Undergraduate Learning Librarian, Santa Clara University

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Position Title:

Undergraduate Learning Librarian

Position Type:

Regular

Hiring Range:

Senior Assistant Librarian

Hiring Salary Range: $69,600 – $81,850 annually; commensurate with experience

Associate Librarian

Hiring Salary Range: $83,500 – $98,200 annually; commensurate with experience

Librarian

Hiring Salary Range: $96,600 – $113,600 annually; commensurate with experience

Pay Frequency:

Annual

Priority review will take place for completed applications received by May 20, 2024

A. Position Purpose

The Undergraduate Learning Librarian is responsible for supporting the University Library’s undergraduate instruction activities with particular emphasis on high-impact and core curricular areas. The position designs, delivers, and facilitates targeted instruction in those areas; identifies and creates learning materials that can be reused strategically across the instruction team; and collaborates in the provision of professional training to enhance and extend library instructors’ teaching expertise. This position also provides specialized research consultation, instruction, and collection development for the departments of History and Religious Studies, the Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries, and the Jesuit School of Theology. This position reports to the Head of Instruction and Assessment.

B. Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Undergraduate Instruction Activities (60%)

  • Collaborate with librarians and academic faculty to design and deliver information literacy materials and lessons focused on core areas of undergraduate instruction.
  • Create reusable instructional digital objects and learning modules delivered through various platforms, including the learning management system and LibGuides, using instructional design practices and research on student learning.
  • Coordinate instructional support for the Core writing courses; assign librarians to provide instruction for Core writing courses as appropriate; and provide direct instruction in Core writing courses as necessary.
  • Collaborate on the provision of professional development opportunities and targeted training for library colleagues around pedagogy, instructional design, and instructional technologies.
  • Advise and model best practices for other librarians on the creation and design of instructional materials/learning objects.
  • Participate in assessing the library’s instruction services in face-to-face and online environments in order to continuously improve student learning outcomes.
  • Engage in professional learning related to emerging trends, best practices, and pedagogical principles, including but not limited to the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.

Subject Liaison Activities (30%)

  • Serves as subject librarian for the departments of History and Religious Studies, the Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries, and the Jesuit School of Theology.
  • Collaborates with faculty in those areas to design and deliver instruction sessions that support student learning.
  • Provides specialized reference assistance to those subject areas
  • Develops and manages the Library’s electronic and print collections related to the position’s subject areas in partnership with the Collections and Scholarly Communications unit
  • Identifies new monograph titles and/or updates order profiles to facilitate the adding of monographic materials to the collection
  • Supports collection management in subject areas by engaging with and interpreting data to make decisions related to holdings (such as deselections and cancellations)
  • Participates in broader discussions related to library collections and their assessment in the Collections & Access Group.
  • Provides in-person and virtual research assistance and consultations to students, faculty, staff, and visitors

Service and Scholarship (10%)

  • Serves on and/or chairs University and University Library committees, working groups, and task forces.
  • Participates in local, state, regional, and national/international professional and scholarly societies and organizations.
  • Conducts research related to library science and/or another appropriate academic discipline; presents results at conferences and/or through publication.

C. General Guidelines

  • Recommends initiatives and implements changes to improve quality and services.
  • Identifies and determines cause of problems; develops and presents recommendations for improvement of established processes and practices.
  • Maintains contact with customers, stakeholders and patrons and solicits feedback for improved services.
  • Maximizes productivity through use of appropriate tools; planned training and performance initiatives.
  • Researches and develops resources that create timely and efficient workflow.
  • Prepares progress reports; informs supervisor of project status; and deviation from goals.
  • Ensures completeness, accuracy and timeliness of all operational functions.
  • Prepares and submits reports as requested and required.
  • Develops and implements guidelines to support the functions of the unit.

D. Receives Work Direction

  • Reports to and is supervised by the Head of Instruction and Assessment
  • May receive work orientation, guidance, or training from University Library colleagues within and external to the Instruction and Assessment department

Work Schedule

This is a full-time, 40 hours per week position. Working days are Monday through Friday. Occasional evening or weekend work may be required to support department and unit services, programs, and events.

E. Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The items below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and experience required or preferred.

This position requires the ability to effectively establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment.

