Instructional Design Librarian

Ithaca, NY
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Created: April 13, 2018


Vacancy ID S2273
Department Library
School/Parent Organization Provost and Academic Affairs Parent Org
Division Provost and Academic Affairs Division
Employment Category Fulltime-Regular
Anticipated start date 08/06/2018

*Position/Job Summary *
Responsible for leading the collaborative development, promotion, delivery
and evaluation of flexible, diverse, and user-centered learning tools to
support information literacy and related learning outcomes. Develop and
conduct needs assessments and usability studies for instructional tools.
Provide specialized information and research assistance, subject-specific
library instruction, and develop appropriate library collections and
content. Provide general research assistance as scheduled.

*Position/Job Responsibilities *
1. Lead library instructional initiatives to incorporate emerging
pedagogies, best practices in information literacy, universal design, and
the scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL) via development, training
and consultation. Identify, evaluate, and implement current and emerging
educational technologies. Create media content to support the instructional
goals of the library. Participate in the library’s collaboration with
Information Technology Services to develop effective learning experiences
and enhance library services and resources delivered via the Course
Management System and other online platforms.
2. Serve as the library liaison to the Psychology, Politics, and Sociology
departments, promoting Library services and resources that support and are
aligned with disciplinary work in the departments. Establish and maintain
communications to keep faculty apprised of new acquisitions, library
procedures, and solicit opinions on resources to be considered for addition
to the collection.
3. Design, manage, deliver, and assess course-integrated instruction
sessions linked to curricular learning outcomes. Develop materials and
assignments based on best practices, including active learning or
problem-based learning activities, for teaching information literacy and
research skills.
4. Select relevant materials in all formats (print, digital, multimedia)
for the library collection in assigned subject areas. Monitor expenditures
of funds budgeted for content development in assigned disciplines and
ensure the timely expenditure of these funds within the fiscal year.
5. Undertake the investigation into, design of, experimentation with,
and delivery of learning objects, tutorials, materials, and tools that
utilize emerging technologies or innovative pedagogical approaches to
teaching information literacy.
6. Maintain knowledge of emerging trends, best practices, and pedagogical
principles in instructional design and information literacy, including but
not limited to the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher
7. Provide research assistance services. Stay informed of new and changing
resources, trends, and methods in instruction, reference, and research
8. Develop and demonstrate a multicultural awareness and contribute to
cultivating an inclusive, diverse and respectful College community.
Demonstrate civil and inclusive behavior when interacting with staff,
faculty, students and visitors to the College. Promote a flexible,
collaborative and inclusive work and living environment and engage in
educational opportunities to increase awareness and understanding of
diversity and inclusion.
9. Develop and evaluate library policies and procedures, services,
activities, and facilities in collaboration with library colleagues.
Maintain familiarity with library policies and procedures and accurately
communicate them to library users as necessary.
10. Participate in various library and College teams, groups, and
committees, as well as in the activities of professional associations
and/or community groups related to librarianship. Assist with special
projects as assigned.

*Position/Job Qualifications *
A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school;
demonstrated knowledge of information processes and resources; coursework
or professional experience with instructional design, learning theory,
and/or the scholarship of teaching and learning; technical proficiency with
web productivity tools; experience with digital media technology; ability
to deliver user-centered information services; strong public service
orientation; strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability
to effectively work and interact respectfully within a diverse and
inclusive environment; experience in preparation, delivery, and evaluation
of effective library instruction; and ability to deal positively,
collegially, and proactively within a changing environment; understanding
of, and the ability to conduct research in the Social Sciences and general
information science; and experience with the analysis of user needs and the
ability to work effectively both in a team environment and independently
required. Experience with Social Science reference and information literacy
initiatives in an academic or special library, and relevant undergraduate
or graduate coursework preferred.

*EEO Statement *
Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and
encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that
contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.

*Instructions for submitting your application: *
Interested applicants must apply online at and
attach a resume and cover letter. Questions about online application should
be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Screening
of applications will begin immediately.
Work authorization (select one): Visa sponsorship is not provided for
this position
Department description

*College Description *
At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500
students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education
landscape. We offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes
students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our
We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part
of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative
collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support
and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their
own innovative ideas and achievements.
We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique
points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a
wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents,
and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse
minds can learn, succeed, and excel.
When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of
core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative,
inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. They
must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional
integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional
development, and show that they will engage in the college.
Nestled in the heart of New York State’s scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca
College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is
just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and
charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally
diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger’s as one of the top 10
places to live in the United States.
To learn more about Ithaca College, visit us at
Market Hiring Range $58,000 to $63,000

How to apply


Ron Gilmour
Web Services Librarian
Ithaca College Library


Published: Friday, April 13, 2018 14:48 UTC

Last updated: Friday, April 13, 2018 14:48 UTC