Assistant Librarian--Coordinator of Information Literacy

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University of South Carolina Upstate
Spartanburg, SC
Job Description: 

Posting Number: FAC00098PO17 Full-Time, Tenure-Track Position, to begin July 1, 2018. Coordinate an active library instruction program including but not limited to: serve as the lead for library instruction and information literacy, schedule and delegate class sessions to library faculty, assess the library instruction/information literacy program, and maintain documentation. Identify, monitor, and analyze trends in information literacy and library instruction that will impact library services at USC Upstate. Collaborate with faculty and academic staff to support student research and integrate information literacy instruction into courses in both traditional and online formats. Develop and maintain web tutorials, subject course guides. Teach sections of the library’s credit course, LIBR 201, and library instruction sessions for first-year composition and University 101 classes. Provide library instruction and collection development as liaison to a disciplinary subject area. Participate in staffing the reference desk, including Saturday rotation. Report to Dean of the Library. Library faculty have rank and are expected to serve on committees, be involved in professional organizations , and engage in scholarly activities.


Required Education and Experience: An ALA accredited MLS; must have a minimum of two years of relevant library experience; familiarity with practical and theoretical aspects of information literacy, including ACRL Framework and Standards; knowledge of software, emerging technologies, and web applications pertinent to library instruction and working in an academic institution; knowledge of print and electronic resources; ability to work effectively with students, faculty, staff, and others; excellent oral and written skills; strong commitment to client-centered services. Strong interest in scholarly activity (publications, presentations, and grant writing). Preferred Qualifications: Past coordination experience; experience in an academic library; experience teaching at the college level; experience teaching or designing online courses; familiarity with LibGuides, LibWizard, Camtasia Studio, Sharepoint, Office 365, and Blackboard; evidence of scholarly activities (publications, theses).

How to Apply: 

Apply from the full position description at: USC Upstate is an EOE/AA employer and is strongly committed to increasing faculty diversity.