Required

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited (or equivalent) library science or information science program
  • Experience teaching or facilitating learning experiences for individuals or groups
  • At least two years professional experience after receiving the MLS
  • Proficient in information literacy pedagogy, workshop design, class delivery, and assessment
  • Competent in using instructional technologies creatively, effectively, and strategically to support student learning outcomes
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, written, collaboration, and presentation skills for communicating with a wide range of constituencies.
  • Demonstrated competency in both in person and online reference work

Preferred

  • Experience teaching in or supporting an undergraduate instruction program
  • Background in history or religious studies, or another relevant discipline
  • Active involvement in professional development activities

Knowledge Areas

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of the research interview
  • Knowledge of emerging instructional practices and their application
  • Knowledge of current trends and issues in scholarly communication
  • Knowledge of emerging issues and technologies in academic librarianship
  • Knowledge of best practices and goals of collection development
  • Knowledge of the assessment cycle and its use in continuous program improvement

Skills

  • Demonstrated competency in both in-person and virtual reference work, preferably in an academic library
  • Applies pedagogy appropriately and effectively in teaching in-person and online
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, written, collaboration, and presentation skills for communicating in multiple formats with a wide range of constituencies
  • Examines their own cultural backgrounds and identities to increase awareness of personal assumptions, values, and biases

Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively, both as a team member and independently
  • Ability to provide exceptional service to a diverse community
  • Strong commitment to serving the needs of library users and willingness to advocate for their needs
  • Ability to provide exceptional service to a diverse community.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve and troubleshoot library related issues
  • Committed to advancing inclusion, diversity, and social justice in library services and programs

Education

Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited (or equivalent) library science or information science program

Years of Experience

At least two years of professional experience after receiving the MLS.

Appointment Level

This position is included in the Academic Staff Librarian category. The specific level at which an appointment is made is determined by the successful candidate’s level of experience and professional accomplishment. Minimum qualifications for those ranks are:

Senior Assistant Librarian (salary grade 10): at least two years professional experience after receiving the MLS; evidence of scholarly ability (e.g., additional coursework, conference presentations, publications) and professional or community service (e.g., active participation in professional society activities, involvement in committee or other service work at previous employers or community organizations) appropriate for an early-career librarian.

Associate Librarian (salary grade 11): at least five years professional experience after receiving the MLS; evidence of scholarly ability (e.g., additional coursework or advanced degrees, conference presentations, publications) and professional or community service (e.g., active participation in professional society activities, involvement in committee or other service work at previous employers or community organizations) appropriate for a mid-career librarian.

Librarian (salary grade 12): at least seven years professional experience after receiving the MLS; evidence of scholarly ability (e.g., additional coursework or advanced degrees, conference presentations, publications) and professional or community service (e.g., active participation in professional society activities, involvement in committee or other service work at previous employers or community organizations) appropriate for a senior librarian.

F. Physical Demands

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, the California Fair Employment & Housing Act, and all other applicable laws, SCU provides reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities. A qualified individual is a person who meets skill, experience, education, or other requirements of the position, and who can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Considerable time is spent at a desk using a computer terminal
  • May be required to travel to other buildings on the campus
  • May be required to attend conference and training sessions within Bay Area or in- or out-
  • of-state locations
  • May be required to occasionally travel to outside customers, vendors or suppliers

G. Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Typical office environment
  • Mostly indoor office environment with windows
  • Offices with equipment noise
  • Offices with frequent interruptions

COVID-19 Statement

The health and safety of the university community is a top priority. All Santa Clara University students, and employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or request a medical or religious exemption. Please visit our COVID-19 webpage for additional information.

Telecommute

Santa Clara University is registered to do business in the following states: California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, and Illinois. Employees approved to telecommute are required to perform their work within one of these states.

EEO Statement

Equal Opportunity/Notice of Nondiscrimination

Santa Clara University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and California State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. For a complete copy of Santa Clara University’s equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policies, see https://www.scu.edu/title-ix/policies-reports/

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Santa Clara University does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of sex/gender, and prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internally or externally. Information about Title IX can be found at www.scu.edu/title-ix. Information about Section 504 and the ADA Coordinator can be found at https://www.scu.edu/oae/, (408) 554-4109, oae@scu.edu. Inquiries can also be made to the Assistant Secretary of Education within the Office for Civil Rights (OCR).

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Americans with Disabilities Act

Santa Clara University affirms its commitment to employ qualified individuals with disabilities within the workplace and to comply with the Americans with Disability Act. All applicants desiring an accommodation should contact the Department of Human Resources, and 408-554-5750 and request to speak to Indu Ahluwalia by phone at 408-554-5750 or by email at iahluwalia@scu.edu.