eLearning Librarian – Western University of Health Sciences

August 3, 2016

Under the direction of the Associate Director of Reference & Outreach, and in collaboration with Library and campus staff and faculty, the eLearning Librarian will lead the Library’s initiative in developing, implementing, and assessing online learning tools, resources, and services. This position will also provide reference help to Library patrons.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The Reference & Outreach Department is seeking an enthusiastic, patient, and flexible eLearning Librarian to join our team.
The ideal candidate will be eager to:
1. Use current technologies and tools to create and deliver innovative online learning experiences
2. Look outside the Library world for technologies, tools, and methods to turn into new Library services
3. Share his/her knowledge of instructional technology and tools with others
4. Collaborate with individuals and groups within and across organizational boundaries to bolster and advertise the Library’s services and resources for distance and online students
5. Provide reference services in all formats (in-person, virtual, synchronous, asynchronous) in a lively and supportive academic environment

Required Qualifications
1. Master’s degree in one of the following: Library/Information Science, Media, Instructional Technology, or another related field
2. Experience with technologies and tools to create and deliver digital learning objects
3. Demonstrated ability to learn new technology, tools, and skills
4. Strong desire to share knowledge with others
5. Demonstrated ability to work collegially and cooperatively within and across organizational boundaries

Preferred Qualifications
1. Understanding of instructional design principles in an online environment and/or experience, coursework, or additional degree in instructional design
2. Knowledge of accessibility and universal design principles
3. Experience in online teaching/instruction, preferably at the graduate level
4. Demonstrated ability in using web based tools, imaging and/or video software, and relevant emerging technologies
5. Experience providing reference services in an academic environment, preferably to graduate students
6. Knowledge of medical terminology and/or coursework, additional degree, or specialty in health sciences

May be required to work evenings and/or weekends.

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Assistant Reference Librarian (part time) – Western University of Health Sciences

August 3, 2016

Under the direction of the Associate Director of Reference & Outreach, this position will provide support to the department through both reference and instruction duties. The Assistant Reference Librarian will be responsible for meeting the basic reference needs of patrons both in-person and virtually, and providing instruction support to the education services librarian, focusing primarily in the areas of instruction preparation and grading.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to work in a team and collaborate on projects.
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
Strong service orientation.
Familiarity with Integrated Library System Software, Print Management Software, Teaching Technology (Turningpoint, Turnitin), Reference Management Software/Programs (SpringShare Products: LibGuides, LibAnswers, LibAnalytics, RefAnalytics), Online Chat Modules (Libraryh3lp), Workflows, Illiad, Adobe Products (Acrobat, Connect), SharePoint, Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Lync), Skype, Googledocs, Learning Management Systems (Blackboard), Video Recording Technology (Echo 360, Jing), Citation Management Programs (Zotero, Endnote), Reservation Schedulers (Booked, Resource Scheduler).

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in library and information science from an American Library Association accredited school and/or 2-3 years of library experience.
Experience and/or coursework in instructional design.
Specialty in science or health sciences.

This is a part-time position for daytime and Saturday shifts. Occasional evening hours may be required.

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Library Access Services Department Head and Subject Specialist Librarian – Saint Mary’s College of California

June 7, 2015

Saint Mary’s College is a Catholic liberal arts college, rooted in the life and work of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, founder of the Christian Brothers and the patron saint of teachers.  Located in the hills east of Berkeley, it is one of the West’s most beautiful campuses.  The college is committed to academic excellence, social justice, and inclusive diversity.

As a member of the Library’s senior management team reporting to the Dean, Academic Resources, the incumbent will lead and manage the Library’s Access Services Department and provide reference, instruction, and collection/liaison services.

Access Services provides user-centered services to the SMC community including circulation, reserves, interlibrary lending and borrowing, and building and stacks management.  Staff includes 4 supervisors and about 10FTE student staff.  Serves on the Dean’s Cabinet leadership team and campus committees. Represents the Library with diverse campus and external stakeholders.

Provides Reference Desk service, including weekends and evenings, and serves as a subject specialist for collection development, research instruction and outreach to one or more academic departments or programs (to be determined).

Requirements:

MLS or MLIS required. Prefer a second master’s or an advanced degree.

Five years academic library experience with at least three years increasingly responsible management experience.

Solid experience with automated systems supporting Access Services.

Experience hiring, evaluating, training and mentoring both career staff and student workers.

For a full job description and requirements, see http://agency.governmentjobs.com/stmarys/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1143012.  Questions, please email Dean Kreitz, pak2@stmarys-ca.edu.