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SUNY Oswego – Online Instruction / Instructional Design Librarian

Job Description – Online Instruction / Instructional Design Librarian

State University of New York at Oswego seeks a collaborative librarian/teacher/scholar to join Penfield Library as Online Instruction/Instructional Design Librarian. Working collaboratively with faculty librarians dedicated to student learning, the individual in this position will lead interdisciplinary initiatives to ensure a meaningful library presence in online courses, at an institution where this delivery option is expanding to include global programs.  He/she will be responsible for exploring the intersection of information literacy instruction, instructional design and learning technologies; and for providing leadership in effective teaching pedagogy.  This is a 12-month tenure track position reporting to the Coordinator of Library Instruction.


  • A Master’s degree in Librarianship/Information Sciences from an ALA accredited program, currently held or expected no later than May 2013.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively use emerging library and teaching/learning technologies, and the ability to adapt quickly in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Academic background, coursework or relevant experience in instructional design; and/or comparable teaching experience in a face-to-face or online classroom setting.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of current educational pedagogy.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Experience working effectively with diverse populations.


  • Previous work experience in an academic library setting.
  • Master’s degree in Instructional Design or Education, or comparable specialization.
  • Experience with online course management systems.
  • Experience with reference service and/or collection development.

Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three current references electronically to:


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