DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.
Job Title Instructional Technology Librarian Job ID 3838 Location Lincoln Park Campus Full/Part Time Full-Time Regular/Temporary Regular
At DePaul University, we are looking for candidates who want to join us in our mission to provide access to education for all. Successful candidates welcome ideas and perspectives from colleagues and students representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds, religious beliefs, and experiences. We seek collaborative, open-minded and hard working professionals to work in a real world urban learning environment. Are you exceptional, yet modest and open to challenges? We seek achievers and leaders that want to bring their passion and skills to our well-respected community of approachable colleagues. Build your career with us.
Reporting to the Coordinator of Reference, Instruction, and Academic Engagement, the Instructional Technology Librarian collaborates with internal and co-curricular partners to support a dynamic online service environment designed to assist and engage users with library resources and services in support of research help and library instruction, including the integration of library information resources and services into the course management system. This position facilitates student learning through the development and support of online learning objects, workshops, research guides, and tutorials. The Instructional Technology Librarian serves as a liaison librarian in assigned areas and contributes to annual and strategic initiatives identified by the University Library, and to the assessment of programs in his or her areas of responsibility.
Responsibilities & Duties
Teaching and Learning:
Facilitate student learning across disciplines through the design, development, and support of online learning objects, workshops, research guides, and tutorials according to best practices in online instruction.
Collaborate with library staff in Web Services; provide training and support for library colleagues and leadership to the library working group for the ongoing development of web-based research help tools, such as LibGuides, LibAnswers and similar.
Monitor updates and trends in current emerging technologies and identify possible uses in library services, as well as trends and practices in online and distance learning.
Identify and incorporate creative uses of technology to enrich the library instruction program.
Participate in campus discussions related to educational technologies and work actively to integrate Library services into the campus learning management system.
Provide training and support to library staff and the campus community on technologies and tools for academic engagement and digital scholarship, such as Neatline and Omeka.
Deliver in person and online information literacy instruction via the Library’s established instruction program.
Select material in relevant formats and languages to serve the research, teaching and learning needs of the DePaul University academic community.
Manage collection funds effectively and in a timely manner.
Analyze collection characteristics and collection usage data for assigned subject areas to better serve users; strategically assess and make recommendations regarding the acquisition, retention, and preservation of collections in assigned subject areas.
Actively engage with faculty, students, and staff in assigned subject disciplines in order to develop strong working relationships and integrate the library’s resources in curricula and research projects.
Promote library services and resources through interactions with faculty, students, and staff, including the institutional repository, digital collections, and relevant trends in scholarly communication and open access.
Analyze trends in assigned disciplines or departments’ research and teaching; be aware of departments’ current and future programs; use information to respond to user needs.
Seek opportunities for collaboration with University departments, centers or institutes in the areas of collections, teaching, and research.
Information and Research Services:
Participate in the delivery of high quality reference and research help in a variety of venues (e.g., in-person, e-mail, instant message), and support the online systems that facilitate their delivery.
Create and maintain online research guides in relevant areas.
Provide consultations for subject or other specialized areas of expertise.
Maintain an awareness of best practices in academic librarianship through reading in the scholarly and professional literature, participation in relevant conferences, workshops, and professional development programs, and apply knowledge to current practice.
Participate and represent the Library in university, state, regional, or national professional service activities.
Performs other duites as assigned.
Education & Experience
2 years of experience providing reference services/research assistance in an academic library.
2 years of experience teaching library instruction classes in an academic environment, preferably to undergraduate students.
Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program (or equivalent).
Demonstrated understanding of concepts and goals of information literacy as well as instructional design principles in an online environment.
Experience creating instructional and information materials such as interactive online tutorials, surveys, and guides.
Experience with course management systems (e.g., D2L, Canvas).
Demonstrated ability to learn new technology tools and skills and to conduct training for users and staff.
Experience using web authoring and hosting tools for instructional design and research help.
Demonstrated knowledge of copyright and fair use principles as they relate to online learning.
Understanding of web accessibility issues and familiarity with accessibility standards.
Broad knowledge of print and online information sources.
Experience consulting with instructors and other academic support staff related to course and assignment design.
Second master's degree.
Other Skills & Abilities Reqd
Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
Strong commitment to public services.
Excellent planning, project management, and problem-solving skills.
Ability to adapt to a changing academic environment.
Ability to work with diverse constituencies.
Ability to work in a collegial environment in order to provide excellent library services.
Flexibility in managing time to meet deadlines as well as user needs.
Knowledge of information technology resources, print information resources, and web-based information resources required to provide excellent library services.
Knowledge of MS Office, other routine information technology applications employed at the library or university level, and enterprise-level systems employed for the management of library collections or the provision of library services.
Must be able to spend extended periods standing, sitting, kneeling, crouching, and bending.
Routinely lifting up to 25 pounds may also be required.
Visual acuity, hand-eye coordination and motor skills sufficient to use a computer, copy machine and other office equipment.
You may upload other attachments (Transcripts, Portfolios, Writing samples) in the “My Activities” tab of your profile.
For consideration please submit a cover letter with your resume.
Evening and weekend hours and travel among DePaul University campuses may be required.
Salary & Benefits Package: DePaul offers a comprehensive package including competitive pay and benefits to attract and retain the best talent in order to further the University's mission. For more information, please visit the following pages: Full Benefits Part-Time Benefits
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Internal Number: 117942925
About DePaul University
At DePaul University, we are looking for candidates who want to join us in our mission to provide access to education for all. Successful candidates welcome ideas and perspectives from colleagues and students representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds, religious beliefs, and experiences. We seek collaborative, open-minded and hard working professionals to work in a real world urban learning environment. Are you exceptional, yet modest and open to challenges? We seek achievers and leaders that want to bring their passion and skills to our well-respected community of approachable colleagues. Build your career with us. DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.