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Search Re-Opened - Director for Information Literacy, York College of Pennsylvania

About York College of Pennsylvania:
York College of Pennsylvania, http://www.ycp.edu, is a private-sector, independent institution of higher education, offering over 60 baccalaureate majors in the arts and sciences and in professional fields as well as master's programs in business, education and nursing and a doctoral program in nursing. The College has an enrollment of over 4000 full time, over 500 part time undergraduate students and over 200 graduate students from 33 states and 37 foreign countries. The campus is located in South-Central Pennsylvania (50 miles north of Baltimore, MD, 30 miles south of Harrisburg, and 90 miles north of Washington, D.C.) and offers competitive salaries and fringe benefits.

Job Description:
The Director for Information Literacy will work closely with librarians, faculty, and college partners to develop and lead library services that support student success, recruitment, and retention. This position will support student-centered learning, focusing on building library research skills and engaging students with the tools of scholarship. At the heart of this new position is a chance to engage in high-impact instruction practices from a growing body of retention and library research that suggests that academic libraries have a positive impact on student outcomes. Some of the duties of the position include:

  • Developing and implementing library programs and services with an emphasis on information literacy/digital literacy.
  • Incorporating new and existing technologies and platforms into reference and instruction programs and services.
  • Developing research guides, tutorials, learning objects, and other tools for promoting and fostering learning and research.
  • Supporting faculty, staff, and students with services, outreach, and instruction related to scholarly communication and publishing, including copyright and fair use.
  • Providing in-person and online research assistance and instruction. Serves on library and college committees and task forces.

Master's Degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science from an accredited American Library Association graduate program is required. Preference given to one or more years' experience in an academic library setting. Ideal candidate should be familiar with providing library instruction, LibGuides software or other web development tools, designing learning objects such as tutorials and videos, and working with learning management systems, such as Moodle.

Application Instructions:
Interested candidates should electronically submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references.Review of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration, applications should be received by February 22, 2019.