Major Duties: - Cultivate relationships to collaboratively design and deliver in-person and online curriculum-related library instruction.- Actively seek opportunities to connect library services and resources to evolving campus needs.- Provide research consultations and support to students and faculty.- Design and implement regular instruction evaluation activities to assess the impact of library instruction and reference services.- Communicate instruction program impact to diverse audiences, including library staff, campus stakeholders, and academic administration.- Collaborate with colleagues via cross-departmental committees, working groups, and team-based support for high-enrollment courses.- Participate in the selection, evaluation, and deselection of print and online collections to support the social sciences curricula.- Stay current in library trends, innovations, and evidence-based teaching practices.- Engage in service and leadership activities within the libraries, WMU, and local, regional, and national professional organizations.- Engage in scholarly recognition activities and develop a professional portfolio of scholarship to meet requirements for tenure and promotion.
Minimum Qualifications: - A master's degree from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) or an international equivalent as identified by ALA. Applicants currently completing a master's degree may be considered with proof that the degree has been received by the anticipated start date.- Demonstrated potential for achievement in library instruction, including comfort in initiating new conversations, public speaking, and facilitating group activities.- Familiarity with trends and best practices in library instruction and assessment.- Strong communication and organizational skills.- Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity.- Ability to thrive in an agile and innovative team environment.
Internal Number: 352_57479
About Western Michigan University
One of the top-100 public universities in the United States, Western Michigan University is committed to being learner centered, discovery driven and globally engaged. Founded in 1903, what was once Western Michigan College became Michigan's fourth public university in 1957. Since then, WMU has undergone dramatic growth in size and stature. Today, the University offers more than 240 academic programs to students pursuing degrees through the doctoral level. More than 20 percent of its 25,000 students are enrolled in graduate course work, studying in disciplines ranging from atomic physics and graph theory to medieval literature and blind rehabilitation. Of 101 graduate offerings available, 30 lead to a doctoral degree.