Friday, October 21, 2011

Information Literacy and Social Sciences Librarian; Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

Information Literacy and Social Sciences Librarian; Assistant Professor in the University Libraries

Colgate University seeks an innovative, technologically adept and service-oriented librarian with a demonstrated passion for pedagogy to lead its information literacy program. Reporting to the Chair, Reference & Instruction Department, the Information Literacy and Social Sciences Librarian will work collaboratively with a team of librarians to design, teach, promote and assess the libraries’ instruction efforts through partnerships with faculty, particularly but not only in the social sciences, and other campus stakeholders. She or he will be conversant with issues of statistical, media, and geospatial fluency.

The successful candidate will enjoy the opportunity to work in an expanded library and technology center with computer equipped classrooms, multi-media production suites, audio and video studios, and a new Digital Learning and Media Center. The facility supports learning, teaching and scholarship through close collaboration between the Libraries and the University’s Information Technology Services.

Qualifications: An ALA-accredited master’s degree or equivalent and knowledge of national standards and guidelines for information literacy instruction are required, and a minimum of 2 years teaching experience in a library or other setting.

A successful candidate will possess the best combination of the following

▫ The ability to lead and work in a collaborative environment
▫ A demonstrated enthusiasm for teaching
▫ A commitment to developing information literacy in the undergraduate curriculum
▫ Knowledge of instructional design theory and principles
▫ Familiarity and experience with program assessment
▫ A strong public service orientation
▫ Effective interpersonal, project management, and oral/written communication skills
▫ A keen interest in emerging trends in pedagogy, technology, and scholarly content creation
▫ Familiarity with statistical, media, and geospatial fluency
▫ Ability to work a schedule which includes some evening, weekend, and holiday hours

Additional information about Colgate University, the Colgate Libraries, and the position can be found at

Application procedure: Complete details including the full job description and application instructions can be found at

Review of application materials will begin on Nov. 7, 2011 and continue until the position is filled.

Colgate is a highly selective private liberal arts university located in Hamilton, NY, and is an EO/AA employer. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff further the university’s educational mission. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.