Information Literacy Coordinator Librarian
Basic Position Information
Job Code: 2785
Title: Information Literacy Coordinator Librarian
Essential Personnel: N
Job Family: Academic Administration
Job Sub-Family: Library
FLSA Classification: E
Job Grade: 15
Grade Min: $58,809
Grade Mid: $70,571
UHD Succession Plan: N
Criticality of Position: N/A
Career Ladder: In-Range
Campus Security Authority: Y
Screening Committee: N
Motor Vehicle Record Check: N
The Information Literacy Coordinator Librarian supports student success through leading the planning, implementation, assessment, development, and promotion of the information literacy and library instruction programs on campus.
- Oversees and coordinates the logistical aspects of providing on campus face-to-face and online instruction, including responding to requesters, providing instruction on delivery options, and facilitating the involvement of other library staff in the provision of instruction.
- Leads the development and maintenance of information literacy competencies at different student levels, including student learning outcomes and assessment.
- Collaborates with faculty and other librarians to integrate information literacy competencies, concepts, and skills into library instruction sessions, assignments, and course contents.
- Collaborates with the Online Learning Librarian, Inter-library Loan and Distance Education Librarian, other librarians, and university colleagues as required to initiate projects to promote information literacy, awareness of open educational resources, and research education on campus.
- Provides reference research assistance to students, faculty, and other affiliated patrons.
- Serves as a subject librarian and faculty liaison, with duties including collection development through the selection and marketing of library resources.
- Teaches classes as needed.
- Performs all other duties as assigned.
- Student Employees
Delegation of Work:
- Regularly assigns work to subordinate(s)
- Trains and counsels subordinate(s). Does not conduct performance evaluations, but opinion is considered when a supervisor is making hiring, promotion, and dismissal decisions.
- Master's degree in Library and Information Science or a related field from a University accredited by the American Library Association.
- Minimum of three (3) years of related job experience
- None required
- Academic library experience is preferred; supervisory experience is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Knowledge of pedagogical theory in higher education.
- Good technical skills, including proficiency in MS Excel and PowerPoint;
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills;
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
- Good organizational and leadership skills.
- Ability to create digital learning tools, including instructional videos; ability to search databases;
- Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse university community.
Work Location and Physical Demands
Primary Work Location:
- Works in an office environment, lobby customer service island or reception area, computer laboratory, classroom, training room, auditorium, and library environment.
- Work is performed in a typical interior work environment which does not subject the employee to any unpleasant elements; individual has discretion in relation to walking, standing etc., and has minimal exposure to physical risks.
Position Specific Competencies
Commitment to Excellence - UHD
- Demonstrates a commitment to competently perform his/her job duties and responsibilities within established time frames.
- Continuously strives to improve work performance.
- Accepts responsibility for his/her commitments to the university.
- Contributes to the success of the university by consistently providing quality results in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.
Computer/Automated System Proficiency
- Proficient in the use of university applications or automated systems to perform job duties.
- Complies with related policies, procedures, and work rules to maintain system security and data integrity.
- Takes responsibility to accomplish job assignments within reasonable deadlines.
- Willing to accept new projects and/or commitments.
- Does due diligence to complete projects within specified timeframes and/or fulfill commitments.
- Arrives to work on time prepared and ready to contribute.
- Willingly adjusts to changing work assignments or conditions.
- Open to changes in operational procedures, technology, and/or organizational structure.
- Views changes as opportunities for learning and professional development.
- Displays a positive attitude to encourage others.
- Promptly responds to changes in work priorities and/or unexpected circumstances or situations.
Focus on Customer Service
- Focuses on customer's needs and expectations. (Customers can be students, external constituents, employees, or university guests.)
- Respectfully ascertains customer's needs and determines appropriate response.
- Promptly responds by providing requested information, takes appropriate action, or refers customer to appropriate individual or department.
- If further actions need to be taken, advises customers of realistic timeframes for a response to their request.
- Follows up with customers on outstanding requests in a timely manner.
- Tactfully explains to customers why their needs and/or expectations cannot be met if the university does not provide the requested information or services.
- Demonstrates the ability to orally convey subject or message clearly and concisely to the intended audience.
- Generates interest and enthusiasm in the subject or message from the participants.
- Responds to participants' reactions or comments, and adjusts delivery style and/or format of presentation as needed.
- Possesses a thorough understanding of the subject or topic to provide practical responses to questions or issues.
- Displays applicable visuals and provides appropriate written materials to support the presentation.
- Demonstrates high ethical standards of conduct in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.
- Accepts responsibility for his/her actions.
- Respects and complies with department and university policies, procedures, and work rules.
- Possesses required job skills and knowledge.
- Demonstrates the ability to apply those skills and knowledge to competently perform his/her job duties and assignments.
Respect and Cooperation
- Treats others with courtesy, respect, and dignity in the workplace.
- Promotes cooperation through open and honest communications and consideration of others ideas, thoughts, and opinions.
- Leads the work of assigned staff.
- Assigns projects and tasks with clear instructions and understanding of work to be performed.
- Mentors and guides by sharing expertise, knowledge of work rules and procedures, and best practices.
- Follows up to ensure tasks and projects are completed within reasonable timeframes.
Student Success Indirect Support
- Contributes to student success by assisting students with anything that supports their student experience, whether directly or indirectly.
- Helps students navigate their way through the different offices, programs, and services at the university and/or connects students with the appropriate party(ies).
- Connects students with services or resources that can help them with career exploration, goal selection, and ongoing academic assistance.
- Helps students build peer support networks.
- Encourages student participation in out-of-class activities.
- Provides encouragement and guidance to foster student success.
- Treats students with respect
- Maintains the learning environment to ensure quality and/or sound pedagogy.
This job description may not encompass all duties and responsibilities associated with the position.