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LSU Discover Librarian

General Librarian

Deadline:  August 21, 2014

.75 FTE Research and Instruction Services, LSU Libraries

.25 FTE Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED), Office of Undergraduate Research

PIN # 038067


The LSU Discover Librarian reports to the Head, Research and Instruction Services, and the Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, who will coordinate supervision of the incumbent to ensure that work essential to the success of LSU Discover is carried out in a timely manner.  The incumbent will provide library instruction (including teaching LIS 1001) and will develop, deliver, update, and assess workshops, online tutorials, and other co-curricular activities in support of the QEP.  The incumbent will work closely with the LSU Discover Coordinator, the Council on Co-curricular Activities (CCA), Residential Life, and Communication Across the Curriculum (CxC), and may supervise student workers and GAs assigned to LSU Discover. The incumbent will also assist and support subject specialist librarians working with departments/programs participating in curricular transformation as part of LSU Discover.  In addition the LSU Discover Librarian will support subject specialist librarians who offer one-on-one assistance to students participating in multi-semester mentored research experiences. Support for subject specialist librarians may include teaching one-shots, sections of LIS1001, and providing general reference and information services, in person or virtually, to ensure that subject specialists are able to participate in LSU Discover without impinging on the normal services that they provide.  The incumbent also serves as a liaison between the Libraries and the Office of Undergraduate Research/ORED for grant proposal development and related activities, and will work with the LSU Discover Co-curricular activity taskforce assessment and implementation chairs.


45%  Provides library instruction in support of LSU Discover, developing, delivering, assessing, and maintaining workshops and tutorials, both online and in person, and teaching sections of LIS 1001 as the instructor of record, as necessary.

25% Carries out other activities in support of LSU Discover, including but not limited to collaboration with the LSU Discover Coordinator, Residential Life, and CxC in planning and publicizing LSU Discover events; may supervise student workers and/or graduate assistants in support of those activities.

10% Assists and supports subject specialist librarians working with departments/programs that are participating in curricular transformation as part of LSU Discover.

10% Compiles, analyzes, and reports assessments of LSU Discover co-curricular activities.

 5%  Serves as liaison between the LSU Libraries and the Office of Undergraduate Research/ORED for proposal development activities.

5% Teaches “one-shots” (one-time instructional support for classes) in order to provide release time for other library faculty to participate in LSU Discover support activities.


Required: A master’s degree in library or information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association.    Demonstrated competence in utilizing technology to create and deliver online content and instruction. Evidence of excellent communication and organizational skills.


Preferred: Experience in/with teaching information literacy and critical thinking, both in person and online; instructional design; designing and implementing assessments of student learning outcomes; conducting research; using web-scale discovery services (such as EBSCO Discovery) and Moodle or a similar educational platform; data management; grant writing.


The application deadline is August 21, 2014 or until the position has been filled.  To apply for this position, go to

For additional information, contact:

Dawn Zaske

Coordinator, LSU Libraries

Ph. 225-578-2217







Instructional Design Librarian, Visiting Assistant Professor of Bibliography

 Deadline: none given will post until September 25, 2014

The University of Akron seeks a dynamic, creative, and organized library professional to help implement the information literacy program for the University Libraries (UL) as the Instructional Design Librarian.  This is an initial one-year appointment as a visiting assistant professor.  The Instructional Design librarian will serve as a resource for subject librarians related to pedagogy, technology integration, and best practices for information literacy instruction. The successful candidate will partner with subject librarians to create learning objects that reflect best practices in instructional design to be used in all parts of the UL information literacy program including Web-based tutorials, video and audio content for inclusion in the campus learning management system (Springboard), and synchronous methods for embedding information literacy in Web-based courses. The Instructional Design Librarian may participate in library committees, governance and working groups.  This position reports to the Head of Research and Learning Services.


Other responsibilities include:


    participation in leadership of the UL information literacy program by developing a plan for learning modules and object development, assessment, and revision;

     development of learning objects in support of the UL information literacy program employing best pedagogical practices, current instructional technology, and learner-centered design;

     support of professional development for subject librarians related to pedagogical and instructional technology to serve the UL information literacy program;

     participation in the subject librarian program, providing reference services, instruction, and collection management in support of the research and curricular needs of the students and faculty;

     coordination of the resources for the UL embedded librarian program, including developing shared tools, and learning objects for integration into the UA learning management system for selected courses; and

     promotion of the UL information literacy program in general and the embedded librarian program in particular.


