Librarian 3 at TNBR Careers

Posted in Other 1 day ago.

Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee

Job Description:

We have an opening for a Librarian 3 at our Chattanooga State campus!

Our Purpose - We support and empower everyone in our community to learn without limits.

Our Values:

- We cultivate an inclusive environment.

- We care about the well-being of each other.

- We instill trust through integrity and transparency.

Position Summary

The position of Librarian 3 - Lead, Library Instruction & Information Literacy is a full time, professional staff position reporting to the Dean of Library Services. This position coordinates all aspects of the Augusta R. Kolwyck Library and Information Common's (KLIC) Information Literacy initiatives and is a member of the Library's Leadership Team. This Lead Librarian will supervise three instruction librarians and lead KLIC's instruction team in planning, designing, implementing, and assessing the library's information literacy curriculum to meet the changing needs of a dynamic and ever changing community college curriculum. The Lead, Library Instruction & Information Literacy Librarian will serve as the liaison to the English and Speech Departments and will provide library instruction (online and face-to face). Preference will be given to those candidates with two or more years of experience in coordinating a formalized library instruction program, supervisory experience, proficiency in assessment best practices, and the creativity and technical ability to envision and create reusable learning objects.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Holistic Student Support

  • Serve on public services desk on a regularly scheduled basis, which may include nights and weekend rotations.

  • Assist users in finding, evaluating, and using information needed for their course assignments and research interests

  • Create guides, videos, tutorials, and other materials to support course information literacy instruction.

Teaching Excellence

  • Coordinate and manage all aspects of the Augusta R. Kolwyck Library and Information Common's (KLIC) Information Literacy initiatives

  • Plan and assess a strong curriculum integrated information literacy program aligned with current information literacy standards (such as, the ACRL Information Literacy Framework & AACU Information Literacy Rubric), with the institution's goals and objectives, and/or accreditation standards outlined

  • Lead teaching librarians in instructional pedagogy, technology, and assessment.

  • Provide information literacy instruction for both online and face-to-face classes at the main campus and remote sites.

  • Participate in professional development and follow current trends in librarianship, education, information literacy and instruction.

Fiscal Stewardship

  • As part of the Library's Leadership Team, participate in developing library goals, services, facilities, and resources

  • Evaluate and select materials to maintain relevant collections in order to provide current and credible information within the library's print and electronic collections.

Organizational Culture and Inclusive Practices

  • Conduct outreach with departmental and college level stakeholders in promoting the Library's instructional program and services.

  • Collaborate with faculty on integration of critical information literacy

  • Hire, supervise, coach, and evaluate three full-time professional librarians and manage paperwork and reports associated with supervision.

  • Design eLearning resources to provide point of need instructional support for students

  • Promote, support, and participate in student recruitment and retention efforts

  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


  • Fluency in Information Literacy and Instructional pedagogy

  • Knowledge of assessment standards for libraries and its application

  • Knowledge of information search strategies and resources

  • Knowledge of current library science trends and information literacy best practices


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including public speaking

  • Strong interpersonal skills consistent with providing services to the public

  • Skill at providing outstanding reference and research help in a library setting


  • Demonstrated ability in teaching, learning, and educational technology in academic libraries

  • Ability to create a path for instruction opportunities and partnerships to campus faculty

  • Prioritize and coordinate multiple job functions

  • Ability to use data for planning purposes

  • Develop successful outreach to academic departments

  • Maintain effective working relationships in a collaborative, team environment

  • Strong supervisory/managerial skills

  • Provide basic technical assistance with computers and software used in academic environments

Required Qualifications:

  • An American Library Association (ALA) Accredited Master's Degree in Library Science

  • Minimum of three years' academic library experience coordinating or teaching in a library instruction program.

  • Supervisory experience managing full-time librarians/staff.

  • Proficiency in creating reusable learning objects

  • Excellent interpersonal and writing skills

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a collaborative and diverse environment

Preferred Qualifications: In addition to the required qualifications outline above, preference will be given to those candidates with:

  • Secondary degree in Instructional Design or related discipline

  • Background in the English or Humanities which will be the primary liaison area

Reports to Dean of Library Services, Susan L. Jennings

Projected Salary Range: $52,060 - $65,070

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