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Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.
As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary’s offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary’s reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.
First, this position coordinates and supports the Library's use of instructional technology to deliver effective pedagogy and technology-enhanced learning experiences, particularly focusing on supporting online learning and service delivery via social media and other electronically-based communication and access tools.
Second, this position is responsible for providing instruction, specialized reference, collection development and research and teaching support in two academic areas. The incumbent assists the Education librarian to provide graduate-level service to the Kalmanovitz School of Education. In addition, the person in this position supports the Kinesiology Department's undergraduate and graduate programs.
1. a. Coordinates and supports the Library's use of instructional technology to deliver effective pedagogy and technology-enhanced learning experiences, particularly focusing on supporting online learning and service delivery via social media and other electronically-based communication and access tools.
a. Coordinates and supports the Library's use of instructional technology to deliver effective pedagogy and technology-enhanced learning experiences, particularly focusing on supporting online learning and service delivery via social media and other electronically-based communication and access tools.
b. Works with Library staff and with the Information Technology Department's Instructional Technology Group to coordinate efforts and to develop effective campus-wide services and support for teaching and learning focusing on discovering, evaluating, and using information resources.
c. Serves as Assistant Library Web Coordinator and, as needed, represents the Library Web coordinator with the Campus Web Development committee, Information Technology Department staff and other campus groups.
2. Assistant Education Librarian to provide graduate-level library services, collections, instruction and research support to the Kalmanovitz School of Education.
a. Provides general and specialized instruction and research support to classes and individuals. Supports credential, masters, and doctoral students and programs.
b. Assists in collection development and management, subject-specialized web pages and tutorials.
c. In consulation with faculty, establishes course appropriate library instruction in support of developing student research skills and critical thinking skills.
d. Maintains and develops in-depth knowledge of curriculum, faculty research topics and publishing trends in the sub-fields of Education.
e. Seeks out training and learning opportunities to stay abreast of the subject fields for which the incumbent is responsible.
a. Provides general and specialized instruction and research support to classes and individuals. In consultation with faculty, establishes class and program-level learning outcomes for information literacy competencies in support of developing research skills and critical thinking skills.
b. Collaborates with assigned faculty liaisons on collection development and management.
d. Develops subject-specialized web pages, tutorials and learning objects.
e. Maintains and develops in-depth knowledge of curriculum, faculty research topics and publishing trends in these subject fields.
f. Seeks out training and learning opportunities to stay abreast of the subject fields for which the incumbent is responsible.
g. Actively participates in Library Team meetings for instruction, collection development, and reference.
h. Actively participates with faculty and Collection Development Manager in preparing Library section of new course and program proposals for Kinesiology.
4. General Reference and Instruction Services
a. Provides general reference and research support to SMC community and visitors. Instructs users in the use and interpretationof the million+ SMC Library resources including over 160 specialized databases. Maintains an up-to-date and broad understanding of the SMC curriculum. Works 6+ hours on the Reference Desk per week including night and weekend hours.
5. Campus Professional Contributions
a. Actively seeks out and participates in events and opportunities to communicate with our on-campus and off-campus constitutencies about the Library's collections and services.
b. Serves on campus committees.
1. Minimum of two years experience providing library services in an academic environment with demonstrated successful experience serving graduate-level programs.
2. Demonstrated successful experience delivering quality instruction and reference/research service in a student-centered environment.
3. Demonstrated successful experience producing subject-specialized learning objects, tutorials, web-pages, etc., using a variety of electronic and social communication tools.4. Prefer experience establishing and assessing learning outcomes.
Skills and Abilities:
1. Substantial experience understanding and teaching complex electronic resources to undergraduates, graduate students and faculty.
2. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
3. Demonstrated successful experience working both independently and in a team environment.
4. Demonstrated success working cooperatively, respectfully, and effectively in a culturally diverse community.5. Demonstrated effective planning and organizational skills.
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