Instructional Assessment Librarian

University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, CO

Application Deadline

Apply By May 1st, 2022

Wages

$45,000.00 to $48,000.00 per Year   Calculate

Location

Colorado Springs, CO

Hours

40.00

MLS

Required

Minimum Education

Not Specified

Library Experience

Not Specified

Supervisory Experience

Not Specified

Type of Library

Academic

This job is more than 3 weeks old or the application deadline has passed.

Job Description

As a member of the Instructional and Research Services department in the Kraemer Family Library, the Instructional Assessment Librarian provides information literacy instruction and research assistance in various formats while providing guidance to the department and other librarians on methods and best practices for evaluating and improving their practice in these areas. This position explores additional interests in developing, delivering, and promoting library services and may be asked to take on other duties as assigned. The position requires commitments in the areas of Teaching/Librarianship and Leadership and Service. Scholarly/Creative Work is not required.

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs offers excellent benefits, some of which include:

  • Medical insurance, with the lowest cost option being $0 to the employee
  • Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance
  • Generous paid vacation and sick time accruals (14.67 hours of vacation and 10 hours of sick accrued per month)
  • Mandatory retirement plans. Employees contribute 5% of their annual compensation. CU doubles that and contributes 10%
  • Tuition Assistant Benefit available to you or a dependent
  • Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of employment

The Community

Envision yourself in a collaborative, inclusive, and innovative work environment that has a deep commitment to position our graduates for success in their professional and personal lives. Visualize applying your energy and skills for an organization that respects and cares about its employees enough to offer some of the best benefits of the industry while encouraging every team member to grow, collaborate, and provide input on how to consistently make the workplace a place people love to work. Imagine working at a college that welcomes everyone — students, faculty, staff, and community members — regardless of their backgrounds, beliefs, or traditions. If what was just described is what you look for in a workplace, welcome to the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS)!

As a member of the Instructional and Research Services department in the Kraemer Family Library, the Instructional Assessment Librarian provides information literacy instruction and research assistance in various formats while providing guidance to the department and other librarians on methods and best practices for evaluating and improving their practice in these areas. This position explores additional interests in developing, delivering, and promoting library services and may be asked to take on other duties as assigned. The position requires commitments in the areas of Teaching/Librarianship and Leadership and Service. Scholarly/Creative Work is not required.

Who We Are: 

For information on the Library's Diversity and Inclusiveness Plan, click here.

For information on the Library's Sustainability Plan, click here.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 9,000 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students. UCCS offers 53 undergraduate degree programs, 24 graduate degree programs, and 8 doctoral programs. UCCS is also home to the world’s only Bachelor of InnovationTM program, which allows our graduates to master multi-disciplinary skills and graduate ready to create real change in the world. UCCS was recently classified as a “High Research Activity” university by the Carnegie Foundation and takes pride in being the only higher education institution in southern Colorado that explicitly includes research as part of its mission. We have a strong focus in fueling student success by creating, using, and maintaining a multitude of offices – First Year Experience, Excel Centers, Academic Advising, and the Career Center just to name a few. Overall, UCCS is constantly focused of preparing our students to have success in the future, and we understand that every single employee on our campus has a significant effect on that focus.

The city, which was recently ranked as the number six Best Places to Live by U.S. News & World Report in 2021, known as Olympic City USA, rests at the base of Pikes Peak, the inspiration for the song “America the Beautiful” and a must-see for residents and visitors alike. The 14,115-foot summit is just one of dozens of area attractions, including scenic trains, museums, parks, a zoo, and more. With a mild climate and 247 days of sunshine each year, the Springs boasts some of the state’s best recreation opportunities.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and authorized by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education. For general information about UCCS, its programs, locations, students, faculty, and offerings, go to: https://www.uccs.edu/.

