Library Instruction Coordinator – Librarian I, LIB-3434

Library Instruction Coordinator – Librarian I 
Albert S. Cook Library
LIB-3434

Position

Towson University’s Albert S. Cook Library seeks a dynamic and innovative individual to serve as the Library Instruction Coordinator.  Our library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse library staff by considering applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. You can read the campus’ commitment to diversity statement here: https://www.towson.edu/about/diversity.html. Candidates will be expected to explain how they have been and could be involved in advancing this campus goal. This position is a 12-month faculty status position available in Fall 2021.

Qualifications

Required:

Master’s Degree in Library or Information Studies from an ALA accredited institution or equivalent. Strong commitment to supporting the academic and research needs of students, faculty and staff.

Demonstrated skill in library instruction and information literacy. Background in assigned disciplines and understanding of teaching and research trends in that subject area. Strong, positive collaborative skills; ability to work in a team environment. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently and collaboratively on a variety of projects simultaneously. Demonstrated excellent organizational, analytical, time management and project management skills. Ability to work flexibly and creatively in a changing and fast paced environment with a diverse population.

Demonstrated ability to meet the University’s criteria for promotion and permanent status of library faculty through professional development and service accomplishments.


Preferred:  
Bachelor’s degree in area of liaison responsibility preferred. Master’s degree in area of liaison responsibility desirable. Knowledge of and ability to apply instructional design and learning theory to information literacy instruction. Ability to provide traditional and virtual reference and research assistance in a variety of disciplines. Proficiency in the use of digital and print resources. Experience using web page authoring tools. Demonstrated competencies as outlined in “Professional Competencies for Reference and User Services Librarians http://www.ala.org/rusa/resources/guidelines/professional.

Responsibilities

Under the general direction of the Assistant University Librarian for Research and Instruction, the Library Instruction Coordinator serves as the library instruction coordinator and liaison and subject specialist for selected departments and programs as assigned. Provides leadership and vision for the libraries’ inclusive instruction program that supports student success, including leading efforts on curriculum mapping to inform decisions about synchronous and asynchronous offerings. Takes the lead role in the development, promotion, implementation and assessment of the library’s information literacy program; encompassing digital and non-digital primary sources, visual, and data literacies. Plans and teaches information literacy in liaison area and other disciplines. Evaluates and selects resources for the assigned collection and related areas; creates instructional materials; provides research assistance and reference services to students, faculty and members of the university community. Participates in design and implementation of library initiatives. Participates in library assessment initiatives. This position is a 12 month faculty status position.  Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library faculty. Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment.

Albert S. Cook Library: 

Albert S. Cook Library is the campus library for Towson University, the largest university in the Baltimore area and the second largest in the University System of Maryland. Cook Library also serves the Towson University Northeastern Maryland (TUNE) campus. With 23 faculty librarians and 25 staff, Cook Library provides superior support to Towson University.  

Towson University

About TU

Towson University was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore's largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls over 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor's, 45 master's, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.  

Click here to apply. Please note that the search number for which you are applying is LIB-3434.

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment. 

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The University System of Maryland (USM) has recently determined that mandating a COVID-19 vaccine for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM is both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety. As a prospective hire at TU, proof of your full COVID-19 vaccination must be demonstrated before you begin employment with the university.  

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Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, as detailed in A More Inclusive TU: Advancing Equity and Diversity (2020 – 25). TU is a national leader in inclusive excellence, the only institution in Maryland with zero achievement gap, and 68% growth in minority enrollment over the past 5 years.  We encourage application from a variety of (dis)abilities, cultural, ethnic, race, sex, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, veteran status, color, religious, socio-economic, sexual orientation and belief backgrounds.