Head Learning and Engagement; Associate or Principal Librarian

Oxford, OH
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Salary: 70000 - 85000
Created: February 23, 2023


King Library: The Head Learning and Engagement/Associate or Principal Librarian leads a team of instruction-focused librarians charged with development and coordination of Libraries’ learning and instructional engagement programs.  This role articulates strategies for end-user instruction and engagement with classroom instructors provided by the Libraries; develops shared practices, resources, and learning objects for use by library instructors, curricular instructors, and end users, particularly for online learning and flipped classroom models; and cultivates instructional skills and habits of continuous improvement in Libraries staff who have instructional duties.   Full-time, continuing contract eligible librarians are appointed or promoted to the rank of Assistant Librarian, Associate Librarian or Principal Librarian in accordance with the Libraries Appointment Rank and Promotion System (LARPS) https://www.lib.miamioh.edu/about/larps. The position reports to the Assistant Dean of Libraries. Miami University recognizes that technology enables us to find new ways of providing first class service and workplace flexibility.  This position is approved for remote work on a hybrid basis.  Remote work is a working arrangement that can be modified or revoked by Miami University at any time for any reason. 
The Head Learning and Engagement/Associate or Principal Librarian will provide leadership in developing an effective, collaborative, and positive departmental environment; supervising, mentoring, and evaluating activities of library staff; managing change; problem solving; setting vision for the department in alignment with Libraries and University priorities; communicating effectively within and across departments; represent and connect the library as needed at University meetings, events, committees, and other collaborations; oversee the Provision of a wide range of instructional services for the University community including information literacy instruction, student success programs, new student and non-academic affinity group outreach, and  first year composition courses; monitor and evaluate trends and developments relevant to academic libraries in the areas of student success as well as inclusive, experiential and affordable learning; the Head meets regularly and works collaboratively with fellow department heads as well as librarians and staff in a team environment to help develop and implement the Libraries’ vision and goals. 
Required: Masters’ degree or higher in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution or non-U.S. equivalent; a minimum six years of experience working in an academic, research or special library. Appointment at the Associate Librarian level requires a documented record of very strong service to the profession and/or scholarly and creative work which typically includes significant work at the local and regional level and a growing record at the national and/or international level. Appointment at the Principal Librarian level requires a documented record of excellence in service and/or scholarly and creative work which typically includes extensive impactful work at the local, regional and national level.
Consideration may be given to candidates with familiarity with current and emerging technologies; at least 3 years of experience supervising, leading and mentoring librarians; experience assessing instructional services for effectiveness; experience with fundraising and grant writing; excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated initiative and the ability to manage multiple projects and a commitment to professional development; demonstrated organizational, analytical, and critical thinking skills; commitment to fostering an environment of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of sex/gender (including sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking), race, color, religion, national origin (ancestry), disability, age (40 years or older), sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, status as a parent or foster parent, military status, or veteran status in its recruitment, selection, and employment practices. Requests for all reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to ADAFacultyStaff@miamioh.edu or 513-529-3560.

Last updated: Thursday, February 23, 2023 17:58 UTC