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Librarians

Employer
Towson University
Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 8, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Performing Arts, Professional Fields, Library & Information Sciences
Employment Type
Full Time
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Towson University (www.towson.edu) was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News & World Report as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls over 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has almost 900 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 Bachelor’s, 45 Master’s, and 5 Doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington, D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

ALBERT S. COOK LIBRARY
Performing Arts Librarian – Librarian I
Towson University’s Albert S. Cook Library seeks a dynamic and innovative individual to serve as the Performing Arts Librarian. Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates will be expected to explain how they have been and could be involved in advancing this campus goal. This position is a 12-month faculty status position available in Fall 2021. Required: Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA accredited institution or equivalent and a commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion are required. Strong commitment to supporting the academic and research needs of students, faculty and staff. Background in assigned disciplines and understanding of teaching and research trends in that subject area. Strong positive collaborative skills; ability to work in a team environment. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently and collaboratively on a variety of projects simultaneously. Demonstrated excellent organizational, analytical, time management and project management skills. Ability to work flexibly and creatively in a changing and fast paced environment with a diverse population. Demonstrated ability to meet the University’s criteria for promotion and permanent status of library faculty, through professional development and service accomplishments. Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in area of liaison responsibility preferred. Master’s degree in area of liaison responsibility desirable. Experience with or course work related to information literacy instruction preferred. Knowledge of and ability to apply learning theory, pedagogy and instructional technology to information literacy instruction. Demonstrated ability to provide traditional and virtual reference and research assistance in a variety of disciplines. Proficiency in the use of digital and print resources. Experience using web page authoring tools and social networking applications. Demonstrated competencies as outlined in “Professional Competencies for Reference and User Services Librarians http://www. ala.org/rusa/resources/guidelines/professional. Interest in digital humanities digital scholarship tools and methodologies. The Performing Arts Librarian serves as a research and instruction librarian and as liaison and subject specialist to the Departments of Dance, Interdisciplinary Fine Arts, Music, and Theatre Arts and related disciplines as assigned. Plans and teaches information literacy in liaison area and other disciplines. Participates in the development, implementation and assessment of the library’s information literacy program. Evaluates and selects resources for the assigned collection and related areas; creates instructional materials; provides research assistance and reference services to students, faculty and members of the university community. Participates in design and implementation of library initiatives. Participates in library assessment initiatives. Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library faculty. Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment. LIB-3432

Assessment & Analytics Librarian
Towson University’s Albert S. Cook Library seeks a dynamic and innovative individual to serve as the Assessment & Analytics Librarian. Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates will be expected to explain how they have been and could be involved in advancing this campus goal. This position is a 12-month faculty status position available in Fall 2021. Required: Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA accredited institution or equivalent; a background in statistics, analytics, research methods, or assessment; and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion are required. Current knowledge of assessment issues, trends, and methodologies for academic libraries and archives. Knowledge of data analysis methodologies and the application of data to library assessment initiatives. Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish positive and productive collaboration working with diverse audiences and colleagues throughout the Libraries and beyond. Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently and collaboratively on a variety of projects. Demonstrated excellent organizational, analytical, time management and project management skills. Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate and build partnerships in a culturally diverse community. Demonstrated ability to meet the University’s criteria for promotion and permanent status of library faculty. Preferred: Experience working with library-specific assessment tools in an academic or research library. Experience designing surveys, analyzing data, and providing recommendations for service improvements. Experience with Tableau or other data visualization software. Experience with R-Studio, Advanced Excel or other data analytics tools. Ability to articulate the value of academic libraries through quantitative and/or qualitative assessment methodologies. Demonstrated skill in library instruction and information literacy. Experience with or course work related to information literacy instruction. Knowledge of and ability to apply learning theory, pedagogy and instructional technology to information literacy instruction. Demonstrated ability to provide traditional and virtual reference and research assistance in a variety of disciplines. Proficiency in the use of digital and print resources. Experience using web page authoring tools and social networking applications. Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment. The Assessment and Analytics Librarian will foster a culture of assessment within the library and will lead the design and implementation of a successful, sustainable, comprehensive assessment program. Leads library-wide assessment initiatives including data gathering, analysis and reporting and supports data visualization projects. Coordinates library department and committee-based assessment projects and supports colleagues engaged in assessment work, ensuring shared actions and broad understanding toward assessment and assessment measures. Participates in the team supporting the library’s Data Studio. Contributes to integrating assessment with data-driven planning and decision-making related to collections, services, instruction, technology, physical spaces, outreach, archives, and overall library initiatives. Supports library and university diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Plans and teaches information literacy in liaison area and other disciplines. Evaluates and selects resources for the assigned collection and related areas. Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library faculty. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. LIB-3433

For detailed information on these positions, please visit: http://www.towson.edu/provost/prospective/openpositions.html

Please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/inclusionequity/diversity/employment/data.html to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, as detailed in A More Inclusive TU: Advancing Equity and Diversity (2020 – 25). TU is a national leader in inclusive excellence, the only institution in Maryland with zero achievement gap, and 68% growth in minority enrollment over the past 5 years. We encourage application from a variety of (dis)abilities, cultural, ethnic, race, sex, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, veteran status, color, religious, socio-economic, sexual orientation and belief backgrounds.

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