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Instruction and Learning Services Librarian

Instruction and Learning Services Librarian

Job Summary

The Instruction and Learning Services librarian reports to the Library Director. The employee will coordinate library instruction sessions and workshops that develop critical thinking and information literacy skills, in both face-to-face and virtual environments. The successful candidate will possess knowledge of educational theory and practices including instructional design, learning outcomes and assessment, and activity-based instruction methods.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct course-related information literacy instruction; incorporating new approaches to teaching and learning into existing research & instruction programs
  • Support faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students with instructional design, educational technology integration and pedagogical innovation.
  • Advance the culture of teaching and learning for professional development, curricular enhancement, and academic support.
  • Select, promote and develop online tutorials and support services
  • Provide general and subject specific reference and research support.
  • Work as a liaison with the Faculty and students to help promote library and open education resources
  • Participate in other department and library-wide initiatives.
  • Maintain current knowledge of the trends and issues in higher education, scholarly communication, online education, education technologies and research practices.

Skills and Educational Requirements

  • ALA Accredited Master’s in Library Science or a related degree
  • Experience in an Academic setting preferred
  • Proven communication skills evidenced by the ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, faculty, students, and staff.
  • Ability to support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends

How to apply

To apply, please electronically submit your resume along with a letter of interest to:
Yolanda Peterson
Human Resources Coordinator

About Spalding

Nestled in the midst of Kentucky’s largest city, historic Spalding University combines a rich history and a commitment to community service as we attract students who desire a high-quality education in a very personalized setting. An engaged faculty serves nearly 2200 students at the bachelors’, masters and doctoral levels, providing quality, real-world learning in liberal and professional studies. Faculty, staff and students are united by the institutional mission:

Spalding University is a diverse community of learners dedicated to meeting the needs of the times in the tradition of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth through quality undergraduate and graduate liberal and professional studies, grounded in spiritual values, with emphasis on service and the promotion of peace and justice.

With a focus on community service and leadership, Spalding offers all students a mission-driven connection to community and comprehensive learning resources while striking a distinctive balance serving the educational needs of both the traditional student and the working adult. In addition, our unique 6-week session delivery format affords students needed scheduling flexibility amidst other life responsibilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Spalding University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University complies with all federal, state and local equal employment opportunity laws. It is the University’s policy not to discriminate against any individual or group of individuals and to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual
orientation, gender identity, marital status, military status, veteran status or other protected status.


NOTE: All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment drug screening as well as a criminal background check.