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Head Learning Support and Student Success

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Temple University

Philadelphia, PA

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Description Reporting to the Associate University Librarian, the Head of Learning Support and Student Success leads efforts to integrate librarians into the teaching and learning enterprise at the University through collaboration with faculty and fellow academic support units. The Head develops a strategic approach to the academic research library as educational resource that positions the Libraries as a campus leader in enabling University undergraduates and graduate students to acquire the range of digital and information literacies that support student academic success. In collaboration with the Instruction Librarian and the Learning and Student Success Team, plans, delivers, and assesses information literacy initiatives for continuous refinement of forward-looking services. Conducts outreach to undergraduate and graduate affairs, teaching and learning center, writing center, tutoring services and others to create opportunities for coordinated support of student success initiatives. Applies knowledge of learning science and instructional design skill to lead the development of high-impact instruction and learning resources. Collaborates with Heads of the Arts, Humanities & Media, Business, Social Science & Education and STEM Units for the strategic integration of digital and information literacy into the curriculum in support of student academic success. Collaborates with Communication and Outreach Administrator to promote library learning services. In capacity as Team Leader for Learning and Student Success, will collaborate with the Associate Director for Organizational Research and Strategy Alignment to develop strategic objectives for unit and teams, and meaningful measures to assess progress towards those goals. With other unit leaders, coordinates policies and activities of the Academic Engagement and Service Delivery group with those of other University Libraries (UL) units and with established UL objectives. Supervises the Instruction Librarian. Contributes to the formulation of Libraries-wide policies and procedures and to the definition of goals and priorities. Performs other duties as assigned. Required Education and Experience: ALA accredited Master of Library Science degree and four years post-MLS experience in an academic or research library system including supervisory and instruction program experience. Two years supervisory, training and library instruction experience. Required Skills and Abilities: *Knowledge of contemporary research and instruction practices in higher education. *Ability to develop an information literacy initiative *Excellent oral and written communication skills *Evidence of ongoing professional growth and awareness of current\/emerging trends in librarianship *Ability to work within a collaborative environment in a research university setting, and a cross functional team-based environment in a library. \u00a0 Preferred: *Formal degree, significant coursework or comparable experience in instructional design and technology. *Evidence of strong planning and project management skills *Evidence of collaboration with external academic support services (e.g., teaching center) and academic affairs Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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