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Instructional Design Librarian-Assistant Professor

Company: University of Alabama Libraries
Location: Tuscaloosa
Posted on: January 12, 2019

Job Description:

Instructional Design Librarian-Assistant Professor The University of Alabama seeks a proactive, team-oriented, andinnovative person to serve as Instructional Design Librarian. Theideal candidate will have the ability to work collaboratively andcreatively with Libraries faculty and University faculty to plan,develop, and deliver library instruction and provide instructionaldesign support to University faculty. This position serves a dualrole as a librarian supporting faculty, staff, and students throughlibrary instruction and research services, as well as supportsUniversity faculty as an instructional design specialist. S/he willdevelop and support training activities for best practices ofutilizing instructional technology tools. The Instructional DesignLibrarian will collaborate with Web Technology and Development tohelp librarians create and design active learning environments,video production, and digital learning objects. The InstructionalDesign Librarian will also work with faculty to help integrateresearch-based information resources into Blackboard. Reporting tothe Coordinator of Creative Media and Instructional Design withinGorgas Information Services, the Instructional Design Librarianwill participate proactively in the department's priorities andinitiatives and will also engage in professional activities. In addition, the Instructional Design Librarian will workcollaboratively with The University of Alabama Faculty ResourceCenter and the College of Continuing Studies to support onlinelearning initiatives. Required: Masters in Library Science from an ALA accredited program orMasters in Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Education,or a related field. Excellent verbal and written communication, including associatedskills such as listening, negotiating, and adapting. Proven interpersonal skills evidenced by the ability to workcooperatively and maintain effective working relationships withcolleagues, faculty, students, and staff. Demonstrated ability to work independently andcollaboratively. Demonstrated ability to plan, initiate, and implement effectiveprograms, projects, and services. Academic library experience. Two to three years of professional experience in an educationalenvironment. Knowledge of teaching methodologies and learningtheories. Knowledge of emerging technologies, standards, and theirapplications to distance education. Demonstrated experience/expertise with relevant academicand instructional design technologies, including but not limitedto: Camtasia, Adobe Captivate, Articulate 360 Suite (Storyline,Rise, Replay), Blackboard Learn or an equivalent LearningManagement System (LMS). Demonstrated strong commitment to customer serviceexcellence. Demonstrated ability to be flexible in a dynamic workenvironment. Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively ina complex changing environment and complete tasks according to anestablished timeframe. Ability to conceptualize, communicate, and execute plans to meetshort- and long-term goals. Demonstrated ability to view issues from an institutional andlibrary-wide perspective and to manage organizational change. Ability to support and enhance a diverse learning and workingenvironment. Preferred: Online teaching experience. Experience in the systematic design of instruction for online,blended/hybrid and/or traditional courses. Experience designing, developing, and delivering trainingprograms and workshops on teaching methods and technologyutilization in the classroom. Experience using computer-based technologies in educationalenvironments. Familiarity with and dedication to creating accessible content,including familiarity with WCAG 2.0 guidelines for interactive andvideo content. ENVIRONMENT: The University of Alabama, The Capstone University,is the State of Alabama's flagship public university and the seniorcomprehensive doctoral level institution in Alabama. UA enrollsover 38,000 students. Ranked among the top 60 public universitiesin the nation in U.S. News and World Report's annual collegerankings for more than a decade, UA ranked 51st among publicuniversities in the 2018 rankings. University of Alabama studentscontinue to win prestigious national awards. Fifty-one UA studentshave been named Goldwater Scholars, including four in 2017. TheUniversity of Alabama has produced a total of 15 Rhodes Scholars,16 Truman Scholars, 32 Hollings Scholars and 11 Boren Scholars. TheUniversity of Alabama is a leader among public universitiesnationwide in the enrollment of National Merit Scholars with morethan 500 currently enrolled. Under the leadership of PresidentStuart Bell, UA has launched a strategic planning process thatincludes an aggressive research agenda and expansion of graduateeducation. UA is located in Tuscaloosa, a metropolitan area of200,000, with a vibrant economy, a moderate climate, and areputation across the South as an innovative, progressive communitywith an excellent quality of life. Tuscaloosa provides easy accessto mountains, several large cities, and the beautiful GulfCoast. The University Libraries maintains memberships in theAssociation of Research Libraries, the Center for ResearchLibraries, the Coalition for Networked Information, centerNet,LYRASIS, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, theNetwork of Alabama Academic Libraries, the Digital PreservationNetwork, and the Alabama Digital Preservation Network. As a U.S.Government Documents Regional Depository, the UA Libraries servesAlabama libraries and the public. The University Libraries isan EBSCO FOLIO beta partner. The University Librarieshomepage may be accessed at Prior to employment the successful candidate must pass apre-employment background investigation. SALARY/BENEFITS: 12-month non-tenure-track, renewal contractfaculty appointment at the assistant professor rank, depending onqualifications. Salary is $52,000 - $60,000 commensurate withqualifications and experience. Strong benefits includingprofessional development support and tuition fee waiver. TO APPLY: Applications are accepted online only at Click Search Positions. University Libraries in Organization dropdown box. Please include your application, Curriculum Vitae, andnames, addresses, phone numbers, and e- mail addresses of threereferences, including one current supervisor. Applications received by February 1, 2019 are assured ofreceiving full consideration. The University of Alabama is an Affirmative Action/EqualOpportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity ofour faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people,including women, members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons,are especially encouraged to apply. For questions regarding the search, contact Dr. Millie Jackson,Senior Associate Dean, at THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVEACTION EMPLOYER Category: Education , Keywords: Librarian

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