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Teaching and Online Learning Librarian

Location:McMinnville, OR
Salary Range:Salary commensurate with qualifications, experience, and faculty salary scale.
Benefits:Comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision, and life insurances, generous 403b contribution and tuition remission benefits.
Employment Type:Full Time
Description:Linfield College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track teaching and online learning librarian to begin July 1, 2014. This assistant professor position provides information literacy instruction and library research services to Linfield students and faculty on the McMinnville campus and Division of Online and Continuing Education. Reports to the Library Director with liaison responsibilities to the Division of Online and Continuing Education (DOCE).

Linfield College is a private, comprehensive, undergraduate institution with 2600 students across three campuses. The main campus, chartered in 1858, is located in McMinnville, Oregon; Linfield’s Portland campus houses the Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing; and the Division of Continuing Education (DCE) offers online degree and certificate programs. Linfield is fully accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges.

Linfield’s outstanding academic programs emphasize small class sizes, a strong core curriculum in the liberal arts, pre-professional programs linking theory with practice, and a rich set of opportunities for experiential learning and study abroad. Linfield’s campus life includes a proud history of excellence in NCAA Division III competition by our student-athletes. Among Linfield’s long-term institutional goals are commitments to integrated teaching and learning; global and multicultural education; and environmental, social, and economic sustainability.

Advantages of joining the faculty at Linfield College include centralized professional development funding, partial moving assistance, and generous employer retirement contributions. Linfield College is a member of HERC (the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium), which provides assistance with spouse/partner job searches. Linfield College is committed to student and faculty diversity.
Duties:1. Teaches and assesses research strategies and the effective use of library resources to promote information literacy in an interactive, course-integrated instruction program in collaboration with disciplinary faculty for both McMinnville and DOCE students.

2. Aids faculty and students in research.

3. Promotes library resources and services.
Conducts workshops and instructional sessions for students and faculty as needed.

4. Works closely with the Library Director at the Portland School of Nursing in order to effectively teach information literacy skills to online students.

5. Demonstrates ability and interest in emerging technologies, including web page design, class management systems such as Blackboard, online tutorials.

6. Evinces ability to work effectively with faculty.

7. Participates in faculty governance. Participates in consortial and other professional committee work, both for distance learning library services and for general library services.

8. Participates in professional development through research, publication, conferences, workshops and presentations.

9. Requires an active service orientation with an ability to work with faculty, students and colleagues both face-to-face and online in a private, liberal arts college setting.
Qualifications:1. MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited library program required. Liberal arts education with science/nursing background or interest useful.

2. Experience in an academic library preferred.

3. Experience in teaching undergraduates of all ages in best use of resources, print and online.

4. Experience with social media and creation of online tutorials.

5. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, planning and analytical skills.

6. Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to think creatively and collaboratively.

7. Evidence of interest in professional development and activity, including research and publication, conferences and workshops.

Application Procedures:
Complete the online application, attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and provide the names, email addresses and telephone numbers of 3 references. College/university transcripts will be required prior to the campus interview.

*Position closes on March 3, 2014

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