Reporting to the Information Literacy (IL) Library Manager, the Information Literacy and Liaison Librarian will be responsible for: developing and teaching information literacy and research skills classes; acting as liaison to faculty in a number of programs; provide citation instruction specializing in MLA style; takes a prominent role in metrics through overseeing the process of gathering, organizing and analyzing library information literacies activities data; assisting in the development of learning objects and assessment tools; delivering reference services by phone and in-person; delivering faculty and staff IL training as required. The Information Services Librarian must have a highly developed interest in the application of information technology in post-secondary education, knowledge of and concern for the instructional needs of community college students, strong interest in hybrid teaching and learning theories, ability to work with faculty and staff in a collaborative environment, and a commitment to innovation.
This professional position provides liaison and collaboration with teaching faculty in various programs at Newnham Campus as well as supports and facilitates information literacy metrics and pedagogy at all campuses. The librarian works closely with many faculty members across the college and is considered a peer. This librarian position provides professional input into course assignments and curriculum requirements especially with respect to research expectations and information literacy. The librarian delivers higher level teaching and instruction in a classroom environment tailored to the informational needs of the curriculum and program, including mapping information literacy and selected essential employability skill to degree program students. The librarian teaches information literacy competencies to students and faculty through a variety of modalities. The librarian brings to the position theoretical and applied knowledge of information organization, search and retrieval and the integration of information literacy competencies within education. The librarian supports the academic honesty policies of the college and offers expertise in building skills for citation and the ethical and legal use of information.
A minimum of a Master’s Degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science (or equivalent) from an ALA (American Library Association) accredited institution (an undergraduate degree in a business field would be an asset), and at least two years of experience in information literacy face-to-face classroom teaching within a postsecondary educational setting. The following are essential: strong understanding of key issues and trends in the design and delivery of information literacy instruction and program planning in support of the academic mission of the College; experience creating and delivering learning outcomes; skills to develop relevant and engaging instruction materials in collaboration with others; strong spreadsheet and database software knowledge (e.g. MSExcel, MSAccess, Survey Monkey); experience with current technologies and platforms used for elearning (e.g. Wordpress, Camtasia, Captivate, Libguides); basic web design using editors (e.g. Dreamweaver, etc.); experience with Course Management Systems, e.g. BlackBoard; strong reference desk skills; demonstrated experience in the use of and user training for electronic information products (e.g. Lexis/Nexis, Proquest, Ebscohost,) and automated library systems (e.g. Endeavor) and automated library systems (e.g. Voyager, SFX, Metalib); strong knowledge of microcomputer applications such as Microsoft Office, Windows, and Internet protocols; ability to manage a diverse workload, highly motivated to continually learn and upgrade skills; evidence of excellent written, verbal, presentation and communication skills are essential along with demonstrated experience of initiative, efficiency and collaborative skills; and strong leadership experience in a team environment. Familiarity with the rules of MLA and APA citation and ethical use of information is an asset; evidence of continued professional development, involvement and contribution; and, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, staff and the public; excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills to interact effectively with the College’s multi-cultural/racial staff, student and public population are requisite, as is an understanding of and commitment to equity in education.
Weekly Hours of Work
Up to 35 hours per week.
May 15, 2013
May 26, 2013
Applications must be submitted by the closing date.
Note: A skills assessment may be administered and proof of degrees, credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post secondary institutions and/or their international equivalents will be required at the time of interview.
Seneca College is committed to diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, especially aboriginal persons, francophones, members of sexual minority groups, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and women.
We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.