Texas A&M University Libraries
Joyce K. THornton
Texas A&M University Libraries is seeking a Coordinator of Instructional Services. This is a full time, tenure-track position, in which library faculty is expected to participate in classroom teaching, scholarly research and publication. Appointment is expected to be at the Assistant Professor rank. The library instruction program at Texas A&M is well established and provides a variety of instructional activities in support of teaching and research across the campus. The Coordinator will coordinate the instructional efforts in the main library--which serves humanities, social sciences, science, and engineering--and will work closely with librarians in branch libraries in planning for the overall instructional program. Librarians in the Instructional Services Department also may participate in other subject related public services work, including reference assistance, departmental liaison, and collection development. The Coordinator of Instructional Services also works closely with the universitys Distance Education Program, the University Writing Center, and the Center for Teaching Excellence to advance and support information literacy efforts across the university.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Associate Dean for Advanced Studies, the Coordinator is responsible for teaching activities for the public services units located within the main library, and develops teaching strategies with counterparts in branch libraries to ensure uniformity in quality of instructional services throughout the Libraries. The Coordinator develops and conducts classroom teaching in the following areas: library research strategies, resources, and techniques appropriate to the highly automated information environment existing in the library. The Coordinator also develops help guides and other aids both print and electronic that are necessary to support the librarys instruction programs. Provides leadership in the application of new technologies for information literacy, user orientation, and way finding within the library. Works collaboratively with other programs on the campus to link library resources to teaching and research efforts. Participates in library outreach efforts supporting remote users and distance learners. Participates in division and library wide planning. Works with the University Writing Center in the development of library linkages to writing-across-the-curriculum efforts. Participates in departmental liaison, reference, and collection development based on subject background and experience. Is active in professional service and research activities.
QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Demonstrated experience in teaching library skills. A Masters Degree from an ALA accredited program or equivalent. A minimum of 4 years post-MLS professional library experience in a large research library and skill in the use of a wide range of information resources is essential. Excellent oral and written communication skills and a commitment to work effectively in a collaborative environment is a perquisite. Desired: Demonstrated success working with diverse students and faculty. Demonstrated experience in course development and substantial experience in use of content management/course development applications such as Camtasia, WebCT, Blackboard, or Vignette. Formal teaching experience, ideally in a multicultural environment.
BENEFITS & SALARY: Salary: Minimum $37,500 for 12 months, plus a comprehensive benefit package, choice of retirement programs, and no state or local income tax. This is an academic tenure-track appointment carrying full faculty status and responsibilities including research and publication requirements of the University.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Send letter of application, along with a resume and names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references to Joyce K. Thornton, Director of Personnel, Texas A&M University Libraries, 5000 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-5000. An Equal Opportunity Employer, TAMU Libraries is committed to employing quality faculty who will enhance the rich diversity of our academic community.
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