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Job Req ID:  89028

Online Programs Librarian

The Academic Liaison Department is seeking an Online Programs Librarian who will report to the Assistant Director for Academic Liaison and will design, develop, and implement online programming and instruction, and support students and faculty in the online programs serving the university’s Advanced Academic Programs, Engineering for Professionals, and the School of Education. 


The Online Programs Librarian also serves as a liaison to the instructional designers in these programs. This role provides ongoing assessment and analysis of library instructional tools and activities, including responsibility for maintaining, improving and troubleshooting the Library’s Avoiding Plagiarism Module which serves several schools. This individual also works closely with our eReserves team to assure faculty needs are met regarding access to eReserves, including advising on copyright and licensing issues.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

Teaching & Learning 

  • Designs, develops, implements, assesses, and analyzes ongoing online and hybrid learning programming and instruction. Includes content management in Canvas, and strategic planning for future endeavors in online learning efforts. 
  • Assesses, analyzes, updates and responds directly to student technical and content questions regarding the University wide Avoiding Plagiarism module.   
  • Applies advanced adult learning theories to design content to teach research and information literacy skills integrating information fluency concepts and research skills into the curriculum and library-wide instructional efforts. 
  • Applies instructional design tools and theories to design, develop, implement, maintain and assess effective learning materials, modules and programs. 
  • Teaches in a variety of formats such as: synchronous or asynchronous online sessions, face-to-face sessions, semester-long courses, and embedding in course management systems. 
  • Support library staff in online learning tools, pedagogy, and best practices in teaching. 


Academic Area Support 

  • Provides subject-related instructional and research support to assigned areas. 
  • Cultivates and maintains close working relationships with the faculty and students. 
  • Engages with faculty and students to build strong working relationships and to identify opportunities for collaboration. 
  • Collaborates with faculty on student learning outcomes, assessment, and evaluation. 
  • Partners with faculty to develop and implement value-added services to support the University’s research and teaching initiatives. 
  • Support faculty research through consultations and development of relevant resources. 


Academic Liaison Department 

  • Participates in departmental activities, including contributions to social media, providing general research consultation, and actively contributing to Academic Liaison working groups. 
  • Work with teams both internally in the Sheridan Libraries and externally across all JHU libraries to coordinate services, initiate projects, and implement programs. 


E-Reserves Support 

  • The librarian works closely with eReserves team to ensure: 
  • Faculty and the Teaching and Learning Centers in the schools understand and utilize the eReserves process.
  • Assist eReserves supervisor with outreach and some oversight with managing the processing during the busy eReseves season.
  • Includes learning aspects of Ares reserves processing software.
  • Managing/supervising selected portfolios of Reserves request.
  • Handling more complex copyright questions from faculty and Teaching and Learning Centers.


Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited library school or an advance degree.
  • Three years professional library experience.
  • Graduate level degree in online learning and/or instructional design. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of instructional design, pedagogy, and assessment principles for effective information literacy instruction. 
  • Experience and/or educational background in online teaching and learning. 


* Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date. 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in an academic library. 
  • Experience with Canvas. 
  • Demonstrated assessment and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability and ability to develop short-term and long term plans in a collaborative environment. 


Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong technology skills including experience with innovative applications of instructional and communication technologies. 
  • Evidence of outstanding outreach and user-centered support.
  • Demonstrated ability to make connections both across library departments and the campus.
  • Demonstrated ability to embrace change and welcome opportunities to experiment and innovate. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of new and emerging technologies in teaching and learning. 
  • Effective communication skills.


Classified Title: Librarian III
Working Title: Online Programs Librarian
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD 
Starting Salary Range: $59,870 - $82,250 annually (commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: Hybrid/Homewood Campus 

Department name: Academic Liaison 
Personnel area: Libraries


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


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