Instructor/Assistant Professor, Library

Description

The Oregon Institute of Technology Library is seeking a creative, technology-savvy, and enthusiastic librarian to serve as our instruction coordinator.  The Oregon Tech main library is located in Klamath Falls, OR and serves over 3000 students. The Library is a member of the Orbis Cascade Alliance.

The successful applicant will enter as Instructor or Assistant Professor into a full time, 12 month, non-tenure track faculty position (based upon qualifications). This position reports to the Director of the Library and will be part of the library management team.The instruction coordinator will lead the library information literacy program through on site and virtual learning environments. The instruction coordinator will spearhead educational content development together with a team of librarians, and will provide outreach to the greater university community.

Primary responsibilities include: Developing, implementing, delivering and assessing the current and future library instructional needs of the institution including e-learning content; Ensuring that all library instructors are aware of the desired learning outcomes and goals and objectives of the overall instruction program. Assessing impact of library instruction program on meeting the mission of Oregon Tech; Collaborating on the development of credit-bearing research classes; Supporting information literacy needs of distance education students including strengthening and expanding the libraries’ online instruction presence; Marketing the library through social media and other strategies to promote library services and improve the library’s resources; Creating, writing and updating library publications, including subject guides and other instruction related web pages; Providing regular reference services, both in person and virtually. Variable reference hours are possible.

Minimum Qualifications

  • ALA accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science (MLS, MSLS, MLIS)
  • Knowledge of information literacy pedagogy, instructional design, and current digital learning technologies.
  • Familiarity with current and emerging trends in academic library services/resources.
  • Capacity to learn new skills quickly and to manage a variety of tasks and shifting priorities.
  • Ability to collaborate with staff at all levels and to work effectively in a collegial environment.

Applicants are expected to demonstrate a commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preferred qualifications include experience or advanced coursework in instructional design, and/or assessment.

To Apply

Review of applications will begin April 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Any applications received after April 1stmay not receive full consideration.

To apply, send a letter of application, current curriculum vita, and four professional references including names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses electronically to oithr@oit.edu.  Application material may also be mailed to Oregon Tech, Attn: Office of Human Resources, #14-66011, 3201 Campus Drive, Klamath Falls, OR 97601 or faxed to (541) 851-5200. 

For further information about the position or Oregon Tech, please visit our website at www.oit.edu/jobs or email the search chair,Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen at  dawn.lowewincentsen@oit.edu


OIT is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/ADA employer


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