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23 Feb 2016

Full-Time Instructional Design Librarian

Southwest Minnesota State University – Posted by SACJobs Marshall, Minnesota, United States

Job Description

Position Description: The Southwest
Minnesota State University McFarland Library seeks a
proactive, team-oriented, and innovative person to serve as
Instructional Design Librarian. The ideal candidate will
have the ability to work collaboratively and creatively with
library and university faculty to plan, develop, and deliver
library instruction and provide instructional design support
to university faculty. This position offers an exciting
opportunity to work in a new environment featuring blended
library and academic technology services. This new position
serves a dual role as a librarian supporting faculty, staff,
and students through library instruction and research
services as well as supporting the university faculty as an
instructional design specialist. The Instructional Design
Librarian will provide one-on-one professional and
consulting services to faculty in the design and development
of hybrid and fully online courses. S/he will develop and
support training activities for best practices of utilizing
instructional technology tools and designing online courses.
The Instructional Design Librarian will participate in
professional activities (e.g., meetings, conferences) and
will be a member of both the library and Information
Technology Services (ITS) teams. In addition, the
Instructional Design Librarian will work collaboratively
with Extended Learning and Academic Outreach to support
effective delivery of the University’s distance learning
programs. Duties may include some evening and weekend hours.




Required Qualifications:



    • Master’s in Library Science from an ALA accredited


    • Bachelor’s degree in Education Technology, Instructional
      Design, Education or related field.


    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.


    • Demonstrated ability to work independently and


    • Academic library experience.


    • Five (5) years of professional experience in an
      education services/programming delivery environment.


    • Knowledge of educational pedagogy and learning


    • Knowledge of emerging technologies, standards, and their
      applications to distance education.


    • Proficiency with a variety of academic technologies
      (hardware, software, multimedia, and web-based


    • Practical knowledge of and experience with D2L or
      alternative instructional management system.


    • Must have an understanding of and appreciation for
      liberal education. The University is committed to fostering
      a global perspective. The successful candidate will have
      demonstrated ability to teach and work with persons from
      diverse backgrounds.



Preferred Qualifications:



    • Online teaching experience.


    • Experience in the systematic design of instruction for
      online, blended/hybrid and/or traditional courses.


    • Experience designing, developing, and delivering
      training programs and workshops on teaching methods and
      technology utilization in the classroom.


    • Experience using computer-based technology in
      educational environments.


    • Knowledge of ADA compliance in online and blended/hybrid



Southwest Minnesota State University is one of seven
universities in the Minnesota State Colleges and
Universities system. SMSU gives highest priority to
excellence in teaching and preparing students to be lifelong
learners through quality undergraduate teaching/advising and
close student/faculty relationships. Its mission, dating
back to 1967, provides access to university-level programs
in liberal arts & professional studies. The University has a
special commitment to the educational needs of the people in
its service region reflected through its curricula, cultural
programs, diversity of staff and students, cooperative
relationships with the public and private sectors, and
regional institutions. The 216-acre campus encompasses 24
modern, interconnected, and accessible buildings. Marshall
(pop. 13,000) is the hub of a rich agricultural area and
offers a variety of cultural, recreational and educational
opportunities. The position is an opportunity to be part of
a vibrant, dynamic and growing institution that is searching
for exceptionally talented people.


Application Data: Letter of application
addressing position qualifications, vita, recent student
evaluations, and transcripts should be attached to your
application. To apply for this position, please complete the
online application process at
Additional information on Southwest Minnesota State
University can be found at:


*Nine Month Appointments- Along with all other
Universities that are part of the Minnesota State Colleges
and Universities System, standard faculty appointments are
for 168 duty days distributed over any nine consecutive
months. The nine months need not align with the traditional
academic year and may be changed every two years. Initial
faculty appointments at SMSU are expected to be similar to
or the same as the academic year unless otherwise indicated
on the vacancy notice.


Southwest Minnesota State University is a
member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
System and is an equal opportunity educator and employer.
The University is committed to affirmative recruitment and
encourages applications from women, persons of color, and
persons with disabilities.
Applicants must be able to
lawfully accept employment in the United
Requests for reasonable
accommodation of a disability during the application and/or
interview process should be made to the Affirmative Action
Office, 507-537-6208. For TTY communications, contact
Minnesota Relay Service at 1-800-627-3529. This vacancy
notice is available in alternative format upon request.


Education: Master’s Degree Required
Work Experience: 5-7 Years

How to Apply


Job Categories: Library Administration. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Instructional Design and Librarian. Salaries: TBD - Based on Experience.


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