Friday, June 21, 2013

Online Instructional Design Librarian

The California State University, San Bernardino Pfau Library invites applications from creative, forward-thinking librarians to join Pfau Library as Online Instructional Design Librarian. Working collaboratively with faculty librarians, the individual in this position will lead interdisciplinary initiatives to ensure a meaningful library presence in online courses. S/he will be responsible for exploring the intersection of critical information literacy instruction and instructional design and learning technologies, and for providing leadership in effective online teaching pedagogy.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Online Instructional Design Librarian is a faculty position reporting to the Dean in close consultation with the Coordinator of Library Instruction.  The person in this position will identify the need for, and facilitate creation of, library initiatives to support online learning, including development of the library's presence in the university’s course management system.  S/he will serve as one of the core instructors of the library’s critical information literacy program and will oversee the creation and continued development of information literacy multimedia learning objects, including management of LibGuides resources. S/he will develop expertise in online instruction and serve as a resource person and workshop facilitator regarding pedagogy in face-to-face and online environments, developing and sharing best practices for innovative teaching techniques across multimedia platforms.  S/he will collaborate extensively with a variety of current and potential teaching partners, including subject librarians, university instructional designers, and teaching faculty. S/he will serve as liaison to assigned academic departments, with responsibility for subject-specialized collection development and instruction, and participate in Research Help Desk rotation for on-site and electronic reference, including some evening and weekend shifts.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: MLIS or MLS from an ALA-accredited institution; evidence of innovative teaching abilities; demonstrated ability to effectively use emerging library and teaching/learning technologies; the ability to adapt quickly in a rapidly changing environment; academic background, coursework, or relevant experience in instructional design and/or comparable teaching experience in a face-to-face or online classroom setting; knowledge and application of current educational pedagogy; excellent communication skills; ability to work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues; strong customer service orientation, and experience working effectively with diverse populations.

QUALIFICATIONS-PREFERRED: 2-3 years teaching experience in an academic library; master's degree in Instructional Design or Education, or comparable specialization; experience with online course management systems; experience working with Web accessibility standards, and experience with reference service and/or collection development experience.

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT: This is a 12-month, tenure–track faculty position with CSU Faculty Bargaining Unit 3. The appointment rank is Senior Assistant Librarian in the Instruction Department of the University Library, a unit in the Academic Affairs Division. The salary range is $4,755.00- $10,695.00 monthly depending on qualifications. In order to secure tenure and promotion, the successful candidate must meet expectations in three areas—Professional Assignments, Professional Growth, and University/Community Service—as defined by the Faculty Senate Committee, library faculty and staff, and library and division administration.

BENEFITS: Generous medical, dental, and vision benefits and support for moving expenses available.

The John M. Pfau Library supports the university's mission by being the campus hub for knowledge, research, and technology. Our staff of 12 full time librarians, supported by 20 library assistants, strives to enrich people's lives by motivating and empowering them to be life-long learners and thinkers who, in turn, will enrich the campus and the surrounding community.  The library offers stimulating academic, social, and cultural events, access to more than 100 databases, information literacy programs, and myriad collections totaling more than 750,000 items that support the campus' teaching and learning agenda.
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To apply for this position, submit vita with letter of application that includes a statement on teaching philosophy and strategies, research/professional accomplishments/goals; three recent letters of recommendation, and a copy of most recent transcripts to: Chair, Selection Committee, John M. Pfau Library, California State University San Bernardino, 5500 University Pkwy, San Bernardino, CA 92407 or to  All official transcripts will be required at time of hire.

Files must be completed by July 15, 2013. Library Administration’s telephone number is (909) 537-5102. 

CSUSB is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas.

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