The Instructional Librarian is responsible for developing and coordinating the instructional program within the California College of the Arts Libraries. They provide leadership and vision for college-wide library instruction initiatives, serve as a resource in library instruction theory and practice, and document the activities, effectiveness, and needs of the instruction program through reports, presentations, data and statistical analysis. They demonstrate a strong commitment to providing instruction in both studio and non-studio practices, and to a diverse range of student and faculty proficiencies and needs. The Instructional Librarian partners with faculty, academic leadership, and the CCA Instructional Designer to develop content, services, and resources to support the integration of information literacy into the curriculum. Other duties, coordinated by the Associate Director, include collection management in areas of expertise, reference and research support , and promotion and outreach. The Instructional Librarian is enthusiastic and devoted to developing and strengthening library instruction and the role of libraries in a flexible, dynamic, evolving, media-rich art and design environment.
● MLS, M.Ed., or equivalent.
● Work experience in an academic library as well as teaching experience.
● Demonstrable expertise in the areas of information literacy, visual literacy, and critical
thinking, along with a working knowledge of learning and instructional theories.
● Subject expertise in one or more of the program areas currently in the CCA curriculum.
● Ability to use and develop current technologies as they relate to information seeking, use,
● Excellent written and oral communication skills for working effectively with students
and faculty with a range of learning styles and technical proficiencies.
● Demonstrated knowledge of HTML and ability to edit and maintain website content.
● Familiarity with LibGuides 2.0 and ability to design engaging research guides.
● Must have a high degree of creativity for developing innovative solutions, an affinity for
public service, and good time management and follow-through skills.
● Skilled in soliciting new ideas and feedback from user groups
● Ability to assess and learn from mistakes
● Some scheduling flexibility is required to accommodate instruction and public services
● Subject expertise in architecture or design.
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