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Information Literacy Librarian, Western New England University (Springfield)

Information Literacy Librarian

D’Amour Library of Western New England University seeks applications for an innovative, service-oriented Information Literacy Librarian. Working closely with the Head of Information Literacy and Instruction Services, the successful candidate will provide course-integrated instruction for undergraduate and graduate students utilizing innovative teaching methods and technologies within a vibrant Information Literacy Program. Duties will also include development of instructional materials, maintenance and evolution of the Library’s digital learning technologies including Springshare products (LibGuides, LibWizard), assessment, and promotion of information literacy initiatives to campus constituents. The Information Literacy Librarian will provide research assistance as a member of the reference services team, including weekend rotation and one evening per week (one semester per year).

Qualifications: Master's degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited program and demonstrated teaching ability are required. Knowledge of and experience with teaching and learning strategies utilizing the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education are essential. Demonstrated ability to create library instruction materials such as handouts, research guides, and tutorials to support face-to-face, hybrid, and online instruction is strongly preferred. Experience using teaching and learning technologies to enhance student learning is desired. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong public service orientation, creativity in program development and service delivery, and an ability to work collaboratively and collegially with faculty and the campus community as well as independently. At least 1 year of experience in instruction at an academic library is strongly preferred. A broad knowledge of undergraduate disciplines is desired.  

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019.  Please submit cover letter, resume, and the names and telephone numbers of three references.

MLS from an ALA accredited institution required.
At least one year information literacy instruction experience in an academic library preferred.  
Familiarity with the types of digital content and online services currently in use in academic libraries.

Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in using LibGuides applications.

Excellent fringe benefits including tuition remission for employee, spouse, and dependent children.

Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University serves 3,800 students, including more than 2,600 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law.

Western New England University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We welcome candidates whose background may contribute to the further diversification of our community.

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