To apply: Email letter of application, resume, and 3-5 references with contact information to:
Deborah Poole, Dean of Libraries
Submissions must be submitted in pdf or MS Word format.
Application deadline is May 16, 2016.
Loyola University’s Monroe Library is located in beautiful uptown New Orleans, facing Audubon Park and the historic streetcar line. Loyola University is a Catholic institution that emphasizes the Jesuit tradition of educating the whole person. The Monroe Library has been consistently ranked as one of the Best College Libraries by Princeton Review. Loyola University offers a generous vacation and competitive benefits package for full-time employees.
Loyola University is an AA/EOE employer.
Loyola University New Orleans
Job Description: Instruction and Research Coordinator
J. Edgar & Louise S. Monroe Library
Title of Position: Instruction and Research Coordinator
College: University Library Date Written: 2011, revised 2016
I. SUMMARY OF POSITION
This a full-time 12-month, tenure-track member faculty position. The Instruction and Research Coordinator leads the library’s instruction program and the strategic planning and assessment of information literacy learning outcomes; develops and offers research and technology instruction to the Loyola community; promotes the integration of information literacy throughout the curricula; coordinates the Teaching and Learning Team, including the library’s liaison program.
II. ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS
Responsible to: Dean of Libraries
Assignments received from: Dean of Libraries and library teams
Interacts with: Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community; library teams and university committees; university departments and offices; colleagues and professionals in the field
Nature of Supervision: Meets regularly with the Dean of Libraries
Nature of supervision given and individual(s) or groups supervised: Supervises, mentors, and trains library faculty, staff, and student employees as needed
III. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
A. Essential Functions
1. Leads strategic planning and assessment of the library’s instruction program.
Provides vision and sets priorities for the Teaching and Learning Team to align with the Library’s and the University’s strategic goals. Works with Standing Committee on the Common Curriculum to develop information literacy learning goals and assess outcomes in the Loyola Core.
2. Coordinates and provides information literacy and technology instruction.
Promotes efforts to integrate information literacy into assignments, courses, and throughout curricula. Collaborates with Media Services, Learning Commons, Special Collections & Archives, and Online Learning Team regarding instruction. Maintains the library instruction teaching schedule and classroom reservations.
3. Leads the Library’s active liaison program to partner with teaching faculty on information literacy, research support, collection development, and the use of information resources. Facilitates collaboration between the Teaching and Learning Team and the Information Resources Team.
4. Develops a community of practice among the library instructors. Creates internal and external opportunities for professional development regarding instruction.
5. Provides, coordinates and assesses reference and research services, including the AJCU chat service.
6. Participates in local, regional, and national library instruction communities.
Keeps current with trends and fosters awareness of new developments in research, instruction, scholarship and technology trends in order to integrate them into the library’s practice and planning.
7. Serves as a liaison to designated academic departments and centers on campus. Serves as liaison to the Honors program. Engages in collection development that supports teaching and learning in liaison departments.
8. Serves on library and university teams and committees. Serves as the library’s representative on the Standing Committee on the Common Curriculum.
9. Engages with area high schools and community partners to promote information literacy, lifelong learning, and academic libraries.
10. Fulfills expectations for promotion and tenure, including scholarship.
B. Additional Responsibilities
1. Participates in professional development to enhance skills and knowledge; attends professional meetings and conferences.
2. Identifies grant opportunities and works collaboratively to create proposals in support of library instruction.
A. Required Education, Experience, Skills and Abilities
1. Master of Library Science or equivalent degree from an American Library Association accredited school.
2. Minimum of two (2) years experience in an academic library related to instruction, reference, and liaison services.
3. Teaching experience, including information literacy, technology instruction, or instructional design. Knowledge of the concepts articulated in the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Demonstrated knowledge of student learning outcomes assessment.
4. Demonstrated leadership skills and experience in planning, implementing and assessing library initiatives.
5. Experience supervising and mentoring.
6. Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to foster a diverse and collegial work environment that encourages innovation.
7. Demonstrated skills and experience in collaborating within and outside the library to develop and deliver quality service.
8. Ability to balance varied responsibilities; demonstrated ability to work in an active learning environment and juggle multiple tasks.
9. Ability to develop and create online tutorials, guides, and other learning objects.
10. Potential to meet the requirements for promotion and tenure, including evidence of contributions to the scholarship of librarianship or teaching and learning.
B. Additional Desirable Qualifications
1. Familiarity with information literacy assessment tools.
2. Experience developing tutorials, research guides, and other learning objects.
3. Experience with teaching online.
4. Experience with Blackboard or other course management software.
5. Additional advanced degree.