Location: Newport, RI Category: Education Posted On: Tue Sep 15 2020 Job Description:
BASIC FUNCTION: Provides research assistance and information literacy instruction to library users and staffing support of other public service areas of the library as needed. Work Schedule: Flexible, including evenings, 20 hours per week.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide research services at the library's information desk and assist users in face-to-face, online, and hybrid learning environments.
Develop creative teaching plans, materials, and assignments based on best practices, including active learning or problem-based learning activities, for teaching information literacy and research skills.
Maintain knowledge of emerging trends, best practices, and pedagogical principles in instructional design and information literacy, including but not limited to the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.
Provide research instruction in assigned discipline areas as well as first year experience courses.
Update and add to the library's knowledgebase, LibAnswers.
Create LibGuides, tutorials, and instructional videos.
Coverage of circulation functions as needed.
Support library users with questions about library equipment such as copiers, microfilm readers, printers, scanners as well as MS Office suite and other software packages.
Participate in department and library staff meetings.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: According to candidate experience and interest, may also assist in planning and mounting displays, materials selection, and other duties as needed.
LICENSES, TOOLS, AND EQUIPMENT: N/A
ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: The incumbent is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.
ALA-accredited MLS degree required.
Previous knowledge of and experience in reference and instruction.
Knowledge of online and print information resources.
Experience and/or strong interest in instruction and pedagogy.
Detail-oriented, excellent organizational and communication skills, and comfort learning and using emerging technologies.
Team-oriented, prompt, accountable and reliable.
Demonstrated strong "people skills," including a positive, friendly, approachable and service-oriented demeanor.
Effective working with a diverse population of faculty, staff, students, and community members.
Ability to work independently and take initiative, with a focus on high-touch customer service.
Salve Regina University strives to provide equal opportunity in employment and education to all employees, students and applicants. No employee, student or applicant shall be discriminated against or harassed on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, marital or parental status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal or state law, in the administration of Salve Regina's employment policies, education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other University administered programs. In accordance with Title IX, it does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its educational programs or activities. Salve Regina is also committed to making its programs and campus accessible to its visitors and compliant with all applicable non-discrimination laws.
Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1947, Salve Regina is a private, coeducational university offering a comprehensive and innovative liberal arts education in the Catholic tradition. We empower students to explore their talents through our diverse academic offerings, student organizations, service initiatives and athletic teams. Our collaborative learning environment and vibrant campus community inspire the pursuit of excellence and breach the limits of personal potential.