Education Librarian

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7121949 (Ref.No. 3827679)
Posted: January 24, 2023
Application Deadline: February 27, 2023

Job Description

Education Librarian

Salary: $68,000.00 - $73,000.00 Annually

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Number: 2015-1603898

Location: CA 94556, CA

Department: Library

2/26/2023 11:59 PM Pacific


Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence, innovation, and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning, and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.

The Education Librarian has primary responsibility for supporting the research, information, collection, and instructional needs of the Kalmanovitz School of Education (KSOE) faculty and students. KSOE offers graduate programs awarding master's degrees, certificates, and an E.D.D. The incumbent will also provide general reference and instructional services, serve on Library and College committees, and assume other duties as needed. Reports to the Head of Teaching andResearch Services.
1. Information Literacy Instruction Services a. Serves as the subject librarian for the Kalmanovitz School ofEducation's Graduate Education, Leadership, and Counseling programs.Collaborates with faculty in the School of Education to plan, design, and deliver appropriate program- and course-level instruction to meet the information literacy needs of credential, master's, and doctoral-level students and accomplish the College's information literacy learning outcomes, including providing embedded support in appropriate classes.b. Serves as the subject librarian for additional departments as assigned, collaborating with faculty to provide targeted information literacy instruction for appropriate courses.
c. Provides library instruction in some Composition courses, time permitting.
d. Develops and updates online guides and tutorials to support information literacy in subjects and specific courses as needed.
e. Stays abreast of innovations and best practices in pedagogy and teaching information literacy skills. When possible attends professional development relevant to instruction services and the disciplines taught inKSOE and other assigned departments. Models pedagogical best practices and collaborates on approaches with the teaching librarians. Actively participates in the meetings, projects, and discussions of the Instruction andOutreach Team.f. Documents instruction and outreach activities for the team's annual reports and shares assignments, lesson plans, and teaching materials onGoogle Drive.
2. General and Specialized Reference Services
a. Assists in staffing the reference desk, providing research advice and assistance in person and via phone, email, chat, and text message, to all SMC students, faculty and staff, as well as non-SMC users. Employs various interview techniques to assess users' information needs and instructs users in the use and interpretation of library resources and other research sources. Works regularly scheduled hours at the reference desk.
b. Responsible for "off-desk" reference for students and faculty in KSOE and other assigned departments, in person or online, by appointment and via email, phone, and chat. Keeps online contact info and appointment apps up to date. Maintains and develops an in-depth knowledge of information sources relevant to the social sciences focused primarily on all aspects ofPre-K through 16 education, school psychology, school counseling, marriage and family therapy, leadership, college student services and career counseling; and works with faculty to stay abreast of the curriculum in these departments.
c. Actively participates in Reference Team meetings. Stays current on issues, best practices, and technologies related to the provision of reference service. Seeks out training in new sources and techniques and when possible attends professional workshops and conferences relevant to reference service.
3. Collection Development:
a. In collaboration with faculty, builds print and electronic collections, databases and subscriptions to support the needs of KSOE and other departments as assigned. Uses good judgment in shaping the collections to support faculty research activities, the curriculum, student research assignments, publishing trends, changing scholarly communications channels, and the mission of the College. Understands and follows the Library's collection development policy and procedures, develops and maintains knowledge of the overall Library collection and resources. As Subject Selector, develops expertise in the specialized resources used by KSOE faculty and students. Actively works with the KSOE faculty to develop selection priorities and identify materials in appropriate formats.
b. Manages the development, policy, and procedures for the Children's Literature collection.
c. Participates in gift selection and in collection weeding; develops and maintains Subject Statements. Develops and maintains research guides for discipline areas. Provides Library Resource and Information Literacyr eviews for proposed new courses, programs, and program reviews withindiscipline areas.d. Participates in Collection Development Team Meetings, projects, and discussions.
4. Website and Scholarly Communications
a. Contributes to the design and content of the SMC Library website through participation in Web Team meetings, projects, and discussions.b. Assists faculty in KSOE and other assigned departments with keeping their scholar profiles and works in Digital Commons up to date.
5. Campus and Professional Contributions:
a. Actively seeks out and participates in events and opportunities to communicate with our on-campus and off-campus constituencies about theLibrary's collections and services.
b. Serves on campus committees.
c. Contributes to the profession through involvement in professional organizations, conference presentations, research and/or publications.

Experience and Qualifications
REQUIRED: MLS from an accredited program
PREFERRED: Degree or coursework in a field appropriate to the programs taught by the Kalmanovitz School of Education, or willingness to learn.and demonstrated effect Professional and Pedagogical commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Experience: (years required and applicable field of experience):
1. Demonstrated understanding of the principles and practice of providing academic library services.
2. Demonstrated successful experience applying relevant pedagogies in the classroom and providing reference/research service in a student-centered environment.
3. Desirable: Experience with information literacy instruction programs supporting critical thinking skills and course-, department-, and college-level learning outcomes.
Skills/Abilities: (e.g. computer skills, written & verbal skills, trades, laws, procedures, technical)
1. Demonstrated knowledge and implementation of best practices in information literacy instruction at the college/graduate level.
2. Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in collection development.
3. Strong organizational and project management skills and attention to detail.
4. Understanding of and experience with assessment principles and best practices.
5. Proficiency with online teaching technologies, content management systems, and library systems.
6. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written and oral form.
7. Ability to exercise initiative, make independent decisions & interpret policies.
8. Demonstrated success working cooperatively, respectfully, and effectively with faculty and students in a culturally diverse community.
9. Patience and compassion for students at multiple levels of technical and research competencies.
10. Ability to work successfully both as an active, collaborative team member and independently.
11. Contributes to the profession through involvement in professional organizations, conference presentations, research and/or publications

Other Requirements: (e.g. travel, weekend/evening work)
1. Requires capacity to work flexible hours including weekends and evenings. Much of the graduate-level instruction occurs in evenings or on weekends, and librarians share evening and occasional weekend service on the Reference Desk.
2. May include travel for professional activities.

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