Required Qualifications


     MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited school

     Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in instructional design and the ability to use current educational technologies

     Demonstrated knowledge of electronic resources for research and reference services

     Superb written and oral communication skills

     Ability to work well with others and to provide leadership within the diverse settings of a complex university organization

     Strong service ethic and demonstrated appreciation for and the ability to work with a diverse student body

     Demonstrated interpersonal and organizational skills, including the ability to manage projects effectively


Preferred Qualifications


       Educational background in instructional design, or experience in an academic library setting designing learning objects for information literacy instruction

     Experience creating and maintaining student-focused Web-based content

     Completion of any ACRL Immersion program

     Undergraduate degree or second Master’s degree in Educational Technology, Instructional Technology, Instructional Design, or related

     Experience providing instruction or support in learning management systems in general and Springboard in particular

     Experience conducting instructional sessions, either in-person or online



About The University of Akron

 Deadline:  none given will post until August 25, 2014

Here you will find excellence in the breadth and quality of our 302 academic degree programs, for the more than 27,000 students representing 48 U.S. states and 78 foreign countries.  They're a culturally diverse group and they come from a broad economic spectrum.  Here you will find a metropolitan setting that places you in the heart of a dynamic, regional economy, and in sync with the pulse of business, government and the community.


Most important, here you will discover energy, in the high-tech classrooms of our new academic buildings, in our new Student Union and Student Recreation and Wellness Center, and among the 200 student organizations on campus.  Excellence, opportunity and energy.  You will find all three at The University of Akron.


Application Deadline

Review of applicants will begin August 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application at:‌/jobs and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae documenting education and relevant experience, and the names and e-mail addresses of three professional references to your profile.

Go to "My Career Tools" on the Careers home page and upload the required documents under the link "Cover Letters and Attachments."

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with reference to the minimum and preferred qualifications.  This is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.  A curriculum vitae may be submitted but will not be accepted in place of any information requested on the application.  For assistance with your application or attachments, please call 330-972-5988.
Background Check Statement

The University of Akron is committed to providing a safe environment for all students and employees.  The university endeavors to protect the health, welfare and safety of all students, employees and visitors on our campus.  As such, the university will conduct a pre-employment background check for all applicants selected for employment.
Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Akron is an equal education and employment institution. It is the policy of this institution that there shall be no unlawful discrimination against any individual in employment or in its programs or activities at The University of Akron because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, military status or status as a veteran.



ILS Librarian



The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC), in Pittsburgh PA, is seeking applications for a full-time ILS Librarian.  This is a 12 month, tenure track position with membership in the American Federation of Teachers’ Union.  This position provides quality library services to the college community by maintaining the Integrated Library Systems (ILS).

 No deadline given - will post until September 25, 2014

Job Specifications:

Master's degree in the field of library science with a specialty in cataloging and working with ILS, preferably SirsiDynix, from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited graduate program; including a knowledge of information, public and circulation services procedures; and proficiency in the use of computers in contemporary library services. Academic library experience preferred.

Applicants are expected to utilize best practices and innovation, maintain high standards of competence in the discipline, the ability to retain students and work with a diverse student population and have strong communication skills. Degrees must be from an accredited institution.

Job Duties:

1. Manage, update and trouble shoot the ILS of the College.
2. Work collaboratively with the College's Instructional Technology Department.
3. Train the appropriate staff in using the up-dates of the ILS system.
4. Identify the appropriate security level of the access the ILS system; delete staff who should no longer have ILS access.
5. Coordinate the updating of the OPAC Interface and the electronic book collection.
6. Participate in the publicity efforts of the library and the College.
7. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty and staff.
8. Communicate with the technical services staff concerning cataloging and processing of library materials.
9. Recommend assignments and their priorities for clerical staff in the library area to the supervisors.
10. Assist in the collection of data and preparation of reports pertinent to the library area.
11. Serve on appropriate committees.
12. Performs other duties as assigned.


Interested applicants can find out more about the position and apply at