Instructional Design and Student Engagement Librarian at Grand View University – Des Moines, IA

The Grand View University Library is seeking an energetic, creative, user-focused, and highly collaborative person, with a strong interest in student success and instruction, to fill the position of Instructional Design and Student Engagement LibrarianThis is a 12 month, full-time position and with a schedule that includes one night per week and occasional weekends.

The Instructional Design and Student Engagement Librarian provides leadership in the development of student-centered instruction and programming to support learning outcomes across multiple disciplines and modalities. The Grand View Library has a well-developed embedded librarian program. The individual in this position will lead the instruction team; participate in the embedded librarian program; develop library curriculum; create, plan, implement, and assesses instructional programs and services;  develop professional relationships and manage collections within assigned liaison areas; and collaborate with faculty and staff such as the Writing Center Director, Director of Student Success and other student support professionals across campus. The successful candidate will have strong instructional skills, be highly creative, show an ability to build collaborative relationships, thrive in a team-oriented environment, have exceptional communication skills, and a demonstrable knowledge of current information technologies. Experience teaching information literacy in an academic setting is preferred.

Grand View is a private, not-for-profit liberal arts Lutheran University located in Des Moines, IA. Des Moines is a metropolitan area with several suburbs and a total population of about 611,000 residents. It offers many opportunities for both indoor and outdoor activities, including a large events center, an art center, a performing arts center, extensive bike trails, a lake with recreational areas, and several professional sports teams. Grand View University has a diverse population of approximately 1700 FTE. About half of those students live on the 60 acre campus. Grand View University offers 40 undergraduate and four graduate degrees. The Grand View University Library is located in the center of campus. The staff consists of three full-time librarians, 2.75 paraprofessional staff and 10 part-time student employees. The physical collection consists of 90,00 titles and approximately 150,000 volumes. The full collection, including a wide variety of electronic journals and books is accessible through Ex Libris Alma/Primo discovery system.

Primary Responsibilities

  1. Assume leadership for instruction and library curriculum and coordinates instructional responsibilities and scheduling
  2. Coordinates and provides information literacy instruction in face-to-face and online modalities as well as for remote access users.
  3. Designs and implements effective library curriculum for a broad range of academic disciplines
  4. Promotes information literacy objectives with faculty and works closely with faculty in the design of instruction
  5. Designs and delivers library instruction to students at all levels from first year to graduate
  6. Plans and creates supplemental instructional materials such as online tutorials, videos, handouts and other publications that reinforce library instruction
  7. Develops assessment tools to determine the effectiveness of library curriculum in attaining instructional outcomes based on ACRL standards and objectives
  8. Supervises the library one evening per week and occasional weekends
  9. Professionally active and participates in scholarly activities
  10. Assume leadership in the creation and maintenance of the library social media.
  11. Maintains consistent communication with teaching faculty, Director of Student Success, Writing Center Coordinator, CETL Director, and other key stakeholders
  12. Serves as liaison to several academic departments; responsible for collection development and maintenance, informational literacy support, and faculty research assistance within those departments

Qualifications and Requirements:

  1. An ALA accredited MLS required. Three years’ experience in an academic library preferred.
  2. Knowledge and understanding of ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education
  3. Knowledge of learning styles and teaching methods that address diverse learner’s needs
  4. Demonstrates effectiveness as an instructor in a face to face classroom and online settings
  5. Familiar with commonly used academic technologies
  6. Possesses exceptional oral and written communication skills
  7. Proficient in the use of library systems
  8. Ability to work both independently and in a collaborative team environment
  9. Ability to be flexible in working environments and to have a desire to work in diverse settings
  10. Able to resolve problems, handle conflict and make effective decisions under pressure

The position will be available summer 2019.  It will remain open until filled, however screening of applicants will begin on Monday April 29th. To ensure full consideration, all application materials must be received before that date.

Required for application:

Cover Letter
Contact Information for 3 References

For further details and to apply, visit: Instructional Design and Student Engagement Librarian

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