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Canisius College – Information Literacy Specialist

Job Description – Information Literacy Specialist

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Information Literacy Specialist oversees information literacy initiatives on campus and the Library’s program of information literacy/library instruction. Also coordinates library support for online learning. Provide leadership in planning, implementation, and assessment of programs, as well as, training and supervision of instruction staff. Coordinate instruction activities with other library departments, faculty, and other offices on campus.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • An accredited master’s degree in library science.
  • Documented experience in information literacy instruction.
  • Knowledge of current standards, theory, practice, and trends in information literacy.
  • Demonstrated experience implementing and using new technologies in a library classroom and online setting.
  • Ability to work effectively and cooperatively within a team and independently.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize and multi-task.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems and plan strategically.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in web and computer applications related to library instruction and reference service.
  • Strong customer service orientation; experience in providing reference services.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrated professional experience in coordinating, administering, and assessing an information literacy program.
  • Demonstrated leadership in a collaborative environment.
  • Demonstrated experience teaching and training in a variety of settings and formats.
  • Knowledge of instructional planning, design, and assessment. Second Master’s degree.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
To apply, please send letter of application, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Kristine Kasbohm at hr.recruiter@canisius.edu (please put LIBRARY in subject line of email). Application materials will be accepted until June 1, 2012.

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