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|Company||University of South Carolina - Columbia, SC|
|Position||Instructional Design Librarian|
The Thomas Cooper Library at the University of South Carolina seeks a creative, enthusiastic, and collaborative person for the position of Instructional Design Librarian. Reporting to the Head of the Research and Instruction Department, the Instructional Design Librarian (IDL) develops digital learning objects/web-based instructional tools for library instructional programs, which includes holding primary responsibility for shared LIBR101 Online content. The IDL integrates instructional materials into the course management system, develops standards and best practices for DLO creation, leads instructional technology training and development for Research & Instruction, and assists with developing and conducting needs assessment and usability studies of instructional tools. This position also provides general instruction and research assistance and may serve as a liaison to department(s) and subjects to be determined. As a tenure-track faculty member, the in Instructional Design Librarian is expected to fulfill requirements in librarianship, service and scholarly activity as described in University Libraries tenure criteria.
The University of South Carolina, founded in 1801, is the flagship campus of an eight-campus, fully accredited, state-system. The University is one of only 40 public universities to earn the Carnegie Foundationís top-tier designations in research activity and community engagement. The University of South Carolina - Columbia has strong undergraduate and graduate programs and other highly regarded professional schools including: medicine, law, education, engineering, social work, pharmacy, public health, arts and sciences, nursing, and business administration. About 32,000 students are enrolled with more than 8,000 students in graduate and professional programs.
University Libraries serves the graduate and undergraduate programs of all schools and colleges, with the exceptions of the School of Law and the School of Medicine. Holdings include more than 4.9 million volumes, 20 million manuscripts, 475,000 e-books, and four distinct special collections. University Libraries is a member of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the Association of Research Libraries, and the Center for Research Libraries. The City of Columbia is the state capital with a metropolitan area population of nearly 800,000. The city is a state center of financial, transportation, and industrial development, and it has a rich historical and cultural tradition. Columbia is located within easy driving distance of both mountains and coast.
Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. USC is an EOE.
A Masterís Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution in the US or Canada.
Minimum of two (2) years of experience in developing and/or maintaining online instructional content.
Minimum of two (2) years library experience.
Knowledge of learning theory and pedagogy as it relates to online learning.
Demonstrated experience developing information literacy or other library instruction content.
Three (3) or more years of experience providing reference, research, or instruction service in an academic library.
Ability to work effectively in a team atmosphere.
Knowledge of developments in higher education, scholarly processes and issues facing academic research libraries.