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Information Literacy Librarian, Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY)

The Libraries at Syracuse University is seeking to hire an Information Literacy Librarian. Details below:


Job Description

The Information Literacy (IL) Librarian is responsible for creating, developing, overseeing and coordinating the Syracuse University Libraries information Literacy program. Working with faculty members, librarians, and University staff as appropriate, the IL Librarian will establish a new Libraries program that contributes directly to the University’s competency-based strategies for undergraduate excellence as outlined in the University’s academic strategic plan. This program will directly support the proposed Syracuse University 4+4 (institutional learning outcomes that include creative reasoning, critical reasoning, quantitative reasoning, scientific reasoning, applied and collaborative learning ability, civic and global abilities, communicative ability, and information and technology ability) and/or other programs designed to align with learning outcomes outlined in the Middle States Accreditation Standards. This program will provide an organizational infrastructure for existing Libraries-based information literacy efforts; provide training, quality assurance, and assessment for those efforts; and develop new program content including media and digital literacy components as appropriate. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, the Information Literacy Librarian works in close collaboration with all Libraries departments that provide information literacy and instructional services, ensuring the delivery of high quality information literacy instruction.



  • Masters of Library Science or equivalent
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in higher education, instructional design, or related field; or equivalent
  • Three years’ experience designing and delivering information literacy instruction in a higher education environment


Job Specific Qualifications

  • Ability to collaborate effectively and diplomatically within the Libraries and across the University
  • Ability to encourage, lead and empower other teaching librarians
  • Ability to design instructional materials, and develop learning outcomes, assessment tools and learning objects across diverse learning environments. Learning environments can include face-to-face, hybrid, and online classrooms.
  • Ability to assess the success and impact of learning experiences and makes appropriate adjustments to improve student engagement and learning.
  • Solid understanding of learning theory, pedagogical practices such as backward design, outcomes alignment and assessment methodology, as well as technical skill in creating digital instructional materials.
  • Ability to analyze the instructional environment, and targets instruction delivery toward appropriate audiences.
  • Ability to Identify learning needs of students, and creatively addresses identified needs across multiple contexts drawing on a repertoire of tools, methods, and theories.
  • Ability to define goals and outcomes for learning experiences.
  • Ability to create innovative and appealing lessons with supporting instructional materials aligned with and supporting learning outcomes.



Leadership and Collaboration

  • Provide vision, strategy and goals to direct the Libraries’ teaching and learning initiatives, including leading the planning, promotion, and assessment of the Libraries’ Information Literacy (IL) Program
  • Create IL program infrastructure including policies, procedures, tools, and resources to support Libraries personnel in their instructional efforts and to ensure that the program meets quality standards
  • Lead the Information Literacy Team, consisting of librarians from throughout the Libraries
  • Contribute directly to the University’s efforts to meet Middle States accreditation standards by working with faculty and librarians to integrate information literacy (including media and digital literacy) into the syllabi and assignments for courses
  • Work to deepen the curricular integration of a broad array of Libraries expertise, such as content, copyright, information retrieval and analysis, instructional design, eLearning, digital scholarship, data management, collaboration, use of primary sources, and scholarly communication
  • Identify and foster partnership opportunities to enhance student learning, inside and outside of the classroom
  • Identify opportunities for partnership between the Libraries and relevant campus departments on issues of learning and inclusion
  • Identify opportunities to increase the Libraries’ involvement in faculty development around teaching practice, curricular and course design, and experiential learning


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