JOB: Information Literacy and Learning Design Librarian, Stanford University Libraries, Palo Alto

The Stanford University Libraries seek a curious and enthusiastic librarian/teacher/scholar to work alongside subject librarians to promote information literacy in in-person and online learning environments, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates must have knowledge of learning theory, expertise in effective teaching pedagogies, experience in assessment of student learning outcomes and the technical skills to create online tools. In collaboration with library staff, the Information Literacy and Learning Design Librarian will provide leadership and vision in developing, promoting and assessing scalable information literacy initiatives for a wide variety of constituencies. S/he will design and deploy digital learning objects and will contribute to training and support of other Library colleagues who are developing instructional tools.

Responsibilities:
• Manages, designs, and evaluates a scalable information literacy program by developing, in conjunction with colleagues across all libraries, baseline competencies for various constituencies.
• Coordinates programmatic efforts to integrate information literacy and research skills throughout all of the libraries’ instructional efforts.
• Evaluates existing assessment tools or creates new tools to assesses student learning outcomes directed toward information literacy improvement.
• Develops and designs instructional tools for face-to-face and online instruction and provides support for colleagues through training and assistance in instructional design.
• Coordinates and manages a single access point to collect, organize, and provide access to instructional tools created by disparate libraries/units.
• Develops a baseline of competencies required of the Stanford University Libraries’ instructional team and implements a training program.
• Analyzes trends in the scholarship of teaching and learning and judiciously applies ideas to build an innovative program.
• Keeps up-to-date with emerging technology trends and asseses their use for library teaching and learning.
• Sets goals, creates timelines, manages initiatives and communicates outcomes of the information literacy program.
• Teaches workshops using active learning techniques.
• Participates in library committees and professional activities.
• Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Requirements include: MLS/MLIS from ALA-accredited library school (or equivalent in education and/or experience) and 5+ years of relevant experience. Sound knowledge of learning theories, pedagogies, trends in higher education related to teaching and learning, and student learning assessment. Proficiency in digital technologies, web and mobile applications and technologies related to learning design. Demonstrated aptitude to engagingly teach information literacy concepts to students of various levels. Excellent oral and written communication skills and superb interpersonal skills. Demonstrated capability to work effectively and collegially with staff at all levels, as well as with faculty and students. Experience in project management. Capacity to work independently. Ability to perform effectively in, and contribute to, a diverse, multicultural workplace environment.

Preferred: A second Master’s or Ph.D. in Learning Design and Technology, Instructional Design, Education or related field. Experience teaching information literacy workshops in an academic environment. Experience providing reference service in a busy research library. Experience working in a large research library. Strong service orientation.

BACKGROUND:
Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Resources (SULAIR) develop and implement resources and services within the University libraries and academic technology units that support research and instruction. Stanford University Libraries consist of twenty libraries including Cecil H. Green Library, the main research library with collections in the humanities, social sciences, area studies, and interdisciplinary areas. The Information Center is housed in Green Library and includes reference services and collections, instructional services, interlibrary services, current periodicals, and newspapers.

Stanford is committed to the principles of diversity and encourages applications from women, members of ethnic minorities, and individuals with disabilities.

For complete consideration, please upload as one Word or PDF document a cover letter, resume/CV, an e-Portfolio (e.g. instructional materials, guides, tutorials) and three (3) references. You may upload the document in the “resume” section.  Applications must be submitted electronically through http://jobs.stanford.edu.