The UC San Diego Library’s Learning Services Program supports the campus community’s educational activities by offering subject specific, course-driven, and interdisciplinary face to face and online instruction. Learning Services will take into account all learners served by or connected to the institution, regardless of delivery systems, location, and differing accessibility needs and will incorporate the values of information literacy into everything that we do. Learning Services will strive to be the locus of expertise for instructional design and pedagogy that guides instruction services provided by the Library and seeks to create a learning organization that crosses disciplines.
Program activities include:
- Designing and providing an in person subject specific, course driven, writing program partnered, database and general instruction to UCSD.
- Collaborating on general and subject driven library instruction organization.
- Developing reusable learning objects in response to specific needs.
- Developing best practices for LibGuides, oversight and related maintenance as needed.
- Creating a repository of customizable interactive exercises and assessment options.
- Providing peer to peer evaluations of teaching and/or teaching tools.
- Designing formative and summative assessment tools.
- Participating in Curriculum mapping.
Responsibilities of the Position
We are seeking a creative librarian to collaborate with instructional designers and teaching librarians to plan, develop, maintain and manage an innovative new instruction program. Reporting to the Director of Learning Services, the Instruction Coordinator will work with instruction librarians to provide and manage subject specific, course driven, and writing program-partnered instruction. The UC San Diego Library has recently undergone a re-organization, creating this new program and position, giving a motivated, innovative person the influence to help create a program from the ground up. This oversight will include partnering and collaborating with other library and campus programs such as the Library’s Academic Liaison Program, the campus’ Academic Computing and Media Services, and more. The successful candidate will:
- Supervise and coordinate teaching librarians.
- Develop and integrate information competency elements into the program.
- Create and maintain instruction materials and tutorials designed for today’s learners.
- Investigate and synthesize emerging instructional practices, methodologies, and technologies.
- Analyze data, suggest and implement changes to achieve the goals of Learning Services and the instruction program, the Library, and the University with regards to information literacy standards and other learning outcomes.
- Participate in peer-to–peer evaluation of Library instructional staff in order to strengthen teaching skills.
- Provide leadership by planning, collaborating, organizing, and mentoring to support the improvement of the instructional program according to the Library’s strategic plan.
- Communicate effectively with colleagues, students and faculty to design and deliver information literacy instruction.
- Develop methods for evaluating the impact of the instruction program.
- Deliver effective instructional sessions and provide alternate learning opportunities such as LibGuides, train-the-trainer sessions, research consultations, online tutorials, or other just-in-time methods.