· ALA-accredited master's degree or equivalent advanced degree.
· Experience serving as an English department library liaison and/or undergraduate degree in English.
· Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
· Demonstrated ability to manage workload, priorities, and deadlines in a collaborative work environment.
· Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
· Knowledge of best practices in delivering library services to first-year students, student learning, and information literacy theory and practice including the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education.
· Commitment to student-centered teaching and assessment practices as evidenced by professional development, scholarship, and/or coursework.
Additional Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)
? Experience with current and emerging instructional technologies.
? Advanced degree in English.
? Experience in teaching, facilitating learning, and designing instructional materials for first-year academic programs.
? Professional experience in an academic library setting.
? Library liaison experience.
? Record of scholarship and professional service
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The University Libraries at Appalachian State University seek a dynamic and effective individual for a new tenure-track faculty position of Information Literacy Librarian for the First Year Experience with liaison responsibilities to the Department of English. Reporting to the Coordinator of Information Literacy & Instruction, this librarian will lead the library in developing programs, services, and curricular initiatives that target first-year students. This faculty member will also provide information literacy instruction in the Department of English. As a member of the Learning and Research Services Team, the position collaborates with a team of librarians to enhance liaison services to users, including reference and research services, instruction, collection development, and outreach and engagement. This position will serve a population of students with a diverse range of thought, belief, and community experience.
? Develop and lead the library’s information literacy and instructional outreach to first year students.
? Serve as liaison to the Department of English.
? Create and implement faculty and student development efforts to incorporate information literacy instruction for first-year students.
? Offer training for librarians on teaching and learning needs of first year students.
? Communicate first-year students’ information literacy needs to campus units serving first-year students (First Year Seminar and First Year Rhetoric & Composition).
? Develop instructional materials designed using best practices for serving a diversity of students.
? Participate in team-based design, delivery, and assessment of reference and research services in the library.
? Teach in the information literacy instruction program by designing, delivering, and assessing online and face-to-face instruction.
? Provide research consultations to students and faculty.
? Collaborate with librarians to assess user needs and maintain relevant, high quality library collections and services.
? Participate in the University Libraries Liaison program, scholarship, service, and professional development.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicant must submit (1) a cover letter addressing the minimum qualifications and additional areas of interest, (2) a full C.V. including education and relevant experience, and (3) the name, address, email, and telephone number of three to five references who are knowledgeable about their qualifications for this position.
Salary and rank are determined on the basis of qualifications and experience. Information about tenure, promotion, and other faculty responsibilities is found in the University Faculty Handbook http://facultyhandbook.appstate.edu
Initial Review Date
January 14, 2019
Person and address to whom the application should be sent
firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Information Literacy Librarian for the First Year Experience
Description of Department or Unit
University Libraries of Appalachian State University consist of the Belk Library and Information Commons and the Erneston Music Library and employ 85 library faculty and staff. Belk Library is a beautifully designed and popular facility with over 1 million visits per year. We are a member of the Western North Carolina Library Network (WNCLN). Additional information about the Library, the University, and the surrounding area may be found at http://www.appstate.edu, https://library.appstate.edu, and https://hr.appstate.edu/hr-services/employment.
University Libraries seeks to recruit and retain a talented and diverse faculty. Candidates who are members of underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Our employees work in a collegial and collaborative environment, and the Libraries offer strong support for professional development.
Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Maranda Maxey, Director & ADA/504 Coordinator, at 828-262-3056 or email@example.com.
Description of the University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.
Appalachian State University is committed to developing and allocating resources to the fundamental task of creating a diverse campus culture. We value diversity as the expression of human similarities and differences, as well as the importance of a living and learning environment and conducive to knowledge, respect, acceptance, understanding and global awareness. Learn more at http://diversity.appstate.edu
Background Check Statement
Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report. For more information, please visit http://www.hrs.appstate.edu/employment
Eligibility of Employment
Proper documentation of identity and employability will be required before the hiring process can be finalized.
Appalachian State University, located in Boone, North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low faculty-to-student ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. It is one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system.