Marlboro Institute Librarian

Iwasaki Library at Emerson College

Boston, MA

Application Deadline

Apply By Oct 29th, 2021

Wages

$54,000.00 to $56,500.00 per Year   Calculate

Location

Boston, MA

Hours

36.25

MLS

Required

Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience

Required

Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library

Academic

Job Description

Iwasaki Library seeks a motivated, enthusiastic individual to join our instruction team. The Marlboro Institute Librarian will lead faculty in exploring and developing open content for their courses; developing open educational initiatives; and promoting open educational resources to the Emerson community. This position also provides essential support by designing and implementing information literacy curricula, creating online tutorials and teaching resources, promoting information literacy within the Marlboro Institute, and assessing the impact the library’s teaching and assessment initiatives have on student learning.

As a member of the Teaching, Learning & Assessment department, this position also provides reference services and support, including consults with students and faculty, responding to reference email queries, monitoring chat, etc., and may be required to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed.

To apply for this position, please visit Emerson HR website and:

  • Please upload a current CV or resume
  • Please upload a cover letter
  • Please upload a Word document or PDF with your responses to the following prompts:
  1. Please discuss how you would develop a program that engages Emerson faculty in learning about and developing viable Open Educational Resource (OER) opportunities within the Emerson curriculum.
  2. Please describe specific examples of how you have incorporated the values of inclusion, diversity, equity, accessibility, and sustainability into your work and/or degree program, or how you would exhibit these values in the workplace.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Marlboro Institute faculty to integrate library information literacy initiatives programmatically into curricula within the Marlboro Institute and to deliver course-specific content and advise on research assignments.
  • Teach introductory, advanced, and specialized class sessions both in-person and remotely. Design and deliver online tutorials, digital learning objects, and other teaching materials.
  • Facilitate faculty discovery, design, and development of open textbooks and open educational resources; collaborate with teaching, learning, assessment colleagues to design effective assessment strategies of the Library’s open educational initiatives; keep current on critical open education issues.
  • Partner with faculty and with other college academic support departments to enhance college-wide information literacy efforts.
  • Collaborate with Teaching, Learning, and Assessment colleagues to develop and facilitate Information Literacy workshops for faculty.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Provide reference and research services by answering questions, advising on appropriate resources, and instructing patrons in the use of the online catalog and other electronic databases.
  • Serve on one or more library teams to serve the needs of the library and its constituencies. Monitor developments in the field of library reference and instruction to remain current on effective strategies and best practices. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited institution; or equivalent educational experience in a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 3-5 years experience teaching in an educational or professional setting, with evidence of strong interest and success with learning, implementing, and teaching using current and emerging information technologies.
  • Demonstrated instructional experience in remote learning environments.
  • One year of reference experience in an academic setting, and excellent reference interview skills and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to incorporate principles of inclusion, diversity, equity, accessibility, and sustainability into services, programs, and collections related to the work of the position.
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative environment as well as take initiative on independent projects.

Preferred qualifications:

  • One or more years' experience working in an academic library.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the development of deep knowledge in the area of open educational/access resources.
  • Demonstrated willingness to achieve, acquire, and utilize new skills.
  • Facility using course management systems.
  • Formal training or coursework in instructional design, academic assessment, and/or inclusive pedagogy.
  • Experience creating online learning materials such as research guides and tutorials.

Statistics show that women and members of historically excluded communities only apply if they feel they meet all the qualifications. We invite you to break those statistics as we'd appreciate your application.

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

This position has a work period of 11-months based upon the business needs of the College, which means you get a month off every summer. If selected for this position, it is yours and there is no re-applying or end date, and we hope you will stay in the position for many years.

The Community

Emerson College believes diversity enriches every experience by providing the opportunity to learn from individuals who may have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Engagement with diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of the College enhances the personal and intellectual growth of all members of our campus community. Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society. Emerson College embraces and encourages differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make each of us unique.

Emerson College is the nation’s only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. It is located in the dynamic multi-cultural city of Boston in close proximity to major arts institutions, performing art venues, and research centers. The college enrolls over 5,100 undergraduate and graduate students from 58 countries and all 50 states. Emerson College has campuses in Los Angeles and the Netherlands. At Emerson College, we seek individuals who bring innovation, creativity, and impact to our campuses to increase our depth, breadth, and diversity in our educational offerings. Emerson’s commitment to inclusive excellence is supported by a range of resources.

Links

External Job Ad
https://emerson.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Emerson_College_Staff/job/Boston-Campus/Marlboro-Institute-Librarian_JR003059

HR Info

To apply for this position, please visit Emerson HR website and:

  • Please upload a current CV or resume
  • Please upload a cover letter
  • Please upload a Word document or PDF with your responses to the following prompts:
  1. Please discuss how you would develop a program that engages Emerson faculty in learning about and developing viable Open Educational Resource (OER) opportunities within the Emerson curriculum.
  2. Please describe specific examples of how you have incorporated the values of inclusion, diversity, equity, accessibility, and sustainability into your work and/or degree program, or how you would exhibit these values in the workplace.

Should you have additional questions, please email hr@emerson.edu

Posted Sep 13, 2021