Saturday, May 5, 2012

Director of Learning Commons and User Services/ Instructional Services Librarian

Director of Learning Commons and User Services/ Instructional Services Librarian (Clinical Assistant or Associate Professor)
University of Illinois Springfield Brookens Library
Basic Functions:
Working collaboratively with other Brookens Library faculty and staff, plans, manages and delivers excellent services in the library’s learning spaces, reference/information spaces and Access Services unit.  Serves as a liaison to assigned departments, providing instructional and collection development services.   Manages student engagement initiatives, including outreach to high school groups.  Works with other instructional services librarians to promote information literacy and lifelong learning. 
Minimum:  Master’s degree in Library Science or equivalent from an ALA-accredited school and at least three years of public service and instructional experience in an academic library.  Experience in managing library learning spaces, including planning for and implementing technology upgrades.  Knowledge of circulation and interlibrary loan best practices.  Knowledge of Web 2.0 best practices as applied to libraries.  Ability to contribute in a fast-paced, collaborative environment; excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  Evidence of user-focused perspective. 
Preferred:  Experience in student outreach and engagement initiatives; public services supervisory or management experience; experience in enhancing the library’s web presence.
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