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Online Learning Librarian/Assistant Professor - Mansfield Library

Company name
The University of Montana

Missoula, MT, United States

Employment Type

Education, Administrative, Library

Posted on
Aug 11, 2021

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The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library

invites applications for an

Online Learning Librarian/Assistant Professor

. Reporting to the Head of the Information and Research Services Division, the Online Learning Librarian will provide research assistance services to faculty, students, and staff within the physical library and online; partner with faculty to incorporate curriculum-based research and information literacy activities into courses; design library instruction sessions for students and faculty; and develop new models and programs to support research and the educational mission of the University. The Online Learning Librarian will also participate in the review and potential revision of the library’s instruction program to align library goals with campus priorities and changes in the higher education library environment. Active engagement in the library and information science profession as a whole is expected and supported.

Primary Functions of the Position

Guide colleagues in the design and creation of online learning objects.

Identify and develop effective working relationships across the campus with individuals and groups that support online learning activities.

Participate in development and maintenance of interactive tutorials and course modules and multimedia projects for the library.

Consult and collaborate with UMOnline, instructional designers, and other individuals and groups on campus engaged in online teaching and learning.

Explore strategies for integrating effective and sustainable online instruction practices into library services.

Develop and maintain online learning objects and research guides.

Integrate learning objects throughout the library web site to provide asynchronous online learning opportunities.

Provide reference, research and information services for the University and larger community at the physical reference desk, in research consultations, and through various information and communication technologies. May include some evening and weekend hours.

Collaborate with library colleagues in other units, including Archives and Special Collections, Bibliographic Management Services, Digital Initiatives, and Technology and Systems Services, to develop and support activities relating to library instruction, information literacy integration, and online learning objects.

Engage in research and service in accordance with the unit standards for the Mansfield Library and the University Faculty Association-University of Montana Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Engage in planning, promotion, and delivery of library resources, services, and activities, together with other librarians and library administration.

May include some collection development duties.

Required Qualifications

ALA-accredited MLS in library or information science by time of appointment.

Experience providing instruction and research support in an academic library environment.

Demonstrated ability to develop partnerships with academic departments and other units across library and campus communities.

Demonstrated skills in use of current technologies as they relate to library instruction and services.

Demonstrated knowledge of copyright and fair use as they relate to online learning objects.

Demonstrated ability to successfully market and promote library services and activities in an online environment.

Conversant with emerging issues related to information literacy standards for higher education, pedagogy, instructional design, and learning technologies.

Knowledge of current trends in public services in academic libraries.

Demonstrated initiative, leadership, and management skills.

Excellent organizational skills, accuracy, and attention to detail.

Excellent interpersonal communication, presentation, organization, and time management skills.

Demonstrated ability to work individually and collaboratively in a team environment.

Demonstrated commitment to user-focused services.

Ability to respond effectively to changing needs and institutional priorities.

Ability to meet standards for achieving tenure and promotion as a library faculty member.

Ability to cultivate and advocate for an environment of diversity and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience designing curriculum or programs related to academic library instruction.

Experience with instructional assessment.

Experience in developing and building collections for an academic library.

Understanding of accessibility standards as they relate to service to individuals with disabilities.

Knowledge of Universal Design for Learning and creating Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as well as Section 508

compliant content.

Position Details

Minimum Salary:

Starting at $48,000 - $50,000, depending on qualifications and experience.

Desired Start Date:

Summer 2021 (negotiable)


: 12 month, FY, 1.0 FTE Tenure track position

About UM and the Mansfield Library

Located at the heart of western Montana’s stunning natural landscape, UM is a magnet not only for top-notch teachers and researchers, but also for students from across the country and around the globe. UM has an increasingly diverse population and rich culture.

The University of Montana is a flagship, research institution with over 9,000 students. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of about 72,000, surrounded by mountain grandeur which was recently ranked in the “top 20 best college towns with a population of less than 250,000” by the American Institute for Economic Research and ranked 9th in Outside Magazine’s “The 16 Greatest Places to Live in America” in 2014. Many national publications recognize Missoula for its high quality of life. Abundant recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national forests and nearby Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere. The University of Montana offers eligible employees a generous benefits package that positively separates UM from other local employers and offers many programs and policies to support work-life balance for its employees.

The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library is the largest library in the state of Montana with a spirit of collaboration among a variety of state and regional library partners. The Mansfield Library is a leader in the state in the use of technology to extend services and collections to the citizens and University’s global community. It is also the regional Federal Government document depository library for the state of Montana. On campus, the Mansfield Library is heavily used by students and researchers as a learning and social place offering opportunities for cultural and intellectual pursuits through its successful instructional programs, displays, distinctive collections and special events.

To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below.

University of Montana

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to the Offer of Employment.

In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference

- Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References:

References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing:

Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility:

All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

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