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Cornell University – Instruction Coordinator/Undergraduate Life Sciences Librarian

Job Description Instruction Coordinator/Undergraduate Life Sciences Librarian


Albert R. Mann Library, part of the Cornell University Library (CUL), is looking for a service oriented, creative, technically skilled professional who thrives in an innovative work environment and is energized by the opportunity to lead the library’s information literacy program.  Candidates should also have a strong background and interest in the life sciences in order to develop and implement highly effective services in support of Cornell’s talented and ambitious undergraduate life sciences students.  Working on a team of 15 colleagues who make up the Mann Library Services and Collections librarians, the Instruction Coordinator/Undergraduate Life Sciences Librarian will have the opportunity to learn from and contribute to the overall public services program at Mann Library.  The librarian in this position will also play a key role on the campus-wide information literacy team, which is embarking on a new initiative to build the CUL campus-wide information literacy program as part of the implementation of the Cornell University Library 2011-2015 strategic plan.


  • Provide leadership and planning for the Mann Library instruction/information literacy program in response to College learning outcomes and evolving needs.
  • Work with Mann Learning Technologies and Assessment Librarian to develop pedagogically rich tools and learning experiences to enhance information literacy programs.
  • Serve as lead instructor for undergraduate life sciences information literacy programs, including partnering with faculty to integrate information literacy competencies into the undergraduate biology, agriculture and environmental sciences curricula.
  • Develop and provide innovative information services for the undergraduate life sciences community.
  • Serve as part of the team at Mann delivering general information services to the Cornell community, including reference and consulting services and instruction in information management.


  • Interest or experience in information sciences and/or social media.
  • Work experience in an academic setting, and/or instructional experience, especially in the area of information literacy or e-learning approaches.

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