Soka University of America (SUA) invites applications for a Full-Time Instruction and Assessment Librarian. We are looking for a creative, engaging, and enthusiastic team member with a commitment to providing excellent information literacy instruction to meet the academic needs of SUA students, faculty, and staff members.
Following the standards set by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), develop and use appropriate learning objectives and assessment procedures to ensure a consistent and effective information literacy program.
Collaborate with faculty and teach information literacy skills. Integrate the learning opportunities into their courses.
Provide reference/research help to the campus community and conduct library orientations for incoming students and new faculty and staff members.
Maintain thorough and accurate records of reference and instruction activities, analyze collected data, and write reports.
Create and maintain LibGuides related to the graduate program’s coursework specifically and to information literacy skills in general.
Review syllabi and communicate with professors to recommend new resources to be added to the library collection in order to meet the changing needs of the campus community.
Stay informed of changes made to library databases, collections, and services; and promote these resources to the campus community by writing monthly articles for SUA Today on behalf of the library, posting announcements on the library’s Facebook page, and participating in the library’s annual cafeteria outreach event.
Perform general Circulation Desk duties, which includes assisting patrons with equipment available in the library.
Attend library staff meetings, relevant meetings with other campus entities, and on-campus events where there are opportunities to engage with students, staff, and faculty.
Test and evaluate new electronic products for possible addition to the library’s online holdings.
Participate in professional development activities related to job responsibilities and make use of relevant LIS resources, such as list-servs, to stay informed about the field.
Accept other assignments from the Director of the Library as the university develops.
This position will include some weeknight and/or weekend hours.
Master’s degree in Information and/or Library Science from an ALA-accredited school
Three years of working experience providing reference services, offering information literacy instruction, and assessing student and program outcomes at an accredited university library
Ability to provide responsive service to the entire academic community with tact, courtesy, and an attitude of “going the extra mile”
Ability to design and offer engaging, student-centered instruction
Capacity for developing and sustaining effective relationships with students, faculty, and staff
Ability to work independently, exercising excellent analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills
Ability to manage multiple projects and adjust priorities in a changing environment
High ethical and professional standards
Knowledge of and eagerness to learn about new technologies and their applications to instruction and reference services
Working knowledge of copyright law
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills in English
High proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe products
Experience writing reports for WASC accreditation or for similar accreditation processes
Experience with LibGuides and OCLC WorldShare Management Services
Ability to read one or more of the foreign languages taught at SUA—Chinese, French, Japanese, and Spanish—to support collection development of pertinent resources
Experience providing services for students from diverse backgrounds
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled. Employment is contingent upon the completion of a successful background check.
To apply send letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to:
Human ResourcesRe: Full-time Reference and Instruction LibrarianSoka University of America1 University Drive,Aliso Viejo, CA 92656E-mail: email@example.com
Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer
Soka University is a private, non-profit, four-year liberal arts college and graduate school located on 103-acres in south Orange County, California in the City of Aliso Viejo. Soka University is nationally ranked in the Top 25 National Liberal Arts Colleges and Top 15 Best Value Colleges by US News & World Report's "Best Colleges 2019." SUA offers an 8:1 student/faculty ratio (average class size 12) and study abroad is included in tuition so that every undergraduate spends a semester living and learning another culture. Proudly founded upon the Buddhist principles of peace, human rights and the sanctity of life, SUA offers a non-sectarian curriculum that is open to top students of all nationalities and beliefs. About 60% of our students come from the US and 40% have come from more than 45 other countries.