Instruction & Technology Librarian

Norton, MA
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Salary: $58-62k
Created: June 13, 2023


The Instruction & Technology Librarian facilitates the use of information resources and technology in teaching, learning, and scholarship for faculty and students. This liaison provides professional development opportunities to encourage faculty’s attention to transversal learning efforts for information and digital literacies in the classroom and supports students with campus-wide programming, research consultations, and learning experiences in assigned areas. Reporting to the Director of Research and Instruction, this position serves as an administrator for instructional technology systems, including the LMS, develops programmatic objectives, training, and documentation, and advocates for effective use of current and emerging technologies in teaching and learning. This position will enable new initiatives and set standards in digital learning spaces for summer and winter sessions, pre-college, and 4+1 programs. The librarian will welcome the inaugural class of students in a brand new nursing program and design the library’s relationship with this and other departments in the Sciences Division.

-Collaborates with faculty, typically but not limited to the liaison area, to deliver a program of information and technology fluency for Wheaton’s students in support of the foundational and transversal learning necessary to develop competencies within the college’s interdisciplinary curriculum.

-Serve as administrative and pedagogical support for current instructional technologies, including Canvas, Canvas Studio, and Domain of One’s Own and assist the campus in realizing their application for traditional and online teaching modalities. Encourage development of technology-rich learning objectives among faculty, experimentation and skill-building among students through workshops and modeling.

-Collaborate with academic departments in the Sciences Division to develop expertise in subject-specific resources, understand information needs and address gaps in diverse and equitable representation in the library’s holdings, and to select appropriate items for the library’s collection. Advocate and design professional development opportunities for faculty to understand and adopt OER materials in the liaison area.

-Other activities: foster belonging and connection to the college and the library through participation in student orientations, welcome events, active and passive programming efforts

-Professional development: Remains current with developments in relevant professional areas through reading, research, and participation in conferences and meetings. Scouts technology trends that relate to library and academic technology. Upgrades skills through personal study, workshops, and conference attendance, etc.

-Other Duties: Performs all other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor. This may include attendance of and participation in required training.


Minimum Qualifications

MLIS required, recent graduates will be considered
1-3 years experience teaching and/or providing support for instructional technologies
Experience working in academic libraries, lesson planning, and teaching
Significant interest in and demonstrated ability to learn new technologies independently
Broad knowledge of common research materials in the sciences
Experience providing reference interviews and consultations
Strong project management skills
Exhibits initiative on independent projects and works collaboratively with other librarians and library staff
Demonstrated commitment to practices that foster inclusion and belonging

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s in sciences/math field
Familiar with ACRL Framework for Information Literacy, critical information literacy, universal design for learning, and other inclusive pedagogies
Experience with WordPress or other content management system
Experience with Canvas or another Learning Management System


Published: Friday, June 16, 2023 19:48 UTC

Last updated: Friday, June 16, 2023 19:48 UTC