Title: Information Literacy Coordinator/Assistant Professor of Bibliography
Organization: The University of Akron
Location: Akron, OH
Hours: None Given
Salary: Salary will be competitive, with a generous benefits package.
Principal Duties: The University Libraries at the University of Akron seeks an energetic, dynamic librarian to join its faculty and to lead its teaching and instruction programs. Duties and Responsibilities: The library seeks a proactive professional to initiate, lead, and foster projects and initiatives in the development of a comprehensive information literacy program. The person will design a program that will effectively integrate information skills into the university teaching/learning experience through a variety of offerings. This individual will partner with university librarians and teaching faculty to achieve three primary goals: 1) assessment of emerging instructional needs with regard to information literacy skills; 2) development and delivery of new learning opportunities and course enhancements; and 3) assessment and evaluation of all library instructional services and resources. Furthermore, this individual will have the technical and creative abilities to help design and organize web sites and other electronic tools in support of instructional aims. This person must also meet requirements and obligations for professional service activities as defined by faculty guidelines. This is a tenure track position.
Required Qualifications: MLS from an ALA- accredited institution; demonstrated ability to plan, organize, develop, implement and assess a program of instruction; demonstrated knowledge of information skills associated with information literacy; evidence of teaching experience; familiarity with electronic resources; demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills; a strong service orientation; and, the ability to work and coordinate activities within a team-structured organization that promotes collaboration and sharing of knowledge in a diverse educational environment. Preferred Qualifications: A second master's in a related field, such as instructional design or curriculum development or an undergraduate degree in education and a combination of skills and experience; prior experience in library public service; demonstrated ability to design web-based instructional materials; prior experience in conducting assessment activities in an educational setting; and participation in an ACRL information literacy institute or similar program.
Contact: Delmus Williams, Dean, University Libraries, Bierce Library, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325-1701.
Submit: Please submit a letter of application; 1-2 page statement of your vision for a program of information literacy in a university setting; resume; sample of your best instructional materials (or a list of URLs, if applicable); and list of three references (w
Deadline: Review of applications will begin on July 15, 2001, and will continue until position is filled.

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