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Teaching and Learning Librarian

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University Of Maryland

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Campus\/College Information: As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore area, the University of Maryland Libraries serve more than 37,500 students and 4,200 faculty of the flagship College Park campus. The University of Maryland Libraries share the teaching, learning and research goals of the university. Its role as a key academic resource is evident in its service to the academic community and its actionable strategic plan. Recent membership in the Big Ten Academic Alliance is particularly meaningful to the University Libraries and will further propel the university\u2019s ascendancy in academic excellence. With collections including 4 million volumes and more than 40,000 serials subscriptions, the University of Maryland Libraries allocate 75 percent of its materials budget to electronic resources. Maryland ranks 39th among the 115 member libraries of the Association of Research Libraries and has an operating budget of $23.7 million. The University of Maryland Libraries benefit from being situated geographically within minutes of the nation\u2019s capital and its departments, agencies, and research centers. Position Summary\/Purpose of Position: The University of Maryland Libraries seeks a creative and service-oriented professional for the position of Teaching & Learning Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Teaching and Learning Services, the incumbent will contribute to a learner-centered information literacy instruction program by leading information literacy instruction for first year students and designing, creating, and maintaining online learning objects such as web-based tutorials, instructional videos, research guides. The successful candidate will enjoy teaching and engaging with students, partnering with campus services, developing innovative instructional programming, and supporting evidence-based practice through the design and implementation of student-centered assessment. As a member of the Research and Learning division, this position will serve as liaison to the assigned academic programs, responsible for engaging with the program by developing subject specific library instruction and providing general and specialized research assistance. The Teaching and Learning Librarian is responsible for three categories: 1) librarianship, 2) service and 3) scholarship and creativity. Librarianship includes supporting the Libraries information literacy program, liaison assigned academic programs and providing general reference and instructional assistance. Service includes a variety of work for the Libraries, University and profession, typically through service on committees beyond the assigned area of responsibility. Scholarship and creativity may come in several forms, but typically regarding subject specialization as it relates to undergraduate education. Minimum Qualifications: \u25cfMLIS from an ALA-accredited institution or international equivalent by date of hire. \u25cfEngagement with trends in higher education, including, but not limited to, the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. \u25cfKnowledge of online learning techniques, including the ability to design library tutorials, videos, and learning objects. \u25cfKnowledge of pedagogical practices, instructional design, and assessment of student learning. \u25cfCommitment to evidenced-based and reflective practice, evidenced through engagement in professional development, service opportunities, scholarship, or coursework. \u25cfA strong and visible personal and professional commitment to diversity and inclusion as a means to support institutional excellence. \u25cfExperience implementing information literacy theory and practice in the classroom. \u25cfExperience or aptitude in designing and leading professional development activities around pedagogical theories, learning techniques, and\/or student-centered learning. \u25cfExperience developing learning objects such as tutorials and videos. \u25cfDemonstrated ability to bring creative ideas forward in service of helping students learn about the value and use of libraries for their academic and personal success. Preferences: \u25cfAdditional graduate degree, with special consideration given to a masters in English or Education. \u25cfEngagement with trends in information literacy, including critical pedagogies. \u25cfKnowledge of tools and standards for creating accessible e-learning objects. \u25cfCommitment to mentorship for new professionals and MLIS students. \u25cfOne-year experience in an academic library setting, including providing in-person or digital reference services. \u25cfExperience supervising graduate and\/or undergraduate student workers. \u25cfFamiliarity with LibGuides software and other web discovery tools. \u25cfFamiliarity with course management software, particularly Canvas. \u25cfExperience leading and working in a team environment. \u25cfAbility to work effectively both independently and collaboratively in a diverse academic community Additional Certifications: Additional Information: For the full position description, please go to http:\/\/\/hr\/employment-opportunities\/staff-faculty-positions. Posting Date: 01\/09\/2018 Closing Date: 02\/21\/2018 Open Until Filled Best Consideration Date 02\/12\/2018 Physical Demands \u25cfDexterity and endurance to work at a computer. \u25cfPhysical and mental endurance to teach multiple information literacy instruction sessions. \u25cfAdequate physical mobility to retrieve and handle instruction materials, operate presentation equipment to ensure that sessions run effectively. Diversity Statement: The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity\/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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the University of Maryland has become one of the nation's leading public research and innovation universities. Today, the university stands as a preeminent institution dedicated to serving its state, the nation and the world. We've been recognized by The Wall Street Journal for the quality of our graduates, Kiplinger's Personal Finance for our overall value, The Princeton Review for our undergraduate entrepreneurship, and U.S. News & World Report for our overall excellence. The State of Maryland's success depends upon a world-class public research and innovation university. Maryland functions in a knowledge-driven, global economic environment in which change is lightning-fast and innovation constant. Other regions and peer institutions are not standing still, and in the growing competitive environment, Maryland's continued success must be a priority. The state will depend increasingly on the talent, knowledge and creativity generated by its flagship university.

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