Monday, February 07, 2011

Information Literacy Librarian: University of Bridgeport (Bridgeport, CT)

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian, the Instruction and
Information Literacy Librarian will work within a combined Library, IT,
Media Services, and Projects Office Department. The Library utilizes a
state of the art, ExLibris suite of library software, as well as the Datatel
SharePoint Portal, Wimba for Synchronous Learning, and other relevant
technology platforms to facilitate delivery of Information Literacy
Instruction. The incumbent will also lead an ongoing research initiate to
assess user information seeking behavior, analyzing 4 years of data drawn
from our Primo federated library system, for eventual publication.

Working closely with the academic community, the Instruction and Information
Literacy Librarian develops and implements an effective plan for library
instruction and information literacy that is aligned with University
direction, accreditation requirements, and best practices. The incumbent
develops and delivers curriculum and teaching materials to support a broad
range of instructional activities that includes working to embed information
literacy instruction in the curriculum, classroom teaching, and development
of assessment measures. He/she supports all academic programs, including
undergraduate, graduate, continuing and professional studies, including the
health science programs. The emphasis is on using an evidence based


.Works closely with senior library management to lead UB information
literacy initiatives within an outcomes assessment model.
.Coordinates with Faculty to produce embedded curriculum content and
assessment tools. This includes provision of material for Blackboard, online
tutorials, other e-learning delivery systems, and assessment systems.
.Delivers information literacy instruction as needed to faculty, students in
workshops and classroom.
.Works on University committees and task teams to represent information
.Measures the effectiveness of instruction program and provides management
.Works closely with Reference Librarians to coordinate activities and
develop consistent student support.
.Works closely with Digital Content Specialist, Library Systems
Administrator, and Projects Office Staff
.Other work related duties as assigned by the library administration.


.Masters Degree in Library or Information Science. 3 years experience in
Information Literacy function in a 4 year Academic or Special Library is
strongly preferred. This is not an entry level position.
.Proficient in Information Literacy concepts (ACRL & Accreditation
Associations), teaching methodologies, and assessment. Experience in
evidence based librarianship (EBL) or medicine (EBM) highly desirable.
.Experienced in curriculum design.
.Demonstrated skills in Web 2.0, Microsoft Office, database services and
Internet searching. Sharepoint Portal experience highly desirable.
.Experience using a Learning Management System preferred.
.Strong interpersonal skills, ability to establish good working
relationships with colleagues and students.
.Excellent communication skills, including speaking to groups. Strong
teaching skills and experience in classroom instruction.
.Demonstrated ability to work in teams, flexibility and able to acquire new
skills. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the
position is filled.

Please send letter of application and resume to:

Department of Human Resources
Instruction & Information Literacy Librarian
University of Bridgeport
Wahlstrom Library, 7th Floor
126 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Fax: (203) 576-4601

It is the policy of the University of Bridgeport to prohibit discrimination
in education, employment, and in the provision of services on the basis of
legally protected class characteristics (unless there is a bona fide
occupational qualification related to employment), or any other unlawful
factor. Protected class characteristics include race, color, ethnicity,
religion, age, workplace hazards to reproductive systems, sex (gender,
sexual harassment), marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information,
pregnancy, national origin, physical/mental/learning disability, and any
other group protected by civil rights laws.