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Instruction Librarian, Emerson College/ Iwasaki Library

The Instruction Librarian provides essential support to the Library’s teaching and learning program by teaching library instruction sessions at all levels, by consulting with faculty on course-related assignments and by providing continuing education on pedagogy to teaching librarians.

The person in this position works closely with the library’s Teaching and Learning Team to design and implement the instruction curriculum, to create online tutorials and teaching resources, to promote information literacy across the curriculum, and to assess the impact the library’s teaching and learning program has on student learning at Emerson. As a member of the Information Services department, the person in this position works regular shifts at the reference desk as well as occasional shifts in the evenings and on weekends. The person in this position also serves as the Library Liaison to one or more academic departments.

Individual Work Activities:

• Teach introductory, advanced and specialized class sessions. Plan and communicate with faculty to deliver course-specific content and advise on research assignments. Design, develop and deliver online tutorials and other teaching materials. Provide continuing education on pedagogy to teaching librarians.

• Work closely with the Teaching and Learning Team to investigate innovative teaching and assessment methods and to develop materials and curriculum that support and evaluate library instruction; work with faculty and with other college academic support departments to enhance college wide information literacy efforts. Develop and facilitate Information Literacy workshops for faculty

• 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.

• Integrate Library services with academic programs by serving as Library liaison to one or more academic departments.

• Monitor developments in the fields of library instruction and information literacy to stay current on best practices; attend and participate at professional events and seminars. 

Diversity Statement:

Emerson College believes diversity enriches the educational experience by providing students with the opportunity to learn from individuals who may have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Engagement with diversity in the curriculum, in our co-curricular offerings, and all other aspects of the College enhances the personal and intellectual growth of all members of our campus community. Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society.

Emerson College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender in its educational programs or activities. Emerson has designated the Associate Vice President, Title IX, and Clery Coordinator to respond to inquiries regarding the College Sexual Misconduct Policy. The Title IX Coordinator may be reached at 8 Park Plaza, Transportation Bldg, Room 230 Boston, MA 02116; Telephone: 617-824-8999; email:



• A Master’s degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited institution, or an equivalent Master’s degree in a writing or teaching program.

• Minimum of 3 years of teaching experience.

• Familiarity with course management software.

• Excellent classroom teaching skills.

• Familiarity with using reference collections, library catalogs and other electronic resources including full text databases and internet resources.

• Excellent reference interview skills, presentation skills, and interpersonal communication skills.


• Experience with Canvas LMS.

• Knowledge of social media platforms.

• Fluency with the new ACRL Framework for Information Literacy.

• Background in evidence-based pedagogy strongly preferred.

Full/Part Time

Full Time


Grade 16

Closing Date

Open until filled

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