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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

[LIBJOBS] Miami, FL, Florida International University

Florida International University is recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers more than 180 bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida's anchor institutions, FIU contributes $9.8 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded over 200,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and has over 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit


The FIU Libraries seek a creative, innovative, and learner-centered Instructional Services Coordinator to provide leadership for a well-established, student-centered Instruction and Information Literacy program. The Coordinator works collaboratively with the RefTech Team, the research and instructional technology support unit, within the Information & Research Services (I&RS) department and subject liaisons in the department to help deliver scalable and sustainable online instruction, to improve teaching effectiveness, and ultimately, to enhance the Libraries' Instruction and Information Literacy program.

The Coordinator supports student learning across disciplines by working with faculty/staff and librarians to facilitate the use of curriculum-specific information resources, promotes the use of curriculum-based information resources, assesses student-learning outcomes, and evaluates the effectiveness of the information-literacy program.  Working to advance the University's student success initiatives, the Coordinator will serve as a liaison to the Center for the Advancement of Teaching, and other campus partners.  

Reporting to the Interim Head of Information & Research Services, the Instructional Services Coordinator also takes an active role in the Libraries' reference services, collection development activities, and participates fully in scholarship and service as a library faculty member, while working collaboratively with other library faculty to meet the mission and goals of the University Libraries.


Coordinator of Library Education Programs

·       Coordinates and oversees a library instruction program based on the Libraries' mission and goals.

·       Collaborates with library and teaching faculty and other partners to apply learning theories in the development, design, implementation, and maintenance of general and course-specific library-instructional materials, including the creation of effective lesson plans, assignments and assessment strategies.

·       Identifies, implements, and promotes innovative online tools and instructional services. 

·       Collaborates with the RefTech team to encourage and facilitate the integration and use of digital-learning objects into course-management systems and other online environments.

·       Conducts formal assessment of the Instruction and Information Literacy program, including assessing the effectiveness and usability of online-learning objects and other library instructional materials in enhancing student-learning outcomes.

·      Develops workshops designed to further advance the instructional methodology being employed by the teaching librarians, improve instructional effectiveness, and promote integration of information literacy into departmental curricula on topics such as pedagogy, assignment design, student-centered instruction, learning theory, learning styles, student learning assessment, and technical training.

Reference Services, Instruction and Collection Development

·      Participates in public service delivery to faculty and students and provides basic reference services (email, phone, chat, etc.). Some evening and weekend hours may be required.

·       Participates in library instruction sessions.

·       Takes part in collection development and performs campus departmental liaison duties.


Scholarship, Service, & Professional Development

·      Participates in scholarship, faculty governance, and service as a library faculty member

·       Works cooperatively on departmental or library-wide initiatives as appropriate to position function

·       Other responsibilities include: maintaining current awareness of emerging instructional design skills/techniques and their applications to library instruction; actively participating in local, national, and international meetings and organizations


-ALA-accredited MLIS and a degree/certificate or coursework in instructional design
-Minimum of four years post-MLIS experience in a library or educational institution
-Demonstrated competency and effectiveness in instruction, in a face-to-face and virtual classroom setting
-A minimum of one year of academic library assessment experience; documented experience in developing assessment tools and administering assessment in both physical and virtual environments
-Demonstrated ability to effectively use emerging library and teaching/learning technologies, including learning management systems; Experience with technologies and tools that deliver e-learning content such as course/learning management systems, content capture tools, and presentation tools
-Excellent interpersonal communication, presentation, and organization skills, including the ability to effectively impart knowledge and skills


-Ability to work flexibly, creatively, and collaboratively in a changing and fast-paced environment with a culturally diverse population; Strong organizational and time management skills with emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail
-Strong leadership skills and ability to work independently, collaboratively, and in teams within library and university web/online communities
-Demonstrated project management and problem solving skills and an established ability to handle multiple projects and responsibilities concurrently

Non-tenured faculty status; rank and salary are competitive based on qualifications and experience.

About the Libraries: For information about the FIU Libraries, please visit

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 509252 at and must attach a cover letter and resume as a single pdf file. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three professional references who will be contacted as determined by the search committee.  All inquiries should be directed to Sarah J. Hammill, Chair of the Search and Screen Committee, at To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by August 1, 2016.  Review will continue until position is filled.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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