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Instructional Design Librarian

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Responsible for leading the collaborative development, promotion, delivery

and evaluation of flexible, diverse, and user-centered learning tools to

support information literacy and related learning outcomes. Develop and

conduct needs assessments and usability studies for instructional tools.

Provide specialized information and research assistance, subject-specific

library instruction, and develop appropriate library collections and

content. Provide general research assistance as scheduled.

*Position/Job Responsibilities *

1. Lead library instructional initiatives to incorporate emerging

pedagogies, best practices in information literacy, universal design, and

the scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL) via development, training

and consultation. Identify, evaluate, and implement current and emerging

educational technologies. Create media content to support the instructional

goals of the library. Participate in the library’s collaboration with

Information Technology Services to develop effective learning experiences

and enhance library services and resources delivered via the Course

Management System and other online platforms.

2. Serve as the library liaison to the Psychology, Politics, and Sociology

departments, promoting Library services and resources that support and are

aligned with disciplinary work in the departments. Establish and maintain

communications to keep faculty apprised of new acquisitions, library

procedures, and solicit opinions on resources to be considered for addition

to the collection.

3. Design, manage, deliver, and assess course-integrated instruction

sessions linked to curricular learning outcomes. Develop materials and

assignments based on best practices, including active learning or

problem-based learning activities, for teaching information literacy and

research skills.

4. Select relevant materials in all formats (print, digital, multimedia)

for the library collection in assigned subject areas. Monitor expenditures

of funds budgeted for content development in assigned disciplines and

ensure the timely expenditure of these funds within the fiscal year.

5. Undertake the investigation into, design of, experimentation with,

and delivery of learning objects, tutorials, materials, and tools that

utilize emerging technologies or innovative pedagogical approaches to

teaching information literacy.

6. Maintain knowledge of emerging trends, best practices, and pedagogical

principles in instructional design and information literacy, including but

not limited to the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher


7. Provide research assistance services. Stay informed of new and changing

resources, trends, and methods in instruction, reference, and research


8. Develop and demonstrate a multicultural awareness and contribute to

cultivating an inclusive, diverse and respectful College community.

Demonstrate civil and inclusive behavior when interacting with staff,

faculty, students and visitors to the College. Promote a flexible,

collaborative and inclusive work and living environment and engage in

educational opportunities to increase awareness and understanding of

diversity and inclusion.

9. Develop and evaluate library policies and procedures, services,

activities, and facilities in collaboration with library colleagues.

Maintain familiarity with library policies and procedures and accurately

communicate them to library users as necessary.

10. Participate in various library and College teams, groups, and

committees, as well as in the activities of professional associations

and/or community groups related to librarianship. Assist with special

projects as assigned.

*Position/Job Qualifications *

A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school;

demonstrated knowledge of information processes and resources; coursework

or professional experience with instructional design, learning theory,

and/or the scholarship of teaching and learning; technical proficiency with

web productivity tools; experience with digital media technology; ability

to deliver user-centered information services; strong public service

orientation; strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability

to effectively work and interact respectfully within a diverse and

inclusive environment; experience in preparation, delivery, and evaluation

of effective library instruction; and ability to deal positively,

collegially, and proactively within a changing environment; understanding

of, and the ability to conduct research in the Social Sciences and general

information science; and experience with the analysis of user needs and the

ability to work effectively both in a team environment and independently

required. Experience with Social Science reference and information literacy

initiatives in an academic or special library, and relevant undergraduate

or graduate coursework preferred.

*EEO Statement *

Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and

encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that

contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.

*Instructions for submitting your application: *

Interested applicants must apply online at and

attach a resume and cover letter. Questions about online application should

be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Screening

of applications will begin immediately.

Work authorization (select one): Visa sponsorship is not provided for

this position

Department description

*College Description *

At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500

students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education

landscape. We offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes

students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our


We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part

of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative

collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support

and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their

own innovative ideas and achievements.

We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique

points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a

wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents,

and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse

minds can learn, succeed, and excel.

When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of

core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative,

inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. They

must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional

integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional

development, and show that they will engage in the college.

Nestled in the heart of New York State’s scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca

College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is

just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and

charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally

diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger’s as one of the top 10

places to live in the United States.

To learn more about Ithaca College, visit us at

Market Hiring Range $58,000 to $63,000

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