Sunday, March 10, 2013

Head Of Instructional Support Services

Washington University Libraries seek a service-oriented and innovative librarian to serve as the Head of Instructional Support Services providing service to the Washington University community. 

The Head of Instructional Support Services provides expertise and leadership in defining WUSTL Libraries’ role in the adoption and evaluation of new instructional models, including the use of online learning platforms and creation of non-traditional course materials. The Head works with WUSTL campus leaders, library staff, academic units, and partner institutions in the delivery of consortial learning initiatives. The position also manages library facilities used for learning and media creation, as well as the staff and student resources who deliver these services to an extended network of WUSTL students, faculty and staff. Serves as a member of the Library’s Leadership Group.

QUALIFICATIONS:  MLS or related advanced degree with minimum five years experience in instructional support in an institution of higher education or similar academic setting; ability to maintain effective communication and engagement with WUSTL faculty, staff and students; strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to lead staff in working in a collaborative environment; demonstrated supervisory experience, including mentoring of staff and student workers; excellent organizational and time-management skills; experience coordinating discussions and leading initiatives in an academic environment; experience writing peer-reviewed articles and informal communications (blogs, social media) related to use and adoption of emerging learning platforms and instructional support; experience formulating new project ideas and writing grants to support project activities; knowledge of ACRL’s Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education.

Washington University Libraries includes the John M. Olin Library and twelve school and departmental libraries and holds over four million volumes.  For information about the University and the Libraries please visit:;

Salary dependent upon qualifications and experience.  Comprehensive benefits package including several retirement plan options.

Applications must be submitted online at Reference job #25413. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Employment eligibility verification required upon hire. Washington University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages applications from, and nominations of, women and minority candidates.

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