Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Employment opportunity -- Come work with me in Des Moines!

There's a great opportunity for those interested in outreach and instruction right here at Grand View University! Information is below:

Campus Engagement and Instruction Librarian, Des Moines, IA

The Grand View University Library is seeking an energetic, creative, user-focused, and highly collaborative person with a strong interest in outreach and instruction, to fill the position of Campus Engagement and Instruction Librarian.

The primary focus of this position is to plan, implement, and assesses programs and services designed to meet changing student needs, with an emphasis on a holistic approach to learning in both formal and informal settings. The individual in this position will initiate efforts to increase use of library services by collaborating with academic support services, student groups, and other campus partners. They will also participate in the embedded librarian and faculty development programs and serve as liaison to the science departments. Their schedule includes one night per week and occasional weekends.

A MLS from an ALA accredited institution is required for the position. The successful candidate will have a strong service orientation, be highly creative, show an ability to build collaborative relationships, thrive in a team-oriented environment, have exceptional communication skills, and a demonstrable knowledge of current information technologies. Experience teaching information literacy in an academic setting is preferred.

Grand View is a Lutheran liberal arts university with a diverse population of approximately 1800 students, located in Des Moines, IA.

Duties include:
·         Developing special programs, engagement activities, and instructional workshops that support library and/or university objectives in a holistic approach.
·         Monitoring and regularly assessing the library outreach programs.
·         Designing and implementing effective library instruction for embedded librarian projects, on site classrooms and remote access users.
·         Providing leadership in outreach to the community via social media.
·         Serving as a member of and liaison to one of the colleges of the university; attending college and faculty meetings, providing specialized instruction, and collection development.

Qualifications and Requirements:
·         ALA accredited MLS is required.
·         Demonstrated effectiveness as an engaging instructor in a classroom setting or online environment.
·         Familiar with commonly used academic computing, cloud based, and digital multi-media technologies.
·         Demonstrated exceptional creative, oral and written communication skills
·         Five years of academic library experience preferred.

·         Resume
·         Cover Letter
·         Contact Information for 3 References

For further details and to apply, visit the job listing here:

Questions may be directed to:
Pam Rees, Director of the Library and Information Resources
Grand View University
1350 Morton Ave
Des Moines, IA 50316