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Research & Instruction Librarian I, Babson College (Wellesley)

Job Summary:

The Research & Instruction Librarian supports and advances library instructional programs through the application of information literacy standards, instructional design principles, pedagogical knowledge, educational technologies, and ongoing assessment efforts. Provides research consultations; serves as the liaison to at least one academic division; and supports a strong, responsive, user-centric service model. 

Key Responsibilities:

- In collaboration with the Research & Instruction Services Team, assesses information literacy needs of students, faculty, and staff and develops creative delivery models to meet those needs.

- Develops and manages digital assets, instructional documentation, in-class presentations, and teaching schedule for library instruction programs.

- Develops innovative and effective models of library outreach for students, faculty and staff.

- Provides in-person, email, and virtual research support to the Babson community, including students, faculty, staff, and alumni, as a member of the Research & Instructional Services Team.

- Conducts ongoing assessments of student learning and contributes to departmental assessment projects.

- Functions as the liaison to specific academic division(s), providing library services such as curriculum support, research assistance, library instruction, and special projects.

- Learns, implements, and teaches new technologies both in support of larger Information Technology Services Department (ITSD) initiatives and in pursuit of continuous enhancement of the library instruction programs.

- Assumes additional responsibilities as required.


Position Knowledge/Skills & Abilities Requirements:

- At least 1-3 years of post MLS library experience.

- Strong and dynamic classroom presence and presentation skills with evidence of strong interest and success with learning, implementing, and teaching using current and emerging information technologies.

- Knowledge of best practices of instructional design as applied to in person, online, synchronous and asynchronous instruction

- Evidence of exceptional interpersonal skills, including ability to communicate effectively with diverse students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, and other community members.

- Excellent computer proficiency.

- Commitment to the development of deep knowledge in one or more business disciplines—management, marketing, entrepreneurship, finance, economics, etc.

- Envisions and proposes new methods to perform tasks that support Entrepreneurial Thought & Action (ET&A); takes thoughtful risks; and accepts new and ongoing initiatives, objectives, and solutions to gain sought-after results.

- Anticipates and embraces change; demonstrates willingness to achieve, acquire, and utilize new skills and challenging tasks; and is flexible in changing conditions.


- Communication

- Customer Service Orientation

- Teamwork

- Continuous Improvement

- Technology

- Conceptual Thinking

- Self-Management

Working Conditions:

This position requires a varying work schedule and may include some evening hours.

Full/Part Time

Full Time




None given

Closing Date

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2021-07-06 |  Quick link to this job