Position Announcement: Instructional Design Librarian, Yale University
Yale University Library
Instructional Design Librarian Yale University Library Medical Library Librarian I-II
THE UNIVERSITY AND THE LIBRARY One of the world's leading research libraries, Yale University Library is a full partner in teaching, research, and learning at Yale and is visited by scholars from around the world. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including approximately thirteen million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in twenty-two buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the new Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of nearly six-hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers. To learn more about Yale University Library and its collections and services, visit http://www.library.yale.edu/.
HARVEY CUSHING/JOHN HAY WHITNEY MEDICAL LIBRARY The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library contains 400,000 volumes, 6,800 electronic journals and a wide range of state-of-the-art electronic services. It serves the information needs of the Yale Schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing, the Yale-New Haven Hospital and other affiliated institutions of the Yale-New Haven Medical Center. The library staff works together as a team to provide responsive and effective support to meet the medical center's missions of research, education, patient care, and service. These is a continuing effort to use technology to facilitate patron access to information from library, campus, or remote locations and to deliver education sessions in person and, increasingly, online. The Medical Library is committed to excellence and quality service. The Medical Library contains a historical library with a large collection of rare medical books, medical journals from 1920, pamphlets, prints, and photographs, as well as current works on the history of medicine. Digitization projects are underway to make these materials freely available on the web. Please visit the Medical Library's web site at http://www.med.yale.edu/library
GENERAL PURPOSE: Reporting to the Coordinator of the Curriculum and Research Support unit, the Instructional Design Librarian provides the knowledge, skills, and coordination essential to create and maintain web-deliverable interactive, self-paced lessons, tutorials, and learning objects that extend effective library education to health sciences students, faculty, and staff in home, clinic, and office settings. The Instructional Design Librarian works closely and collaboratively with the Medical Library Education Services Librarian, Web Services Librarian, Curriculum Support Librarian, Systems Development staff, and library content experts in medical, public health, and nursing library units. The development and maintenance of relevant and timely on-demand tutorials supports digital library objectives for students, instructors, research and clinical staff, as well as complements and enhances library-based classes by delivering prerequisite, equivalent, or advanced learning topics 24/7 to any location.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Provide leadership in the design, development, and maintenance, and evaluation of web-deliverable interactive, self-paced lessons, tutorials, and learning objects. Coach and support content experts during instructional design collaboration. Curriculum and research support activities, including but not limited to staffing the information desk, conducting electronic reference services, and bibliographic instruction. Assess instructional design modules, based on principles of web usability, including web analytic tools. Provide faculty instructional design advice, expertise and consultation for medical school course development. Promote current and emerging technologies to library curriculum support and research units. Streamline and automate the maintenance of the Curriculum and Research Support web site. Provide programming advice, expertise and consultation for library project digital productivity. Perform library liaison duties to a clinical/research department. Serve on a variety of Library-wide and Medical Center-wide committees and task forces. Participate in research and Library service to meet the requirements for Yale Library promotion and tenure. Design, develop, and maintain a learning objects database.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: MLS degree from an ALA-accredited school. At least 2 years of experience creating web-based learning objects in various formats. Familiar with design principles for web-based learning objects. Familiar with concepts of multimedia production and audio engineering. Familiar with tools for creating screencast videos, such as Camtasia Studio, Adobe Captivate, SnapZ Pro, etc. For appointment at Librarian II level, minimum of two years of professional experience providing reference and instruction services in academic health sciences contexts. Preferred: Experience in the curriculum and research support unit of an academic health sciences library or teaching hospital.
SALARY AND BENEFITS Rank and competitive salary will be based upon the successful candidate's qualifications and experience. Full benefits package including pro-rated 22 vacation days; 18 holiday, recess and personal days; comprehensive health care; TIAA/CREF or Yale retirement plan; and relocation assistance. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references should be sent by creating an account and applying online at http://www.yale.edu/hronline/stars/application/ Please be sure to include Source Code #2825BR.
Background Check Requirements: All external candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment screening. All offers are contingent on successful completion of a background check. Internal candidates are also subject to pre-employment screening for this position.
Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.
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