The Teaching & Learning Librarian is a new highly collaborative position for Dana Library. Reporting to the Director of the John Cotton Dana Library, the Teaching and Learning Librarian is responsible for establishing and leading a comprehensive information literacy instruction program that supports the teaching and learning activities at Rutgers University – Newark and ensuring that the Dana Library's instructional practices support the university's educational mission. As a member of the reference and instruction team, the Teaching and Learning Librarian will lead the development, teaching, and assessment of face-to-face and online information literacy activities. This includes the creation of lesson plans, learning activities and assignments, online learning materials, as well as corresponding formative and summative assessments. The successful candidate will collaborate with the subject librarians to enhance information literacy and research education within academic departments at the undergraduate and graduate levels through targeted, curricular integration. The successful candidate will contribute to the continued development of teaching librarians' multimodal pedagogy. This will involve utilizing instruction platforms and tools such as NimblyWise, Credo Instruct and Leganto. The Teaching & Learning Librarian will serve as a liaison to subject area(s), as assigned.
As part of the Dana faculty, the selected candidate will provide instruction and research assistance via multiple modalities. These duties may require working evenings and weekends. This full-time non-tenure track position is a member of the Dana Library/IJS Faculty, a team of librarians committed to providing exceptional services to a diverse population of faculty, students, staff and community users. As a faculty member, the incumbent also engages in library and university service activities as required for promotion in addition to their librarianship responsibilities.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Teaching & Learning Librarian will:
Develop, guide, and evaluate the planning, implementation, and assessment of all information literacy/ instruction activities and work closely with colleagues to produce a comprehensive instruction program.
Lead the development, implementation, and evaluation of programmatic library instruction in support of Rutgers University Libraries information literacy and critical thinking learning outcomes.
Lead the development and assessment of broad-based library instruction materials that can be used by library and discipline faculty alike.
Collaborate with library colleagues to systematically design, assess, and integrate instructional modules into library activities in the classroom and online.
Collaborate with Rutgers University – Newark faculty and subject liaisons to enhance information literacy and research education within academic departments at the undergraduate and graduate levels through targeted, curricular integration.
Collaborate with library colleagues to identify, evaluate, and apply technologies essential to the design and delivery of in-person and online instructional services using instructional design expertise and research on student learning.
Maintain knowledge of emerging trends, best practices, pedagogical and professional principles, including but not limited to the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education and the ACRL Standards for Distance Learning Library Services.
Provide professional development opportunities for library colleagues in improving the design and delivery of curriculum-aligned, pedagogically sound, multimodal information literacy learning experiences.
Develop, maintain, and report/disseminate statistical and other information related to the library's instructional activities.
Coordinate and oversee any necessary training for use of instructional facilities and equipment.
Serve as a liaison to assigned subject area(s).
Provide reference services in multiple modes as needed.
Performs related duties as assigned
Minimum Education and Experience:
The successful candidate will have an ALA-accredited MLS and a minimum of three years of teaching experience at the college or university level. Must possess demonstrated teaching ability and knowledge of current instructional and educational technologies. The position requires a working knowledge of pedagogical theories and the capacity to apply that knowledge in collaboration with librarians, library staff, and disciplinary faculty for a diverse population of students. Demonstrated knowledge of assessment methods for teaching and learning.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
REQUIREDQUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will have an ALA-accredited MLS and a minimum of three years of teaching experience at the college or university level. Must possess demonstrated teaching ability and knowledge of current instructional and educational technologies. The position requires a working knowledge of pedagogical theories and the capacity to apply that knowledge in collaboration with librarians, library staff, and disciplinary faculty for a diverse population of students. Demonstrated knowledge of assessment methods for teaching and learning. Must be self-directed, well-organized, and able to meet deadlines and multiple demands. Flexibility, creativity, energy and the ability to work in a dynamic environment with colleagues in a goal-oriented library program is necessary. The ability to work effectively, both individually and on a team. Excellent oral, written communication, and interpersonal skills.
PREFERREDQUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's or Master's degree in education with a focus of teaching or curriculum. Knowledge of and a strong commitment to the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy. Knowledge of other relevant frameworks, standards, rubrics in higher education that include information literacy learning outcomes. Expertise with instructional technologies such as Camtasia, Screencast-o-matic, etc.
Posting Number: 20FA0017
Location: Rutgers University - New Brunswick
Internal Number: 108899
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.