Friday, September 26, 2008

Undergraduate Instruction and Outreach Librarian

Associate Librarian I – Associate Librarian III
Hiring range: $48,029-$52,860, depending on qualifications


Under the direction of the Head of Instructional Services in the Doe/Moffitt Libraries, the Undergraduate Instruction and Outreach Librarian will work with colleagues to promote, publicize and implement programs, services, and events for incoming first-year students and transfer students and will engage those populations to become more active and engaged users of the library. This person will also coordinate visits and orientations to the Moffitt Library from off-campus and community groups. The incumbent will develop and coordinate library marketing and outreach materials such as displays, exhibits and blog postings, as well as use social networking conduits, liaison relationships, and cultivated relationships with student groups to promote library services to the target community.

This position will coordinate and facilitate online library-related instruction for Berkeley’s diverse student population through a variety of media. In collaboration with library staff, faculty, and other campus partners, the incumbent will design, develop, promote, and assess the effectiveness of curricular materials, tutorials and other digital learning objects for an array of disciplines. This position will also contribute to training and support of other Library colleagues who are developing online instruction. The incumbent will collaborate with the E-Learning Librarian to encourage the incorporation of Library-developed instructional tools into the campus learning management system.

The Undergraduate Instruction and Outreach Librarian will be expected to provide leadership and vision as the Library investigates and experiments with emerging technologies that could strengthen online instruction efforts. This person will individually and with others explore, develop, test, and promote new independent learning tools.

This librarian is an active contributor to the department’s instruction program, presenting course-related instruction and drop-in workshops and providing up to 10 hours per week of reference services in the Doe/Moffitt Libraries, with some evening and weekend shifts.

Professional contributions beyond the primary job, such as publications, leadership in University and professional organizations, and other research and creative activity, are required for advancement within the Librarian series. Candidates must show evidence of or potential for such contributions.


-MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent.
-Experience teaching library instruction classes in an academic environment, preferably to undergraduate students.
-Demonstrated understanding of information needs of undergraduates.
-Familiarity with concepts and goals of information literacy.
-Familiarity of emerging technologies as they relate to information literacy and library services.
-Knowledge of instructional design principles in an online environment.
-Evidence of experience using web authoring tools.
-Experience creating instructional and information materials such as online tutorials, surveys, and guides.
-Excellent analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills.
-Evidence of both professional initiative and flexibility.
-Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially with a diverse population.

-Familiarity with web accessibility issues and usability testing required to meet ADA accessibility standards.
-Experience creating interactive online experiences.
-Experience assessing student learning.
-Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects.
-Experience or significant coursework in providing reference service, including a broad knowledge of both print and online information sources preferably related to humanities and social sciences in an academic library.
-Experience consulting with instructors and other academic support staff related to course and assignment design.

DEADLINE: Consideration will be given to applications received by October 31, 2008.

The Library at the University of California, Berkeley is committed to the support and encouragement of a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make positive and imaginative contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.

University of California librarians are academic appointees and are represented by the University Federation of Librarians, part of the American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This position is in the bargaining unit.

Applicants should apply in writing, including a letter addressing their qualifications; a full resume of their education and relevant experience, including URLs for samples of their work; and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references who are knowledgeable about their qualifications for this position.

Send application to:
Barbara Kornstein
Library Human Resources Department
110 Doe Library
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Or FAX to: (510) 642-8675

The University of California Is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

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