Instructional Services Coordinator, FIU, Miami FL

Instructional Services Coordinator

        The FIU Libraries seek a creative, innovative, and learner-centered Instructional Services Coordinator to provide leadership for a well-established, student-centered Instruction and Information Literacy program. The Coordinator works collaboratively with the RefTech Team, the research and instructional technology support unit, within the Information & Research Services (I&RS) department and subject liaisons in the department to help deliver scalable and sustainable online instruction, to improve teaching effectiveness, and ultimately, to enhance the Libraries’ Instruction and Information Literacy program.

The Coordinator supports student learning across disciplines by working with faculty/staff and librarians to facilitate the use of curriculum-specific information resources, promotes the use of curriculum-based information resources, assesses student-learning outcomes, and evaluates the effectiveness of the information-literacy program.  Working to advance the University’s student success initiatives, the Coordinator will serve as a liaison to the Center for the Advancement of Teaching, and other campus partners.

Reporting to the Interim Head of Information & Research Services, the Instructional Services Coordinator also takes an active role in the Libraries’ reference services, collection development activities, and participates fully in scholarship and service as a library faculty member, while working collaboratively with other library faculty to meet the mission and goals of the University Libraries.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Coordinator of Library Education Programs

·      Coordinates and oversees a library instruction program based on the Libraries’ mission and goals.

·      Collaborates with library and teaching faculty and other partners to apply learning theories in the development, design, implementation, and maintenance of general and course-specific library-instructional materials, including the creation of effective lesson plans, assignments and assessment strategies.

·      Identifies, implements, and promotes innovative online tools and instructional services.

·      Collaborates with the RefTech team to encourage and facilitate the integration and use of digital-learning objects into course-management systems and other online environments.

·      Conducts formal assessment of the Instruction and Information Literacy program, including assessing the effectiveness and usability of online-learning objects and other library instructional materials in enhancing student-learning outcomes.

·      Develops workshops designed to further advance the instructional methodology being employed by the teaching librarians, improve instructional effectiveness, and promote integration of information literacy into departmental curricula on topics such as pedagogy, assignment design, student-centered instruction, learning theory, learning styles, student learning assessment, and technical training.

Reference Services, Instruction and Collection Development

·      Participates in public service delivery to faculty and students and provides basic reference services (email, phone, chat, etc.). Some evening and weekend hours may be required.

·      Participates in library instruction sessions.

·      Takes part in collection development and performs campus departmental liaison duties.

Scholarship, Service, & Professional Development

·      Participates in scholarship, faculty governance, and service as a library faculty member

·      Works cooperatively on departmental or library-wide initiatives as appropriate to position function

·      Other responsibilities include: maintaining current awareness of emerging instructional design skills/techniques and their applications to library instruction; actively participating in local, national, and international meetings and organizations.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

·      ALA-accredited MLIS and a degree/certificate or coursework in instructional design

·      Minimum of four years post-MLIS experience in a library or educational institution

·      Demonstrated competency and effectiveness in instruction, in a face-to-face and virtual classroom setting

·      A minimum of one year of academic library assessment experience; documented experience in developing assessment tools and administering assessment in both physical and virtual environments

·      Demonstrated ability to effectively use emerging library and teaching/learning technologies, including learning management systems; Experience with technologies and tools that deliver e-learning content such as course/learning management systems, content capture tools, and presentation tools

·      Excellent interpersonal communication, presentation, and organization skills, including the ability to effectively impart knowledge and skills

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

·      Ability to work flexibly, creatively, and collaboratively in a changing and fast-paced environment with a culturally diverse population; Strong organizational and time management skills with emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail

·      Strong leadership skills and ability to work independently, collaboratively, and in teams within library and university web/online communities

·      Demonstrated project management and problem solving skills and an established ability to handle multiple projects and responsibilities concurrently

Qualified candidates are encouraged to Job Opening ID 509252 at facultycareers.fiu.edu and must attach a cover letter and resume as a single pdf file. attach a cover letter and resume as a single pdf file. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three professional references who will be contacted as determined by the search committee.  All inquiries should be directed to Sarah J. Hammill, Chair of the Search and Screen Committee, at hammills@fiu.edu.

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