2010, Educational Psychology 2600, the Marriott Library workshop series, or LEAP, a first year experience program. A key quality in a successful candidate will be the ability to thrive in a changing environment.


  • ALA-accredited MLS by time of hire or equivalent academic credential
  • Knowledge of the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education
  • Strong interest in teaching and using innovative and engaging pedagogical strategies
  • Demonstrated effective training/teaching skills with group, class, and one-on-one settings
  • Experience with information technologies including web design, web authoring tools, and emerging technologies such as RSS, podcasting, blogs, wikis
  • Experience or training in developing online resources such as tutorials, point of need assistance, surveys, and guides
  • Interest in using and teaching software applications
  • Ability to work both independently and with others in a team environment
  • Evidence of strong oral and written communication skills
  • Commitment to providing excellent and innovative service
  • Ability to work in a complex, changing environment
  • Ability to meet University’s requirements for promotion and continuing appointment (tenure equivalency)
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with a diverse population
  • Successful completion of a criminal background check


  • Classroom teaching experience
  • Knowledge of adult learning
  • Knowledge of instructional design principles
  • Experience in providing in-person and/or online services at a reference, help, or information desk
  • Familiarity with course management software
  • Experience in an academic library

Salary: $44,000

Benefits: Excellent benefits calculated at approximately 35% of salary including TIAA-CREF, medical, dental, generous paid sick and vacation accrual, sabbaticals, professional development time.

Marriott Library is an ARL library with holding of nearly 3 million volumes, including 32,000 journals in electronic and print formats, and a considerable number of other networked electronic resources. The University, with a student population of 27,000, is situated on a 1,500 acre campus in Salt Lake City. The library is very near completion of a large-scale renovation which includes a state- of-the-art Knowledge Commons and a center to create multimedia digital content. Teaching facilities, used by campus and library instructors, include 18 classrooms, labs and seminar rooms and a 250 seat auditorium.

Salt Lake has a population of over 1 million and offers residents a wide variety of cultural, entertainment and recreational activities, all located along the Wasatch Mountain Range.

Application Procedures – Send a detailed letter of application addressing how your experience matches the qualifications, vitae, and names and contact information, including email, mail and phone numbers, of three references electronically to:

Kristeen Arnold
Human Resources Director
5043 J Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-0860

Applications received by June 30, 2009 will be given full consideration. Position will remain open until filled.

The University of Utah is an EO/AA Employer. We encourage applications from woman and minorities and provide reasonable accommodations to known disabilities of applicants and employees.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

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