Instructional Design Librarian-University of Alaska Anchorage

The Consortium Library at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is recruiting for an Instructional Design Librarian with a strong commitment to information literacy instruction, user education services, and assessment. Reporting to the Head of the Instruction and Research Services Department, the successful candidate will be highly productive, innovative, and technologically adept, as well as committed to the goals for the Library’s instruction program, including embedding information literacy across the university’s curriculum, developing reusable online learning objects and templates, and integrating new technologies and e-pedagogy. The Library seeks to develop more effective and sustainable instruction practices to enhance student success.




Teaching Responsibilities




The nine faculty librarians in the Library’s Instruction and Research Department teach library research classes and workshops for their respective liaison programs and provide instruction for General Education Requirement (GER) and developmental courses (e.g., introduction to composition, college survival skills, preparatory English). This position will co-teach library research workshops to inform practice, and may co-teach as part of the instructor rotation for LS 101, an online one-credit introduction to library research course. Hours for instruction will include days, nights, and weekends. This position will manage the library instruction rooms in collaboration with the Head of Instruction and Research and the Library Systems Department.




This position will play an essential role in the ongoing development and support of the Library’s instruction program. The successful candidate will have the ability to develop curriculum and incorporate instructional technologies into the teaching and learning process in a library setting.




The Library Instructional Designer will employ expertise in learning theory, pedagogical methods, and learning outcomes assessment. As an active participant in the Library’s instruction program, the successful candidate will collaborate with library faculty to design curriculum, tools, and learning experiences that enhance critical thinking and information literacy. In consultation with the Head of Instruction and Research Services, the person in this position will also develop workshops for library and departmental faculty to improve the integration of information literacy concepts into discipline-based curricula.




The Library Instructional Designer is expected to participate in professional organizations and professional development opportunities. The successful candidate will have excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, and a strong commitment to excellent customer service.




Required Education


A Master’s Degree in Instructional Design or Instructional Technologies; or a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program (or equivalent) with certification, coursework or experience in Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, or related field.




Required Qualifications


* Two years of experience applying instructional design principles and techniques, learning theory, and pedagogical methods


* Evidence of knowledge of current and emerging trends in teaching and learning in higher education


* Experience employing methods for measuring student learning outcomes and teaching effectiveness


* Experience with e-learning authoring software, and web, media, or graphic production tools in teaching and learning applications; for example, tools used to build interactive learning modules, tutorials, surveys, and other curricular resources


* Evidence of participation in collaborative work




Preferred Qualifications


* Knowledge of or experience teaching information literacy concepts in an academic library setting


* Experience with course management software such as blackboard or similar


* Demonstrated leadership skills or project management experience




Job Duties


* Collaborates with library faculty to develop, teach, and assess library credit courses, course- integrated instruction, and single library research sessions


* Provides ongoing training and assistance to library colleagues in the use of instructional technologies and the methods of instructional design


* Collaborates with library faculty to design, deliver, and assess instructional materials such as interactive modules, tutorials, learning objects, and templates


* Maintains a deep knowledge of emerging trends and best practices in instructional design, and educational technologies


* Works with the Head of Instruction and Research to explore strategies for more effective and sustainable instruction practices


* Participates in key projects and campus initiatives related to information literacy, educational technologies, and student success in collaboration with the Faculty Technology Center and faculty university technology committees at UAA and other UA campuses


* Advises library faculty on the selection and use of appropriate instructional technologies


* Manages library instruction rooms in collaboration with the Head of Instruction and Research and the Library Systems Department




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