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Lead Librarian for Online Research and Instruction
Full-time, non-tenure-track Library Faculty position. Appointment possible at rank of Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian, depending on experience and qualifications.
Seattle University’s Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons seeks a creative, flexible, and enthusiastic librarian to join an innovative public services team in a recently expanded and renovated library and learning commons. This librarian will provide leadership in the development and delivery of user services for students and faculty participating in new methods of course delivery and support – distance, hybrid, blended, and online – that are under development throughout the university. The lead librarian will collaborate with library, faculty and technology colleagues to develop a plan and program to meet the needs of library users in a changing educational environment and to ensure the regular assessment and evolution of library services and support. The librarian will participate as a member of the Research Services Team and of the Library Instruction Group, advocating for online and off-campus student needs within each group. S/he will serve as the contact person for relevant university departments and offices regarding the library services and needs for online and distance education. The librarian will participate as a member of the Collection Development Group and will serve as a liaison to the College of Nursing and other academic programs as assigned. Reports to the Director of Public Services.
Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 48 acres on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. More than 7,700 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools. U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges 2013” ranks Seattle University among the top 10 universities in the West that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.
Coordinate the development and implementation of a service plan to meet the needs of educational programs offered in an online or hybrid format or off campus:
Facilitate the planning, development, promotion, delivery, and assessment of library services to students and faculty for online courses or at off-campus sites.
Work closely with key university offices and programs to assess departmental needs and identify opportunities for collaboration on new services.
Identify best practices and standards for excellence in library services for online and distance education.
Explore, design and implement technologies to deliver library instruction in the online and hybrid environment.
Collaborate with Resource Acquisition and Management staff, Circulation, and other library departments to develop policies and procedures for the delivery of library materials to off-campus students.
Coordinate with the Research Services Team, the Instruction Group, the Collection Development Group, and the Communication and Marketing Group to maintain outreach and instructional materials for online and off-campus students and faculty.
Gather and present statistics on services for online and distance services to support internal and external reporting.
Participate in the regular activities of the public service librarians and of the other members of the Library Faculty:
Serve as liaison to the College of Nursing as well as additional academic schools, departments, or programs as assigned: Communicate and market library policies and procedures, collections and services; assist with the identification, evaluation, and selection of materials; provide specialized instruction; create and maintain subject resource guides on the library’s website.
Experience, aptitude, or willingness to develop the skills and subject expertise to serve faculty and students in nursing and other assigned liaisons.
Participate in providing research assistance services.
Participate in the work of library committees, task forces, teams or groups.
Contribute to effective communication and a collegial work environment with and among library units and staff.
In order to serve a year-round academic community, work a variable schedule that might include evenings, weekends, or legal or university holidays.
Be active professionally and contribute to developments in the field.
Carry out other duties as assigned that contribute to the achievement of the library’s strategic plan, the completion of special projects, or the regular delivery of library services.
The successful candidate will possess a blend of skills, experience, and accomplishments appropriate to the demands and opportunities of the position. The following characteristics and qualifications are indicative of the caliber of professional we seek:
Graduate degree from a program in library or information studies accredited by the American Library Association
Experience providing research services both in-person and virtually
Experience teaching in an academic library information literacy program
Demonstrated understanding of key issues, ideas, and trends in online or distance education
Knowledge of online and distance education library support services, including use of course management systems and other technologies
Experience evaluating and implementing web-based technologies for outreach, research service, and instruction
Effective oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
Strong commitment to innovative, user-centered services
Strong commitment to contributing to a supportive, collegial work environment
Willingness to accept and support the mission of Seattle University and its commitment to the vision and values of Jesuit and Catholic higher education
Record of scholarly achievement or professional activity
Recognition that the academic library environment is a dynamic one of continuous, sometimes disruptive, change and that Library Faculty positions and duties will be reviewed regularly and adjusted in order to support the university’s and the library’s vision, mission, and strategic directions.
This position is subject to a criminal background check by the university administration.
All applicants must apply through the university’s online system at: https://jobs.seattleu.edu In order to be considered by the Search Committee, an application must consist of all of the following components: (1) electronic cover letter; (2) comprehensive curriculum vitae, (3) contact information for three pertinent references who are capable of addressing the applicant’s experience or aptitude for this particular position; (4)statement reflecting on the mission of Seattle University and how the applicant shares and expresses aspects of our mission through his/her course instruction, job performance, research or service activities, including experience working with diversity issues, a diverse student population and multicultural environments. Optional: Applicants are encouraged to submit any other evidence that might contribute to the search committee’s review and deliberations.
Appointment will be as a librarian with academic rank analogous to faculty. Salary is competitive, based upon a review of credentials and experience. Position is available beginning August 17, 2013. Application review will begin May 24, 2013, and continue until the search is concluded.