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Type P
Entered 11/30/2017
Company Johns Hopkins University - Baltimore, MD
Position Librarian III, Student Engagement & Information Skills Librarian
Close Not Specified
Salary $57,544 - $79,047
URL http://bit.ly/2zDOwc5
Librarian III, Student Engagement & Information Skills Librarian

Classified Title: Librarian III
Role/Level/Range: ATP/4/PD
Starting Salary Range: $57,544 - $79,047
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Mon – Fri, 8:30am – 5pm
Employee subgroup: Exempt
Location: Baltimore, MD
Department name: Academic Liason
Personnel area: Sheridan Libraries

General summary/purpose:

This position plans, designs, implements, reviews, and assesses programs and services that foster the research needs of students, with an emphasis on undergraduates. Capitalizing upon the intersection of orientation, learning, and research support, this position focuses on creating effective and sustainable connections between the libraries and targeted undergraduate learning environments and communities. This position partners with Expository Writing, the Writing Center, the Common Read Book Committee, the Undergraduate Public Health Program and the Office of Undergraduate Research (KSAS and Whiting) to develop programs that support student learning through positive engagement in both formal and informal settings, and explores ways to further integrate information literacy and research skills across the curriculum. This position also oversees the hiring and training of students who staff the Sheridan Libraries’ Information Desk. This key triage point connects students with librarians for help at point-of-need.

The position requires a desire and ability to be responsive to the growing socially innovative academic endeavors across the disciplines. This requirement entails engagement with the university, local, and academic library communities in order to enhance and improve inclusivity in our library, and promote innovation through understanding of diverse perspectives and ideas. The incumbent also provides ongoing assessment and analysis of library instructional activities.

Specific duties & responsibilities:

Serve as a liaison to student academic groups and undergraduate learning communities that are not affiliated with specific departments
Investigate and implement innovative and future-oriented strategies to integrate information literacy and research skills into the curriculum
Develop best practice classroom models of integrated information competencies across different levels of classroom involvement
Investigate, develop, implement, and share expectations and trends in teaching and learning in both academic libraries and universities in general
Investigate aligning information literacy standards with the institution’s program review, departmental learning objectives, and/or accreditation standards
Serve as liaison to designated academic department and/or program, which includes providing research support for faculty and students; collection development and assessment; and instruction
Serve as a full member of the Academic Liaison team, including participating in delivery of general reference services and creation of social media content
Hire, train, and manage Information Desk students
Serve as a member of the Library Teaching and Learning Team, and collaborate with the Center for Educational Resources (CER).
Develop services and programs that emphasize access and inclusion.
Deliver information literacy instruction in the undergraduate classroom.

The Sheridan Libraries and University Museums are strongly committed to diversity. A strategic goal of the Libraries and Museums is to work toward achieving diversity when recruiting new staff and promoting existing staff. The Libraries and Museums prize initiative, creativity, professionalism, and teamwork. For information on the Sheridan Libraries, visit www.library.jhu.edu.For information on Evergreen Museum and Library and Homewood Museum, visit www.museums.jhu.edu.


MLS from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent. Minimum of three years professional work in an academic library.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of instructional design, pedagogy, and assessment principles for effective information literacy instruction, in both face-to-face and on-line environments
Track-record of outstanding teaching/instruction for undergraduates
Track-record of outstanding outreach and user-centered services, including evidence of providing a leadership role in shaping these services
Advanced cultural competency that demonstrates an interest in participating in and leading discussions, initiatives, and collection development activities that reflect diversity and inclusion issues relevant to students, faculty, staff, and the community.
Demonstrated ability to make connections both across library departments and the campus
Demonstrated ability to embrace change and welcome opportunities to experiment and innovate
Understanding of the undergraduate research process
Demonstrated knowledge of new and emerging technologies and the role they play in the delivery of library services
Effective communication style

Preferred qualifications:

Demonstrated assessment and analytical skills
Advanced degree in an academic discipline
Demonstrated leadership ability and ability to develop short-term and long term plans in a collaborative environment

Homewood Campus

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The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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