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Information Literacy Librarian

University of North Carolina, Wilmington
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 29, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Other Education, Professional Fields, Library & Information Sciences, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Faculty Affairs, Librarians & Library Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
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Posting Details

Position Title

Information Literacy Librarian

External Link to Posting


Randall Library - 30800 College


Randall Library - 30800

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Location of Workplace

Main UNCW Campus

Brief Summary of Work for this Position

The Information Literacy Librarian is part of Randall Library’s Research and Instructional Services division, which collaborates with faculty, staff, and students in UNCW academic units to provide information literacy instruction, assist with research, manage the library collection, and partner on programming, in alignment with the information needs of campus stakeholders. Library faculty in this division proactively engage with campus constituents to promote the use of library services, facilities, and materials.

This position is responsible for contributing to UNCW student success by promoting information literacy knowledge and skills through the development of information literacy instruction materials; engagement with faculty, staff, and students in University College, English Composition and the Honors College; and coordination of information literacy faculty development programs.

This is an 11-month {JULY – MAY}, renewable, non-tenure track special faculty position reporting to the Associate Director of Research and Instructional Services.

Library faculty in the RIS division have the following key responsibilities:

• Collaborate with faculty and instructors to create, provide, and assess information literacy instruction for courses where information literacy skills are in development
• Consult with faculty and instructors on the development of research-based assignments
• Provide dedicated research assistance for the students, faculty, and staff of assigned academic units.
• Ensure that the library’s collections adequately support the curricular and research needs of the students, faculty, and staff of assigned academic areas
• Engage with students, faculty, and staff of assigned academic units, including collaborative programming such as workshops, panel discussions, and exhibits.

As a library faculty member, this position will:
  • Provide in-person and on-call research help during scheduled Research Help Desk shifts, providing individual research assistance in person, by phone, email, and chat
  • Support the mission and strategic plan of Randall Library and as such engage and participate in library-wide meetings, committees, and decision-making
  • Participate in university and professional activities, including research, conference presentations, publications, service, and other evidence of scholarly activity
  • Keep current with developments in librarianship, particularly in areas related to Research and Instructional Services
  • Understand and promote Randall Library’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
Upon initial appointment, this position will:
  • Act as liaison to University College, English Composition, and the Honors College
  • Develop and assist in delivering information literacy instruction for the core curriculum (First Year Seminar, Transfer Seminar, and English Composition)
  • Collaborate with the Director of University Studies, the University Studies Advisory Committee, and liaison librarians to align recommended information literacy concepts with practices at UNCW
  • Coordinate information literacy faculty development programs (e.g. Information Literacy Faculty Fellows)
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
  • ALA -Accredited Master’s degree in library and information sciences
  • Demonstrated teaching experience
Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of emerging practices, standards, and trends in early-career college student success
  • Experience teaching information literacy in higher education
  • Demonstrated awareness of resources and tools for research in assigned academic units
  • Experience with, or demonstrated ability to learn, the creation of asynchronous online learning objects using appropriate instructional technologies
  • Experience in an academic or research library
  • Knowledge and understanding of emerging practices, standards, and trends relating to information literacy education in an academic library environment
  • Demonstrated strong service orientation and skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment with a diverse population of faculty, staff, students, and colleagues
  • Effective interpersonal, oral, written, and virtual communication skills using a variety of media and technologies
  • Demonstrated analytical and organizational skills with an attention to detail
  • Demonstrated understanding of the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace
Required Certifications or Licensure

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

Academic Affairs is the central division for implementing the academic mission of the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Through effective academic policies, practices, and programs, it provides leadership for excellence in teaching, scholarship, and creative work as well as service to local, regional, and global communities.

William Madison Randall Library supports the University’s mission through the provision of information resources, services and programs relevant to the needs of its students, faculty and staff. It also serves as a rich cultural resource for the surrounding community and the region. To accomplish this mission, the library provides (1) diverse collections of informational resources in multiple formats and specialized technologies to enable the creation of new knowledge; (2) efficient access to those informational resources and technologies; (3) assistance and instruction in identifying, evaluating and interpreting information; (4) a safe and comfortable facility which stimulates intellectual curiosity and reflective thinking; and (5) programs that connect scholars and interested individuals with information and expertise to inspire lifelong learning.

The library faculty in the Research and Instructional Services division of Randall Library collaborate with faculty, staff, and students in UNCW academic units to ensure that all stakeholders are engaged with the library at a level that supports their academic and scholarly success. RIS librarians plan, deliver, and assess information literacy instruction in consultation with faculty and instructors and play a key role in educating faculty and instructors on the information literacy needs of their students. Librarians in this division also support the information needs of faculty, staff, and students through one-on-one research consultations, assist in managing the library collection in assigned areas, and partner with stakeholders on programming. Library faculty in this division proactively engage with constituents to promote the use of library services, facilities, and materials

College/School Information

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. Guided by our Strategic Plan , the university is committed to nurturing a campus culture that reflects its values of diversity and globalization, ethics and integrity, and excellence and innovation. A public institution with nearly 17,000 students, the university is focused on supporting and enhancing the student-centered learning experience that has been a hallmark since its founding in 1947. UNCW offers an array of programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is one of the 17 institutions that make up the UNC System.

EEO Statement

At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington ( UNCW ), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

Eligibility for Employment

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. UNC Wilmington participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Special Notes to Applicants

The candidate(s) selected for hire need a verification of their highest degree within the first 90 days of hiring. However, if teaching a four credit course the candidate(s) must be able to demonstrate eligibility to teach assigned courses by successfully meeting the credentialing requirements based on official transcripts and other documentation as required. Please note that a minimum of three professional references are required for all applications.

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