Colorado State University - Pueblo
The Colorado State University-Pueblo Library enables student success by providing a supportive and collaborative academic environment in which students learn to discover, access, and use information resources effectively; critically explore new ideas and concepts; and develop lifelong learning skills. The Library's suite of services and information resources enables high-quality teaching, learning, and research for students, faculty, and staff. Special events and collections promote cultural appreciation and lifelong learning throughout the campus and community.
This position, in collaboration with library faculty and in accordance with Library Strategic Plan goals, manages the library's information literacy instruction program through the development of goals and strategies for program implementation, promotion, and assessment; leads the campus in applying the ACRL Framework; serves as liaison to the General Education Board and the Composition program to integrate information literacy instruction for novice students into lower division courses; internally coordinates library instruction including class schedules, instructor assignments, support and faculty training, assessment, and reporting; works with faculty to develop collaborative teaching and learning projects; creates and maintains print and web-based instructional materials.
As a member of the Education, Research, and Outreach Services Division, the Liaison Librarian is involved and engaged in the entire life-cycle of research, teaching and learning, and outreach processes. S/he collaborates with and supports faculty in course-specific ways, including leading efforts to align course learning outcomes with new ACRL Framework, providing point-of-need instruction sessions and assignments, creating research guides and/or tutorials, identifying library materials relevant to the course to embed in Blackboard, place on reserve, or include in course packs, and providing consultation to faculty and students in the department. In addition, the librarian provides a full range of subject-specific library services to include collection development, consultation, instruction, reference services, and assessment, and proactively engages in scholarship and service.
POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
As a member of the Education, Research, and Outreach Division, this position will participate in projects as defined by the team. The major job responsibilities for this position include the following:
- Manage and coordinate the library instruction program, including:
- develop goals, strategies, and curriculum
- develop and implement student learning outcomes and appropriate assessment tools to measure student success
- lead the campus in aligning the ACRL Framework to the curriculum
- work with library and departmental faculty to develop collaborative teaching and learning projects
- in collaboration with the Outreach Librarian, educate faculty, staff, and students about the program
- coordinate the development of LibGuides, tutorials, and other web-based instructional materials
- oversee daily operations of the library's instruction program, including:
- contacting academic departments to coordinate library instruction offerings
- scheduling all library instruction classes
- assigning library faculty to teach appropriate classes
- providing support and training for library faculty who teach
- Serve as liaison to Composition and General Education programs to integrate information literacy instruction for novice students into selected lower division courses
- Collaborate with and support faculty in course-specific ways, including leading efforts to align course learning outcomes within the ACRL Framework
- Provide point-of-need instruction sessions and assignments
- Participate in library assessment processes for student learning outcomes
- Create research guides and/or tutorials
- Identify library materials relevant to courses to embed in Blackboard, place on reserve, or include in course packs
- Provide consultation to faculty and students in the department related to research, information literacy, and scholarly communication
- Manage collection development for assigned subject areas
- Provide reference services at the Research Help Desk (possibly including some nights or weekends) or via LibAnswers as scheduled
- Perform sustained inquiry into one's discipline leading to practical application within the library as well as research resulting in published or presented scholarly output
- Serve the Library, the University, and the Profession through active membership on boards, committees, panels, etc.
Additional Info & Requirements
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY
CSU-Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university. The 275-acre campus, which overlooks the Front Range of south-central Colorado, is located in Pueblo, approximately 100 miles south of Denver in one of the more culturally dynamic regions of the country. Pueblo is proud of its ethnically and culturally diverse populations of over 100,000 people. The University is dedicated to having a multi-cultural campus and is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution. The University enrolls more than 4,000 students in twenty-eight undergraduate programs with approximately 510 full-time faculty and staff. The University is committed to diversity, and has made educational equity for students one of its highest priorities. With the endorsement of campus, community, system and government constituencies, the University has enthusiastically embarked on a strategic plan to enhance admissions standards, increase program offerings, and improve academic services, including the teaching/ learning process. The Pueblo community offers a major arts center, several golf courses, Lake Pueblo - a large reservoir for sailing and boating - and a 20.5 mile long nature trail for hikers and cyclists. The city is within a short drive of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range, allowing for hiking, mountain climbing, fishing, camping, and skiing.
- Demonstrated knowledge of pedagogy and strong teaching skills
- Demonstrated reference and instruction experience in an academic library
- Demonstrated familiarity with the ACRL Framework
- Demonstrated experience developing and administering library instruction program
- Demonstrated experience increasing awareness and understanding about information literacy issues across a campus community, such as through instruction, informational materials, and events
- Ability to collaborate with diverse groups and communicate ideas effectively
- Demonstrated planning and leadership skills, with the ability to function independently, take initiative, and set goals and priorities in a dynamic changing environment
APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE AT:
OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT:
2200 Bonforte Blvd., ADM 306
Pueblo, CO 81001
INFORMATION LITERACY COORDINATOR/LIAISON LIBRARIAN (ASST. OR ASSOC. PROFESSOR OF LIBRARY SERVICES)
All interested candidates must apply through the on-line application system. No other format of application materials will be accepted. Applicants must attach a letter of intent (cover letter); a current resume or CV; an unofficial transcript; and three professional references with contact information to the on-line application. Applications submitted without the required information above will be considered incomplete and will not move forward in the selection process. Once submitted, applicants will not be able to make changes or add information to their application packet, with exception to their personal contact and demographic information.
Early submission of application materials is encouraged. Screening of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, though all applications received by Friday, September 14, 2018 at 4 p.m. (MST) will be given full consideration.
Colorado State University - Pueblo is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history (felony and misdemeanor), national sex offender search, and/or motor vehicle history. Candidates who are extended an offer of employment must submit to and pass a background check prior to beginning employment. Some positions depending on the job duties may be required to complete a DMV and/or credit check.
The University reserves the right to check additional references, with prior notification given to the candidate.
Note: The successful candidate must provide official transcripts of academic work completed and, under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations be able to submit evidence of the ability to accept work in the U.S. by the day employment begins.
It is the policy of Colorado State University-Pueblo to provide reasonable accommodations for employees and applicants with disabilities. If you need accommodations, please contact the Human Resources at (719) 549-2441 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Colorado State University-Pueblo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Additionally, the University complies with all other relevant, federal, state, and local laws regarding employment practices.