University Core Librarian
Starting Fall 2022, Saint Louis University (SLU) will launch a new, distinctive University-wide Core that will prepare all students to be intellectually flexible, creative, and reflective critical thinkers in the spirit of the Catholic, Jesuit tradition. The Saint Louis University Core begins with the Ignite Seminar. In these small-group seminars, SLU faculty members invite students to join them in exploring the ideas and questions that have sustained and continue to fuel their passion and commitment as teachers. Each instructor’s distinct expression of inquiry provides the lens through which students practice the Ignatian pedagogical paradigm—an approach to learning rooted in context, experience, reflection, action, and evaluation, and care for the whole person.
Information literacy instruction is an essential integrated component of each seminar, provided by SLU librarians in partnership with Ignite Seminar leaders. Reporting to the Chair of Research and Instruction Services, the University Core Librarian will provide leadership in launching, administering, enhancing, and assessing this integrated information literacy program. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to mold this new position and the responsibilities in ways we have not yet envisioned, and will be encouraged to become involved in the implementation of the University Core and integration of information literacy beyond the Ignite Seminars in the years to come. We particularly invite candidates who are passionate about a holistic and inclusive approach to information literacy that seeks to promote student well-being.
- Spearhead information literacy instruction and library services for all Ignite Seminars.
- Collaborate with librarians and other teaching partners in the design and delivery of the Library’s Core information literacy program including development of effective and high quality learning materials.
- Coordinate information literacy instruction for Ignite Seminars with librarians located on all three SLU campuses (Main and Medical Campuses in St. Louis and the Madrid Campus).
- Teach interactive, curriculum-integrated instruction sessions in the classroom and online.
- Manage and create digital learning objects including tutorials and other teaching materials.
- Lead training for other librarians in effective methods for teaching and engaging with first-year students.
- Establish connections and structures within the information literacy program to assist first-year students with successful adjustments to academic life.
- Participate in general reference and instructional services in a team-based environment.
- Serve as the Library’s liaison to the 1818 Advanced College Credit Program.
- Other duties may include serving as a subject librarian for one or more disciplines depending on interest and qualifications.
- Participate in professional activities, including University and Library committees, and engage in professional self-development.
Environment: Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University is a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, service, and social justice. Rooted in Jesuit values and its pioneering history as the first university west of the Mississippi River, SLU offers nearly 13,000 students a rigorous, transformative education of the whole person. At the core of the University’s diverse community of scholars is SLU’s service-focused mission, which challenges and prepares students to make the world a better, more just place. The SLU Libraries include Pius XII Memorial Library, the main library on SLU’s St. Louis campus, the Medical Center Library, and the Vincent C. Immel Law Library, as well as a library at the SLU campus in Madrid, Spain. The SLU Libraries have extensive collections to support teaching, learning, studying, and clinical care. The Research & Instruction Services (RIS) Department of Pius Library supports the students and faculty of the main (North) campus in research endeavors, manages the general collections of Pius Library (print and electronic), and provides information literacy instruction. RIS uses a team-based approach to work and decision making, while also allowing individual librarians the autonomy to experiment and determine the best way to perform their work. We respect each other’s roles and contributions, and strive to create a positive and supportive culture that is inclusive of people, perspectives, and ideas. Visit the SLU Libraries website for more information.
Rank: Minimum rank: Assistant Professor, non-tenure track 12-month appointment.
To Apply: All applications must be made online through SLU’s online job portal and include a cover letter addressing qualifications for position, application, curriculum vita, and three current professional references with the following information: name, job title and current workplace, their relationship to you, telephone number, and email address. Refer to requisition number 2022-04871. Review of applications will begin August 12, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Desired start date in Fall 2022.
Saint Louis University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors. We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans). If accommodations are needed for completing the application and/or with the interviewing process, please contact Human Resources at 314-977-5847.
University Core Librarian
||Saint Louis University, Pius XII Memorial Library
||Saint Louis, MO
||Negotiable from $48,000
|Posting Start Date:
- Master's degree in librarianship from a library program accredited by the American Library Association (or the appropriate national body of another country).
- At least two years of experience with information literacy instruction or instructional design. Experience providing instruction in face-to-face and/or online environments, some portion of which should be with first-year college students.
- Experience managing projects, with ability to effectively manage competing priorities and work collaboratively across organizational boundaries.
- Demonstrated positive public service orientation, evidence of strong organizational abilities and teamwork skills, effective oral/written communication skills, and a commitment to professional growth.
- Ability to build effective relationships and strong commitment to working collegially and collaboratively with constituents at all levels in a diverse environment.
- Awareness of emerging trends in librarianship, information literacy, and the landscape of higher education.
Saint Louis University requires COVID-19 vaccinations and a booster dose for all students, staff, and faculty who are physically present on our St. Louis campuses.
- Formal training, certification, or degree in instructional design, educational technology, or related field.
- Experience leading a curriculum-integrated information literacy program, especially but not limited to a first-year experience program.
- Demonstrated experience designing and creating learning objects, or other curricular resources in a variety of mediums, and proficiency in the use and adoption of related technologies.
- Proven ability to conceive and implement innovative ideas and experience leading a team in a project or initiative.
- Understanding of the information and digital experiences, requirements, and needs of diverse college students.
- Expertise in the application of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education to a variety of disciplines and an in-depth understanding of pedagogical approaches appropriate for diverse constituencies and disciplines.
||This listing expires on: 10/12/2022