[Michlib-l] Instruction Librarian position, Central Michigan University

Kathy Irwin kathy.irwin at gmail.com
Thu Aug 31 09:10:31 EDT 2017

The Central Michigan University is seeking a creative and energetic
librarian to join the CMU Libraries as an Instruction Librarian. This
full-time, tenure-track position reports to the Director of Library
Research & Instruction Services.

Apply online at https://www.jobs.cmich.edu/postings/26659

The Instruction Librarian will be expected to lead the Libraries’ effort to
craft and implement a comprehensive instructional strategy in line with the
curricular and pedagogical needs of the university. The successful
candidate will identify instructional best practices, incorporate
student-centered learning outcomes in the Libraries’ instructional
activities, and engage in assessment activities. Incorporation of
information literacy standards and the ACRL Framework for Information
Literacy for Higher Education will be a part of this position. This
position is responsible for the administration and teaching of LIB 197, a
one-credit library skills course, as well as introductory level courses in
a variety of disciplines.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Develop and implement a formalized plan and goals for library instruction
to CMU departments and classes
• Identify instructional best practices and share them with the teaching
• Incorporate student-centered learning outcomes into all instruction
• Help librarians move from face-to-face to online instruction through an
understanding of online teaching best practices, theories of andragogy, etc.
• Map information literacy concepts into relevant university courses
• Engage with other librarians and campus faculty to develop
discipline-appropriate instruction
• Develop innovative tools and services for effective library instruction
to face-to-face and online classes
• Develop and implement methods to assess the effectiveness of library
• Take primary responsibility for the administration, scheduling, and
teaching of the library’s LIB 197 course
• Provide instruction sessions to ENG 101 and 201 and other general and
introductory courses
• Monitor trends and best practices in library instruction and incorporate
them as applicable within the Libraries’ instructional efforts

Additional responsibilities:
• Serve on library and university committees as appropriate
• Participate in library marketing, outreach, and publicity activities
• Participate in and contribute to strategic planning to advance the
library’s mission and vision
• Meet university standards for tenure and promotion
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