Responsibilities include:

  1. Develop assessment instruments that produce actionable feedback for improving course-integrated and workshop-based information literacy instruction.
  2. Consult with librarians to help them choose or develop appropriate methods to assess and improve their information literacy instruction.
  3. Collaborate with the Instructional and Research Services department in developing assessable learning outcomes and assessment methods that support the ongoing development of the information literacy instruction partnership with the First Year Rhetoric and Writing Program.
  4. Use reference interaction data to identify trends and frequently asked questions with the goal of maintaining responsive public FAQs/knowledge bases on the library website and identifying training opportunities for public-facing library faculty, staff, and students.
  5. Provide face-to-face and online information literacy instruction in library workshops, the Gateway Program Seminar, the First Year Rhetoric, and Writing Program, and assigned liaison department(s). This may include night and weekend classes.
  6. Provide service at the Research Assistance Desk, including occasional nights and weekends.
  7. Serve as a liaison to academic divisions or departments, providing collection development, library instruction, and research assistance.
  8. Participate in the development and evaluation of policies, procedures, and goals for the Instructional and Research Services department and the Kraemer Family Library.
  9. Demonstrate a commitment to the academic or campus community through library, campus, CU System, or professional service activities.

The job duties above can be modified based on evolving employee, library, and/or institutional needs.

Work Location: On-site

Remote work will be available for emergency events. This will be offered based on the emergency and allowance will come from leadership and the guidelines provided at the time of the emergency.

This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

What We Offer: 

Salary Range: Generally starting at $45,000 - $48,000 annually

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to internal equity, experience, education, specialty, and training.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs offers excellent benefits, some of which include:

  • Medical insurance, with the lowest cost option being $0 to the employee
  • Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance
  • Generous paid vacation and sick time accruals (14.67 hours of vacation and 10 hours of sick accrued per month)
  • Mandatory retirement plans. Employees contribute 5% of their annual compensation. CU doubles that and contributes 10%
  • Tuition Assistant Benefit available to you or a dependent
  • Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of employment

Tentative Search Timeline:

  • Priority will be given to applications submitted by May 1, 2022. However, this posting will remain open until filled.
  • The potential dates for interviews with the search committee will be the week of May 12, 2022.
  • The potential dates for interviews with the supervisor and appointing authority will be the week of June 6, 2022.
  • The potential employee start date is July 21, 2022.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environmental demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.

Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least three working days before the interview or test date. If you need special accommodations at the worksite, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree from an ALA-accredited school by position start date.
  • 3 months experience or 1 semester of coursework in reference and instruction.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3 months experience in an academic library in any position (student employee, staff, practicum, etc.) OR coursework in academic librarianship.
  • Experience using or developing assessments that measure student learning in at least one workshop or classroom setting (in person or online) OR coursework that included developing such assessments.

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to have long periods of sitting, moderate bending, moderate energy requirements, and fine motor skills.

Special Instructions to Applicants:- Applications for this position will be accepted through May 1, 2022. - Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Please apply at www.cu.edu/cu-careers. (job #: 24942) - Upon request, please be prepared to provide five professional references (at least two previous/current supervisors), including their email contact information. - Official transcripts will be required upon hire.If you have technical difficulties with your application, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200 #5 or cucareershelp@cu.edu. Job related inquiries should be directed to Brad Bailey at bbailey3@uccs.edu. The University of Colorado Colorado Springs will not sponsor work visas or permanent resident applications for this position.

Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Unofficial transcript(s), Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below. 

Application Materials Instructions: To apply, please submit the following materials to this posting at https://www.cu.edu/cu-careers. 1. A cover letter that addresses the job responsibilities of the position; 2. A current resume/CV that includes date ranges to include month and year (mm/yyyy) and whether full-time or part-time. 3. Include an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion statement that shares your past, present, and/or planned contributions to EDI and accessibility, especially in relation to library instruction and/or assessment. Please limit to 250-750 words. When submitting the materials, check the Job Specific Attachments box next to each document in order for the search committee members to see your materials

Links

External Job Ad
https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=24942&lang=en#.Yl8eaAYf39g.link

HR Info

Brad Bailey - bbailey3@uccs.edu

Posted Apr 20, 2022