Information Commons & e-Learning Librarian

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Created: March 12, 2013


The Information Commons Librarian provides library leadership for the planning, management, and oversight of the Butler University Information Commons (IC) program. The IC program is a student staffed, research and technology support service provided in partnership with the Center for Academic Technology. This position provides the vision for initiatives that support the development of student information literacy competencies through peer interaction and plays a key role in integrating library services into Butler University’s developing e-learning curricula.

Additionally, the position oversees hiring, training, and management of IC student employees employed by Butler Libraries and acts as library liaison to one or more academic departments. The position reports to Butler Libraries’ Associate Dean of Public Services.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include:
  • working in partnership with the Center for Academic Technology to develop, direct, and assess shared Information Commons projects and initiatives that support the University curriculum and address evolving end-user needs;
  • collaborating with liaison librarians, faculty, and staff to create online learning tools and resources (e.g., online tutorials, web-casting instruction) that support the development of information literacy competencies;
  • hiring, training, and managing the Information Commons Assistants/Associates (approximately twenty students) who are employed by Butler Libraries;
  • serving as a liaison to an academic department, responsible for course-based information literacy instruction, collection development, and promoting faculty awareness of new delivery modes and issues in scholarly communication;
  • providing leadership in the adoption of emerging instructional technologies and trends in online learning relevant to Butler’s academic mission
Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Understand the broad universe of information and information-seeking processes to structure library services for users
  • Understand and apply principles of learning and instructional design into information literacy activities and library instruction
  • Use communication and interpersonal skills to interact effectively in a collaborative work environment
  • Understand and apply best practices in effective supervision
  • Use marketing and outreach skills to promote library resources and services as appropriate
  • Apply project management skills to plan, implement, and assess initiatives that align with the library’s mission
  • Integrate use of relevant current technologies and tools into everyday practice and demonstrate their value to others
  • Work collaboratively and effectively with diverse groups, including students, faculty, and staff
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master's of Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution and ability to meet minimum qualifications for the rank of Assistant Professor as stated in 20.30.30.B.2.a of the Butler University Faculty Handbook.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's of Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution, second graduate degree in instructional design or related area, and ability to meet minimum qualifications for the rank of Assistant Professor as stated in 20.30.30.B.2.a of the Butler University Faculty Handbook.

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