Summary: Under the general direction of the Library Director, the Online Learning Librarian is responsible for creating and maintaining pedagogically-effective online learning objects to advance students’ information literacy, maintaining the library website and Libguides, and for participating in the library’s information literacy instruction program. This is a full-time, 12-month staff position. This position is not exempt from provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and is eligible to earn overtime pay for hours worked above 40 in a single work week.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include:
In partnership and consultation with library colleagues, develops and maintains digital library instructional materials, tutorials, and other online learning objects for an array of disciplines and subject areas.
Ensures compliance with established accessibility guidelines and higher education standards.
Supports library colleagues’ creation and use of learning objects. Evaluates and promotes use of learning objects.
Collaborates with faculty and library colleagues to ensure these materials are integrated with the library website and the course management system as needed.
Facilitates the integration and use of library instruction materials in course management system and online environments. Assists faculty teaching online classes with integrating library materials into courses. Promotes and supports the use of Open Educational Resources.
Provides information literacy instruction to students and other library users through orientations, workshops, and classroom sessions, based on information literacy standards, curricular needs, and effective pedagogical practices. Participates in developing and implementing assessments of instruction.
Takes the lead on maintaining the library website, ensuring content is up-to-date and accessible, adding new content, and managing findability and usability using best practices and input from others.
Manages Libguides. Investigates emerging technologies and recommends enhancements to improve the online experience for students and faculty.
Secondary Duties and Responsibilities:
Collection management, team leadership, and liaison activities as needed.
Works a regular shift at the information desk.
Maintains understanding and current knowledge developments in the field of librarianship.
Contributes professionally through service on local, regional, or national committees and in other capacities.
On an annual basis, takes part in professional development activities.
Other duties and special projects may be assigned to meet department and university needs.
Experience, Knowledge and Skills Required:
Experience using online learning objects and awareness of instructional design principles. Familiarity with online course software. Enthusiasm for online learning.
Knowledge of LibGuides software and familiarity with other web-based content management systems.
Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office, Word, and Excel) and ability to quickly learn and apply knowledge to improve procedures and processes.
Working knowledge of the Association of College and Research Libraries' Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.
Demonstrated ability to understand and embrace emerging library-related applications and technologies.
Knowledge of evaluation, assessment, and planning methods and strategies.
Excellent interpersonal skills and experience interacting in a positive manner with multiple and diverse constituencies (students, faculty, staff).
Excellent organization and follow-up / follow-through skills to ensure achievement of objectives within established timeframes.
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and to effectively prioritize assignments to meet given deadlines.
Ability to work effectively independently and as a member of a team.
Ability to remain calm and resourceful in stressful situations.
Ability to use absolute discretion when dealing with sensitive, confidential materials; familiarity with HIPPA/FERPA a plus.
ALA-accredited Master of Library and Information Science degree, or equivalent.
Physical Requirements (with or without reasonable accommodation)
Visual Abilities: Read reports, create presentations and use a computer system – 75?100% of the time
Hearing: Hear well enough to communicate with co?workers, vendors and students – 75?100% of the time.
Dexterity, Grasping, Feeling: Write, type and use the telephone, copier, and computer systems – 75?100% of the time.
Mobility: Kneel for physical inspection of storage areas; Open files and operate office machines; move between departments and attend meetings across campus – 75?100% of the time.
Talking: Frequently convey detailed or important instructions and ideas accurately, loudly, or quickly – 75?100% of the time.
Lifting, Pulling, Pushing: Exert up to 30 pounds for force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects – 50?75% of the time.
Cognitive/Emotional: Ability to critically think and concentrate. Must be able to respond quickly to changes in conditions – 75?100% of the time.
Work in office environment, involving contact with faculty, staff, students, service providers and vendors.
Work has deadlines, multiple interruptions, high volume and may be stressful at times.
The above description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of this positions, nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, they are intended to describe the general nature of this position.
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