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Requisition Number 17-0304
Title Online Research & Instruction Librarian, Part-Time
City Paramus
Description Berkeley College seeks to expand and increase our online instructional efforts through the acquisition of a part-time Online Research & Instruction Librarian. The successful candidate will utilize creative instructional techniques to connect information literacy to online course content; develop engaging learning-objects using eLearning authoring tools (including LibWizard, Camtasia, & Articulate Storyline); provide real-time virtual assistance with navigating and evaluating information; and serve as a member of the instructional services unit.

This part-time position requires 20-24 hours of work per week with flexible hours: 2 days at the Berkeley College Online Campus in Paramus, NJ, and 2 days or evenings remote; Saturday shifts required.

Job Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Senior Director, Online Library & Technology Services, key aspects of the position include:
• Provide research and instructional support to students, faculty, and the college community in an online environment.
• Provide virtual reference services through email, phone, and live chat.
• Create and maintain LibGuides, videos/tutorials, and instructional learning objects that develop students’ knowledge and expertise in library resources and enhance their research experience.
• Deliver information literacy instruction in an online environment; create lesson plans, learning outcomes, and assessments that develop and students’ research skills and critical thinking competencies.
• Utilize a wide range of electronic resources including LibGuides, databases, websites, and eBooks.
• Serve as a member of the instructional services unit that works to inform and collaborate with online faculty on the integration of eResources and information literacy skill building.
• Perform related tasks as requested, delegated, or assigned.

Other duties as assigned.
Requirements Qualifications:

The successful candidate will demonstrate:
• Ability to facilitate student driven learning in the information seeking process.
• Familiarity with LibChat, LibAnswers, and LibGuides; or similar products.
• Experience with instructional technologies and eLearning authoring tools used to support and enhance effective teaching and learning.
• Experience with the technology used to deliver virtual library services.
• Knowledge of ACRL’s Roles and Strengths of Teaching Librarians.
• Comprehensive knowledge of, and navigational ability with: library databases, electronic book delivery platforms, learning management systems, library automation software, and other relevant technology used to manage and deliver library services online.
• Awareness of current developments in the library profession, national standards and guidelines, and the changing landscape of Higher Education.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to thrive in a team environment.
• Ability to learn and implement policies and procedures established by the College and the Library.
• Commitment to a culture of customer service excellence.
• Ability to work a flexible schedule that includes evenings and weekends.

Academic Credentials: Must hold an MLS/ MLIS from an ALA accredited institution or from a program in a country with a formal accreditation process as identified by ALA’s Human Resource Development and Recruitment Office.

Preference will be given to candidates with:
• Experience providing real-time virtual reference assistance.
• Experience creating web-based instructional and reference materials.
• Experience creating Screencasts and using video editing software.
• Experience with Springshare products (LibGuides, LibAnswers, LibChat, LibWizard), Camtasia, and/or Articulate Storyline.

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