LIRT (Library Instruction Round Table)

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The mission of the Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) is to provide a forum for discussion of activities, programs, and problems of instruction in the use of libraries; to contribute to the education and training of librarians for library instruction; to promote instruction in the use of libraries as an essential library service, and to serve as a channel of communication on library instruction between the ALA divisions, ALA and ACRL committees, state clearinghouses, Project LOEX, other organizations concerned with instruction in the use of libraries, and members of the Association.

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JOB POSTING: Instruction Librarian at Radford University

  • 1.  JOB POSTING: Instruction Librarian at Radford University

    Posted Aug 09, 2021 01:07 PM

    The John P. McConnell Library at Radford University seeks a creative, enthusiastic, and user-oriented Instruction Librarian to join a team of library faculty who value collaboration and are committed to providing exceptional public services to our academic community. As part of our library instruction team, the librarian will design, develop, teach, and assess student-centered, course-integrated information literacy workshops. The Instruction Librarian will provide generalized research assistance which includes evening and weekend hours. This is a twelve-month, non-tenured professional faculty position, with starting rank based upon experience and qualifications. It includes responsibilities for collection development, university service, and professional contributions.

    Required qualifications: A Master's degree in library science or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program conferred prior to appointment

    • Demonstrated interest in information literacy theory and practice
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Strong commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion

    Preferred qualifications:

    • Experience with library instruction, such as orientations, curriculum-integrated workshops, and faculty workshops.
    • Experience working in an academic library environment

    Guided by our core values, Radford University thrives in an environment where community, collaboration, and inclusiveness are valued. We believe diversity drives innovation, excellence, and perspective, and that teamwork and respect for our students, peers, and leaders assist us in our superior results. We are REAL, RESILIENT, and RESPONSIVE – We're Highlanders. Radford University is a comprehensive public university of more than 9,400 students that has received national recognition for many of its undergraduate and graduate academic programs, as well as its sustainability initiatives. The university is focused on providing outstanding academic programs in a student-centered environment. It is well known for its strong faculty/student bonds and innovative use of technology in the learning environment. Radford is located by the New River close to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, 36 miles southwest of Roanoke, VA.

    Apply online at Applicants must complete an online application and attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references, and unofficial transcript of all degrees earned. Review of applications will begin on August 23, 2021.

    Radford University does not discriminate with regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran status, national origin, religion, or political affiliation in the administration of its educational programs, activities, admission, or employment practices.

    Karen Berry
    Instruction Librarian
    Radford University Libraries