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First-Year Engagement Librarian, Iwasaki Library @ Emerson College (Boston)

Iwasaki Library’s Teaching, Learning, & Assessment department seeks a motivated, enthusiastic individual to join our instruction team! The First-Year Engagement Librarian designs, teaches, and assesses information literacy instruction for required first-year foundational courses, general education courses, and will build collaborative partnerships. This position works collaboratively with colleagues within the Teaching, Learning, and Assessment department to develop synchronous and asynchronous instruction sessions, learning objects and other teaching materials aimed at improving student information literacy skills within the first year. This position provides reference services and support, including consults with students and faculty, responding to reference email queries, monitoring chat, etc., and may be required to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed. This position assists with service desk operations by opening the library 1 to 2 days per week, or as backup coverage as needed, and by assisting patrons, and by providing support and direction for student workers in the absence of the Access Services Librarian and the Assistant Access Services Manager.

To apply for this position, visit the Emerson College Human Resources site: https://emerson.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Emerson_College_Staff/job/Boston-Campus/First-Year-Engagement-Librarian_JR003080

Please upload a current CV or resume
Please upload a cover letter
Please upload a Word document or PDF with your response to the following prompt:​ Describe specific examples of how you have incorporated the values of inclusion, diversity, equity, accessibility, and sustainability into your work and/or degree program, or how you would exhibit these values in the workplace.
 

Key Responsibilities:

Under the guidance of Teaching, Learning, and Assessment leadership, design, implement and assess library initiatives for first-year students, particularly within the context of addressing barriers that limit access to library services, collections, programs, and spaces.

Provide course-specific instructional sessions primarily to required foundational courses and introduction-to-the-major courses. 

Plan and communicate with faculty to deliver course-specific content and advise on research assignments. 

Coordinate the design and delivery of online tutorials, digital learning objects, and other teaching materials.

Guided by the School Librarians, coordinate library outreach to first-year programs, and lead library orientation efforts by actively seeking opportunities to collaborate with campus partners such as the Office of Student Success, Writing Studies, Orientation and Transfer programs, the Office of Student Life, the Writing and Academic Resource Center (WARC), etc. 
 

Other Responsibilities:

Collaborate with Teaching, Learning, and Assessment colleagues to develop and facilitate Information Literacy workshops for faculty. 

Assist with service desk operations by opening the library 1 or 2 days per week, or as backup coverage as needed, and by assisting patrons, and by providing support and direction for student workers in the absence of the Access Services Librarian and the Assistant Access Services Manager.

Under the guidance of the Reference Coordinator, provide reference and research services by answering questions, advising on appropriate resources, and instructing patrons in the use of the online catalog and other electronic databases. Schedule may include evening and weekend work as needed

Serve on one or more library teams to serve the needs of the library and its constituencies. Monitor developments in the field of library reference and instruction to remain current on effective strategies and best practices.

Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

A Master’s degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited institution; or equivalent degree in a related field.

Minimum one year of experience teaching in an educational or professional setting, or demonstrated relevant graduate-level coursework, with evidence of strong interest in learning, implementing, and teaching using current and emerging information technologies.

One year of reference experience in an academic setting or demonstrated relevant graduate-level coursework, and excellent reference interview skills and interpersonal communication skills. 

Demonstrated ability to incorporate principles of inclusion, diversity, equity, accessibility, and sustainability into services, programs, and collections related to the work of the position.

Ability to thrive in a collaborative environment.



Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working in higher education, preferably in an academic library. 

Demonstrated willingness to acquire and utilize new skills, especially with regard to new technologies.

Facility using course management systems.

Training or coursework in instructional design and/or inclusive pedagogy.

Experience creating online learning materials such as research guides and tutorials.

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Education

MLS/Masters

Salary Range

$45,000.00 - $47,500.00  / year

Salary Notes

This is a full-time, permanent position with an annual salary of $45,000-$47,000 working over an 11-month period.

Closing Date

How to Apply

Statistics show that women and members of historically excluded communities only apply if they feel they meet all the qualifications. We invite you to break those statistics as we'd appreciate your application.

To apply for this position, visit the Emerson College Human Resources site: https://emerson.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Emerson_College_Staff/job/Boston-Campus/First-Year-Engagement-Librarian_JR003080

Please upload a current CV or resume
Please upload a cover letter
Please upload a Word document or PDF with your response to the following prompt:​ Describe specific examples of how you have incorporated the values of inclusion, diversity, equity, accessibility, and sustainability into your work and/or degree program, or how you would exhibit these values in the workplace.


Should you have additional questions, please email hr@emerson.edu

Posted

2021-09-30 |  Quick link to this job