Thursday, March 7, 2013

Education & Instructional Design Librarian

The State University of New York Geneseo College seeks a creative, knowledgeable, and technologically-adept individual to provide reference and instructional services as Education & Instructional Design Librarian.  The successful candidate will possess a strong vision of a user-focused, cutting edge instructional program and the leadership and collaborative skills to make it a reality.  This position includes instruction, reference, research, collection development, and outreach services, primarily in conjunction with the Ella Cline Shear School of Education, but also with a variety of other fields. Some evening and weekend shifts may be required. 

Library Instruction
  • Fosters strong, collaborative, ongoing relationships with faculty, students and staff in an effort to support teaching, learning and research.
  • Works closely with faculty to design, develop, teach and assess a variety of classes, workshops and course-integrated instruction.
  • Provides instruction services (both in-person and via the web or other technologies) for a variety of courses, subject fields and user communities; for example, introductory, upper and graduate level course-integrated sessions; workshops included in the GOLD Ruby Leadership Certificate for Information Management and the Digital Age; and high school visits.
  • In collaboration with the library’s Instruction and Assessment teams, develops and evaluates new instructional models and services, especially related to emerging technologies and new academic disciplines.
  • Provides outstanding customer service via reference service to library users in-person, online, by phone, and by e-mail.
  • Conducts one-on-one reference consultations with students and faculty.
  • Creates and/or maintains personal, subject, and course-related online research guides and/or instructional tools. 
  • Engages in the library’s departmental liaison program including responsibilities for collection development, information resources management, and scholarly communications.
Instructional Design
  • In cooperation with the library’s Instructional Design (ID) Team, plans, coordinates, executes, and evaluates the library's effort to promote and educate the campus community in instructional design theory and applications.
  • As a member of the library’s ID Team, collaborates with Geneseo’s Head of the Teaching & Learning Center and CIT MyCourses Managers to develop online instruction strategies across disciplines, and create, maintain and promote shared learning tools.
  • Provides individual consultation on instructional techniques in the context of online teaching and standard library instruction sessions.
  • Collaborates with the library’s Publishing/Web Services Developer to establish guidelines for online learning resources.
  • Using a variety of media and format, creates and maintains learning environments, library instruction web pages and online tools.
  • Researches and develops tools that streamline and automate various lessons related to the research process.
  • Shares expertise and support for instructional technologies used in teaching and learning among librarians, teaching faculty, IT, schools, etc.
  • Collaborates with faculty/staff in other library units and programs, (e.g., IDS, College Archives & Special Collections, Scholarly Communications Team) to provide advice or assist with the development of online learning resources.
  • Works with the library’s Assessment Team to develop assessment instruments, usability testing and overall evaluation of learning resources.
Outreach and Special Projects
  • Designs and implements specific projects or programs that cater primarily to the needs of the School of Education; for example, student-run activities, professional development opportunities, learning communities.
  • Looks for opportunities to develop community-based collaborations.
  • Serves on professional committees to promote initiatives that help accomplish SUNY’s goal of a seamless educational pipeline.
  • Master's degree in information and/or library science from an ALA-accredited school or an ALA-approved foreign equivalent.
  • Ability to effectively use and teach a variety of online resources and services (databases, catalogs, full-text sources, etc.).
  • Strong commitment to enhancing instructional services through teamwork and responsiveness to faculty, students, colleagues and community partners.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication and project management skills.
  • Commitment to providing high-quality public service within a flexible and continually evolving academic library environment.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Degree in Education, Instructional Design or related subject area.
  • Previous teaching experience that demonstrates knowledge of current education and learning theories, information literacy competencies and standards, and instructional technologies.
  • Experience creating online learning resources using instructional design theory, educational technologies, and library resources.
  • Commitment to the instructional mission of the academic library.
  • Successful implementation of collaborative community projects.
  • Academic reference desk experience.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications/experience. Comprehensive benefits package included.

SUNY Geneseo is a highly selective public liberal arts college with approximately 5000 students.  The campus is located in the historic village of Geneseo in the Finger Lakes region of Western New York, just south of Rochester.  The college is consistently ranked by several rating services as being among the best public undergraduate institutions in the country.  Geneseo is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges.

Review begins March 15, 2013. To apply, visit and submit an on-line faculty application, cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least three professional references.

All applicants are subject to drug and criminal background checks.

SUNY Geneseo is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. The College actively seeks applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.

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