Teaching and Learning Librarian, University of Maryland Libraries, College Park MD

We are pleased to announce that the search for our new Teaching and Learning Librarian is now open.


This faculty librarian will report to the Head of Teaching and Learning Services in the Public Services Division.


Description: The University of Maryland Libraries serve the flagship campus of the 16 member University System of Maryland. The Libraries' information literacy program is large and robust, reaching 20,000 participants in 1,000 orientations, tours and instruction classes annually. Within this program, this position is responsible for designing, creating, coordinating, teaching, and assessing instruction programs for undergraduate students, especially for large first-year courses. To assist in expanding these teaching activities through the development and implementation of blended learning initiatives, including classroom, online, and mobile learning, we are seeking a creative, industrious, and service-oriented librarian who will play an important part in doing this work. The Teaching and Learning Librarian is responsible for three categories of duties: 1) librarianship, 2) service, and 3) scholarship and creativity. Librarianship includes supporting the Libraries information literacy program, especially for undergraduate students by teaching classes, by assessing student learning, by developing learning objects for students, liaising with an assigned campus departments, and by providing general reference and instructional assistance. Service includes a variety of work for the Libraries, the University, and/or the profession, typically through service on committees beyond the assigned areas of responsibility. Scholarship and creativity may be several types typically (but not exclusively) regarding subject specialization as it relates to undergraduate education.


Duties and Responsibilities:

The Teaching and Learning Librarian will serve to support the reference and instructional needs of the University's undergraduate students especially (but not limited to) first-year students. Reporting to the Head of Teaching and Learning Services, the librarian manages a combination of important duties and responsibilities.

•             In collaboration with the Outreach and Marketing Services Librarian, serves as the liaison to the Department of English's Academic Writing Program in maintaining the Library Day Program for students enrolled in ENGL 101-Academic Writing. Stays abreast of changes and developments with this course as it relates to first-year students, and the University's plan for general education.

•             Participates by teaching in all the instruction and orientation activities coordinated by the department.

•             In partnership with the department's Graduate Assistant, ensures that all teaching tools (i.e. web pages, instruction manuals, assessment forms, handouts, guides, etc.) that pertain to the department's various instruction programs are maintained and enhanced.

•             In collaboration with the Digital Learning Initiatives Librarian, responsible for the design, creation, implementation, and evaluation of tutorials, videos, and other media to enhance student learning of library services, resources, and research skills. Works with the unit head to define project scope, goals and deliverables that support the face-to-face and online instruction initiatives managed by the department, as well as special initiatives and/or workshops designed by the department for instruction librarians.


The full job posting and information on how to apply can be found here: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/23939. The application period closes Sunday, February 9.

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