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Instructor (Online Learning Librarian)

Position Deleted on 2/03/2010. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Ypsilanti, MI
Faculty - Science - Library and Information Science
Full Time

General Summary:The Eastern Michigan University Library seeks a proactive, creative, service-oriented individual to play a key role on its Information Services Team. The Online Learning Librarian will develop curricula to support online teaching and learning in the context of the Library's information literacy efforts. He or she will design, implement, and evaluate technology-enhanced learning objects, instructional modules, and other online instructional materials. The successful candidate will collaborate with library faculty to create discipline-specific instructional materials that meet educational outcomes. He or she will explore new technologies related to online teaching and learning, and will provide leadership in the use of educational technologies. Responsibilities will also include reference and instruction (including some evenings and weekends), liaison with Extended Programs and Educational Outreach and may also include collection development and subject liaison duties.

Contributions beyond these primary assignments, such as publications, leadership in University service and professional organizations, and other research and creative activity, are required for tenure and promotion within the Eastern Michigan University faculty.

Required Qualifications include: an ALA-accredited degree in library or information science; teaching experience, preferably in an online environment; familiarity with learning technologies, especially online and digital media; experience creating online instructional materials; familiarity with standards for information literacy, online learning, and online library services; and experience providing in-person and online reference service. Preferred Qualifications include: a second graduate degree and three years of professional experience in an academic library. In short, if you have a passion for creativity in the online environment, as well as a commitment to teaching, learning, and public service, this is the position for you!

Appointment at the Instructor rank requires an ALA-accredited library or information science degree. Appointment at the Assistant Professor rank requires an ALA-accredited library or information service degree, 18 additional graduate credit hours and at least 3 years of professional library experience.

All applications must be made online at Posting #FA1017E. Applications must include a letter of interest and curriculum vitae, as well as the name, address, e-mail address, and phone number of three references. This position will remain open until filled. Applications received by January 15, 2010 will receive first consideration.

EMU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator that is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications from women, persons of color, and applicants with disabilities, veterans, and members of other underrepresented groups.
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