Librarian, Instructional Design
University Library

Combining the skill set of a librarian with an instructional designer’s ability to create pedagogically rich tools and experiences, the Instructional Design Librarian supports the teaching endeavors of the library. This position is responsible for the design, implementation and maintenance of general and course-specific library instruction materials, including but not limited to online learning objects and instructional modules. Engaging with stakeholders, the successful candidate will create effective, sustainable connections between the library and targeted undergraduate learning environments and learning communities in order to deliver effective information literacy instruction in both virtual and face to face environments. A MLS/ MLIS degree along with a background in education, educational design, educational technology or e-learning will enable the incumbent to fully support the teaching endeavors of MacEwan librarians by sharing expertise in pedagogy, curriculum development and instructional design.

A member of the Learning and Curriculum Support unit, the successful candidate will join an active instructional team providing information literacy instruction to a wide range of disciplines using a variety of delivery methods. The incumbent will also be assigned other projects or initiatives that advance the work of the library.

Description of responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership in the creation of learner-centered learning objects for information literacy, such as tutorials, screencasts and widgets for online delivery, and tools for active participation/learning for face to face delivery
  • Provide leadership in the creation of learner-centered learning objects for information literacy, such as tutorials, screencasts and widgets for online delivery, and tools for active participation/learning for face to face delivery
  • Facilitate the creation, integration and use of library literacy materials in course management systems and other online environments, including a growing selection of distance courses and programs
  • Foster relationships with campus-wide technology groups
  • Develop information literacy focused workshops and tools for library and academic faculty on topics such as pedagogy, curriculum development, effective assignment design, student-centered instruction, learning technology, etc. 
  • Work within the Learning and Curriculum Support team to foster a culture of assessment
  • Contribute to library-wide instructional initiatives in a variety of disciplines and settings, including face to face and online delivery
Required Qualifications:

  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited library school
  • Educational background or formal training in education, educational design, educational technology or e-learning 
  • Demonstrated experience in instructional design and web and multimedia technologies, including course management systems, presentation tools and media production tools; Blackboard and Captivate an asset
  • At least one year of professional experience providing information and/or instructional services in an academic library setting
  • Knowledge of information literacy theory, practice and assessment techniques
  • Commitment to the librarian’s teaching role in the University
  • Evidence of energy, creativity, initiative and commitment to professional growth
  • Ability to work with multiple constituencies in a collaborative environment, manage time and multiple projects simultaneously, set and accomplish goals, meet deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience with project management
  • Additional masters degree

The position is included under the Faculty Association Collective Agreement

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Category Full-Time Continuing
Salary Commensurate with Education and Experience
Closing Date March 25, 2013
Competition No. 13.02.033
Apply In Person/By Mail MacEwan University
Human Resources Department
University Services Centre
Rm. 10-600, 10700 - 104 Avenue
Edmonton AB T5J 4S2

Fax: (780) 497-5430
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