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Instructional Librarian

Coe College
Iowa, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Aug 28, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Librarians & Library Administration
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Details

The Coe College Stewart Memorial Library is seeking a librarian who is motivated to teach, investigate new tools and collaborate with faculty, students and other librarians to provide library instruction particularly connected to digital resources and projects. This librarian position reports to the Library Director.   Essential Job Responsibilities:
  • Partner in the design and delivery of Library’s instructional services.
  • Work with first year faculty and others on attainment of college-wide informational literacy goals
  • Oversee Library’s digital and technology-based learning resources including virtual reality space and MakerStudio.
  • Support the assessment of library services and collections.
  • Work closely with Coe academic program to ensure Library instructional services are integrated with academic program needs overall.
  • Provide back-up and support for reference, media technologies, collection development and interlibrary loan services as needed.
The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to build upon the success of the Library's current instruction program, have a deep commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and will manifest a commitment to student success.   Education and Experience:
  • Master's Degree required in library/information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association.
  • Academic library experience required. 
  • Familiarity with current trends, standards, and technologies in information literacy and library instruction required.
Knowledge, Skills and Competencies: Position Specific:
  • Understanding of information literacy concepts and trends, including the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy.
  • Teaching and presentation software experience.
  • Demonstrated experience with digital initiatives and scholarship.
  • Flexibility to take on new responsibilities in a changing environment.
  • Classroom teaching experience desired.
  • Working knowledge of major research databases desired.
  • Knowledge of technology innovations in libraries, specifically with regard to makerspaces and virtual reality desired.
  • Supervisory and managerial experience desired.
Coe College Competencies:
  • Dedication to the educational mission of a private, residential liberal arts college.
  • Ability to maintain positive relationships in a collaborative and diverse team atmosphere.
  • Commitment to excellent customer and/or student service.
  • Demonstrated ethical and responsible decision making.
  • Consistent attendance and accountability necessary to meet position objectives
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
  • Typical office environment and computer/phone use.
  Coe College is a selective, private, nationally recognized four-year coeducational liberal arts institution that has provided a superior education for students in a residential setting since 1851. With 1,400 students, Coe’s attractive campus is located in the heart of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a metropolitan area of 250,000 people, providing a variety of cultural and recreational opportunities.   Coe is committed to fostering a multicultural environment and encourages applications from individuals who will help fulfill that goal. We value the input of multiple viewpoints and diverse perspectives and aim to create an academic community that is rich with cultural, social and intellectual diversity. Coe College is an equal opportunity employer.
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