Tuesday, June 14, 2011

First Year Outreach Services Librarian: Birnbaum Library, Pace University (New York, NY)

Basic Functions:

Develop, teach and promote library and information literacy skills to first year students; promote the use of research tutorials to first-year students and faculty teaching first-year students; develop and conduct workshops that help strengthen the information literacy skills of faculty and instructors working with first year students; develop innovative outreach programs to first year students; collaborate with the Instructional Services Team and departmental faculty in designing, implementing, and assessing multi-faceted instructional programs including but not limited to: curricular-based instruction, drop-in workshops and seminars, interactive Web-based tutorials, library orientation tours, on-the-road presentations and other forms of community outreach; share responsibility for scheduling functions and activities conducted by the Instructional Services Team; perform all aspects of client-based reference and information services.

Position reports to the Assistant University Librarian for Instructional Services and functions as part of the Instructional Services Team. Primary responsibilities are on the New York City campus, with occasional duties required on the Pleasantville campus in Westchester County. Work hours are typically 9-5, with evening and weekend hours required periodically.

Position Qualifications:

ALA-accredited MLS
Academic teacher preparation or equivalent combination of training/experience
Knowledge and skills in instructional design, assessment, learning theories, instructional principles & practice
1 - 2 years academic reference or instructional experience
Working knowledge of print & electronic reference sources
Experience in creating web pages, databases, or in using mark-up languages such as HTML or SGML; proficiency with Windows and Internet applications
Commitment to principles of collegiality, teamwork and collaboration, user-centered service, and information literacy
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Applications are accepted online only at: http://careers.pace.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52372

Questions can be addressed to Sarah Burns Feyl, Assistant University Librarian for Instructional Services, sburnsfeyl@pace.edu