Liaison Librarian: Undergraduate and First Year Experience – Walden University

Job ID 25518BR
Liaison Librarian in the following subject areas:Undergraduate and First Year Experience

Liaison / Outreach Role & Responsibilities:
• Serve as the Library’s expert on the needs of the faculty and students in designated areas.
• Collect information and data both anecdotal and statistical to identify points in programs that would benefit from library instruction or intervention.
• Maintain knowledge of the evolving content of the curriculum, goals, and expected outcomes.
• Identify first courses or early courses where students need to develop information literacy skills.
• Identify, establish, and maintain contact (outreach) with the key stakeholders in the academic programs, academic centers, and course development.
• Identify opportunities for library content to be updated, created, and integrated into courses and programs. (course maintenance and development)
• Maintain awareness of program structures and understand program expectations.
• Follow professional trends, industry standards, and benchmark services against other comparable institutions.
• Develop an annual review schedule of programs to identify upgrades, outdated materials, and new opportunities to support students and faculty.
• Review course scope and sequence documents and identify problems and/or needs for instruction development.
• Complete faculty and staff research support on request.
• Develop internal training related to assigned programs and subject areas for staff librarians.

Instruction Role & Responsibilities:
• All Liaison Librarians must be trained and involved in the production of instructional pieces including assignment guides, quick answers, library labs, tutorials, videos, etc.
• Develop and deliver instruction targeted to first year and undergraduate students.
• Liaisons will staff in-person and virtual Residencies and develop instructional and informational materials to improve Residency-based Library experience for students and faculty.

Reference Role & Responsibilities:
All Liaison Librarians will staff the reference desk.

• ALA accredited master’s degree.
• Experience searching the major academic databases.
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
• Reliable high-speed internet connection.
• Expert-level research ability in online databases.
• Experience in library instruction, information literacy skills development, or other applicable teaching experience

• Previous work with undergraduate and first-year populations.
• Experience in an online academic library serving students at a distance.
• Experience supporting doctoral level information literacy outcomes.

Other information:
• This is a virtual position.
• This is a salaried, 40 hour per week, associate librarian position with full benefits.
• Regular hours are Monday through Friday with occasional nights and weekends.
• Travel may be required up to four times per year.

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