Teaching & Learning Librarian, Nevada State College

By October 19, 2021

Nevada State College

Position Description

The Marydean Martin Library at Nevada State College (NSC), recipient of the 2020 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries award, invites applications for a Teaching and Learning Librarian. Reporting to the Director of Library Services, the successful candidate will join a dynamic team whose vision is to boldly expand the horizons of the contemporary college library. The Teaching and Learning Librarian is responsible for leading the teaching and learning program for the Marydean Martin Library.

Potential initiatives in this position may include, but are not limited to:

  • Leading summer workshops to guide instructors on equity-based interventions for creating effective research assignments.
  • Developing a peer-research support service to embed library peer assistants into research-intensive courses/programs.
  • Leading a summer institute that enables instructors to adopt open educational resources.

The ideal candidate for this position will be able to build relationships with campus stakeholders to maximize the impact of the Library’s expertise and services. They will be able to persuasively advocate for the value of the Library on a campus that is focused on making measurable improvements to student retention and graduation rates.

About Nevada State College

Founded in 2002, Nevada State College places a special emphasis on the advancement of a diverse and largely under-served student population. Located on a developing 512-acre campus in the foothills of Henderson, Nevada, NSC emphasizes high-quality instruction, exemplary service, engaging learning experiences and innovation to create efficient, effective outcomes in all corners of the campus. With an enrollment approaching 7,600 students, Nevada State has been one of the fastest growing institutions of higher education in the country.

About the Marydean Martin Library

As the first all-digital academic library in the state of Nevada, the Marydean Martin Library focuses its effort on improving outcomes for the College’s student population. This is achieved in a highly collaborative, project-based work environment that aims for demonstrable improvements. A 2019 campus-wide climate survey reported the library as having the leading academic faculty responses in the following categories:

  • Highest mean level of teamwork (M = 5.8/7),
  • Highest sense of belonging (M = 6.3/7)
  • Highest perceived fulfillment of diversity-related commitments (M = 5.9/7)
  • Lowest levels of inadequate training (M = 1/7)

The Library regularly partners with instructors on culturally responsive course design, enhances the equity of course content with open educational resources, and collaborates with instructors to integrate information literacy into the curriculum. The Library also has a deep collaboration with the Office of Institutional Research that has led to research findings indicating that students who engage with library programs and services have improved research assignment grades, semester GPA, academic standing, and one-term retention.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Nevada State College, a four-year Minority Serving public institution with a statewide mission, is dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning and committed to the advancement of a diverse and largely under-served student population. Designated a Hispanic Serving (HSI) and Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Institution (AANAPI), NSC is a college where teaching and student support are valued above all else.

A majority of our students are first generation, racial/ethnic minorities, parents, and/or returning students, of which 45% are Hispanic, 14% are Asian/Pacific Islander, 9% are Black/African American, 24% are White, and 9% are multiracial.

We celebrate the storied backgrounds of our campus community. We operate with a shared commitment to represent and serve the diverse population of Nevada and to encourage the exchange of ideas that respects and honors the lived experiences of our students, staff, and faculty. We foster a culture of inclusive excellence so our members can live authentically, fully engage, and flourish. In order to strengthen the college and progress its mission, the college dedicates itself to intentional and ongoing reflection to meeting the evolving needs of NSC, the surrounding communities, and the State of Nevada.

We seek applicants who are passionate about working with this promising student population and collaborating with faculty and staff across departments to make a lasting impact in developing our institution and our community.

We encourage you to highlight your background in fostering an inclusive campus culture and supporting the success of students who are historically underrepresented in higher education.

Primary Responsibilities

Provides leadership for the Marydean Martin Library’s teaching and learning program, working with campus stakeholders to collaboratively integrate library resources and services into the curriculum (40%)
Provides culturally responsive teaching and learning services for students in designated subject areas (10%)
Leads assessment of the library instruction program and student learning outcomes (10%)
Creates and manages digital learning objects (10%)
Proactively improves knowledge and professional practice through training and continuing education (10%)
Creates scholarly products; actively participates in professional engagement or service at the library, college, and national level; and meets other NSC requirements for promotion and tenure (20%)

Required Qualifications

ALA-accredited master’s degree or equivalent by December 30, 2021.
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Eligibility to work in the United States without sponsorship (NSC does not sponsor employment-related visas).
Please note:  Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications at the time of application in order to be considered for the position.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience supporting the academic success of students who are historically underrepresented in higher education
Experience providing teaching and learning services in an academic library
Experience leading information literacy initiatives in an academic library
Experience assessing student learning outcomes
Creativity in problem-solving and enthusiasm for self-directed projects
Ability to successfully collaborate with campus stakeholders
Ability to work comfortably with ambiguity, to progress multiple priorities/projects simultaneously, and flexibility to accommodate shifting priorities
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team-based environment

Rank, Salary & Benefits

This is a 12-month, tenure-track, assistant professor level position. Budgeted salary for this position is $64,856. Nevada State College offers excellent benefits, including 15.25% retirement match, 24 days of vacation, beginning balance of 30 sick leave days, 11 paid holidays, educational benefits, and two health insurance plans that can be supplemented with flexible spending accounts or health savings accounts.

This Posting is Open Until Filled

Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a hiring decision has been made.

Special Instructions for Internal NSHE Applicants

NSC employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE, UNLV, UNR, NSC, CSN, TMCC, WNC, GBC, or DRI) MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at NSC and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type “Find Jobs” in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site.

If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.

Additional Job Description

Please note, once you submit your application the only attachment(s) viewable to you will be the attachment(s) to the resume/CV section of the application. Any additional required attachment(s) to the cover letter, references, additional documents sections of the application, will not be viewable to you after you submit your application. All uploaded attachment(s) will be on the application for the committee to review. To request updates to attachments, prior to the committee review of applications, please contact the candidate helpdesk at apply@nsc.edu.

Please upload the following documents:

Detailed CV or resume listing relevant qualifications and experience;

Cover letter detailing how your experience matches the qualifications;

Names and contact information of three references, at least one of whom must be a current or former supervisor.

The search committee may request additional materials and/or references at later stages in the application process.

Applications that do not include the required uploaded documents may not be considered.

Application link

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