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Information Literacy and Learning Design Librarian, Stanford University Libraries

Position Deleted on 4/10/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Stanford, CA
Faculty - Science - Library and Information Science
Full Time

Classification: Associate Librarian/Librarian (3P2/3P3)
Salary: Compensation will be based on relevant qualifications and experience
Responsible to: Head of the Information Center

The Stanford University Libraries seek an enthusiastic librarian/teacher/scholar to work alongside general reference staff and subject librarians in promoting information literacy in both in-person and online learning environments at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Successful candidates will demonstrate a solid understanding of learning theory and educational design and will have experience in designing, teaching and evaluating workshops, classes, and other learning experiences. They will demonstrate an understanding of existing and emerging technologies as applied successfully in learning environments, and will have the capacity for providing leadership in instruction and learning design within a large research library setting. The Information Literacy and Learning Design Librarian will provide leadership and coordination in the development, promotion, and assessment of scalable information literacy initiatives for a wide variety of constituencies. S/he will design and deploy digital learning objects and will contribute to training and support of colleagues throughout the Stanford Libraries who are developing instructional tools.


  1. Designs, evaluates, and coordinates a scalable information literacy program by developing, in conjunction with colleagues across all libraries, standards for baseline competencies for various constituencies.
  2. Collaborates, in conjunction with librarians, with other programs and departments on campus to develop and promote baseline competencies and guidelines for information literacy.
  3. Shares in the evaluation of existing assessment tools or the creation of new tools to assess student-learning outcomes directed toward information literacy concept improvement.
  4. Develops and designs instructional tools for face-to-face and online instruction and, through training and assistance in instructional design, provides support for colleagues to create such tools.
  5. Serves as the primary coordinator of a single access point to collect, organize, and provide access to instructional tools created by disparate libraries/units.
  6. Develops a baseline of competencies required of the Stanford University Libraries' instructional team and implements a training program for staff.
  7. Analyzes trends in the scholarship of teaching and learning and judiciously applies ideas to build an innovative program.
  8. Keeps up-to-date with emerging technology trends and assesses their use for library teaching and learning.
  9. Sets goals, creates timelines, manages initiatives and communicates outcomes of the information literacy program.
  10. Teaches workshops using active learning techniques.
  11. Participates in library committees and professional activities.
  12. Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Requirements include: MLS/MLIS from ALA-accredited library school (or equivalent in education and/or experience) and 3+ years of relevant experience. Sound knowledge of learning theories, pedagogies, trends in higher education related to teaching and learning, and student learning assessment. Proficiency in digital technologies, web and mobile applications and technologies related to learning design. Demonstrated aptitude to engage students of various levels and convey information literacy concepts. Excellent oral and written communication skills and superb interpersonal skills. Demonstrated capability to work effectively and collegially with staff at all levels, as well as with faculty and students. Experience in project management. Experience working in a research library. Capacity to work independently. Ability to perform effectively in, and contribute to, a diverse, multicultural workplace environment.

Preferred: A second Master's or Ph.D. in Learning Design and Technology, Instructional Design, Education, or related field. Experience teaching information literacy workshops in an academic environment. Experience writing training documentation. Experience providing reference service in a busy research library. Strong service orientation.

Stanford University Libraries (SUL) develop and implement resources and services within the University libraries and academic technology units that support research and instruction. Stanford University Libraries consist of twenty libraries including Cecil H. Green Library, the main research library with collections in the humanities, social sciences, area studies, and interdisciplinary areas. The Information Center in Green Library includes reference services and collections, instructional services, interlibrary services, current periodicals, and newspapers.

Stanford is committed to the principles of diversity and encourages applications from women, members of ethnic minorities, and individuals with disabilities.

For complete consideration, please upload as one Word or PDF document a cover letter, resume/CV, an example of your instructional materials/guides/tutorials and three (3) references. You may upload the document in the "resume" section. Applications must be submitted electronically through by February 28, 2013.

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