Known for its leadership in distance learning and its mission to serve, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University (ECU) seeks an enthusiastic, energetic and flexible colleague with a "customer first" philosophy to provide vision and guidance for a fast-paced, established library instruction program and a growing outreach program. The successful candidate will work with other faculty and staff members to provide outstanding public service to the university community.
Reporting to the Head of Research & Instructional Services, the Coordinator of Instruction and Graduate Student Outreach coordinates library instruction activities, including the application of technology to instructional services and creation of assessment reports; plans, implements and markets library instruction initiatives campus wide; collaborates with other campus entities such as the Department of English and First-Year Center; develops content for First-Year library instruction; coordinates a First-Year writing award; teaches a variety of bibliographic instruction sessions; is responsible for overall coordination of instruction sessions and research consultations; and directs the overall operation of three instructional classrooms. This person works collaboratively as a member of the Research & Instructional Services Department (including Government Documents) to provide general reference services to the university community. Additionally, this position designs, implements, promotes, and assesses library services that further teaching and learning initiatives at ECU, with a particular focus on the graduate student experience. He/she will develop programs that enhance graduate students' library experience at ECU; form partnerships with library faculty, academic departments, and administrative units to integrate library services into a suite of campus services designed to support graduate students; assess the needs of and lead the development of outreach programs for targeted student groups; and evaluate outreach programs and services. Some night and weekend work required. Finalists will be asked to make a brief presentation during the on-campus interview.
Academic Library Services (ALS) supports the campus community's mission of teaching, research, and service. ALS is a member of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL), has an operating budget of $7.6 million and a materials budget of $5 million, and employs a staff of 104, including 36 faculty members. It is a selective federal depository library. Visit the Library's website at http://www.lib.ecu.edu for additional information.
Rank, Salary and Benefits: The initial appointment is a one-year fixed term faculty contract, with the potential for a multi-year contract renewal. Minimum salary of $43,500, with a comprehensive fringe benefits package. Subsequent contract renewal is subject to university hiring guidelines.
ALA-accredited master's degree or international equivalent in library or information science. Experience with traditional and electronic reference sources. Familiarity with best practices in instruction. Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. Flexibility in adapting to change. Strong commitment to helping students learn and succeed. Ability to work effectively with library faculty, staff, and the user community. Demonstrated interest in ongoing professional growth.
Preferred Qualifications: Academic library reference experience. Instructional experience, including experience designing and leading instructional activities that range from first-year programs to course-integrated support for graduate and research programs. Evidence of effective project management skills and the ability to plan and implement a program of services. Experience assessing instructional services, including classroom instruction and web-based offerings, and developing course content. Familiarity with ACRL Standards for Information Literacy and Distance Learning Library Services. Understanding of learning theory and pedagogy. Familiarity with government information sources. Interest in scholarly communication trends. Additional graduate degree.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Application Process: Screening of applications will begin November 4, 2012, and continue until the position is filled. Start date is negotiable. All applicants must apply online through ECU's employment website. Additional materials (letter of application; resume; and names and addresses, postal and email, of three current references) must be attached to the application electronically; additional materials including transcripts may be sent by mail to: Search Committee, Coordinator of Instruction and Graduate Student Outreach, Ms. Mary Sweatte, Library Personnel Administrator,2400 Joyner Library, Mail Stop 516, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858-4353.
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