Colorado State University - Pueblo
Job DescriptionPosition Description: As a member of the Information Literacy Team, participate in both reference and teaching. Assist in teaching courses as part of the library’s information literacy program and other instruction sessions as assigned. Develop and implement an outreach plan for the library including but not limited to coordinating outreach efforts, developing publications, organizing events, and creating press releases. Assist with creating and maintaining print and web based instructional materials. Along with all other faculty members, provide reference service; serve as a liaison to assigned University departments, engage in scholarship and service, and perform other duties as assigned. Responsibilities: As a member of the Information Literacy Team, this position will participate in projects as defined by the team. The major job responsibilities for this position include the following: • Coordinate the library’s outreach efforts, including but not limited to: o developing goals and strategies for outreach o assisting other faculty and staff with outreach efforts o assessing outcomes of the program o coordinating special events o creating press releases o creating publications o assisting the Dean with fundraising activities • Teach additional library instruction sessions as assigned by Library Instruction Coordinator including: o participating in the library’s information literacy program o developing and teaching course-integrated library instruction sessions o providing orientation to general library services and resources • Provide reference and instruction services, including some nights and weekends. o Provide one-on-one assistance at reference desk. o Provide virtual reference services as scheduled. o Perform specialized database searching as needed. o Teach courses for library instruction program including, but not limited to, classes in the liaison area. • Serve as liaison to one or more academic departments, helping to coordinate collection management and instruction for the assigned subject areas. • 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 & RequirementsAbout the Department: The Colorado State University - Pueblo Library supports the university’s mission of academic excellence and student success by preparing students to be information literate; by providing access to quality information resources and academic services that facilitate teaching, learning and research; and by promoting and enabling scholarship through the development of resources that support new paradigms in scholarly communication. Preferred qualifications include: 3 years experience post-degree, experience in an academic library, teaching/library instruction experience, experience with public relations or outreach, experience with event planning, experience with fundraising, educational background in either science or business.
The CommunityAbout the University: Colorado State University-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 population 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-seven 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.
See complete instructions and job description at http://www.colostate-pueblo.edu/hr/Employment/Faculty.asp Applicant Review: Applicant materials received by June 27, 2008 are ensured full consideration; position is open until filled. How to Apply: Applicants must submit a letter addressing candidate interest and qualifications; a resume; an unofficial transcript; three professional references including names, addresses and phone numbers; and the voluntary Applicant Demographic Sheet posted with the job ad. Official transcripts are required prior to appointment. The University reserves the right to check additional references, with prior notification given to the candidate. Review of printed applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Electronic applications will not be accepted. Send application materials to: Chair, Search Committee for the Instruction/Outreach Librarian Human Resources Office; Administration Building Colorado State University-Pueblo 2200 Bonforte Blvd. Pueblo, CO 81001 - 4901 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. No one will be placed on the University’s payroll until all employment procedures are fully satisfied. Colorado State University-Pueblo is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Employer and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding affirmative action requirements in all programs. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.