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The Instruction & Assessment Librarian works with the CSU Channel Islands campus to design and implement effective and innovative library information literacy instruction and assessment to contribute to student success via the understanding and use of Library resources and services. The Instruction & Assessment Librarian will teach in the robust information literacy program at Broome Library to support student success, equity, recruitment, and retention, with a with special focus on Latinx, African-American, Native American, Asian American, and other historically underrepresented students.
At the heart of this new position is a chance to harness evidence from a growing body of retention and library research that suggests that academic libraries have a positive impact on student outcomes. This position will support student-centered learning, focusing on building library research skills and engaging students with the tools of scholarship. The Instruction & Assessment Librarian will collaborate with the library and university faculty to facilitate the success of our diverse body of undergraduate students through a robustly assessed information literacy program.
- Teaches research methods, information literacy, bibliographic and library instruction sessions to students and other patrons in one-on-one, classroom, and distance mediated instructional settings
- Collaborates with library faculty to design and apply quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-method assessment to library instruction and other library services to inform continuous improvement
- Collaborates in the development of the instruction program (curriculum mapping, developing learning outcomes, and assessment of those outcomes) with a focus on proactive inclusivity
- Works with colleagues and students to foster creative and intellectual collaboration with the academic and co-curricular life of the college to generate engagement with the library’s collections, staff, and services
- Cultivates relationships with faculty, students, staff, and community members to encourage collaborative partnerships that promote diversity and equity in library instruction
- Provides reference and research services to a diverse student body
- Collaborates with librarians and university partners to integrate library collections and services across the curriculum
- Master of Library Science (or equivalent) from an ALA accredited program
- Experience teaching research methods, information literacy, bibliographic and library instruction sessions to students and other patrons in one-on-one, classroom, and distance mediated instructional settings
- Demonstrated experience designing qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-method assessment of library programs and services, including library instruction
- Engaged awareness of critical librarianship and its relation to library instruction
- Evidence of flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to work successfully in a complex, dynamic, and diverse environment with competing demands
- Evidence of a strong commitment to service excellence to a diverse community
- Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced change-oriented environment with a student-centered outlook
- Demonstrated forward-thinking approach to challenges and opportunities
- Evidence of effective cross-cultural interpersonal and communication skills (i.e., multicultural competencies)
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively in a diverse community and team environment
- Experience providing reference and research services to a diverse population
- Applicants should demonstrate the commitment to effectively work with and engage a diverse student population and evidence of how they would successfully mentor minoritized students with special focus on Latinx, Black/African American, American Indian, and Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander students.
- Two (2) or more years’ professional experience in an academic library setting
- Evidence of cultivating relationships with faculty, students, staff, and community members to encourage information literacy instruction program growth
- Experience working with library users of diverse ages, as well as from various socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds
Screening of applications will begin 8/20/2021. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled. Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a librarianship philosophy statement describing how you plan to engage and interact with students in an instructional role, with a special focus on Latinx, African-American, Native American, Asian-American, and other historically underrepresented students.