(20151203-2) Assistant/Associate Professor, tenure track ~ Head of Instruction and Outreach -- Nazareth College, Rochester, NY 14618

Assistant/Associate Professor, tenure track ~ Head of Instruction and Outreach  

Nazareth College is seeking a proactive and dynamic  librarian to lead the Research and Instruction department at the Lorette Wilmot Library as we embark on a period of growth  and transition.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Library Director, this tenure track position will have primary responsibility for the planning, implementation, and coordination of a library instruction program that supports student retention and success. The successful candidate will play a major role in conducting information literacy instruction sessions and will also coordinate the library team to provide additional instructional sessions. This includes developing  methods that use active learning pedagogy within courses and mentoring other librarians in the use of effective pedagogical methods. The Head of Instruction and Outreach will be instrumental in creating the overall vision and guiding the process of setting priorities, developing appropriate strategies in achieving objectives and enabling successful outcomes through the best use of library assets.  

  • Coordinates the information literacy instruction program, promoting the integration of information literacy instruction across the curriculum, while serving as lead instructor 
  • Develops library support for online delivery of instruction  
  • Develops innovative strategies for face-to-face and virtual library services and programs in support of learning, research, and scholarship
  • Monitors the library and higher education information environment, anticipating the impact of trends and developments on outreach, learning, and research service
  • Assesses the effectiveness and impact of library outreach, learning, and research support services
  • Uses assessment data to continuously improve research and  instruction services
  • Provides individualized reference services to students, faculty and others through in-person, telephone, online and chat
  • Creates and updates library publications, including subject guides and video tutorials
  • Supervises 1.50 FTE reference librarians and develops departmental goals that support the library and college’s strategic plan
  • Partners with other library departments to assure effectiveness of library services and user success
  • Collaborates with academic partners to ensure relevance and effectiveness of instruction programs
  • Collaborates with with other student support services in the delivery of programs and services as we transition into a Learning Commons
  • Participates in library-wide planning and projects through service on teams, committees, task forces, and special projects 

Minimum qualifications:  ALA accredited master’s degree in library or information science.  Requires at least 3 years of experience in the provision of research and instruction, including their assessment, plus flexibility in adapting to changing organizational priorities and technological environments, strong customer focus with a passion for the profession, demonstrated leadership in the management of projects and strategic initiatives, and evidence of respect for and understanding of people with diverse backgrounds, abilities, and needs. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with students, faculty, community residents, librarians, and support staff are essential.

Preferred qualifications: Previous supervisory experience, knowledge of current practices and trends in managing electronic resources, serials and integrated library systems is preferable.

Second master’s degree required for tenure.  

To apply send a letter of application, resume and the names and addresses of three references by December 11th to:  

Cathy Doyle, MSLS, MALS
Library Director
Lorette Wilmot Library
Nazareth College
4245 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618

Nazareth College, an independent, comprehensive institution with 2000 undergraduate and 800 graduate students, prepares its graduates to serve local and global communities through a wide range of liberal arts and professional programs. Nazareth seeks to hire faculty with a demonstrated commitment to excellent teaching, student success, and civic engagement, and an understanding of the educational benefits of ethnic and racial diversity in the campus community. The college is located minutes from downtown Rochester, New York, a city noted for its rich arts and cultural community and its international businesses and industry. Applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged. EOE

Posted Date: 
12/03/2015 to 01/03/2016