Information Literacy and Assessment Librarian (Misericordia University, Pennsylvania)

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Created: January 12, 2013


Information Literacy and Assessment Librarian (Misericordia University, Pennsylvania)
This full time position will implement a campus-wide information literacy program that consists of assessment, evaluation and information partnerships with faculty on campus.  Specifically, the Information Literacy and Assessment Librarian will review, design, coordinate, and evaluate a campus-wide information literacy program; develop and administer program assessments; train instructors to teach students how to identify their information needs, locate and gather resources for effective academic use; and serve as a liaison to assigned departments for collection development and library instruction. Qualifications: Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited school a minimum of two years related experience and/or training knowledge of library systems and accepted reference practices experience and familiarity with searching library databases familiarity with accepted methods of assessment testing for information literacy in all formats knowledge of and the ability to interpret the ACRL Standards for Information Literacy to develop a viable program knowledge of integrated library system, such as Sirsi, and online instruction and web based tutorial programs, such as Camtasia, LibGuides, and Blackboard computer proficiency and experience with the Internet, email and basic computer software programs in a Windows environment, including word processing, presentation, database and spreadsheets Preferred qualifications: experience in using technology in an educational or library setting experience developing and delivering information literacy instruction in health sciences experience with html/web authoring and editing programs experience in an academic library setting experience using a Sirsi system Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered. This position also requires the demonstrated ability to use online instruction, web based instructional tools, and other Web 2.0 resources; the ability to create library instruction materials that assist in teaching information literacy principles; and the ability to design online instruction, web based tutorials and content modules for delivery through various means.  The ability to work rotating evenings and weekends is required. Misericordia University is committed to student, faculty and staff diversity and values the educational benefit this brings to campus.  Candidates should indicate any experience and/or leadership that contribute to this goal. For confidential consideration, please apply online with a cover letter, resume, and references at (listed under Staff Employment) or by mail addressed to Misericordia University, Office of Human Resources, 301 Lake Street, Dallas, PA  18612. Misericordia University, an 88-year-old institution founded by the Sisters of Mercy, offering baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees, is located adjacent to the Pocono Mountains region of Northeastern Pennsylvania, approximately 2 hours from New York City, and Philadelphia.  The university's approach of combining a quality liberal arts education with professional preparation and service to others has resulted in its wide regional acclaim.

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