Friday, September 16, 2011

User Services - Information Literacy Librarian, Polytechnic Institute of NYU

Dibner Library of Science and Technology
User Services - Information Literacy Librarian

About the Position:

The Dibner Library seeks a forward-thinking, creative, enthusiastic, service-oriented librarian to expand our information literacy programs and services supporting research skills instruction. The individual in this position will serve as a key contact with academic and non-academic departments that support the NYU-Poly undergraduate academic experience. Reporting to the Assistant Director of Library Operations, the Information Literacy Librarian will be a proactive and hands-on member of the user services team; provide reference to students, faculty, and staff; participate in collection development and faculty liaison activities in an assigned subject area; develop curriculum and implement library focused literacy programs to increase student information literacy competencies, promote the effective use of resources and advance user awareness of in-house collections and services offered by the Dibner Library.
· Plan, develop and implement information literacy curriculum associated with the First-Year Writing Program
· Provide on-site and on-line reference and instruction to students, faculty and staff
· Create tutorials and organize on-site programs supporting undergraduate-level academics
· Participate in outreach and develop cross campus partnerships
· Collaborate with academic and non-academic units that support the undergraduate experience. · Plan and organize library involvement in key student events.
· Participate in developing and implementing a framework for transitioning undergraduates from basic research skills to discipline-specific library research methods
Participate in collection development and faculty liaison activities in an assigned subject field.
· Explore and assist in implementing technologies and tools related to instruction and assessment.
· Contribute to development and design of library online presence.
· Promote use of the collections through presentations, publications and dissemination of online content.

Educational Requirements:
Master’s degree in Library & Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited institution.
Degree or background in an engineering discipline or related field highly desirable

Qualification Requirements:
Minimum three years experience providing reference/instructional service in an academic library and/or teaching experience
Proven record of developing and successfully implementing information literacy programs in a college or university library
Demonstrated knowledge of information literacy principles and ability to employ tools necessary for monitoring and assessment of effective library instruction
Proficiency in using instructional technologies and social media to achieve pedagogical goals
Ability to take initiative and develop engaging instructional materials/programs in collaboration with faculty and staff
Experience in planning, implementing and executing collaborative projects
Ability to work effectively in a team-based organization and, individually with faculty, staff and students
Familiarity or experience with tools supporting online learning, screen recording and video editing software, etc. highly desirable
Excellent interpersonal, research, and oral and written communication skills
Record of professional involvement