Distance Education Librarian

Washington, D.C.
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Created: December 18, 2012


Lead in the development and delivery of research and user services for online and off-campus communities at The George Washington University. The person in this position assesses the needs of students, faculty and administrators in order to determine and provide instruction, outreach and library services to GW’s off-campus population. The librarian serves as a liaison to the College of Professional Studies, the Teaching and Learning Collaborative, and to departments serving GW’s off-campus locations. S/he coordinates activities of staff in providing library materials and services and will be the contact person for library staff and university departments regarding services and collection development for off-campus education students.

This position participates as a member of the Research Services Group within Gelman Library and serves as a member of the Education and Instruction Group, advocating for off campus and online student needs within each group.

This position serves on library and university committees as needed. Some travel and evening/weekend hours are required. This position reports to the Coordinator, Instruction Services.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
• Facilitates the planning, development, promotion, delivery, and assessment of library services to students and faculty at off-campus sites and for online courses.

• Provides course-integrated, online and in-person library instruction

• Works with the Web Services Team, Reference Service Team, the Education and Instruction Group to maintain outreach and instructional materials for off-campus students and faculty.

• Participates in collection development to develop print and electronic library collections to support distance education programs.

• Works closely with the College of Professional Studies, the Teaching and Learning Collaborative, the Online Learning Initiative, and other GW entities to assess departmental needs and identify opportunities for collaboration on new services.

• Collaborates with Access Services, Resource Sharing, and other library departments to develop policies and procedures for library services to off-campus students.

• Provides general and specialized reference, research and consultation services in traditional and online environments.

• Travels to off-campus centers.

Minimum Qualifications:
• ALA accredited MLS and a minimum two years post-MLS experience

• Experience providing reference services and/or coursework in providing library reference services.

• Teaching experience and/or coursework in library instruction, information literacy, or education.


• Experience with Blackboard or other course management systems.

• Experience evaluating and implementing web-based technologies for outreach, reference and instruction.

• Experience delivering library services online, either synchronously or asynchronously.
• Demonstrated leadership in managing or coordinating group projects

• Demonstrated understanding of key issues, ideas, and trends in distance or online education.

• Ability to work effectively with co-workers in a collaborative, cross functional, team-based organization.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills.

• Working knowledge of standard computer office applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or other productivity software. Working knowledge of video creation tools such as Captivate, Camtasia, or Jing.

• Advanced degree in Educational Technology.

• Educational background or collection development experience in Education, Engineering, or other field related to offerings of our College of Professional Studies. (See http://cps.gwu.edu/academicprograms)


Published: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 04:39 UTC

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