Instruction Librarian

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Created: December 14, 2012


The J. Murrey Atkins Library at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is seeking an Instruction Librarian. In collaboration with the Library Instruction Coordinator and Atkins Library’s teaching librarians, the Instruction Librarian leads in the design of pedagogically rich tools and modules to enhance critical thinking and information literacy learning.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a rapidly growing research intensive University offering over 25,000 students a variety of undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs in seven academic colleges. UNC Charlotte’s Atkins Library is a comprehensive research library with over 42,000 serial titles and an annual budget of over $10 million.

UNC Charlotte is located in the largest city in North Carolina, a beautiful southern city of 600,000 with over 1.5 million in the greater metropolitan area, and the second largest banking center in the nation in one of the fastest growing regions in the country.  Located on a 1,000 acre wooded campus, the University is accessible to the city's performing arts and cultural and sports events and to recreational lakes.


* Master’s degree in Library Science or equivalent from a program accredited by the American Library Association.
* Undergraduate degree.
* Demonstrated knowledge of production tools (e.g. Adobe Creative Suite, Audacity, Camtasia).
* Classroom teaching experience


* Advanced degree in field or sub-field of Education and/or coursework in instructional design or educational technology
* At least three years experience with library instruction in an academic library.


* Implements and maintains general and course-specific library instruction materials, including online learning objects (e.g. online courses, LibGuides, Moodle blocks, games, assessments, tutorials, social media applications) and instructional modules to enhance critical thinking and information literacy learning.
* Designs and develops technology-based learning objects across a broad range of disciplines which integrate graphic, text and audio elements in multi-media learning materials.
* Supports teaching librarians in learning and using technology for library instruction, and in creating effective lesson plans, assignments and assessment strategies for that instruction.
* Encourages teaching librarians and staff to experiment and take risks with instructional design and technologies.
* Teaches library research instruction sessions to students in assigned programs and subject areas, with an emphasis on first-year and online instruction.
* Maintains a research agenda encompassing best practices and innovations in library instruction and instructional design.


*  Demonstrated knowledge of applications and technologies used in higher education instruction.
*   Expertise in learning theory, pedagogical methods, and the design and development of online learning objects and instructional modules.
* Commitment to the librarian’s teaching role in the University.
* Evidence of professional growth potential through publication, professional activities, or other contributions to the field.
* Excellent oral and written communication skills.
* Ability to work collaboratively in a diverse team environment.
* Ability to work effectively in an organization in which change is both necessary and constant.


* Full-time
* Work schedule may include evenings and weekends
* Reports to the Head of Research and Information Services
* Excellent benefits package
* Salary: competitive and dependent upon relevant experience and abilities


(Search Faculty Vacancies - Position #8023)

The following Application Materials must be attached to your electronic submission:

* Cover letter,
* Resume
* Names (including titles and company/institutions), addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 professional references.

The Search Committee will not contact references without contacting the candidate first and verifying permission. The review of applications will begin immediately. Apply as soon as possible for full consideration. Anticipated start date is March 1.  Appointment requires successful completion of background check. Members of minority groups and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply for this position.


For additional information about The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, please visit our Web site: For further details about Atkins Library, please consult our web site:


Published: Friday, December 14, 2012 17:42 UTC

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