National University is the second largest, private, nonprofit institution of higher learning in California. Founded in 1971, National University offers more than 100 accredited undergraduate and graduate degrees and credential programs in six schools, and boasts a network of 30 campuses throughout California. The University’s award winning Library System serves and supports the educational needs of students, faculty and staff.
Under the direction of the Associate Director, Library Instruction & User Engagement the Librarian, User Engagement serves as a liaison to assigned University School. The incumbent will provide library instruction; develop tutorials and learning materials under the direction of the Lead Librarians for Undergraduate and Graduate Programs. The Librarian liaisons support faculty research, program development, and program initiatives for student success and retention. Will also participate in collection development and team initiatives under the direction of the Associate Director. This position requires the participation in operations of the Library Help Desk including answering reference and information queries from all library users (desk, phone, text, email, and online).
Additional duties/responsibilities include:
- Instruction & Tutorials: In collaboration with the Library Instruction & User Engagement Leads for Undergraduate and Graduate Programs, participates in library instruction initiatives; provides live instruction (in-person and online); serves as subject matter expert (SME) and creates tutorial scripts & storyboards; and develops other instructional resources as assigned.
- Consultations: Provides research consultations to students in research and capstone classes; participates as embedded librarian in key online classes to support student research.
- Research Guides: Develops and maintains course & program for liaison area.
- Research: Provides research & scholarship assistance to National University System faculty members: creates bibliographies, reserve reading lists, and support faculty research and publication by providing literature searches.
- Participates in institutional research projects as assigned by the Associate Director Collections & User Experience.
- WestMed College: Provide library support for affiliate programs: faculty research and instruction.
- Reports& Statistics: Prepares monthly statistics and reports.
- Professional Development & Continuous Improvement: Maintains current knowledge through reading and continuing education on trends and developments in academic library services and resources. Maintains active membership and involvement in local, state, regional, and national professional associations and societies. Attends relevant professional meetings as a representative of National University.
- Masters of Library Science or Library and Information Science degree, from American Library Association accredited program or International equivalent; Master’s Degree in a non-library/information science area as evidence of scholarly training and understanding of the U.S. university system preferred; Coursework towards teaching credential or instructional design preferred.
- At least one (1) year of experience answering reference questions in person, and online through e-mail.
- At least one (1) year of experience providing library instruction for undergraduate and graduate level students
- Experience working with adult learners
- Documented experience in designing and developing information literacy-based library instruction including assessment of skills and learning outcomes
- Experience in collaboration with individual faculty members on information literacy outcomes and library instruction
- Experience and/or coursework on library instruction pedagogy
- Experience with instructional design theory, trends, and technologies such as Camtasia/Captivate, course management systems, and related emerging technologies
- Experience in using synchronous delivery systems for library instruction
- Experience using data collection software for reporting instruction and reference transactions
- A record of participation in professional associations
- Experience with academic electronic resources, Integrated Library Systems (ILS), and Internet scholarly
- Demonstration of student-centered service philosophy and experience working with a diverse population online and in person
- Thorough professional writing skills; working knowledge of report or technical writing
- Ability to communicate effectively, and to speak before large and small groups
- Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Must be able and willing to work evenings and weekends
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