Salem State University

  • Online Learning Librarian

    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 4 weeks ago(3/26/2018 3:58 PM)
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  • General Statement of Duties

    The online learning librarian provides leadership and coordinates the development, design, implementation, and assessment of online and hybrid instructional initiatives. The librarian coordinates and works collaboratively with other librarians, library staff, and other units on campus to design, build, embed, and assess active learning pedagogies, especially online tutorials, guides, videos, and other multimedia library instructional materials. The online learning librarian also serves as a subject librarian and liaison to selected academic departments.


    Located just 15 miles north of Boston, Salem State University is one of the largest and most diverse state universities in Massachusetts. Situated in the exciting, historic seacoast city of Salem, the university provides a diverse community of over 8,000 students with a high quality, student-centered education that prepares them to contribute responsibly and creatively to a global society. Over the past decade, the campus has added nearly 760,000 square feet of state-of-the-art academic and student life spaces, including the Frederick E. Berry Library and Learning Commons which opened in 2014.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Coordinates the development, design, implementation, and assessment of online and hybrid instructional initiatives
    2. Serves as a subject librarian and liaison between the library and assigned academic departments
    3. Promotes, provides, and assesses library instruction - both online and in-person - in support of assigned departments and other disciplines as needed with an emphasis on online guides and tutorials
    4. Serves as the library's web content administrator, including administration of Libguides CMS
    5. Leads the integration of new instructional technologies that enhance library access, instruction, and the research experience and promote student success; collaborates with campus partners, such as Information Technology Services, Academic Technology, and the Center for Teaching Innovation
    6. Develops and delivers training and staff development opportunities for enhancing technology skills; supports librarians and library staff in learning and implementing technologies that improve library operations and services
    7. Promotes the use of Open Educational Resources (OERs) to academic departments and assists with coordination of campus outreach efforts
    8. Oversees and directs the work of support staff and student staff
    9. Leads efforts to utilize social media to increase awareness of library resources and services
    10. Prepares budgets and project plans to propose the purchase and implementation of new equipment and software
    11. Supports and contributes to digital humanities and digital scholarship initiatives and projects
    12. Provides specialized reference services for faculty and students through a variety of methods, including via email, phone, video conferencing, and in-person
    13. Responsible for collection development in assigned disciplines, including assessment, selection, and deselection
    14. Participates in general library instruction and information literacy initiatives, including general orientations, tours, and the Summer Bridge Program
    15. Contributes to library and university-wide committees, initiatives, and projects as requested


    Required Qualifications:

    1. Master's degree in library science or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program
    2. Two or more years of experience working in secondary or higher education or for an organization with an educational mission
    3. Experience teaching information literacy
    4. Evidence of strong and effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
    5. Demonstrated knowledge of instructional and user design best practices that promote effective learning
    6. Experience writing basic html and writing online content
    7. Demonstrated commitment to working in a multicultural environment with students of diverse backgrounds and learning styles
    8. Demonstrated enthusiasm for providing library services and supporting student success


    Preferred Qualifications:

    1. Degree, certificate, or significant coursework in instructional/educational technology design or equivalent
    2. Experience working in an academic library
    3. Leadership and/or supervisory experience
    4. Proficiency in web authoring tools such as LibGuides and Drupal
    5. Working knowledge of online course/learning management software (e.g. Canvas)
    6. Working knowledge of tutorial software (e.g. Articulate, Camtasia, LibWizard)
    7. Working knowledge of standards for creating accessible online learning content and objects
    8. Experience with one or more metadata manipulation and scripting languages (Javascript, PHP, XML/XSLT, or other)
    9. Demonstrated track record of successful project management and/or implementation of technologies and services
    10. Experience with supporting digital scholarship, particularly projects in the digital humanities
    11. Understanding of server and network architecture including cloud-based technologies
    12. Familiarity with copyright “fair use” guidelines


    Working Conditions:

    Salem State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employee with disabilities.


    Special Instructions to Applicants:
    Please apply online and attach curriculum vitae, cover letter and transcripts.


    Employment is contingent upon a completed background and CORI check satisfactory to the university. Internal candidates are not subject to background check.  


    EEO Statement:
    Salem State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.


    Please Note: If there is no application deadline associated with a position, it may come down at any time. Once a posting is removed, additional applications will not be accepted.


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