Monday, April 11, 2011

English Liaison/Instruction and Reference Librarian

POSITION: English Liaison/Instruction and Reference Librarian
PCN: 305040, Full-time, tenure-track, regular appointment w/ benefits
LOCATION: UAA/APU Consortium Library - Anchorage, AK
BENEFITS: Salary: minimum $60K annually; excellent benefits, including
health and life insurance; tuition waiver benefits; represented by
bargaining unit.

The Consortium Library at the University of Alaska Anchorage is
recruiting for an Instruction and Reference Librarian with enthusiasm
and a strong commitment to information literacy instruction, user
education services, and assessment. This librarian should be highly
productive, innovative, and technologically adept, as well as
committed to exploring and understanding user experiences and
integrating new technologies and e-pedagogy into instruction.

The successful candidate will serve as instruction, reference, and
collection development liaison to the programs in English, Preparatory
English, and Creative Writing at both the University of Alaska
Anchorage (UAA) and Alaska Pacific University (APU). Liaisons provide
leadership in planning, developing, delivering, and assessing library
services for their respective programs. Outreach to academic programs
is a significant component of this position.

Instruction and Reference Librarians provide workshops in library
research strategies to classes in their disciplines, as well as
instruction for General Education Requirement (GER) and developmental
courses. Teaching responsibilities include actively promoting,
developing, and delivering face-to-face and distance instruction in
various formats. This position participates in the scheduling of
library instruction sessions and in a teaching rotation for LS 101, a
one credit online introduction to library research course.

Education and experience required for this position:
*A Master's Degree from an ALA-accredited Library and Information
Science program or equivalent
*Undergraduate or advanced degree in English, Literature, Rhetoric,
Languages, Creative Writing, or equivalent discipline/work experience
*One year of teaching experience

Knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position:
*Knowledge of instruction, information literacy, and instructional assessment
*Experience providing reference services to diverse populations
*Experience with web-based instructional technologies, such as
Camtasia, Captivate, LibGuides, e-portfolios, course management
systems, etc.
*Experience with online resources, tools, and services, including
databases, catalogs, full-text sources, web 2.0 including social
media, and current office productivity software, etc.
*Experience with marketing and outreach
*Evidence of participation in collaborative work

Preferred knowledge, skills or abilities for this position.
*Experience with instructional design/curriculum development,
including knowledge of e-pedagogy
*Collection development experience
*Knowledge of scholarly communication trends in the Humanities
*Leadership skills or experience
*Academic library experience

All applications must be submitted online:
Go to
Referring to PCN 305040, upload a cover letter of application, resume
or curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, email, and telephone
and fax numbers of at least three references.

For full consideration please apply by May 16, 2011. Applications
will be accepted until the recruitment is closed. Candidates are
encouraged to apply by the review date to receive full consideration.
Applications must be complete in order to be reviewed.

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