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Information Literacy and Instruction Librarian (Tenure Track)

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Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Information Literacy and Instruction Librarian (Tenure Track)
Job Description

Centralia College seeks a librarian candidate for this tenure-track faculty position. A successful candidate will contribute to critical conversations surrounding and application of “new librarianship” in an emerging library mission focused on facilitating creation, sharing, and application of knowledge in addition to discovery and access. The ideal candidate for this position will have demonstrated success in teaching and learning, and interest in user-centered approaches to basic technological aptitude with an interest in further development and growth.

Essential Duties Summary

• Design, teach and assess course-specific instruction and other learning experiences that develop information literacy skills and enhance critical thinking up through baccalaureate level.
• Develop, share, and teach online learning resources and be fluent in using and applying current educational technology and communication media in an academic setting.
• Engage faculty and support implementation of information literacy standards across the curriculum through instruction sessions, workshops and other modes.
• Collect, compile, and analyze pertinent library instruction data and prepare appropriate reports.
• Assess the learning and research needs of students and faculty to inform the development of appropriate outreach services, learning outcomes and instructional approaches.
• Apply and evaluate existing and new assessment approaches to inform evidence-based instruction and library services.
• Keep current with emerging teaching, learning and technology trends and continuously assess their use for library services. Contribute to a sharing and collegial environment through active engagement in the academic community.
• Work collaboratively with librarians, faculty, staff, and students on instruction, reference, assessment and collection development activities within assigned subject discipline(s).
• Contribute to supporting and growing adoption of open education activities across the campus encouraging and generating broad participation by departments, faculty, and students.
• Contribute to library strategic planning in order to advance the college’s evolving goals in respect to pedagogical, information, and technology changes.
• Contribute to an emerging library standard that focuses on community-building, participatory culture, and facilitation of learning and creating, while maintaining discovery and access as critical components of those values in action.
• Contribute to a sharing and collegial environment through active engagement in the College’s academic community.
• Participate in shared collegial decision making and planning through service on campus-wide committees.
• Consistently demonstrate leadership, high motivation, and creativity, while delivering on professional responsibilities.

Required Qualifications

• A Master of Library Science (MLS), Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS), Master of Information Science (MIS) or an equivalent degree;

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience with developing and delivering information literacy, with demonstrated knowledge of active learning approaches and outcomes assessment; experience in an academic setting preferred.
• Experience supporting technology applications; experience in supporting library specific technology applications preferred.
• Experience developing, implementing and assessing information literacy instruction and other library services and initiatives.
• Familiarity with issues in open education, open textbooks, open access, copyright, and intellectual property.
• Experience with project management.
• Experience or interest in applying user-centered assessment methods to measure and understand user needs in order to develop services and initiatives to meet their needs.
• Ability to use and adapt to a range of library and education technologies, including web-based publishing, presentation tools, and various media types.
• Flexibility and adaptability to accept, manage, and incorporate change and a willingness to experiment with various models for best meeting the needs of our students.
• High level of digital literacy, including ability to adapt to new technologies.
• Commitment to the mission and goals of community colleges.

• Passion for teaching, learning, and the profession of librarianship.
• Ability to work effectively in an inter-culturally agile manner.
• Commitment to establishing and maintaining positive and successful working relationships.
• Bilingual especially in Spanish and English
• Demonstrated ability to work well with a variety of people and values diversity.
• Awareness of own cultural values and biases.

Physical Demands
Special Conditions for Eligibility

This is a full-time, tenure-track faculty appointment with employment expected to begin as soon as possible and is subject to legislative funding. Placement on the established faculty salary schedule is dependent upon education and teaching experience. The State of Washington provides a comprehensive benefits package for all state employees.

Centralia College faculty are represented by the Centralia College Federation of Teachers, Local No. 4469, AFT/AAFL-CIO and, in accordance with the faculty agreement, “All full-time faculty members, as a condition of continued employment on or after the thirtieth day following the beginning of such employment, shall become members of the Federation OR pay a representation fee to the Federation.”

The screening committee will begin its review April 18, 2018. Position is open until filled.

If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.

EEO Statement

Centralia College has a strong institutional commitment to the principles of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we strongly urge all qualified applicants, especially people of color, persons of disability, women, and disabled and Vietnam era veterans, to apply. Centralia College is an Equal Opportunity employer.

It is the policy of Centralia College to assure equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age (over 40), religion, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran.

Centralia College does not discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. Designated Title II, VI, VII, IX, Section 504, ADA compliance officer: Vice President for Human Resources and Legal Affairs, Hanson Hall Room 101, Centralia College, 600 Centralia College Blvd, Centralia WA 98531-4099, (360)623-8943.

The Human Resources Office is accessible for persons with disabilities. Those who need disability accommodation in the application/employment process, please call (360)623-8943.

Salary Grade DOQ/DOE
Posting Detail Information

Posting Number AS141P
Open Date 03/26/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
    • JD
  2. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+
  3. * If you have not had higher ed experience, please explain your interest in working in this environment and any related experience you may have.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. Please describe in detail how your background and experience would be applicable for this position in an academic setting.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. We strive to employ individuals who possess the skills necessary to effectively interact with a diverse population of students and staff at Centralia College. Our effort is to create a climate that recognizes, respects, and celebrates differences. Describe what diversity means to you?

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. How did you hear about this employment opportunity (i.e., The Olympian)?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3
  4. Curriculum Vitae
  5. Other Misc. Documents
  6. Supplemental Questionnaire Responses
  7. Teaching Philisophy
  8. Additional Transcripts 1
  9. Additional Transcripts 2
  10. Additional Transcripts 3